Indian Actor
Born Dec 12, 1950
Age 64
Hometown Bangalore
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Nationality Indian
Other Names Rajini, Rajnikant...
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black

Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. He made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award–winning motion picture Apoorva Raagangal (1975), directed by K. Balachander, whom the actor considers his mentor. After a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films, he gradually rose to become an established film actor.… Read More

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1950 Birth Rajinikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad in a Maratha family, to mother Jijabai and father Ramoji Rao Gaikwad, a police constable, on 12 December 1950 in the Indian city of Bangalore in Mysore State, present-day Karnataka. … Read More


1966 15 Years Old Between 1966 and 1973 he worked in many places in Chennai and Bangalore. … Read More


1973 22 Years Old In 1973, his friend and co-worker Raj Bahadur motivated him to join the Madras Film Institute and also financially supported him during this phase. … Read More
1975 24 Years Old In 1975, Rajinikanth began his career in cinema through the Tamil movie Apoorva Raagangal. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old His second film, a Kannada film, Katha Sangama, was directed by Puttanna Kanagal and released in 1976. … Read More
1977 26 Years Old In 1977, he accepted his first-ever lead role in the Telugu film Chilakamma Cheppindi. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1981, he appeared in Garjanai which was shot simultaneously in Kannada and Malayalam, making it his last film in those two languages till date. … Read More
1982 31 Years Old In 1982, he starred in Pokkiri Raja and Thanikattu Raja. … Read More
1983 32 Years Old In 1983, he starred in his first Bollywood film, Andha Kanoon, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. … Read More
1984 33 Years Old His 1984 film, Naan Mahaan Alla, was directed by Muturaman and produced by K. Balachander. … Read More


1991 40 Years Old In 1991, he worked with Mani Ratnam in Thalapathi, which was heavily inspired from the Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. … Read More
1994 43 Years Old His romantic-comedy Veera (1994) was controversial for its climax but went on to become one of the highest grossing films in 1994. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old He also entered Bengali cinema through Bhagya Debata, which released at the end of 1995.
1997 46 Years Old He performed dual roles in Arunachalam which was released in 1997. … Read More


2002 51 Years Old After a brief gap, Rajinikanth starred in Baba in 2002, for which he had also written the screenplay. … Read More
2004 53 Years Old His elder daughter, Aishwarya, married actor Dhanush on 18 November 2004 and they have two sons named Yathra and Linga. His younger daughter, Soundarya, works in the film industry as a director, producer and graphic designer. She married industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar on 3 September 2010. … Read More
2007 56 Years Old …  He was selected as the Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007 by NDTV, competing against the likes of Shahrukh Khan. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2010, Rajinikanth supported actor Ajith Kumar, who spoke against the forceful inclusion of Tamil cinema personae in political affairs, which broke into a controversy.


In January 2011, Rajinikanth was slated to appear in Rana, a period film to be produced by Soundarya Rajinikanth and directed by K. S. Ravikumar, who will work with Rajinikanth for the third time.
2012 61 Years Old …  It has been reported that, the first biography of the actor will be launched by Penguin Books on 12 December 2012, coinciding with his 62nd birthday.
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