Profession: Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist
Brothers of Rajinikanth
Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)
Father of Rajinikanth
Ramoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)
Mother of Rajinikanth
Sister of Rajinikanth
Aswath Balubhai (Elder)
Wife/Spouse of Rajinikanth
Affairs/Girlfriends of Rajinikanth
Silk Smitha (Actress)
Latha (Producer, Singer)
Favourite Actor(s) of Rajinikanth
Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sylvester Stallone
Favourite Actresses of Rajinikanth
Rekha, Hema Malini
Favourite Book(s) of Rajinikanth
Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki, Amma Vanthal by T. Janakiraman
Favourite Colour of Rajinikanth
Favourite Destination of Rajinikanth
Favourite Film of Rajinikanth
Veera Kesari (Kannada)
Favourite Food of Rajinikanth
Favourite Musician of Rajinikanth
Favourite Politician of Rajinikanth
Lee Kuan Yew (Former Prime Minister of Singapore)
Favourite Social Activist of Rajinikanth
Favourite Sport of Rajinikanth
Awards/Honours of Rajinikanth
2000: Padma Bhushan
2014: Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
2016: Padma Vibhushan
Controversies of Rajinikanth
In 2014, Rajinikanth got the stay from the Madras High Court to stop the release of Bollywood film 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth.' Later, the name of the film was changed to 'Main Hoon Part-Time Killer.'
In 2015, the Madras High Court issued a notice to Rajinikanth, on a plea by a financier to take action against the director, Kasthuri Raja, father of actor Dhanush. The financier also claimed that he gave money to Kasthuri Raja after he had used Rajinikanth's name. He wanted Rajinikanth to 'initiate action against his relative for misusing his name without his consent.'
In 2017, Lyca Productions announced that Rajinikanth will unveil a housing scheme by its charity wing 'Gnanam Foundation' for displaced Tamils in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. After this announcement, the pro-Tamil protested against Rajinikanth's visit.
Information about Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth starred in Raaja Chinna Roja
Does Rajinikanth drink alcohol?: Yes
He was a very naughty kid in his childhood.
Does Rajinikanth smoke?: No (Quit)
His film 'Raaja Chinna Roja' (1989), was the first Tamil film to use animation.
He has acted alongside Sripriya in more than 27 movies, the most with any actress.
He doesn't meet people after 9 pm.
In his 100th film, he played the role of a Hindu saint 'Raghavendra Swami' in the film 'Sri Raghavendra' (1985).
His science fiction film 'Enthiran' (English – Robot) was supposed to be done by Kamal Haasan.
He made his acting debut alongside Kamal Haasan in Tamil film 'Apoorva Raagangal' (1975).
His fans celebrate his birthday (12 December) as 'World Style Day' or 'International Style Day.'
For the initial two years of his acting career, he got recognised for his negative roles, until he got the lead role in the Telugu film 'Chilakamma Cheppindi' (1977).
He lost his mother at a young age after which he was raised by his father and his elder brothers.
He has a God-like stature in South India.
In 2002, he did a day-long fast to protest the Karnataka Government's decision not to release water from the river Kaveri into Tamil Nadu. Also in 2008, he participated in a day-long fast with other Tamil film personalities, demanding that the Sri Lankan government must end the civil war and give Sri Lankan Tamils their rights.
As he was keen on acting, he joined the Madras Film Institute, and during one of his stage performances, he met the director, K Balachander, who offered him a role in his Tamil film. Until that time, he was not good at speaking Tamil, but he quickly learned it and master the language.
Before becoming an actor he did odd jobs in Chennai and Bengaluru such as a carpenter, a coolie, and a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS). As a bus conductor, he used to get ?750/month.
His spiritual guru was, Swami Satchidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga.
His only film that was released with a U/A certificate was 'Thalapathi' (1991).
Meena is the only actress who has worked with him as a child actor and as his heroine.
Rajinikanth is very punctual and reaches all his shootings before time.
He made a special appearance in Shah Rukh Khan's Sci-Fi film, 'Ra.One' (2011).
Rajinikanth lives a very simple life
His much famous style of tossing cigarette came from an incidence when he wanted to join a gang in his school days, as they were his seniors so they refused, after which he thought he would impress the guys with this trick. He used to practice this trick in the bushes of the school.
Rajinikanth played the role of Raghavendra Swami
He is known for his humble nature, simplicity, and down to earth personality.
His first commercial success was 'Billa' (1980), a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 'Don' (1978).
He paid the losses of his distributors when his films 'Baba' (2002), and 'Kuselan' (2008), failed at the box office.
In 1988, Rajinikanth did his first and only English film 'Bloodstone,' an Indian-American action-adventure film.
Rajinikanth owns Raghavendra Mandapam marriage hall in Chennai
In 2007, he became the highest paid Asian actor after Jackie Chan, when he was paid ?26 crore for the film 'Sivaji.'
He is the owner of Raghavendra Mandapam marriage hall in Chennai.
In 2011, he supported social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement and offered him to use of his marriage hall, Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai.
Rajnikanth is a Maharashtrian by birth and not a Tamilian, though his ancestors hailed from both Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Rajinikanth was named as the Most Influential Indian of 2010, by Forbes India.
He met his wife Latha, when a group of college girls came to take his interview, where Latha was leading the group. Rajinikanth got so much attracted to Latha that he proposed her on the same day.
Rajinikanth in younger days