Indian film industry has superstars and then there is Rajinikanth, whose name alone is enough to make moviegoers buy tickets in large numbers. He enjoys the semi-divine status in the minds and hearts of millions of his fans worldwide. Born on 12 December 1950, Rajinikanth's real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He was a bus conductor in Bengaluru, when he decided to move to Chennai (then Madras) to pursue his interest in acting. But little did he know that one day he would emerge as the biggest movie star the country as ever produced. He first appeared in a small role in 1975 film Apoorva Raagangal, directed by his mentor K Balachander. And he continued to play supporting roles, antagonist and second lead in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies until he debuted as a hero with 1978 film Bairavi and the rest is history. The actor, who first appeared in a black and white film five decades ago, has been setting trends in embracing path-breaking technologies in filmmaking. He was the first Indian actor to star in the animated film, Kochadaiyaan, which was shot using motion capture technology. Rajinikanth is married to Latha Rajinikanth and has two daughters -- Aishwarya and Soundarya.
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Trisha Malavika Mohanan join cast of Rajinikanth Karthik Subbaraj film

Trisha, Malavika Mohanan in Rajinikanth’s film?

Trisha and Malavika Mohanan are, reportedly, the latest addition to the cast of Superstar Rajinikanth-Karthik Subbaraj’s upcoming film.

Rajinikanth criticises Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswamy for not attending Karunanidhi's funeral

Rajinikanth criticises Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswamy for skipping Karunanidhi’s funeral

Rajinikanth said, “For Karunanidhi’s burial shouldn’t he have Tamil Nadu CM come? Should not the entire cabinet have come? What will people think? Are you MGR (AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran) or Jayalalithaa.”

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Akshay Kumar on his experience of working with Rajinikanth: It was incredible

On Friday, Akshay Kumar hosted a #AskAkshay session on his Twitter handle. During the session, the Khiladi of Bollywood talked about his Independence Day release Gold, his experience of working with Rajinikanth in 2.0 and more.

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Entered politics at an opportune time but that doesn’t make me an opportunist: Kamal Haasan

Haasan, who has launched his party– Makkal Needhi Maiam in February this year, says his dream is a Lokayukta bill that will make politicians answerable.

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Simran and Nawazuddin Siddiqui join Rajinikanth’s upcoming film

Apart from Rajinikanth, Simran and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the Karthik Subbaraj film will also star Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simhaa, Sananth Reddy and Megha Akash.

Rajinikanth will be soon seen in Karthik Subbaraj film

Rajinikanth supports proposal for simultaneous elections, says will save time and money

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, however, wants it to be considered after 2021 when the present state Assembly’s term would expire. Nine parties including the Congress have opposed the idea.


Rajinikanth praises 7-year-old boy who returned Rs 50,000, agrees to sponsor his education

Rajinikanth praised 7-year-old boy Yasin who recently found Rs 50,000 and ensured it reached the owners. Showering praise on the boy for his honesty, the Superstar also offered to sponsor his studies.

Rajinikanth will be soon seen in Karthik Subbaraj film

Rajinikanth supports ‘One India, One Election’ proposal

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Rajinikanth said ‘One India, One Election’ is a good idea as it would save time and money of political parties.

Rajinikanth will be soon seen in Karthik Subbaraj film

Rajinikanth is back in Chennai post Dehradun schedule of Karthik Subbaraj film

Superstar Rajinikanth completed a 35-day schedule for his upcoming film with Karthik Subbaraj. The untitled project also stars Vijay Sethupathi.

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Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 to hit screens on November 29, 2018

2.0 release date: Director Shankar took to Twitter late Tuesday evening to announce the release date of 2.0, starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain among others.

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Dhanush dispels rumours about Kaala’s box office, says it was successful and profitable

Kaala was touted to have one of the lowest openings for a Rajinikanth film. However, positive word of mouth helped the film strengthen its position.

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Kaala: The dark knight

Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ is a political film that mirrors the social and economic questions of our time.

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Happy Father’s Day: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nivin Pauly and Soundarya Rajinikanth share heartfelt wishes

While Soundarya Rajinikanth shared a throwback photo of superstar Rajinikanth and tagged him as “the greatest man”, Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran wrote an emotional note about how his father left him with a feeling of “Wish I knew”.

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Kaala: Rajinikanth thanks God for the film’s box office performance

Kaala actor Rajinikanth expressed his happiness with the performance of Kaala in cinemas across the world. The worldwide box office performance of Kaala is below Rajinikanth’s last year blockbuster Kabali.

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Kaala: Four Rajinikanth stereotypes busted by Pa Ranjith

Rajinikanth starrer Kaala: From the representation of slum dwellers and their everyday problems to highlighting aspirations and thinking of today’s women, Pa Ranjith has made a remarkable statement.