Rajinikanth Biography, Facts & Life Story

Rajinikanth Indian Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist

Quick Facts

Nickname:Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar

Full Name:Shivaji Rao Gaekwad

Profession:Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist

Nationality:Indian

Age:69 years old (in 2020)

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)

Chest:40 Inches

Biceps:12 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Averages


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.

Rajinikanth Education

Qualification: Course in Acting

School: Government Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru

College: M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu

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Rajinikanth Career

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)

Children: 2

Son(s): 26 February 1981

Daughter(s): Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush (born in 1982), Soundarya Rajinikanth (born in 1984)

Ex Girlfriends:

  • Silk Smitha (Actress)
  • Latha (Producer, Singer)

Rajinikanth Favorites

Hobbies: Travelling, reading, gardening

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sylvester Stallone

Favorite Actress: Rekha, Hema Malini

Favorite Food: Masala Dosa

Favorite Destination: Himalayas

Favorite Color: Black

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