Nickname:Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar
Full Name:Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Profession:Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist
Age:70 years old (in 2021)
Date of Birth:December 12, 1950
Birthplace:Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight:73 kg (161 lbs)
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.
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
Debut TV Series/Movie:
- 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(s): Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)
Sister(s): Aswath Balubhai (Elder)
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Girlfriend: Latha (Producer, Singer, m.1981-present)
Son(s): 26 February 1981
- Silk Smitha (Actress)
- Latha (Producer, Singer)
Hobbies: Travelling, reading, gardening
Favorite Food: Masala Dosa
Favorite Destination: Himalayas
Favorite Color: Black
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