Rajinikanth Biography Career Profile
Quick Facts About Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth - the style icon of Kollywood Movies was born on December 12, 1949. He is one of the most influential star of South Indian Movies. Today Rajinikanth turns 61 and the Superstar Rajinikanth Birthday is being celebrated in a grand manner by his fans all over by exchanging sweets, offering special poojas at temples for his well being. Rajinikanth gained popularity through his styles and mannerisms which is attracted by the kids, youth and the aged alike. He is a natural actor, each and every role he plays will be unique in its own way.
Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari in the year 1981, and Latha Rajinikanth runs a school 'The Ashram' and she is the Principal of the School. They have two daughters Aiswarya who is married to Tamil Actor Dhanush and his second daughter Soundarya who works in the film industry is married to a industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar.
Rajinikanth Educational Background
Rajinikanth had a very tough time in his childhood as he lost his mother at the age of five. He did his schooling at Acharya Patasala followed by Vivekananda Balak Sangh, a unit of Ramakrisna Mission. Later during 1973 he studied at Madras Film Institute.
Rajinikanth Entry into the Film Industry
Before entering into the film industry, he worked at various places as a carpenter, coolie and then he joined as a bus conductor for Bangalore Transport Corporation where he used to fancy the travellers with his style and mannerisms of issuing tickets and so on. In 1973 his friend Raj Bahadur helped him to join the Madras Film Institute where he completed the course in acting. It was during this time he was introduced into the Tamil Film Industry by Director Balachander through his film 'Apoorva Raagangal' (1975), who gave him the screen name as 'Rajinikanth'. He was then played as an anti-hero and it was Director Muthuraman who gave him a positive role in 'Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri'. He played as a hero in the film 'Bairavi'(1978) and later on at 'Mullum Malarum.
The Tamil Film 'Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai' during 1979 gave him a big turning point in his career where from then he was noted by the audience for his stylized manners. The film 'Billa' was his blockbuster which was remaked in Bollywood Movie as 'Don'. Rajinikanth was noted for his action based comedy on the films like 'Nallavanukku Nallavan', 'Pokkiri Raja', 'Murattu Kaalai', 'Velaikaran', 'Dharmathin Thalaivan' and so on. His 100th movie is 'Sri Raghavendra' where he played a saintly role as 'Raghavendra Swami'.
His movies during nineties were extremely noteworthy to mentions such as 'Thalapathy', 'Annamalai', 'Badsha', 'Muthu' and 'Padayappa'. His film on Chandramukhi was a box office hit and the film Sivaji(2007) by Director Shankar went on as a blockbuster which is top ranked among the major bollywood and hollywood movies of the year. It is said to be that Rajinikanth received a salary of Rs.26 crores from that movied which made him to become the second highest paid actor in Asia next to Jackie Chan. Rajinikanth has acted more than 150 movies and his latestfilm on 'Enthiran' which was again direced by Shankar which is the costliest Indian film which is said to have grossed around Rs.250 crore worldwide. His upcoming film named 'Sultan the Warrior' is being directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya which is an animated movie where he is starring as an animated version of himself where he lend his voice to the animated character.
Rajinikanth First Movies on Various Languages
Rajinikanth Initial Career Roles
Rajinikanth as a Philanthropist and Spirutualist
Rajinikanth is a strong believer of spirituality right from his early age. His striking balance in his professional career and that of his spiritual side was amazing and that made him to become more and more humble and he always try to understand himself and that of the purpose of life. He is an ardent devotee of Swami Raghavendra. He is a regular visitor of Rishikesh and Dayananda Saraswati Ashram of Coimbatore and his favourite spiritual leaders are Ragavendra Swami, Babaji and Ramana Maharishi. He was a great philanthropist as he always looks at everything in terms of how it would be of useful for every one. He owns a Marriage Hall in Chennai named 'Raghavendra Marriage Hall' where he converted one of his banquet hall to a charitable trust to the help the poor. He pays more attention to social activities and the money raised from the celebrations will go to fund the social activities such as arranging marriages for poor, help economically weak students on their studies, old age homes and so on.
Rajinikanth Achievements and Awards
Tamil Nadu Government Awards
Cinema Express Awards
Award from Government of India
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