Indian Actor
Born Dec 12, 1950

Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. He made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award–winning Tamil film 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 on 12 December 1950, in a Marathi family to Ramabai, a housewife, and Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, a police constable, in Bangalore, Mysore State (present day Karnataka). … Read More
1956 5 Years Old After his father's retirement from work in 1956, the family moved to the suburb of Hanumantha nagar in Bangalore and built a house there. … Read More


1977 26 Years Old …  In 1977, he accepted his first-ever lead role in the Telugu film Chilakamma Cheppindi. … Read More
1978 27 Years Old In 1978, Rajinikanth went on to star in 20 different films across Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. … Read More
1980 29 Years Old By 1980, he became a popular actor in the South Indian cinema. … Read More


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 - 1986 5 More Events
1988 37 Years Old In 1988, he made his only American film appearance in Bloodstone, directed by Dwight Little, in which he played an English-speaking Indian taxi driver. … Read More
1990 39 Years Old His next two Tamil films, the fantasy comedy Athisaya Piravi (a remake of Chiranjeevi's 1988 film Yamudiki Mogudu) which also released in 1990 and the family drama Dharmadorai (1991), did above-average business at the box office. … Read More


1991 40 Years Old In 1991, he worked with Mani Ratnam in Thalapathi, which was heavily inspired by the Mahabharata. in which he co-starred with actor Mammooty; the film dealt with the friendship between two unknown characters based on Karna and Duryodhana, respectively, and was set in a more contemporary milieu and was both critically acclaimed and successful upon release.
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's Arunachalam was another commercial success. … 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
2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Upon release the film was highly successful at the box-office, and in 2007 it set the record of being the longest running Tamil film. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old Rajinikanth's support toward fellow actor Ajith Kumar, who in 2010 condemned the forceful inclusion of Tamil cinema personae in political affairs, broke into a controversy. … Read More


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 would work with the actor for a third time.
2012 61 Years Old Kochadaiiyaan, and the 3D release of Sivaji in 2012, made Rajinikanth the first Indian actor to have appeared in four different forms of cinema: black-and-white, colour, 3D and motion capture. … Read More
…  As of 2014, Rajinikanth has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards—four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor—and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. … Read More
2015 64 Years Old Rajinikanth has often been referred to as the most popular film actor in South India by the media and audiences. In 2015, a film about his fandom, For the Love of a Man, premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. … Read More
2016 65 Years Old In August 2016, it was announced that he would work with Ranjith again for a new film produced by Dhanush.
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