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

Apoorva Sagotharargal is my favourite Kamal Haasan film: Rajinikanth

Speaking at Kamal Haasan's 65th birthday celebrations, Rajinkanth also added that his favourite movies included Kamal Haasan’s Hey Ram and Thevar Magan.

Ayodhya verdict: Rajinikanth, Taapsee Pannu, Kangana Ranaut and others react

Superstar Rajinikanth, Taapsee Pannu, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi and other celebrities from the film fraternity have reacted on Supreme Court's judgement on Ayodhya.


Rajinikanth on joining BJP: 'Many attempts made to saffronise me, but won't be swayed'

Putting to rest speculations about him joining the BJP, Rajinikanth said he had not been invited to join the BJP during a meeting with former Union minister and BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan.

LiveDarbar motion poster launch LIVE UPDATES: You just don't mess with Rajinikanth

Darbar movie motion poster release live updates: Darbar stars Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Dilip Tahil, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiya, Sriman, Jatin Sarna and Nawab Shah.

Darbar motion poster: Rajinikanth plays a rowdy police officer

Darbar motion poster: Darbar is a special film for fans of Rajinikanth, as the actor is playing a cop for the first time in 25 years.

Rajinikanth to be honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee award at IFFI 2019

IFFI 2019 will commence in Goa on November 20 and will go until November 28 with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the movie extravaganza.


Rajinikanth's Thalaivar 168 titled Viyugam?

Thalaivar 168 marks the third association of Rajinikanth with Sun Pictures after Enthiran and Petta.

Keerthy Suresh in the race for Rajinikanth's Thalaivar 168?

Keerthy Suresh was supposed to be cast in Rajinikanth starrer Darbar itself but owing to date issues, she couldn't accept the offer. But looks like Rajinikanth's Thalaivar 168 might come in her kitty.

Rajinikanth gifts houses to Cyclone Gaja victims, BJP leader invites him to join party

The houses were constructed at a cost of Rs 18.5 lakh by members of Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), the launchpad to his proposed political outfit, in fishing hamlets like Kodikkarai, Arkatuthurai and Thalainayar.

Manju Warrier or Jyotika: Who will star in Thalaivar 168?

While Jyotika had shared screen space with Rajinikanth in Chandramukhi, Manju Warrier hasn't paired up with Rajinikanth yet.

Rajinikanth Photos

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

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

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

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

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, […]