Indian Actor
Born Dec 12, 1950
Age 65
Hometown Bangalore
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Nationality Indian
Other Names Rajini, Thalaivar
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 on 12 December 1950, in a Marathi family to his mother 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, Bengalore 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


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 - 1983 2 More Events
1984 33 Years Old His 1984 film, Naan Mahaan Alla, was directed by Muturaman and produced by K. Balachander. … Read More
1985 34 Years Old In 1985, the film Bewafai, with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero and Rajnikanth in negative role, released and became asuccess and grossed Rs 11.95 crore at the box office that year. … 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. … 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'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 It was announced in May 2015 that Rajinikanth will be starring in Attakathi (2012) and Madras (2014) fame Pa. … Read More
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