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.

Rajinikanth News

Soundarya remembers Rajinikanth's return to Chennai after treatment in Singapore

Soundarya Rajnikanth on Saturday remembered her father's return to Chennai after recuperating from a kidney ailment in Singapore. Rajinikanth was discharged on June 11, 2011 and continued to recuperate. He then returned to Chennai on July 13.

2019: How Tamil films have fared so far

In the first half of 2019, only three ‘big films’ were smashing hits - Ajith’s Viswasam, Rajinikanth’s Petta and Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 3.


From lake clean-up to providing water, Rajinikanth’s fan clubs do their bit for parched Chennai

In Tamil Nadu, fan clubs have always been the vehicle through which a star communicates with their followers. When fan clubs are active, politics cannot be far behind

Santosh Sivan captures adorable moments of Rajinikanth with grandson

Santosh Sivan and Rajinikanth last worked together in Mani Ratnam’s 1991 film, Thalapathy. They are reuniting after a gap of 27 years. AR Murugadoss, who is known for helming films such as Sarkar and Thupakki, will be teaming up with the superstar for the first time.

Sriman roped in for AR Murugadoss’ Darbar

Sriman will share screen space with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in his career.

2.0 to release in China on July 12

In China, 2.0 is expected to hit 56,000 screens (including 47,000 3D screens). The Shankar directorial will be the first Rajinikanth movie to have a theatrical release of this scale in China.


Rajinikanth and other celebs attend PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony was held on Thursday in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of 6,000 guests, including many celebrities.

Only Rajinikanth, Vijay and Ajith in the top tier, claims a leaked memo for theater owners

According to the memo, Rajinikanth, Vijay and Ajith are the only three actors who qualify for tier 1 group. Surya, Dhanush, Jayam Ravi, Simbu, Sivakarthikeyan and Vijay Sethupathi are in tier 2 and the rest of the actors fall in tier 3 segment.

Rajinikanth confirms attendance at 'charismatic' Modi's swearing-in, has advice for Rahul Gandhi

"In India after Jawahar Lal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi, Modi is now a charismatic leader. The election victory is a victory for Modi," Rajinikanth said.

Suniel Shetty to play the main antagonist in Rajinikanth’s Darbar

Suniel Shetty is all set to make a comeback in Kollywood with Rajinikanth starrer Darbar. He made his debut in the Tamil film industry with 2001 film 12B.

Rajinikanth Photos

Rajinikanth, Nayanthara shoot for Darbar in Mumbai

Rajinikanth and Nayanthara are busy shooting for AR Murugadoss film Darbar in Mumbai. The film marks the superstar's first collaboration with the director.

Celeb spotting: Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Rajinikanth and others

While Rajinikanth is shooting for his upcoming film Darbar in Bandra, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and others were clicked in the city.


Celeb spotting: Sunny Leone, Rajinikanth, Surveen Chawla and others

Rajinikanth, Sunny Leone, Arjun Rampal, Surveen Chawla, Taimur Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar and a few others were clicked by our photographers today.

Superstar Rajinikanth starts Darbar shoot in Mumbai

Superstar Rajinikanth along with director AR Murugadoss participated in a pooja marking the beginning of the shoot of their upcoming film Darbar. The shoot will begin from today in Mumbai.

Celeb spotting: Rajinikanth, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and others

While Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are busy promoting Kalank, Rajinikanth, Kartik Aaryan and others were spotted in Mumbai.

Mukesh Ambani, Kajol and Boney Kapoor attend Soundarya Rajnikanth's reception

Soundarya Rajnikanth tied the knot with Vishagan Vanangamudi on February 11 in Chennai. After the wedding, the couple hosted a reception in the evening


Kamal Haasan, Kajol and others attend Soundarya Rajnikanth's wedding

Kamal Haasan, Anirudh Ravichander, Pa Ranjith and Vairamuthu among others attend Soundarya Rajnikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi's wedding held on February 11 in Chennai

Petta: Rajinikanth fever takes over Chennai

Rajinikanth starrer Petta has hit the theaters today. The film also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Sasikumar, Simran, Trisha and others has opened to a positive response from the audience and fans are celebrating the release of the film

Here's how Rajinikanth, Mahesh Babu, Samantha Akkineni and others celebrated Christmas

From Rajinikanth to Samantha Akkineni, celebrities down South celebrated Christmas with their loved ones. The actors shared photos on their respective social media accounts.

Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal wedding: SRK, Salman, Deepika, Rajinikanth and others in attendance

Mukesh and Nita Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani tied the knot with Anand Piramal on Wednesday at the Ambani residence Antilia. Eminent Bollywood and sports personalities marked their presence at the event.

Rajinikanth Videos

2.0: Audience Review

Rajinikanth is back reprising his roles of doctor Vaseegaran and Chitti in 2.0, the sequel to 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. Directed by Shankar, the movie also stars Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in the role of Crow Man.

5 reasons to watch 2.0

Rajinikanth is back as Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti in 2.0. The sequel to 2010 blockbuster Enthiran also has Akshay Kumar making his south cinema debut. The Shankar directorial is already making news for its high-end VFX and larger than life canvas.


Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 Is History In Making

2.0 is director Shankar’s most-ambitious film and is the sequel to 2010 blockbuster movie Enthiran. The film stars Rajinikanth, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, actress Amy Jackson in lead roles. Lyca Productions have sold the Telugu theatrical rights in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a record price. To know more about the story watch out the […]

Rajinikanth Is Very Humble And Down-To-Earth: Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson is certainly going places. Just a few years old in the Indian film industry, the British actress has now landed a role opposite none other than Rajinikanth in Shankar’s pet project, Robot 2.0 (Robot’s sequel) that will also see Akshay Kumar playing the villain. Amy, who has started filming her portions with Rajinikanth, […]