(Rajinikanth Biography) Shivaji Rao Gaikwad (born 12 December 1950), better known as his Monica Charan name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor from Karnataka origin who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He started acting in drama while working in Bangalore Transport Service as a bus driver. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. After her debut in Balachander's Tamil drama Apoorva Ragangal (1975), her acting career began with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.
|Name||Shivaji Rao Gaekwad|
|Nick-name||Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar|
|Date Of Birth||12 December 1950|
|Age||69 Years (as in 2018)|
|Profession / Occupation||Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada)|
|Height / Weight||5′ 8” / 75kg|
|First Movie||Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)|
|First Debut Movie||Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)
Katha Sangama (1976, Kannada)
Anthuleni Katha (1976, Telugu)
Andha Kanoon (1983, Hindi)
|Money Factor||40-45 Crores/film|
Rajinikanth Family and Relatives
|Father||Ramoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)|
|Brothers||Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)|
|Sisters||Aswath Balubhai (Elder)|
|Marital Status||Married (26 February 1981)|
|Daughters||Aishwarya (born in 1982), Soundarya (born in 1984)|
|Girlfriends/ Affairs||Silk Smitha (Actress), Latha (Producer, Singer)|
Rajinikanth Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
|Height in Centimeters||173 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.73 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5′ 8”|
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Waist Size||33 inches|
|Biceps Size||12 inches|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||White (Semi-bald)|
Rajinikanth Favorites (Rajinikanth Biography)
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sylvester Stallone|
|Favorite Actress||Rekha, Hema Malini|
|Favorite Food||Masala Dosa|
|Hobbies||Reading, Photography, Drawing, Collecting antique things|
|Favorite Music Director||Ilayaraja|
|Favorite Movies||Veera Kesari (Kannada)|
|Favorite Book||Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki, Amma Vanthal by T. Janakiraman|
|Favorite Politician||Lee Kuan Yew (Former Prime Minister of Singapore)|
|Favorite Social Activist||Anna Hazare|
|Favorite Destination||The Himalayas|
Rajinikanth Education School and Colleges
|Education Qualification||Diploma in Acting|
|School||Acharya Paathshala in Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Vivekananda Balaka Sangha
|College / University||M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu|
Rajinikanth Residence and Contact Address
|Birth Place||Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India|
|Home Town||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Present Residence||A bungalow in Poes Garden, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|House Address||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Phone No / Mobile No||Not Known|
|Email ID||Not Known|
Rajinikanth Awards, Honours, Achievements
|Civilian Awards||2000: Padma Bhushan
2014: Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
2016: Padma Vibhushan
|National Honours||Not Known’|
|National Film Awards||Not Known|
Some interesting information related to Rajinikanth (Rajinikanth Biography)
- Rajinikanth is a Marathi by birth, not Tamil, while his ancestors are from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
- He lost his mother during his childhood days, after which he was raised by his elder brothers and father.
- During his acting career, Rajinikanth did very minor tasks in Chennai and Bangalore such as: - as a carpenter, as a porter, and as a bus conductor in Bangalore Transport Service (BTS), He used to charge Rs 750.
- His friend Raj Bahadur inspired him to learn acting and also filled Rajinikanth's acting fees at a film institute in Chennai.
- He was very enthusiastic about acting from the beginning. Due to which he got enrolled in Madras Film Institute and during a stage performance, he met director K.K. Happened from Balachander. Who offered He to play the lead role in his Tamil film. However, he felt uncomfortable speaking the Tamil language at that time. But soon he mastered the Tamil language.
- She made her acting debut with Kamal Haasan in the Tamil film Apoorva Ragangal (1975).
- For the first two years of her acting career, she continued to be recognized for her negative roles. He got rid of negative roles when he got the lead role in the Telugu film Chilakam Cheppindi (1977).
- In the year 2007, he became the highest-paid Asian actor after Jackie Chen, when he paid Rs 26 crore for the film "Shivaji".
- He was named as one of the most influential Indians of the year 2010 by Forbes India.
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