|Nickname||Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar|
|Age||72 years old (in 2023)|
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1950|
|Full Name||Shivaji Rao Gaekwad|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist|
|Birthplace||Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India|
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lbs)|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
Qualification: Course in Acting
School: Government Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru
College: M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu
Profession: Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist
- Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)
- Katha Sangama (1976, Kannada)
- Anthuleni Katha (1976, Telugu)
- Andha Kanoon (1983, Bollywood)
Salary: 40-45 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth: $55 million
Family & Relatives
Father: Ramoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)
Mother: Jijabai (Homemaker)
Brother: Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)
Sister: Aswath Balubhai (Elder)
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Latha (Producer, Singer, m.1981-present)
No. of Children: 2
Son: 26 February 1981
- Silk Smitha (Actress)
- Latha (Producer, Singer)
Hobbies: Travelling, reading, gardening
Favorite Destination: Himalayas
Favorite Food: Masala Dosa
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Sport: Cricket
Facts You Never Knew About Rajinikanth
- The real name of Rajinikanth is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He was brought up speaking Marathi and Kannada.
- Before entering the film industry, Rajinikanth used to work as a coolie, carpenter and a bus conductor.
- Rajinikanth pursued diploma in acting from Madras Film Institute and also learnt Tamil during his course.
- Latha Rangachari, Rajinikanth’s wife is 8 years younger than him. The two met when Latha came to interview him for her college magazine.
- Rajinikanth has starred in eleven Tamil remakes of Amitabh Bachchan films like Deewar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Laawaris and Don among others.
- For his blockbuster movie Shivaji, Rajinikanth received an acting fee of Rs. 26 crore in 2007. This made him the second highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.