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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.


Open to tie-up with Rajinikanth’s party: Tamil Nadu Deputy CM Panneerselvam

December 04, 2020 2:43 pm

AIADMK coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has hinted at a possible alliance with actor Rajinikanth who confirmed Thursday that his party will contest the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu.

Rajinikanth to launch party next month, names BJP face as aide

December 04, 2020 7:49 am

Rajinikanth said his party would be a “non-corrupt, honest, transparent and secular party with a spiritual politics”, which will “definitely win the next elections”. The date of the launch will be announced on December 31, he said.

Explained: What Rajinikanth's political plunge means for Tamil Nadu

December 04, 2020 8:20 am

All these years, Rajinikanth's fans awaited his entry in politics and his installation as Chief Minister. It has been a long wait — his core fan base, who were in their 20s and 30s when they first demanded his leadership in the 1990s, are middle-aged now.

Decision soon: Rajinikanth talks to fans on entry in politics

December 01, 2020 2:21 am

Rajinikanth, who will turn 70 next month, has been reportedly advised against entering politics by doctors, who said that his health will not permit him to run campaigns during a pandemic.

Rajinikanth likely to decide on his political entry tomorrow

November 29, 2020 3:47 pm

In October, Rajinikanth said he will spell out his political ambitions after discussing with the functionaries of Rajini Makkal Mandram

Rajini says ‘leaked’ letter on his political exit is fake

October 30, 2020 1:35 am

Rajini, however, tweeted: “A letter appearing to be my statement is being shared virally on social media and in the press. Everyone knows that it is not my statement.”

Rajinikanth pays tax to corporation for entire year

October 17, 2020 1:40 pm

A day after remitting Rs 6.56 lakh property tax, including penalty, for the first half year (2020-21) for his Raghavendra Mandapam, the actor has now paid Rs 6,39,846 as well to the civic body which is the property tax for the year's second six months.

Locked in tax dispute, Rajinikanth pulled up for ‘rushing to court’

October 15, 2020 2:03 am

“Do you think that the court has no better things to do except directing the corporation authorities to dispose of your representation?” Justice Anita Sumanth said.

Rajinikanth interested in restarting Rana, reveals KS Ravikumar

September 23, 2020 3:12 pm

Rajinikanth starrer Rana was was earlier planned as a pan-Indian film, also featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: Recoveries cross 4.7 lakh; Rajnikanth wishes quick recovery to fan

September 18, 2020 8:28 am

According to the media bulletin by the Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department, 46,610 cases are active in the state.


PHOTOS: Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Rajinikanth and others light diyas and candles

April 06, 2020 10:10 am

Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and many others lit diyas and candles on April 5 at 9 pm for 9 minutes.

Celebrity social media photos: Rajinikanth, Hina Khan, Vaani Kapoor and others

January 29, 2020 6:14 pm

From Hina Khan to Sara Ali Khan, celebrities shared photos on their respective social media handles.

Celebrity social media photos: Ram Charan, Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty and others

January 15, 2020 5:28 pm

Ram Charan and Soundarya Rajinikanth celebrated Sankranthi and Pongal, respectively.

Darbar fever grips the country

January 09, 2020 10:25 pm

Rajinikanth starrer Darbar has hit screens across India. The cop actioner also features Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas, Prateik Babbar, Nawab Shah and Yogi Babu among others in pivotal roles.

Inside Darbar pre-release event in Hyderabad

January 05, 2020 8:58 am

Rajinikanth, AR Murugadoss, Nivetha Thomas, Suniel Shetty, Anirudh Ravichander and others attended the pre-release event of Darbar in Hyderabad.

Rajinikanth turns 69: Rare photos of Thalaivar

December 12, 2019 9:01 am

It is Superstar Rajinikanth's 69th birthday today. In a career spanning over four decades, Rajini has acted in several films and multiple industries. Let us take a look at his rare photos.

Inside IFFI 2019 opening ceremony

November 21, 2019 7:40 am

The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kicked off in Goa on Wednesday. Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and others attended the opening ceremony.

Rajinikanth, Mani Ratnam and others at the inauguration of Raaj Kamal Films International's new office

November 08, 2019 4:30 pm

Kamal Haasan's production house Raaj Kamal Films International's new office got inaugurated on Friday. Rajinikanth, Vairamuthu and Mani Ratnam among others graced the event.

44 years of Rajinikanth in the industry: A look at Thalaivar's career

August 18, 2019 2:44 pm

Rajinikanth, lovingly called Thalaivar, completes 44 years in the film industry today. Here is a pictorial look at the superstar's career.

Rajinikanth, Nayanthara shoot for Darbar in Mumbai

April 26, 2019 6:39 am

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


2.0: Audience Review

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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.