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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Rajinikanth

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

Top 10 comfort movies of Rajinikanth you can stream right now

April 02, 2020 11:30 am

When we talk about comfort movies, we don't have to look too far. Just pick any Superstar Rajinikanth movie and be assured that for the next three hours, you will be enthralled by the antics of an absolute charmer.

Director Mahendran’s handwritten note from Mullum Malarum days goes viral

March 23, 2020 10:09 pm

Rajinikanth has credited Mullum Malarum director Mahendran several times for making him the actor he is today.

Into the Wild with Bear Grylls and Rajinikanth episode: Highlights

March 24, 2020 8:25 am

The Into The Wild with Bear Grylls episode featuring Rajinikanth aired on March 23 across 12 Discovery channels including Discovery Channel, Discovery HD, DTamil, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD, TLC, TLC HD, Investigation Discovery, Investigation Discovery HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery Kids.

Into The Wild with Bear Grylls and Rajinikanth review: Superstar's TV debut reinforces his myth

March 23, 2020 1:59 pm

The Into The Wild with Bear Grylls episode featuring Rajinikanth reinforces the Superstar's myth. Grylls takes great care to appear a man who is as star-struck as any of Rajini's legions of fans.

What to expect from Into The Wild with Bear Grylls and Rajinikanth

March 23, 2020 8:44 am

The Into The Wild with Bear Grylls episode featuring Rajinikanth will go on air at 8 pm on March 23 across 12 Discovery channels including Discovery Channel, Discovery HD, DTamil, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD, TLC, TLC HD, Investigation Discovery, Investigation Discovery HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery Kids.

Rajinikanth supports Janata Curfew, requests everyone to cooperate

March 21, 2020 4:53 pm

Rajinikanth posted a video where he said that the Janata Curfew can break the chain of transmission. He also added that India is trying to avoid the third stage of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is our duty to stop it from escalating further.

Not in blood to become chief minister of Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth

March 13, 2020 12:28 am

His statement came in the wake of reports that he would be launching his party ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, scheduled for May 2021.

Rajinikanth turns the tables around on Tamil Nadu

March 12, 2020 4:23 pm

Now the question is not will he, won’t he? It is whether Tamil Nadu wants him in politics for real? Or is it just happy debating and anticipating his next move for amusement?

Explained: Why Rajinikanth appears more confused than his supporters now

March 12, 2020 2:13 pm

Rajinikanth was largely noncommittal about his party launch. In his speech, he often sounded like he would launch it only if people agree with his idea.

Never aspired to become chief minister of Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth

March 12, 2020 11:48 am

Addressing a press meet in Chennai, the actor-turned-politician said that would like to lead his party to power but keep himself away from the CM's chair.

RAJINIKANTH PHOTOS

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.

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

April 23, 2019 8:19 am

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

RAJINIKANTH VIDEOS

2.0: Audience Review

November 29, 2018 5:07 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

November 28, 2018 9:22 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.