Rajinikanth is one of the biggest names in Indian Cinema History. Not even Bollywood celebrities are as famous as Rajinikanth in India or across the world. Rajinikanth has down to earth personality and a highest paid Indian actor till now. Here, I will talk about his life journey till now.
Rajinikanth was born in Bangalore, Karnataka on December 12, 1950. His real name was Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He was born in a Marathi based Hindu family. His father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad is a Police Constable and her mother Jijabai was a housewife. He has two elder brothers Satyanarayana Rao and Nageshwara Rao. He has a sister named Aswath Balubahai.
In terms of studies, he went to Government Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru. He then studied at M.G.R Film and Television Institute Of Tamilnadu. Interestingly, one of his friends used to fund his studies. While doing one of his stage shows, eminent director K. Balachander saw his performance and offered him a Tamil film.
Before entering into the film Industry, Rajinikanth has done several odd jobs like Carpenter, Coolie, and a bus conductor. He was paid 750 Rupees as a bus conductor in Bangalore Transport Service. He was a mischevious child in the school. It was there only, he learned the trick of cigarette smoking, in order to impress and be a part of senior students group.
In terms of his professional film career, he debuted with K. Balachandar’s ‘Apporva Ragangal’ in 1975. It was a negative role and in another 2 years, he went on to do negative characters. He later got his first main lead positive role in Chilakamma Cheppindi in 1977. Since then, he has worked in many Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies. Interestingly, he has also worked in a Hollywood movie Bloodstone in 1988. His only film which released with U/A certificate was Thalapathi in 1991.
In his film career, he has worked with many actresses which include Hema Malini, Sridevi, Meena, and Sripriya. His name was also being linked up with Silk Smitha during his early days. He has worked with Sripriya in 27 films together. He even did a cameo appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One. He will next be seen in Kaala and 2.0. His next release 2.0 is the costliest Indian movie ever made.
He is a mass hero and in south India, he is also being praised as a God. In 2007, he took 26 crores to do a movie called Shivaji. With this, it has become the second highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.
Original Name- Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Nickname – Rajinikanth
Birth Date – December 12, 1950
Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Father – Ramoji Rao Gaekwad
Mother – Jijabai
Wife: Latha Rajinikanth
Marriage Date: February 26, 1981
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Son/Daughter – Aishwarya Dhanush, Soundarya Rajinikanth
Relatives – Dhanush (Son-in-law), Anirudh Ravichander
Profession – Actor
Chest – 40 Inches
Waist- 33 Inches
Biceps – 12 Inches
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 73 Kg
Favourite Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Sylvester Stallone
Favourite Actresses: Rekha and Hema Malini
Favourite Film: Veera Kesari (Kannada)
Favourite Musician: Illayaraja
Favourite Color: Black
Favourite Politician: Lee Kuan Yew (Former Priminister of Singapore)
Favourite Sports: Cricket
Favourite Destination: Himalayas
Per Movie – 40 to 45 Crores
Net Wort: 55 Million Dollars
Facebook – Not Known
Twitter – https://twitter.com/superstarrajini
Instagram – Not Known
Altogether, Rajinikanth is the most popular Indian superstar and we wish to see him always on the silver screen.
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