Sivaji Rao Gaekwad ( fondly called the Superstar ) konwn by his stage name Rajinikanth is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He was taking part in stage plays while he was working as a conductor in BTC and later made his debut in tamil cinema in ApporvaRagangal ( 1975 ) which was directed by the legendary K.Balachandar. BhuvanaOruKelvikuri, 16Vayadhinile, MoondruMudichu, Avargal, MullumMalarum, etc are some of his raved about movies till date. Rajinikanth turned a commercial hero and gained a lot of fans in movies like Billa, MurattuKaalai, ThilluMullu, etc., which took him way ahead of other actors at his period. Later movies like Baasha, Padayappa, Arunachalam, etc., turned blockbusters and gave him a spot wherein he alone sits comfortably. His recent movies Chandramukhi, with dir.Shankar, Sivaji and Endhiran, Kabali are some of the biggest blockbusters in tamil cinema. Superstar Rajinikanth is looked upon as a godfather in Indian cinema and his fan base is spread worldwide.

“Rajinikanth claims that I am his school. But I must admit that this wasn’t the Rajinikanth I introduced. He has evolved on his own merits and strengths. I gave him an opportunity and unveiled him to the world. He went and conquered it.”

—K. Balachander about Rajinikanth


Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Residence Chennai, TamilNadu, India
Nationality India
Ethnicity Marathi

Film actor


Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Latha Rajinikanth (1981–present)

Aishwarya Dhanush

Soundarya R.Ashwin

DOB 12 December 1950
Awards Padma Vibushan (2016)
Padma Bushan (2000)

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