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|Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born December 12, 1950), known by the pseudonym Rajinikanth, is an Indian actor and politician who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He started playing in rooms while working in the Bangalore transport service as a bus driver.
In 1973, he joined the M.G.R. Government institute of film and television training to obtain a diploma in interpretation.
After his debut in the Tamil drama of K. Balachander, Apoorva Raagangal (1975), his acting career began with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.
After winning ₹ 26 crore (equivalent to cr 56 crore or US $ 8.3 million in 2017) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time.
While working in other regional film industries in India, Rajinikanth has also appeared in cinemas in other countries, including the American film Bloodstone (1988).
Profile ( Personal Info)
|Real Name||:||Shivaji Rao Gaekwad|
|Age||:||67 years in (2018)|
|Profession||:||Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist|
|Date of Birth||:||12 December 1950|
|Born In||:||Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India|
|Height in Feet Inches||:||5.8|
Wife / Spouse / Partner Photos Details
|Wife||:||Latha (Producer, Singer, m.1981-present)|
Children Photos Details
|Daughter||:||Aishwarya (born in 1982), Soundarya (born in 1984)|
Father - Brother - Mother - Sister -Relatives (Family Photos)
|Father||:||Ramoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)|
|Sister||:||Aswath Balubhai (Elder)|
|Brother||:||Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)|
|Hobbies||:||Travelling, reading, gardening|
|Favorite Actress||:||Rekha, Hema Malini|
|Favorite Movie||:||Veera Kesari (Kannada)|
|Favorite Actor||:||Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sylvester Stallone|
Qualification ( Education, School and College )
|School||:||Government Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru|
|College/ University||:||M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu|
|Educational and Qualification||:||Course in Acting|
|In 2014, Rajinikanth won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Best Actor Awards and two Best Actor Special Awards - and a Best Actor Tamil Filmfare Award. In addition to acting, he also worked as a producer and scriptwriter. In addition to his film career, he is also a philanthropist, spiritualist and influences Dravidian politics.
Rajinikanth was born on December 12, 1950 to a Maratha family in Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka).
His mother was a housewife, and his father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, a police officer, he was named Shivaji Rao Gaekwad after Chhatrapati Shivaji, a Maratha warrior king, and was raised speaking of Marathi at home and Kannada at outside.
The ancestors of Rajinikanth are from Mavadi Kadepathar, Maharashtra and Nachikuppam, Tamil Nadu.
He is the youngest of four brothers and sisters in a family of two older brothers (Satyanarayana Rao and Nageshwara Rao) and one sister (Aswath Balubhai).
After his father's retirement in 1956, the family settled in the suburb of Hanumantha nagar in Bangalore and built a house there.
When he was nine, he lost his mother.
Rajinikanth began his film career through the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (1975). Balachander gave Rajinikanth a relatively minor role as an abusive husband of Srividya.
The film was controversial when it was released, as it explored the relationships between people with large age differences. He has received much praise from critics and has won three national film awards, including the Best Tamil Film Award at the following year's ceremony.
A critic of The Hindu noted that: "The newcomer Rajinikanth is dignified and impressive". He followed this with Katha Sangama (January 1975), an experimental film directed by Puttanna Kanagal in the new wave style
The film was a portmanteau of three short stories in which Rajinikanth was playing a small character in the last segment where he appears as a village ruffian who rapes a blind woman in the absence of her husband.
His next release was Anthuleni Katha, a Telugu film directed by Balachander. In a remake of his own tamal movie, Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), Balachander played Rajinikanth a key role for the first time in his career.
In subsequent films, he continued to play a series of negative roles primarily as a womanizer. In Moondru Mudichu - the first film to feature him - he plays a character who "rolls cheerfully" when his friend accidentally drowns in the lake to satisfy his desire to marry the former girlfriend. His style of returning the cigarette made him popular among the public.