Rajinikanth Profile, Height, Age, Family, Wife, Affairs, Biography & More



Shivaji Rao Gaekwad was born on December 12, 1950. His Indian actor and politician, Rajinikanth, is an independent political actor who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He started playing in plays while working for the Bangalore bus service as a bus driver. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to obtain a degree in performance. After his debut in K. Balachander’s drama Apoulva Raagangal (1975), his acting career began with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.

After winning 26 crores of rupees (the equivalent of 56 crores of rupees or 7.8 million dollars in 2017) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at ‘time. While working in other regional film industries in India, Rajinikanth also appeared in cinemas in other countries, including the American film Bloodstone (1988). In 2018, Rajinikanth won six Tamil Nadu Film Awards, four Best Actor Awards and two Best Actor Special Awards, as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor. 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.



The Indian government awarded him Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival in India (2014), he received the “Centennial Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year”.

Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari, a student at Ethiraj College for Women, who interviewed him for her university magazine. The wedding took place on February 26, 1981 in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The couple has two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth. Latha runs a school called “The Ashram”.

 Aishwarya married actor Dhanush on November 18, 2004 and they have two sons, Yathra and Linga. Soundarya, her youngest daughter, works in the Tamil film industry as a director, producer and graphic artist. She married the industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar on September 3, 2010 and has a son, Ved Krishna.

Rajinikanth Biodata and Biography

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar
Date Of Birth
12 December 1950
70 Years (as in 2020)
Profession / Occupation
Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada)
Mother Tongue
Not Known
Zodiac Sign
Height / Weight
5′ 8” / 75kg
First Movie
Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)
First Debut Movie
Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)
Katha Sangama (1976, Kannada)
Anthuleni Katha (1976, Telugu)
Andha Kanoon (1983, Hindi)
Money Factor
Rs. 40-45 Crores/film


Rajinikanth Family and Relatives

Ramoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)
Jijabai (Homemaker)
Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)
Aswath Balubhai (Elder)
Marital Status
Married (26 February 1981)
Latha (m.1981-present)
Aishwarya (born in 1982), Soundarya (born in 1984)
UncleNot Known
AuntiesNot Known
Girlfriends/ AffairsSilk Smitha (Actress), Latha (Producer, Singer)


Rajinikanth Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimeters
173 cm
Height in Meters
1.73 m
Height in Feet Inches
5′ 8”
Body Measurement
Chest Size
40 inches
Waist Size
33 inches
Biceps Size
12 inches
Eye Colour
Dark Brown
Hair Colour
White (Semi-bald)


Rajinikanth Favorites

Favorite Colour
Favorite Actor
Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sylvester Stallone
Favorite Actress
Rekha, Hema Malini
Favorite FoodMasala Dosa
HobbiesReading, Photography, Drawing, Collecting antique things
Favorite Music DirectorIlayaraja
Favorite MoviesVeera Kesari (Kannada)
Favorite BookPonniyin Selvan by Kalki, Amma Vanthal by T. Janakiraman
Favorite PoliticianLee Kuan Yew (Former Prime Minister of Singapore)
Favorite Social ActivistAnna Hazare
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite DestinationThe Himalayas


Rajinikanth Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification
Diploma in Acting
Acharya Paathshala in Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Vivekananda Balaka Sangha
College / University
M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu
Not Known


Rajinikanth Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place
Bengaluru, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Home Town
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Present Residence
A bungalow in Poes Garden, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
House Address
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone No / Mobile No
Not Known
Email ID
Not Known
Not Known


Rajinikanth Awards, Honours, Achievements

Civilian Awards
2000: Padma Bhushan
2014: Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
2016: Padma Vibhushan
National Honours
Not Known
National Film Awards
Not Known
In 2014, Rajinikanth got the stay from the Madras High Court to stop the release of Bollywood film ‘Main Hoon Rajinikanth.’ Later, the name of the film was changed to ‘Main Hoon Part-Time Killer.

In 2015, the Madras High Court issued a notice to Rajinikanth, on a plea by a financier to take action against the director, Kasthuri Raja, father of actor Dhanush. The financier also claimed that he gave money to Kasthuri Raja after he had used Rajinikanth’s name. He wanted Rajinikanth to ‘initiate action against his relative for misusing his name without his consent.’

In 2017, Lyca Productions announced that Rajinikanth will unveil a housing scheme by its charity wing ‘Gnanam Foundation’ for displaced Tamils in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. After this announcement, the pro-Tamil protested against Rajinikanth’s visit.


Rajinikanth Social Media

Not Known

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