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.

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Rajinikanth won't contest 2019 elections, asks people to vote for stable govt at Centre

The actor also requested RMM office bearers and fans to cast their votes to the person who would provide a permanent solution to the water issues plaguing Tamil Nadu.

Soundarya Rajinikanth shares photos from honeymoon in Iceland

The newlywed couple Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi are in Iceland for their honeymoon. Soundarya took to her Twitter account to share the recent pictures from the picturesque location.


Soundarya Rajnikanth, Vishagan Vanangamudi wedding highlights: Celebs and politicians greet the newlyweds

Soundarya Rajnikanth, Vishagan Vanangamudi wedding highlights: Filmmaker Soundarya Rajnikanth and actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamud entered into wedlock on Monday in Chennai.

Santosh Sivan and Rajinikanth to work together after 27 years

Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan last worked with Rajinikanth in Mani Ratnam's 1991 film Thalapathy.

Rajinikanth meets Kamal Haasan, invites him to daughter's wedding

Soundarya Rajinikanth is set to marry businessman and actor Vishagan Vanangamudi on February 11, 2019, in Chennai.

Rajinikanth: One Superstar. Three films. Rs 1000 crore collection

Rajinikanth's recent back-to-back releases have revived the mood at the Tamil Nadu box office, which was hit by GST rollout, repeated strikes, the menace of online piracy, the power struggle within the industry and other financial crisis.


Petta box office collection Day 15: Rajinikanth starrer is a massive hit

Petta box office collection Day 15: This Rajinikanth starrer has won hearts across the globe. Having hit screens on January 10, along with Ajith's Viswasam, the film continues to rake in good numbers in India as well as abroad.

Petta box office collection Day 14: Rajinikanth starrer still ruling

Petta box office collection Day 14: This Rajinikanth starrer saw a big clash at the ticket windows as it released with Ajith's Viswasam but both the film have done great business.

After Kaala, Rajinikanth’s Petta too has a political message that was hard to miss

Beneath the entertaining surface, Petta’s storyline too is intensely political and here too, besides their villainy, the antagonists embody majoritarian politics.

'Rajinikanth’s enthusiasm and dedication are beyond his age'

Petta cast and crew, including Guru Somasundaram, Sananth Reddy, Malavika Mohanan, Sheriff Moideen, Kunal Rajan, Tirru, Niharika Bhasin Khan, talk about Superstar Rajinikanth.

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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.

2.0 fever grips India

Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 has released in the theaters and how. The release of the Shankar directorial is being celebrated like a festival not only down South but also in Mumbai


2.0 trailer launch

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Shankar, AR Rahman and Lyca Productions' Allirajah Subaskaran were present at the trailer launch of 2.0.

2.0 trailer teases Rajinikanth film's stunning visuals

The trailer for Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 was launched earlier on Saturday.

Kaala day is here! Rajinikanth's fans can't hold their excitement

The release of Rajinikanth's films are no less than a festival for his fans. And, Kaala is no different. People headed for theatres as early as 4 am on Thursday and have been celebrating the release of Kaala.

Kaala stills: Superstar Rajinikanth's anti-establishment don looks majestic

Rajinikanth starrer Kaala's release is around the corner and before that, here are a few stills that give a sneak-peek into the Tamil film.

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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.