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Tuesday, July 05, 2022


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 praises Madhavan's Rocketry: 'I thank him for giving us such a film'

July 04, 2022 3:03 pm

Superstar Rajinikanth is mighty impressed with Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.

Rajinikanth, Venkatesh, Jayam Ravi condole death of Meena’s husband Vidyasagar

June 29, 2022 2:06 pm

Meena's husband Vidyasagar passed away after succumbing to a lung infection. Many celebrities including Rajinikanth, Venkatesh Daggubati and Jayam Ravi have expressed their condolences.

Prithviraj wants to remake Bro Daddy in Tamil with Rajinikanth: 'He has a fantastic comic timing'

June 28, 2022 4:47 pm

Prithviraj has expressed his desire to direct the Tamil remake of Bro Daddy with superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role.

Rajinikanth heaps praise on Rakshit Shetty starrer 777 Charlie

June 22, 2022 6:17 pm

777 Charlie, starring Rakshit Shetty in the lead role, has received immense love ever since its release on June 10.

Chiranjeevi imitates Rajinikanth in this viral video, leaves fans impressed with his swag

June 22, 2022 2:05 pm

Chiranjeevi was a guest on the finale of Telugu Indian Idol where he imitated superstar Rajinikanth's walk.

Rajinikanth's next titled Jailer: See the first poster of Nelson Dilipkumar's directorial

June 17, 2022 12:28 pm

Jailer marks Nelson Dilipkumar's second directorial for Sun Pictures after Vijay's Beast. It also marks his first-time collaboration with Rajinikanth.

Shankar meets Rajinikanth to celebrate 15 years of Sivaji: 'You made my day'

June 16, 2022 8:29 am

Rajinikanth and Shankar together mark the the 15th anniversary of Sivaji: The Boss.

Shivarajkumar to star in Rajinikanth’s Thalaivar 169: ‘I share a special bond with him’

June 09, 2022 1:54 pm

Actor Shivarajkumar will share screen space with Superstar Rajinikanth in Nelson Dilipkumar directorial Thalaivar 169.

Mani Ratnam reacts to Rajinikanth’s Manithan beating Kamal Haasan's Nayakan at box office

June 03, 2022 8:22 am

Mani Ratnam recently revealed how he felt about Rajinikanth's Manithan earning more than Nayakan at the box office in 1987.

Rajinikanth meets Sivakarthikeyan, appreciates Don: ‘That 60 minutes will be a lifetime memory’

May 31, 2022 8:48 am

Sivakarthikeyan is a die-hard fan of Rajinikanth and he’s known for his ability to do a pitch-perfect impression of the Annaatthe star.


26 celebrity pictures you should not miss today

December 28, 2020 10:48 pm

Shehnaaz Gill, Sidharth Shukla, Arjun Kapoor, Gauahar Khan, Niharika Konidela and others shared photos on their respective social media handles.

34 celebrity photos you should not miss today

December 15, 2020 4:45 pm

Today's edition of celebrity social media photos features Rajinikanth, Hina Khan, Asim Riaz, Kangana Ranaut and Karisma Kapoor among others.

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.


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.