Rajinikanth Wiki, Bio, Age, Profile, Wife, Girlfriend, Images | Full Details : Sri Padma Bhushan Rajinikanth is one of the leading star heroes in India, he earned a huge fan base with his style from all over the world, Shivaji Rao Gaikwad is famous with his screen name Rajinikanth.
He was born in 1950 on December 2 in Bengaluru, Mysore, he mostly appears in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali, and he acted in more than 160 films in his 43 years of cine career.
Worked with many people and many super hit films in India but never had an attitude toward anyone, a normal bus conductor became he’s definitely the best actor in India.
Rajinikanth real name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad, he was born 1950 on December 12, and his family was a Hindu Marathi family which settled in Mysore, they used to speak in Marathi in their household outside of Kannada.
His father was a police constable, and her mother was a home housewife, Rajinikanth youngest child of his parents and he has three elder siblings two elder brothers Sathyanarayana Rao, Ngeswara Rao, and one elder sister Aswath Balubhai.
Unfortunately, he lost his mother when he was nine years old, it took so much time to overcome it, that their family moved to another city in Bengaluru to live there with his father after his retirement.
He completed his primary school education at Gvt. Kannada Model School Gavipuram was good at sports like football, basketball, and cricket, he went to learn Vedas, traditions, and Hindu histories, and these things led him to be spiritual side, he’s very spiritual.
His interest in theatre was eventually was build in his, he got a chance to play the role in the Hindu Epic Mahabharata of Ekalavya’s friend, his outstanding performance form that play was unbeatable and earned so much appreciation from a famous poet D.R Bendru.
After that, he went on to complete his Pre-University education at Acharya Pathasala Public School, he used to spend most of his time in theatre plays acting after he completed his studies started searching for jobs he also did those jobs like even coolie and he worked in many places before he got a job in as a conductor in the Bengaluru Transport Services (BTS).
Name: Shivaji Rao Gaikwad, Rajnikanth
Hometown: Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Date Of Birth: December 12, 1950
Weight: 75 kg (Approx)
Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarious
Spouse: Latha Rangachari.
Rajnikanth met his wife, Latha Rangachari, who was interviewed Superstar Rajnikanth for a magazine of her college she was a student at Ethiraj College for Women, they got married in 1981 on February 26, and the couple was blessed with two beautiful daughters Aishwarya Rajnikanth, and Soundarya Rajnikanth.
His elder daughter married the famous actor Dhanush who mostly appears in Tamil films and his elder daughter married an industrialist who works in the film industry as a director and producer as well, after married Rajnikanth’s wife Latha started running a school called The Ashram
After getting the bus conductor job he never gets rid of acting, he always thought of acting as he was very fond of acting, he got a chance to perform in a mythological play Topi Muniappa was offered him the chance.
Then Rajnikanth decided to take an acting career initiatively as he was unable to come over from acting even though he got a job as a bus conductor, so he enrolled in Madras Film Institute which was newly established.
He started his cine career in 1975 with his debut Tamil film “Apoorva Raagangal” was directed by the legendary director K. Balachandar, Rajinikanth was not the lead role in that movie he played a small role in that movie as the ex-husband of a female lead role the film received the National Film Awards even though he played a small role but audience noticed his performance in that film and praised him a lot for his acting.
Later he starred in 1976 his next Kannada film Katha Sangama, and then he acted in the proper Telugu film Anthuleni Katha which was the remake of Aval Oru Thodar Katha in the same year.
In 1977 he made his full-length appearance in a Telugu movie Chilakamma Cheppindhi, it was his first ever lead character in a movie, with his performance in that movie he got nominated for the Filmfare Award for Bes Actor, and the thing about it, he was the only person nominated for the award from this movie.
Not only as a hero but he also acted in several roles like villains along with supportive roles in the movies, his only passion was not becoming the hero but he wanted to be in films he was very passionate about his acting, o matter how small role it could but he wanted to act in the movies so he acted in villain roles.
After acting in many supportive roles and negative roles S.P Muthuraman directed a film called Bhuavana Oru Kelvi Kuri in 1977, for the first time Rajnikanth starred in a positive role in that film, fortunately, that film was a huge success after doing that film the combination of S.P Muthuraman and Rajnikanth did about 24 films, and it this duo was continued until the ’90s, in one year he acted in 15 plus films he was the busiest artist in that time with a handful of movies.
He created a new trend of walking style and a new mannerism of smoking style flipping a cigarette was marked in the audience, many people imitated his style, and the dialogue delivery timing is next-level art, the style of his own mannerism cannot be replaced forever.
Rajinikanth says that Amitab Batchan is the inspiration for him to get into the films, he acted in eleven remakes of Amitab Batchan’s films with a passion for his acting and he nailed those films with his own acting style and his own mannerism.
He acted in a Hindi film called Don which was released in 1978 Amitab Batchan was the lead actor in that movie, later Rajnikanth did remake that film in Tamil as Billa in 1980, with this amazing film he earned a commercial hit with this film and it was his very first commercial film in his cine career he performed in dual roles in that film.
The film Billa was a huge success with that commercial success Rajni became the leading star of the Tamil Film Industry, till today he s one of the leading actors in the Indian Film Industry after his films got released in foreign countries he got the immense fan following from Malaysia, Singapore, and many other countries.
Heroin Sridevi and Soundarya, Ramya Krishna, and Meena acted in many of his films which were remakes of Hindi Films by Amitabh Bachchan, by the time of 1990 he became the most popular and most successful star in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam industries by doing so many hit films.
Commercial Film Career
Rajni was on the list of leading commercial heroes in the industry, in the period of 1990 and 2001 he did all commercial films, all the films were commercial hits and too good at Box Office.
He acted in remakes movies of fantasy comedy movies Athisaya Piravi was the remake of Chiranjeevi’s Telugu movie Yamudiki Mogudu which was released in 1988 but the remake film didn’t perform well at the Box Office.
Next year in 1991 Rajinikanth Acted in Mani Ratnam’s film called Thalapathi, he shared the screen with one of the Malayalam Superstar heroes Mammooty, the film was about friendship, it created a new trend of real friendship, and it was a huge success.
With Thalapathi film he was nominated for the ninth time in Filmfare Awards for Best Actor-Tamil was a hot topic in the industry in those days, later he started doing movies in Bengali as well he entered into the Bengali Movie industry in 1995 with his Bengali debut film Bhagya Debata.
He acted with Sundry in the film called Arunachalam was also a huge hit in 1997, and became the reason nominating for the fourteenth time of Filmfare Award, after two years he got another blockbuster hit with Padiyappa which was released in 1999, he again shared his screen with the beautiful Soundarya and Ramya Krishnan.
Ramya Krishna played a negative role in this movie, this movie got so much response for Rajnikanth and Ramya Krishna’s performance was next level she performed equally to Rajnikanth as a negative female lead later this film was dubbed into Telugu as Narasimha and was a huge success in Telugu also.
After this Padiyappa in 1999, he took a break from movies for 3 years, later he continued acting in Baba movie in 2002 he was one of the screenwriters of this film, but this film didn’t play well at the box office but the film remained as a musical hit with good tunes.
With the loss of this movie, many distributors lost, and as screenwriter Rajnikanth took the responsibility to repay the distributor’s loss, the film didn’t reach the audience it was not one audience expected from Rajnikanth.
He was criticized for posing in the Baba movie with Beedis, and PMK leaders criticized Rajnikanth that he’s spoiling the Tamilnadu youth by posing with Beedis in this movie also attacked theatres and ruined every reel of the movie.
After these allegations Rajni didn’t act in any movies for three years later he was contacted for the film Chandramukhi in 2005, it was a horror and comedy film which was the remake of the superhit Malayalam movie Manichitrathazu.
Chandramukhi was a blockbuster hit at the box office, later this movie was dubbed into many languages and gained success in each and every language, two years of this huge hit in 2007 Rajnikanth acted in a film called Sivaji, was in AVM productions, a comedy action film was also a huge commercial hit.
And he acted in many hit movies after the biggest commercial hit of Sivaji, 2010 Director Sankar experimented with a sci-fi movie called Robot with a huge starring and leading actors of India such as Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Roy, and many other famous actors got the hit with this movie.
And later he appeared in many movies like Kabali, Petta, and Robo 2. o many other films.
Rajnikanth used to support the Tamilnadu Political Party Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam it was founded by Annadurai who was the former chief minister of Tamilnadu State, he also requested his fans to cast their vote for the party.
The party won the political battle with his support in 1996, in 2004 he said that he going to vote personally for the political party BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party).
Many rumors came out that Rajnikanth is going to enter politics, but he never said a word about his entry into politics he said that he was not interested in politics if he wants to enter into politics he will surely announce his political entry.
Rajnikanth was honored with many awards for his dedication to films and many other social services. The Indian government honored him with many awards.
- Filmfare Award – Nallavanuku Nallavan -1984.
- Tamilnadu State Awards (Total of six).
- Cinema Express awards.
- Kalaimani award-1984.
- Kalaichelvam Award.
- Padma Bhushan- 2000.
- Padma Vibhushan -2016.
- Raj Kapoor Award.
- Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award.
- NDTV The Decade Award.
- Indian Film Personality of the Year
- Dadasaheb Phalke
Superstar Rajnikanth starred in many films in several Indian languages, he is one of the leading star heroes in India, and he is still working in films at the age of 73, he has done 168 films in all languages still there are few movies that are on sets to be released.
Contribution to Public Issues
Rajnikanth fought by fasting complete day the statement of the Karnataka government’s decision which was not to release in Tamilnadu the water of the Kaveri River, he announced that he was going to contribute around ₹10 million for interlinking the plan of all Indian rivers.
He also participated in the 2008 hunger strikes, which were conducted by Nadigar Sangam he also got banned appeared in Kannada movies for his speech against Karnataka politicians and things got well after he apologized to them and they canceled the ban on his movies in Karnataka.