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Rajinikanth

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Tamil film superstar who became the next highest-paid acting professional in Asia in 2007. He offers made an appearance in over 150 game titles and received four Best Acting professional Awards from your Tamil Nadu Condition Film Honours. He worked like a bus conductor before getting his 1st entertainment job like a stage acting professional. His 1st film, 1975’s Apoorva Raaganga, received the Country wide Film Honor. He wedded Latha Rangachari on Feb 2, 1981. The few experienced two daughters called Aishwarya and Soundarya, who both became mixed up in film market. He received the Indian Entertainer of the entire year Honor in 2007, departing Shahrukh Khan as the runner-up.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rajinikanth
Date Of Birth December 12, 1950
Place Of Birth Bengaluru, India
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education M. G. R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Government Model Primary School, Neruppu Da, Ulagam Oruvanukka, Vaanam Paarthen
Nationality Indian
Spouse Latha Rajinikanth
Children Soundarya Rajinikanth, Aishwarya R. Dhanush, Neruppu Da, Ulagam Oruvanukka, Vaanam Paarthen
Parents Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, Jijabai, Neruppu Da, Ulagam Oruvanukka, Vaanam Paarthen
Siblings Nageshwara Rao Gaikwad, Aswath Balubhai, Sathyanarayana Rao Gaikwad
Awards Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil, Vijay Award for Favourite Hero, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema, Vijay Award for Best Villain, Neruppu Da, Ulagam Oruvanukka, Vaanam Paarthen
Nominations IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance In A Leading Role - Male - Tamil
Movies Neruppu Da, Ulagam Oruvanukka, Vaanam Paarthen, Kabali, Enthiran, 2.0, Baasha, Muthu, Thalapathi, Padaiyappa, Chandramukhi, Baba, Annamalai, Arunachalam, Veera, Padikkadavan, Apoorva Raagangal, Dharma Durai, Mannan, Maaveeran, Mullum Malarum, Velaikaran, Sree Raaghavendar, Murattu Kaalai, Pandian, Mr. Bharath, Avargal, Moondru Mudichu, Nallavanukku Nallavan, Mappilai, Netri Kann, Bairavi, Dharmathin Thalaivan, Moondru Mugam, Andha Kanoon, Panakkaran, Pokkiri Raja, Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri, Valli, Anbulla Rajinikanth, Lingaa, Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai, Priya, Naan Mahaan Alla, Rajadhi Raja, Adisaya Piravi, Aval Appadithaan, Dharma Yuddham, Aadu Puli Atham, Kavikkuyil, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Thanikattu Raja, Kuppathu Raja, Engeyo Ketta Kural
Star Sign Sagittarius

  • Facts
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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 In the film "Dharma Yuddam" released in 1979, a disco English song was filmed on Rajnikanth.
2 Starred in the shelved movie B.M.B. Productions "Tu Hi Meri Zindagi" (1990). Starring Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Sri Devi, Rajnikant, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Suresh Bokadia, Directed by K.C. Bokadia.
3 His song "Unnakum Ennakum" from Sree Raaghavendar (1985) was sampled by Black Eyed Peas in the song "Elephunk".
4 Was signed for Naseeruddin Shah's role in Tahalka (1992).
5 Owing to his immense worldwide success and his legacy as one of the best style icons ever, Rajinikanth's birthday, December 12, is celebrated as "World Style Day" or "International Style Day" by his fans.
6 His 100th film was Sri Raghvendra, which was made in Tamil.
7 Rajnikanth's movies after 1995 started running all over India, even outside southern states and were dubbed in regional Indian languages and Hindi due to his popularity all over India. Rajinikanth is extremely popular in Japan.
8 His mother-tongue is Marathi.
9 Father of Soundarya R. Ashwin.
10 Father of Aishwarya Dhanush.
11 Despite being a megastar of Tamil movies, he is not Tamil.
12 Tamil Superstar, worshiped like a god by his fans.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2.0 2017 filming Dr. Vaseegaran / Chitti
Rana announced as Rajnikanth
Kabali 2016 Kabali
Lingaa 2014 Raja Lingeswaran / Lingaa
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Kochadaiiyaan Rana Sena (as Rajnikanth)
Ra.One 2011 Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Enthiran 2010 Dr. Vaseegaran Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Kuselan 2008 Ashok Kumar (as Rajnikanth)
Sivaji 2007 Sivaji Arumugam (as Rajnikanth)
Chandramukhi 2005 Dr.Saravanan / Vettaiyan Raja (as Rajnikanth)
Baba 2002 Baba (as Rajnikanth)
Bulandi 2000 Ghajraj Thakur (as Rajnikanth)
Arunachalam 1999 Arunachalam (as Rajnikanth)
Padaiyappa 1999 Padaiyappa (as Rajnikanth)
Kanoon Ka Khiladi 1998 as Rajnikanth
Krantikari 1997 as Rajnikanth
Peda Rayudu 1995 Murdered Village Chief (as Rajnikanth)
Muthu 1995 Muthu (as Rajnikanth)
Aatank Hi Aatank 1995 Munna (as Rajnikanth)
Baasha 1995 Baasha / Manickam (as Rajnikanth)
Veera 1994 Muthuveerappan "Veera" (as Rajnikanth)
Aaj Ka Dharmathma 1994 as Rajnikanth
Double Game 1994 as Rajnikanth
Shakaal 1994 as Rajnikanth
Uzhaippaali 1993 as Rajnikanth
Valli 1993 as Rajnikanth
Ejamaan 1993 Vanavarayan (as Rajnikanth)
Insaniyat Ke Devta 1993 Anwar (as Rajnikanth)
Annamalai 1992 Annamalai (as Rajnikanth)
Chor Ke Ghar Chorni 1992 as Rajnikanth
Pandian 1992 Pandiyan (as Rajnikanth)
Tyagi 1992 Shankar G. 'Dadhu' Dayal (as Rajnikanth)
Mannan 1992 Krishna (as Rajnikanth)
Shanti Kranti 1992
Dharma Durai 1991 Dharma Durai (as Rajnikanth)
Phool Bane Angaarey 1991 Inspector Ranjeet Singh (as Rajnikant)
Thalapathi 1991 Surya
Nattukku Oru Nallavan 1991 as Rajnikanth
Khoon Ka Karz 1991 Kishan (as Rajnikanth)
Farishtay 1991 Police Inspector Arjun Ramojirao Shivajirao Gaikwad Jadish Mulk Tange (as Rajnikant)
Hum 1991 Kumar (as Rajnikant)
Adisaya Piravi 1990 Kalicharan / Balwant 'Balu' / Inspector Maha (as Rajnikanth)
Panakkaran 1990 as Rajnikanth
Kodiparakkudu 1989 Erode Shivagiri / Dada (as Rajnikanth)
Mappilai 1989 as Rajnikanth
Raajadhi Raaja 1989 as Rajnikanth
Raja Chinna Roja 1989 Raja (as Rajnikanth)
Siva 1989 as Rajnikanth
Chaalbaaz 1989 Jaggu (as Rajinikant)
Zulm Ki Zanjeer 1989 Raghunath 'Raghu' (as Rajnikanth)
Bhrashtachar 1989 Abdul Sattar (as Rajnikanth)
Gair Kaanooni 1989 Azam Khan (as Rajnikanth)
Dharmathin Thalaivan 1988 as Rajnikanth
Guru Sisyan 1988 as Rajnikanth
Rajathi Raja 1988 as Rajnikanth
Bloodstone 1988 Shyam Sabu (as Rajnikanth)
Tamacha 1988 Vikram Pratap Singh 'Vicky' (as Rajnikanth)
Daku Hasina 1987 Mangal Singh (as Rajnikanth)
Manithan 1987 as Rajnikanth
Sattam Oru Vilayattu 1987 as Rajnikanth
Velaikkaaran 1987 as Rajnikanth
Uttar Dakshin 1987 as Rajnikanth
Oor Kavalan 1987 as Rajnikanth
Kanoon Ke Dushman 1987 as Rajnikanth
Zulm Ka Jawab 1987 as Rajnikanth
Bihari Gunda 1987 as Rajnikanth
Zameen 1987
Jeevana Porstam 1986 as Rajnikanth
Maaveeran 1986 as Rajnikanth
Naan Adimai Illai 1986 as Rajnikanth
Dosti Dushmani 1986 Ranjeet (as Rajnikanth)
Asli Naqli 1986 Birju Ustad (as Rajnikanth)
Bhagwaan Dada 1986 Bhagwaan Dada (as Rajnikanth)
Mr. Bharath 1986/I Bharat (Gopinath's & Shanti's Son) (as Rajnikanth)
Ilaaka 1986 as Rajnikanth
Viduthalai 1986 as Rajnikanth
Aaj Ka Dada 1985 as Rajnikanth
Chithirame Chithirame 1985 as Rajnikanth
Mera Inteqam 1985 as Rajnikanth
Nyayam Meere Cheppali 1985 Atmaram
Padikkathavan 1985 Rajendran (as Rajnikanth)
Sree Raaghavendar 1985 Venkatanathan (as Rajnikanth)
Unn Kannil Neer Vazhindal 1985 as Rajnikanth
Geraftaar 1985 Inspector Hussein (Guest Appearance) (as Rajanikanth)
Hum Nahin Jhukenge 1985 as Rajnikanth
Wafadaar 1985 Ranga (as Rajnikanth)
Bewafai 1985 Ranvir (as Rajnikanth)
Mahaguru 1985 Vijay (Maha Guru) (as Rajnikanth)
Naan Sigappu Manithan 1985 as Rajnikanth
Galiyon Ka Gunda 1985 as Rajnikanth
Zahreele Saanp 1985 as Rajnikanth
Ek Saudagar 1985 Kishore (as Rajnikanth)
Fauladi Mukka 1985 as Rajnikanth
Mera Badla 1985 as Rajnikanth
Aakhri Sangram 1984 Bholu Pandit (as Rajnikanth)
Anbulla Rajanikant 1984 as Rajnikanth
Idhey Naa Savaal 1984 as Rajnikanth
Kai Kodukkam Kai 1984 Kaalimuthu / Veer (as Rajnikanth)
Naan Mahaan Alla 1984 as Rajnikanth
Nuvva Nena 1984 as Rajnikanth
Rowdycaku Saval 1984 as Rajnikanth
Takkaridonga 1984 as Rajnikanth
Thambikku Entha Ooru 1984 as Rajnikanth
Tiger Rajani 1984 as Rajnikanth
John Jani Janardhan 1984 Janardhan B. Gupta / Inspector John A. Mendez / Jani (as Rajnikanth)
Nallavanukku Nallavan 1984 as Rajnikanth
Gangvaa 1984 as Rajnikanth
Insaaf Kaun Karega 1984 Police Inspector Vikram Singh (as Rajnikanth)
Meri Adalat 1984 as Rajnikant
Bhooka Sher 1984 as Rajnikanth
Dushmano Ka Dushman 1984 Manohar (as Rajnikanth)
Johny Ustad 1984 Johny (as Rajnikanth)
Love In Singapur 1984 as Rajnikanth
Shanthi Shanthi 1984 as Rajnikanth
Adutha Varisu 1983 Kannan (as Rajnikanth)
Paayum Puli 1983 as Rajnikanth
Prema Pariksha 1983 as Rajnikanth
Sasthi Viratam 1983 as Rajnikanth
Sivappu Sooriyan 1983 as Rajnikanth
Uruvavugal Maralam 1983 as Rajnikanth
Rajaon Ka Raja 1983 as Rajnikanth
Jeet Hamaari 1983 Raju (as Rajnikanth)
Thayi Veedu 1983 as Rajnikanth
Andhaa Kanoon 1983 Vijay Kumar Singh (as Rajnikanth)
Thudikkum Karangal 1983 as Rajnikanth
Moondru Mugham 1983 Alex Pandiyan (as Rajnikanth)
Thanga Magan 1983 as Rajnikanth
Agni Sakshi 1982 as Rajnikanth
Engeyo Ketta Kural 1982 Kumaran (as Rajnikanth)
Pokkiri Raja 1982 as Rajnikanth
Pudhu Kavithai 1982 as Rajnikanth
Ranga 1982 as Rajnikanth
Thanikkattu Raja 1982 as Rajnikanth
Allauddin and Wonderful Lamp 1982 as Rajnikanth
Pyara Tarana 1982 as Rajnikanth
Ek Jugnu 1982 as Rajnikanth
Paap Ko Jala Dunga 1982 as Rajnikanth
Garjanai 1981 as Rajnikanth
Kazhugu 1981 as Rajnikanth
Netri Kann 1981 as Rajnikanth
Ranuva Veeran 1981 as Rajnikanth
Thillu Mullu 1981 Chandran / Indiran (as Rajnikanth)
Thee 1981 Rajshekhar 'Raja' (as Rajnikanth)
Black Cobra 1981 as Rajnikanth
Anbukku Naan Adimai 1980 as Rajnikanth
Billa 1980 Billa (as Rajnikanth)
Kurinchi Malar 1980 as Rajnikanth
Mr. Rajanikant 1980 as Rajnikanth
Murattu Kaalai 1980 Kaaliyan (as Rajnikanth)
Naan Potta Savaal 1980 as Rajnikanth
Polladhavan 1980 as Rajnikanth
Ellam Un Kairasi 1980 as Rajnikanth
Kaali 1980 Kaali (as Rajnikanth)
Johnny 1980 Johnny / Jani / Johny / ... (as Rajnikanth)
Maayadhaari Krishnudu 1980 as Rajnikanth
Ram Robert Rahim 1980 Ram (as Rajnikanth)
Main Intaqaam Loonga 1980 as Rajnikanth
Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai 1979 as Rajnikanth
Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum 1979 Kamruddin (as Rajnikanth)
Ammaa Evarigaina Amma 1979 as Rajnikanth
Andamaina Anubhavam 1979 as Rajnikanth
Annai Oru Aalayam 1979 as Rajnikanth
Dharma Yuddham 1979 as Rajnikanth
Diler 1979 as Rajnikanth
Kuppathu Raja 1979 as Rajnikanth
Naan Vaazha Vaippen 1979 Michael (as Rajnikanth)
Thayillamal Nannilai 1979 as Rajnikanth
Tiger 1979 as Rajnikanth
Ninaithale Inikkum 1979 as Rajnikanth
Ayiram Janmangal 1978 as Rajnikanth
Bhairavi 1978 as Rajnikanth
Chadurangam 1978 as Rajnikanth
Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu 1978 Murli (as Rajnikanth)
Justice Gopinath 1978 as Rajnikanth
Kiladi Kittu 1978 as Rajnikanth
Maathu Thappadha Maga 1978 as Rajnikanth
Mangudi Minor 1978 as Rajnikanth
Mullum Malarum 1978 Kali (as Rajnikanth)
Pavathin Sambalam 1978 as Rajnikanth
Priya 1978 Ganesh (as Rajnikanth)
Thappitha Thala 1978 Devu (as Rajnikanth)
Thayi Meethu Sathyam 1978 Babu (as Rajnikanth)
Vanakathukuria Kathaliye 1978 as Rajnikanth
Vayasu Pilichindi 1978 as Rajnikanth
En Kelvikku Enna Bathil 1978 as Rajnikanth
Aval Appadithaan 1978 Advertising Boss (as Rajnikanth)
Iraivan Kodutha Varam 1978 as Rajnikanth
Shankar Saleem Simon 1978 as Rajnikanth
Aadu Puli Atham 1977 as Rajnikanth
Aame Katha 1977 as Rajnikanth
Avargal 1977 Ramnath (as Rajnikanth)
Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri 1977 as Rajnikanth
Chilakamma Cheppindi 1977 Ravi (as Rajnikanth)
Galate Samsara 1977 as Rajnikanth
Gayatri 1977 as Rajnikanth
Kavikuyil 1977 as Rajnikanth
Kumkuma Rakshe 1977 as Rajnikanth
Raghupati Raghava Rajaram 1977 as Rajnikanth
Sahodarara Saval 1977 as Rajnikanth
Tholireyi Gadichindi 1977 as Rajnikanth
Aarupushpangal 1977 as Rajnikanth
Pathinaru Vayathinile 1977 Parattayan (as Rajnikanth)
Anthuleni Katha 1976 Murthy (as Rajnikanth)
Moondru Mudichu 1976 as Rajnikanth
Apoorva Raagangal 1975 Abaswaram (as Rajnikanth)
Katha Sangama 1975 as Rajnikanth

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baba 2002 screenplay - as Rajnikanth / story - as Rajnikanth
Valli 1993 writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baba 2002 producer - as Rajnikanth
Valli 1993 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kabali 2016 performer: "Neruppu Da" Tamil
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 performer: "Maattram Ondrudhaan Maaraadhadhu"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 playback singer - as Rajnikanth

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rajini Murugan 2015 thanks
Chennai Express 2013 special thanks - as Rajnikanth

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shades of Grey: The Cinema of K. Balachander Documentary announced Himself (as Rajnikanth)
Aaghaaz 2000 Himself (a scene from a movie) (as Rajnikanth)
Pyara Bharat Yeh Kahe 1993 TV Movie Himself (as Rajnikanth)
Shiv Putra Swami Ayappa 1990 Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For the Love of a Man 2015 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Silver Peacock International Film Festival of India Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
2011 Entertainment Category NDTV Indian of the Year, IN Entertainer of the Decade
2011 Entertainment Category NDTV Indian of the Year, IN Most Stylish Actor
2008 Entertainment Category NDTV Indian of the Year, IN Entertainer of the Year
2007 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Actor Sivaji (2007)
2005 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Actor Chandramukhi (2005)
1999 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Actor Padaiyappa (1999)
1995 Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film Industry Cinema Express Awards, IN Best Actor Baasha (1995)
1995 Creative Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Best Actor Muthu (1995)
1992 Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film Industry Cinema Express Awards, IN Best Actor Annamalai (1992)
1991 Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film Industry Cinema Express Awards, IN Best Actor Thalapathi (1991)
1989 Honorary Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India MGR Award
1985 Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film Industry Cinema Express Awards, IN Best Actor Sree Raaghavendar (1985)
1985 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984)
1984 Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film Industry Cinema Express Awards, IN Best Actor Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984)
1982 Special Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Special Prize Moondru Mugham (1983)
1979 Special Award Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India Special Prize Mullum Malarum (1978)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Enthiran (2010)
2008 Filmfare Award - Tamil Film Industry Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Sivaji (2007)

TitleSalary
Chandramukhi (2005) रू20 Crores
Baba (2002) >40Crores INR

#Quote
1 The happiest men in this world are child, lunatic and a sage.
2 Meditation is the key to his energy.

#Trademark
1 Known for his uniquely stylized ways of dialogue delivery, performance, gestures, mannerisms, tricks, etc
2 Spiritual nature in real-life
3 Style Icon

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