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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.


Rajinikanth heads to US for a general health check-up: Reports

June 19, 2021 12:44 pm

Rajinikanth was spotted at the Chennai International Airport with his wife Latha Rajinikanth on Friday. The actor is heading to the US for a general health check-up.

When Sushant Singh Rajput was starstruck by Rajinikanth, watch video

June 13, 2021 1:25 pm

Sushant Singh Rajput had played Rajinikanth's die-hard fan in his last film Dil Bechara.

Meet the 'Original Gangsters' Rajinikanth and Mohan Babu

May 21, 2021 2:32 pm

Whenever Rajinikanth visits Hyderabad, he doesn't miss a chance to meet his friend Mohan Babu.

Salman Khan embodies Rajinikanth's qualities, has the same larger-than-life aura on screen: Devi Sri Prasad

May 15, 2021 11:29 pm

'Seeti Maar' composer Devi Sri Prasad points out what is lacking in Bollywood music as he speaks about his collaboration with Salman Khan.

Rajinikanth had Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan in splits as he spoke about working with her in Robot: 'Aishwarya as heroine, iske saath?'

May 13, 2021 10:13 am

Rajinikanth spoke about a fan's disbelieving reaction to the fact that Aishwarya Rai was starring with him in Robot. Amitabh Bachchan could not control his laughter in the throwback video.

Rajinikanth remembers Vivek: 'Can never forget the time I shared with him during the making of Sivaji'

April 18, 2021 8:36 am

Veteran Tamil actor Vivek and Rajinikanth worked together in films like Sivaji: The Boss, Uzhaippali and Manathil Urudhi Vendum. Rajinikanth shared a heartfelt note after Vivek's passing.

Superstar Rajinikanth shares a candid moment with director Siva in new photo from Annaatthe set, see pic

April 13, 2021 8:41 am

Rajinikanth flew to Hyderabad for the shoot of Annaatthe on April 8. The film also stars Lady Superstar Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Jackie Shroff among others in pivotal roles.

Superstar Rajinikanth gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

April 02, 2021 5:13 am

The announcement, made by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday, may have raised some eyebrows—coming as it did amid a heated election season.

PM Modi, Kamal Haasan congratulate Rajinikanth on Dadasaheb Phalke honour: 'He deserves it 100 per cent'

April 02, 2021 8:46 am

Rajinikanth's friend and colleague Kamal Haasan congratulated him on the honour and stated that he deserved the honour of receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Rajinikanth honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award: 'I dedicate this award to my fans across around the world'

April 02, 2021 8:18 am

Rajinikanth honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar shared the news via Twitter on Thursday morning. The Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 had gone to Amitabh Bachchan.


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.