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Super Star Rajinikanth

Updated on December 19, 2014

About Super Star

Rajinikanth is a South Indian film actor and he was debuted as an actor in 1975 under the famous director of Kollywood K. Balachander in supporting roles.

But he was later favoured in represent aggressive characters and steadily rose to acting in lead roles. He also becomes visible in the cinemas of other nations, including Hollywood cinema. He was paid Rs. 26 crore as of January 2009) for his successful film Sivaji (The Boss) plus 40 per cent share in the movie, made him the highest paid actor in Asia after Hollywood Giant Jackie Chan.

Now he is the Super Star of South India.

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Super Star Rajinikanth At A Glance



Rajinikanth aka Sivaji Rao Gaekwad was born on December 12 1949 in Karnataka, India. He is best known by his screen name Rajinikanth. He was the fourth child to his parents Rama Bai and Ramoji Rao Gaekwad. Little Sivaji Rao lost his mother at the age of five. He had his school educations at the Acharya Patasala in Bangalore and then at the Vivekananda Balak Sangh. Though his mother tongue is Marathi, he has not done any movie in it. Before starting his acting career, he had to take up all sorts of odd jobs. He worked as a bus conductor for Karnataka state transport corporation in Bangalore. It was during this period that he raised his acting interests by performing in various stage plays. After completing a course in the Film Institute, he entered in to the film industry, where he was initially casted in supporting roles. The acceptance of Rajinikanth fans his stylized mannerisms established he had at last become a star from an actor. His film roles were mostly as a villain during the period 1975 to 1977, co-starring normally with Kamal Haasan as the hero, in movies like 16 Vayadhinile, Moondru Mudichu and Avargal. In 1978, Rajinikanth acted in the film Bairavi, in which he was flourished as Superstar.

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His Acting Career

Rajinikanth has worked as an actor in more than 200 films, which includes Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, English and Bengali films. Rajinikanth made a venture into Bollywood with Andha Kanoon but did not make as much of an impression as he had in the south. He still acted in several Hindi films, such as Chaalbaaz, Uttar Dakshan, Giraftaar and Hum. He made his entrance in an American film, in a supporting role, with the movie Bloodstone in 1988 with much fanfare in India at the time of its release. However, the movie was failed in the United States. He also made brief spell in German- and Japanese film industries. One of his film Muthu was dubbed into Japanese. In 2005, another film Chandramukhi was dubbed in German and released in all German-speaking nations.

Rajinikanth's first film was in Tamil, where he was at the start casted in supporting roles, acting as a cancer patient in Apoorva Raagangal in 1975. The film was directed by K. Balachander, who is always referred to by Rajinikanth as his own "Guru". The next year, Rajinikanth worked in his first Kannada film, Katha Sangama, directed by Puttanna Kanagal. However Rajinikanth refers to director K. Balachander as his Guru, it was director S. P. Muthuraman who actually refurbished Rajinikanth's image totally. Muthuraman first tested with him in a positive role in Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri (1977), as a villain in the first half of the film and a hero in the second. Around this period Mullum Malarum (1978), directed by J. Mahendran, recognized Rajinikanth in the Tamil film field as a film hero. The success of Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri encouraged Muthuraman to make a soft melodrama with Rajinikanth as a hero giving up everything for his siblings in the film Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai (1979). These films were the turning points in Rajinikanth's profession; he changed from an actor who simply fascinated the audiences to one who could also evoke emotions.

Rajinikanth decided to act in director P. Vasu's Tamil remake of Manichithrathazhu, Chandramukhi. Many people within the film industry had written Rajinikanth 'over' after the film Baba debacle, more or less saying "the bloom was off the rose" and that "the gold does not glitter anymore". But the film Chandramukhi was released on April 14, 2005, and went on to generate new box office records such as being the longest running Tamil film, as of 2007. Just after Chandramukhi's release, it was stated that the well known production company AVM were to produce a film directed by S. Shankar starring Rajinikanth. The film was titled 'Sivaji, The Boss' and released on June 15, 2007 went on to become placed among other most important Bollywood and Hollywood releases of the year. Sivaji projected as one of the top-ten best films of United Kingdom and South Africa box-offices upon release.


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Awards and Honors

Between 1977 and 2005, Rajinikanth received a number of awards from Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Cinema Express and Filmfans Association for his film performances and off-screen contributions like writing and producing. He has received awards in the Best Actor class for his show in the films Sivaji, Chandramukhi, Padayappa, Peddarayudu, Baasha, Muthu, Annamalai, Thalapathy, Velaikaran, Sri Raghavendra, Nallavanuku Nallavan, Moondru Mugam, Enkeyo Ketta Kural, Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai, Mullum Malarum and 16 Vayathinile. He received an award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri. He has also received awards in Best Writer and Best Producer categories for the film Valli.

He has also received other credit such as the Raj Kapoor Award in 2007 from the Government of Maharashtra. He was named and honoured with the Padma Bhushan award, (India's third highest civilian honour) in 2000 from the Government of India. In September 2005, Rajinikanth won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Chandramukhi. Freshly, he was selected as the Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007 by NDTV, competing against the likes of Shah Rukh Khan.

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      HK 3 years ago from London

      Cool videos...

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi great lens about super star Rajinikanth,

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I had fun reading about him. Fantastic man!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Fantastic fan lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      u are the best hero in tamil cinema

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      supersiva 5 years ago

      Super Star Rajnikanth - My favorite actor - He really deserve the title Style King.

      5 of his movies which I can watch over 100 times and counting - Baasha, Muthu, Padayappa,Sivaji and Enthiran. Waiting for his next animation movie Kochadayaan to be released soon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: yes dear

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: yes dear

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      all jaffna peoples [srilanka] fan of u. uare soooooooo great.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      all jaffna peoples are love u.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      May Rajinikanth be a super star that continues to rise in success for years to come to the delight of all his fans! A very nicely done tribute to southern India's great actor.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      great lens. but I prefer bollywood than kollywood

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      kathirjaz 7 years ago

      i am a fan of super star and awaiting for the movie sulthan the warrior

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      dr_eagleeye 7 years ago

      thanks for the info

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      Arc4life 7 years ago

      Nice Lens. I myself am a fan of indian movies, and I have seen this actor in some hindi films. I am not that familiar with south indian super stars, so this was nice to read about.

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      Sadheeskumar 7 years ago

      Wow, very good lens about our Super Star. I like this lens very much. Good Work Dude.

      Have a look at Rajinikanth stills in Enthiran and let me know your feedback. Thanks.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great lens!

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      Rich 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      It's always interesting to find out about celebrities from around the world. Nicely put together :)

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      Tyla MacAllister 8 years ago

      Great lens! I always like your lenses about Indian culture. I look forward to more.