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Shivaji Rao Gaekwad was born on 12 December 1950, in Bangalore, Mysore State, India. He is an actor, best known for being one of the most popular stars in Tamil cinema. He has appeared in films such as “Sivaji”, and was the second highest paid actor in Asia next to Jackie Chan. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rajinikanth? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He’s had numerous roles in films and has won multiple awards over the course of his career. He’s also appeared in a few American films, and all of these efforts have ensured the position of his wealth.

Rajinikanth Net Worth $50 million

Rajinikanth attended Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School but wasn’t really interested in learning, instead playing a lot of sports. His brother then decided to enroll him at the Hindu monastery Ramakrishna Math, where he would gain a sense of spirituality and also had his first acting opportunities in plays, appearing in a production of “Mahabharata” and earning praise generally for his performances. Eventually, he enrolled at the Acharaya Pathalasa Public School and continued acting in plays. After school, he ended up doing various jobs before becoming a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service. During this time, he joined the acting school Madras Film Institute, and was soon discovered by director K. Balachlander who advised him to learn Tamil.

He made his film debut in “Apoorva Raangangal” in which he had a small role as an abusive husband. The film became controversial, but also very successful as it went on to receive numerous awards, and helped boost Rajinikanth’s popularity. He followed this appearance with “Katha Sangama” and “Anthleni Katha” which was his first major role. In his next films, he became more of an antagonist and was then given his first lead role in “Chilakamma Cheppindi”, which was his transition to protagonist roles.

His career continued to flourish in 1978 when he appeared in 20 films, including “Shankar Salim Simon”, and “Annadammula Savaal”. Rajinikanth became the main hero in the film “Bairavi” and this role would help elevate him to superstar status. He gained critical acclaim for his performance in “Malarum” and also won a Best Actor award. He then appeared in films such as “Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum”, “Dharma Yuddam”, and “Ninaithale Inikkum”. In 1980, he was already one of the most popular actors in South India, but decided to take a short break before coming back in “Billa”. He continued in very successful films including “Murattu Kaalal” and “Thiliu Mullu”, which was his first full-length comedy. He tried to break away from the stereotypical action-hero role he was always given, and in 1983 he took a part in his first Bollywood film “Andha Anoon” which went on to gross highly.

In 1990, Rajinikanth had become a household name and was constantly producing blockbuster films. During this time he appeared in “Dharmadorai”, “Khudgarz Mannan”, and “Valli”.The 1995 film “Baasha” would become one of the most popular Indian films in history, and would elevate Rajinikanth’s status. He then appeared in the film “Muthu” which became a huge success in Japan. He continued expanding to other genres, even making his first Bengali film in “Bhagya Debata”. After taking a break in 2001, he returned in “Baba” which fell short of expectations. He started to receiving some criticism, but proved critics wrong in 2005 with “Chandramukhi” which became successful at the box office. He reportedly received a salary of around $8.2 million which raised his net worth dramatically.

In 2011, he battled with several sicknesses but soon returned to make films. One of his latest projects is a mob film entitled “Kabali”.
For his personal life it is known that Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari in 1981, who once interviewed him for her college magazine. They have two daughters.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 12, 1950
Birth place: Bengaluru, India
Height:1.75 m
Profession:Actor
Education:M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Government Model Primary School
Nationality:Indian
Spouse:Latha Rajinikanth
Children:Soundarya Rajinikanth, Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Parents:Jijabai, Ramoji Rao Gaekwad
Siblings:Nageshwara Rao Gaikwad, Aswath Balubhai, Sathyanarayana Rao Gaikwad
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In the film "Dharma Yuddam" released in 1979, a disco English song was filmed on Rajnikanth.
2Starred in the shelved movie B.M.B. Productions "Tu Hi Meri Zindagi" (1990). Starring Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Sri Devi, Rajnikant, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Suresh Bokadia, Directed by K.C. Bokadia.
3His song "Unnakum Ennakum" from Sree Raaghavendar (1985) was sampled by Black Eyed Peas in the song "Elephunk".
4Was signed for Naseeruddin Shah's role in Tahalka (1992).
5Owing to his immense worldwide success and his legacy as one of the best style icons ever, Rajinikanth's birthday, December 12, is celebrated as "World Style Day" or "International Style Day" by his fans.
6His 100th film was Sri Raghvendra, which was made in Tamil.
7Rajnikanth's movies after 1995 started running all over India, even outside southern states and were dubbed in regional Indian languages and Hindi due to his popularity all over India. Rajinikanth is extremely popular in Japan.
8His mother-tongue is Marathi.
9Father of Soundarya R. Ashwin.
10Father of Aishwarya Dhanush.
11Despite being a megastar of Tamil movies, he is not Tamil.
12Tamil Superstar, worshiped like a god by his fans.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Chandramukhi (2005)रू20 Crores
Baba (2002)>40Crores INR


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Known for his uniquely stylized ways of dialogue delivery, performance, gestures, mannerisms, tricks, etc
2Spiritual nature in real-life
3Style Icon


Quotes

#Quote
1The happiest men in this world are child, lunatic and a sage.
2Meditation is the key to his energy.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Silver PeacockInternational Film Festival of IndiaCentenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
2011Entertainment CategoryNDTV Indian of the Year, INEntertainer of the Decade
2011Entertainment CategoryNDTV Indian of the Year, INMost Stylish Actor
2008Entertainment CategoryNDTV Indian of the Year, INEntertainer of the Year
2007Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorSivaji (2007)
2005Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorChandramukhi (2005)
1999Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorPadaiyappa (1999)
1995Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorBaasha (1995)
1995Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorMuthu (1995)
1992Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorAnnamalai (1992)
1991Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorThalapathi (1991)
1989Honorary AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaMGR Award
1985Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorSree Raaghavendar (1985)
1985Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorNallavanukku Nallavan (1984)
1984Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorNallavanukku Nallavan (1984)
1982Special AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaSpecial PrizeMoondru Mugham (1983)
1979Special AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaSpecial PrizeMullum Malarum (1978)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorEnthiran (2010)
2008Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorSivaji (2007)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2.02017filmingDr. Vaseegaran / Chitti
Ranaannounced as Rajnikanth
Kabali2016Kabali
Lingaa2014Raja Lingeswaran / Lingaa
Kochadaiiyaan2014Kochadaiiyaan Rana Sena (as Rajnikanth)
Ra.One2011Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Enthiran2010Dr. Vaseegaran Chitti (as Rajnikanth)
Kuselan2008Ashok Kumar (as Rajnikanth)
Sivaji2007Sivaji Arumugam (as Rajnikanth)
Chandramukhi2005Dr.Saravanan / Vettaiyan Raja (as Rajnikanth)
Baba2002Baba (as Rajnikanth)
Bulandi2000Ghajraj Thakur (as Rajnikanth)
Arunachalam1999Arunachalam (as Rajnikanth)
Padaiyappa1999Padaiyappa (as Rajnikanth)
Kanoon Ka Khiladi1998as Rajnikanth
Krantikari1997as Rajnikanth
Peda Rayudu1995Murdered Village Chief (as Rajnikanth)
Muthu1995Muthu (as Rajnikanth)
Aatank Hi Aatank1995Munna (as Rajnikanth)
Baasha1995Baasha / Manickam (as Rajnikanth)
Veera1994Muthuveerappan "Veera" (as Rajnikanth)
Aaj Ka Dharmathma1994as Rajnikanth
Double Game1994as Rajnikanth
Shakaal1994as Rajnikanth
Uzhaippaali1993as Rajnikanth
Valli1993as Rajnikanth
Ejamaan1993Vanavarayan (as Rajnikanth)
Insaniyat Ke Devta1993Anwar (as Rajnikanth)
Annamalai1992Annamalai (as Rajnikanth)
Chor Ke Ghar Chorni1992as Rajnikanth
Pandian1992Pandiyan (as Rajnikanth)
Tyagi1992Shankar G. 'Dadhu' Dayal (as Rajnikanth)
Mannan1992Krishna (as Rajnikanth)
Shanti Kranti1992
Dharma Durai1991Dharma Durai (as Rajnikanth)
Phool Bane Angaarey1991Inspector Ranjeet Singh (as Rajnikant)
Thalapathi1991Surya
Nattukku Oru Nallavan1991as Rajnikanth
Khoon Ka Karz1991Kishan (as Rajnikanth)
Farishtay1991Police Inspector Arjun Ramojirao Shivajirao Gaikwad Jadish Mulk Tange (as Rajnikant)
Hum1991Kumar (as Rajnikant)
Adisaya Piravi1990Kalicharan / Balwant 'Balu' / Inspector Maha (as Rajnikanth)
Panakkaran1990as Rajnikanth
Kodiparakkudu1989Erode Shivagiri / Dada (as Rajnikanth)
Mappilai1989as Rajnikanth
Raajadhi Raaja1989as Rajnikanth
Raja Chinna Roja1989Raja (as Rajnikanth)
Siva1989as Rajnikanth
Chaalbaaz1989Jaggu (as Rajinikant)
Zulm Ki Zanjeer1989Raghunath 'Raghu' (as Rajnikanth)
Bhrashtachar1989Abdul Sattar (as Rajnikanth)
Gair Kaanooni1989Azam Khan (as Rajnikanth)
Dharmathin Thalaivan1988as Rajnikanth
Guru Sisyan1988as Rajnikanth
Rajathi Raja1988as Rajnikanth
Bloodstone1988Shyam Sabu (as Rajnikanth)
Tamacha1988Vikram Pratap Singh 'Vicky' (as Rajnikanth)
Daku Hasina1987Mangal Singh (as Rajnikanth)
Manithan1987as Rajnikanth
Sattam Oru Vilayattu1987as Rajnikanth
Velaikkaaran1987as Rajnikanth
Uttar Dakshin1987as Rajnikanth
Oor Kavalan1987as Rajnikanth
Kanoon Ke Dushman1987as Rajnikanth
Zulm Ka Jawab1987as Rajnikanth
Bihari Gunda1987as Rajnikanth
Zameen1987
Jeevana Porstam1986as Rajnikanth
Maaveeran1986as Rajnikanth
Naan Adimai Illai1986as Rajnikanth
Dosti Dushmani1986Ranjeet (as Rajnikanth)
Asli Naqli1986Birju Ustad (as Rajnikanth)
Bhagwaan Dada1986Bhagwaan Dada (as Rajnikanth)
Mr. Bharath1986/IBharat (Gopinath's & Shanti's Son) (as Rajnikanth)
Ilaaka1986as Rajnikanth
Viduthalai1986as Rajnikanth
Aaj Ka Dada1985as Rajnikanth
Chithirame Chithirame1985as Rajnikanth
Mera Inteqam1985as Rajnikanth
Nyayam Meere Cheppali1985Atmaram
Padikkathavan1985Rajendran (as Rajnikanth)
Sree Raaghavendar1985Venkatanathan (as Rajnikanth)
Unn Kannil Neer Vazhindal1985as Rajnikanth
Geraftaar1985Inspector Hussein (Guest Appearance) (as Rajanikanth)
Hum Nahin Jhukenge1985as Rajnikanth
Wafadaar1985Ranga (as Rajnikanth)
Bewafai1985Ranvir (as Rajnikanth)
Mahaguru1985Vijay (Maha Guru) (as Rajnikanth)
Naan Sigappu Manithan1985as Rajnikanth
Galiyon Ka Gunda1985as Rajnikanth
Zahreele Saanp1985as Rajnikanth
Ek Saudagar1985Kishore (as Rajnikanth)
Fauladi Mukka1985as Rajnikanth
Mera Badla1985as Rajnikanth
Aakhri Sangram1984Bholu Pandit (as Rajnikanth)
Anbulla Rajanikant1984as Rajnikanth
Idhey Naa Savaal1984as Rajnikanth
Kai Kodukkam Kai1984Kaalimuthu / Veer (as Rajnikanth)
Naan Mahaan Alla1984as Rajnikanth
Nuvva Nena1984as Rajnikanth
Rowdycaku Saval1984as Rajnikanth
Takkaridonga1984as Rajnikanth
Thambikku Entha Ooru1984as Rajnikanth
Tiger Rajani1984as Rajnikanth
John Jani Janardhan1984Janardhan B. Gupta / Inspector John A. Mendez / Jani (as Rajnikanth)
Nallavanukku Nallavan1984as Rajnikanth
Gangvaa1984as Rajnikanth
Insaaf Kaun Karega1984Police Inspector Vikram Singh (as Rajnikanth)
Meri Adalat1984as Rajnikant
Bhooka Sher1984as Rajnikanth
Dushmano Ka Dushman1984Manohar (as Rajnikanth)
Johny Ustad1984Johny (as Rajnikanth)
Love In Singapur1984as Rajnikanth
Shanthi Shanthi1984as Rajnikanth
Adutha Varisu1983Kannan (as Rajnikanth)
Paayum Puli1983as Rajnikanth
Prema Pariksha1983as Rajnikanth
Sasthi Viratam1983as Rajnikanth
Sivappu Sooriyan1983as Rajnikanth
Uruvavugal Maralam1983as Rajnikanth
Rajaon Ka Raja1983as Rajnikanth
Jeet Hamaari1983Raju (as Rajnikanth)
Thayi Veedu1983as Rajnikanth
Andhaa Kanoon1983Vijay Kumar Singh (as Rajnikanth)
Thudikkum Karangal1983as Rajnikanth
Moondru Mugham1983Alex Pandiyan (as Rajnikanth)
Thanga Magan1983as Rajnikanth
Agni Sakshi1982as Rajnikanth
Engeyo Ketta Kural1982Kumaran (as Rajnikanth)
Pokkiri Raja1982as Rajnikanth
Pudhu Kavithai1982as Rajnikanth
Ranga1982as Rajnikanth
Thanikkattu Raja1982as Rajnikanth
Allauddin and Wonderful Lamp1982as Rajnikanth
Pyara Tarana1982as Rajnikanth
Ek Jugnu1982as Rajnikanth
Paap Ko Jala Dunga1982as Rajnikanth
Garjanai1981as Rajnikanth
Kazhugu1981as Rajnikanth
Netri Kann1981as Rajnikanth
Ranuva Veeran1981as Rajnikanth
Thillu Mullu1981Chandran / Indiran (as Rajnikanth)
Thee1981Rajshekhar 'Raja' (as Rajnikanth)
Black Cobra1981as Rajnikanth
Anbukku Naan Adimai1980as Rajnikanth
Billa1980Billa (as Rajnikanth)
Kurinchi Malar1980as Rajnikanth
Mr. Rajanikant1980as Rajnikanth
Murattu Kaalai1980Kaaliyan (as Rajnikanth)
Naan Potta Savaal1980as Rajnikanth
Polladhavan1980as Rajnikanth
Ellam Un Kairasi1980as Rajnikanth
Kaali1980Kaali (as Rajnikanth)
Johnny1980Johnny / Jani / Johny / ... (as Rajnikanth)
Maayadhaari Krishnudu1980as Rajnikanth
Ram Robert Rahim1980Ram (as Rajnikanth)
Main Intaqaam Loonga1980as Rajnikanth
Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai1979as Rajnikanth
Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum1979Kamruddin (as Rajnikanth)
Ammaa Evarigaina Amma1979as Rajnikanth
Andamaina Anubhavam1979as Rajnikanth
Annai Oru Aalayam1979as Rajnikanth
Dharma Yuddham1979as Rajnikanth
Diler1979as Rajnikanth
Kuppathu Raja1979as Rajnikanth
Naan Vaazha Vaippen1979Michael (as Rajnikanth)
Thayillamal Nannilai1979as Rajnikanth
Tiger1979as Rajnikanth
Ninaithale Inikkum1979as Rajnikanth
Ayiram Janmangal1978as Rajnikanth
Bhairavi1978as Rajnikanth
Chadurangam1978as Rajnikanth
Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu1978Murli (as Rajnikanth)
Justice Gopinath1978as Rajnikanth
Kiladi Kittu1978as Rajnikanth
Maathu Thappadha Maga1978as Rajnikanth
Mangudi Minor1978as Rajnikanth
Mullum Malarum1978Kali (as Rajnikanth)
Pavathin Sambalam1978as Rajnikanth
Priya1978Ganesh (as Rajnikanth)
Thappitha Thala1978Devu (as Rajnikanth)
Thayi Meethu Sathyam1978Babu (as Rajnikanth)
Vanakathukuria Kathaliye1978as Rajnikanth
Vayasu Pilichindi1978as Rajnikanth
En Kelvikku Enna Bathil1978as Rajnikanth
Aval Appadithaan1978Advertising Boss (as Rajnikanth)
Iraivan Kodutha Varam1978as Rajnikanth
Shankar Saleem Simon1978as Rajnikanth
Aadu Puli Atham1977as Rajnikanth
Aame Katha1977as Rajnikanth
Avargal1977Ramnath (as Rajnikanth)
Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri1977as Rajnikanth
Chilakamma Cheppindi1977Ravi (as Rajnikanth)
Galate Samsara1977as Rajnikanth
Gayatri1977as Rajnikanth
Kavikuyil1977as Rajnikanth
Kumkuma Rakshe1977as Rajnikanth
Raghupati Raghava Rajaram1977as Rajnikanth
Sahodarara Saval1977as Rajnikanth
Tholireyi Gadichindi1977as Rajnikanth
Aarupushpangal1977as Rajnikanth
Pathinaru Vayathinile1977Parattayan (as Rajnikanth)
Anthuleni Katha1976Murthy (as Rajnikanth)
Moondru Mudichu1976as Rajnikanth
Apoorva Raagangal1975Abaswaram (as Rajnikanth)
Katha Sangama1975as Rajnikanth

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baba2002screenplay - as Rajnikanth / story - as Rajnikanth
Valli1993writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baba2002producer - as Rajnikanth
Valli1993producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kabali2016performer: "Neruppu Da" Tamil
Kochadaiiyaan2014performer: "Maattram Ondrudhaan Maaraadhadhu"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kochadaiiyaan2014playback singer - as Rajnikanth

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rajini Murugan2015thanks
Chennai Express2013special thanks - as Rajnikanth

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shades of Grey: The Cinema of K. BalachanderDocumentary announcedHimself (as Rajnikanth)
Aaghaaz2000Himself (a scene from a movie) (as Rajnikanth)
Pyara Bharat Yeh Kahe1993TV MovieHimself (as Rajnikanth)
Shiv Putra Swami Ayappa1990Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For the Love of a Man2015DocumentaryHimself

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