Rajinikanth : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Rajinikanth, born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, is a renowned Indian film actor who has left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. The Bollywood actor with a career spanning over five decades, he has appeared in over 169 films, making him one of the most successful and popular actors in the history of Indian cinema.

This blog post delves into the life and career of this extraordinary actor, shedding light on his early life, personal relationships, rise to stardom, career highlights, and some interesting facts about him.

Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth

Early Life and Upbringing

Born on December 12, 1950, in Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India, Rajinikanth had a humble beginning. He lost his mother at the age of five, making his life difficult from the start.

Before captivating audiences on screen, Rajinikanth worked as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service. This humble beginning instilled in him a sense of empathy.

Rajnikant - Early Life And Upbringing
Rajnikant – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Rajinikanth - Personal Life
Rajinikanth – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameShivaji Rao Gaekwad
NicknameRajinikanth
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)Thalaiva, Superstar
Date of Birth12 December 1950
Age (as of 2023)73 Years
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac SignSagittarius
NationalityIndian
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Current AddressA bungalow in Poes Garden, Chennai
Education QualificationDiploma in Acting
Hobbies and InterestsTraveling, Reading, Gardening
Languages KnownTamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, English
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkRajinikanth
IMDb Profile linkRajinikanth
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Rajnikant - Physical Appearance
Rajnikant – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeSlim
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)40-33-12 inches
Height in feet, inches, cm5’8″, 173 cm
Weight in kg, lbs75 kg, 165 lbs
Chest40 inches
Waist33 inches
Biceps12 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite (Semi-bald)
HairstyleShort and Wavy
Distinctive FeaturesBeard, Mole on the nose, Style and mannerisms
TattoosN/A

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Rajinikanth is married to Latha Rajinikanth. They have two daughters, Aishwarya and Soundarya. Despite his superstar status, Rajinikanth remains grounded and is known for his humility.

Rajnikant - Family And Relationships
Rajnikant – Family And Relationships
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse – WifeLatha Rajinikanth
FatherRamoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)
MotherJijabai (Homemaker)
Children Aishwarya Rajinikanth, Soundarya Rajinikanth
Siblings Satyanarayana Rao (Elder brother), Nageshwara Rao (Elder brother), Aswath Balubhai (Elder sister)
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) N/A
Significant RelationshipsK. Balachander (Mentor), Kamal Haasan (Friend and Co-star), Amitabh Bachchan (Friend and Co-star)

Rise to Stardom

Rajinikanth made his cinematic debut with K. Balachander’s 1975 Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal. His breakthrough in Tamil cinema came with Moondru Mudichu (1976), also directed by Balachander.

His style and mannerisms in the film earned recognition from the audience. By the end of the decade, he had worked in all South Indian languages and established a career in Tamil cinema.

Rajinikanth - Rise To Stardom
Rajinikanth – Rise To Stardom

Debut Film – Apoorva Raagangal

Rajnikant - Debut Film
Rajnikant – Debut Film

Successful Film – Annaatthe

Rajnikant - Successful Life
Rajnikant – Successful Life

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Rajinikanth has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to Indian cinema. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000, the Padma Vibhushan in 2016, and the highest award in the field of cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, in 2019.

His film “Muthu” was dubbed in Japanese, making him a popular figure in Japan. He is also the first South Asian actor to be featured in the prestigious Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.

Rajinikanth - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Rajinikanth – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist
Debut FilmApoorva Raagangal (1975)
Notable RolesBilla, Baashha, Muthu, Padayappa, Sivaji, Enthiran, Kabali, 2.0
Recent Films – New Movies Darbar (2020), Annaatthe (2021)
Upcoming Films N/A
Popular Television Series N/A
Awards and AchievementsPadma Bhushan (2000), Padma Vibhushan (2016), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2019), Filmfare Awards, Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, NTR National Award, Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Tata Sky, Gaja Jewellers, Himalaya Herbals, Nippo Batteries, Jos Alukkas, Kalyan Jewellers, Yatra.com
Philanthropy/Charity Work Rajinikanth Charitable Trust, Gnanam Foundation, One Rupee Foundation, Sri Raghavendra Public Charitable Trust, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Trust
Professional Associations Nadigar Sangam, South Indian Film Artistes’ Association, Tamil Film Producers Council
Training and EducationAdyar Film Institute, M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu
Production CompanyRajini Arts
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Billa, Baashha, Muthu, Padayappa, Sivaji, Enthiran, Kabali, 2.0
Critical Acclaim Movies Mullum Malarum, Thalapathi, Thillu Mullu, Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai, Anbulla Rajinikanth, Nallavanukku Nallavan, Manithan, Dalapathi

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Rajnikant - Assets And Finances
Rajnikant – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and DollarsRs. 3600 crore, $500 million
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 100 crore, $14 million
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 8-10 crore, $1-1.4 million
Sponsorship Deals Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Tata Sky, Gaja Jewellers, Himalaya Herbals, Nippo Batteries, Jos Alukkas, Kalyan Jewellers, Yatra.com
Business Ventures Rajini Arts, Raghavendra Mandapam, Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam, Raghavendra Marriage Hall
Investments Real estate, Stocks, Mutual funds
Real Estate Holdings Bungalow in Poes Garden, Chennai, Farmhouse in Kelambakkam, Chennai, Property in Pune, Property in Bengaluru, Property in Hyderabad
Luxury Items/Properties Owned Rolex watch, Diamond ring, Gold bracelet, Platinum chain
Cars Collection Premier Padmini, Toyota Innova, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Tavera, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Rajnikant - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Rajnikant – Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favorite ActressHema Malini
Favorite FilmVeera Kesari (Kannada)
Favorite Music BandsIlaiyaraaja, A.R. Rahman
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite BooksPonniyin Selvan, Living with the Himalayan Masters
Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite FoodMasala Dosa
Things s/he likeSpirituality, Meditation, Yoga
Things s/he dislikeSmoking, Drinking, Violence

Top 5 Best Films – Rajinikanth

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Muthu1995Muthu
Baashha1995Manickam/Manik Baashha
Annamalai1992Annamalai
Thalapathi1991Surya
Billa1980Billa/Rajesh

Controversies – Rajinikanth

  • Controversial poster on his 63rd birthday
  • Legal notice by the Madras High Court
  • Statement about alcohol consumption
  • Misuse of his name by Kasthuriraaja
  • Protests over his remark on social reformer E V Ramasamy ‘Periyar’
Rajnikant - Controversies
Rajnikant – Controversies

Interesting Facts – Rajinikanth

  • Rajinikanth worked as a bus conductor before becoming an actor.
  • He is the only Indian actor to be featured in the Central Board of Secondary Education school book.
  • Rajinikanth is a cultural phenomenon. His style, dialogues, and mannerisms have become ingrained in Indian pop culture.
  • He is known for his spiritual inclinations.
  • In 2017, Rajinikanth announced his entry into politics.
  • Despite his superstar status, Rajinikanth remains grounded and is involved in various philanthropic activities.
Rajnikant - Interesting Facts
Rajnikant – Interesting Facts

This blog post provides an in-depth look at the life and career of Rajinikanth, a superstar who has left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. His journey from a bus conductor to a cultural icon is truly inspiring.

Despite his stardom, Rajinikanth remains grounded and continues to contribute to society through his philanthropic activities. His life and career serve as a testament to his talent, hard work, and humility.


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