Rajinikanth Biography –
He was named Shivaji Rao Gaikwad at birth but when he appeared on the silver screen was addressed as Hello, Rajni sir! Mind it.Enjoy Rajinikanth Biography.
We’re talking about super-star Rajnikanth.
Childhood : Rajinikanth Biography
He was born on 12th December 1950. He was born in a Maharashtrian family. His mother Ramabai was a housewife and his father Ramojirao Gaikwad was a police constable. It was a part of the Bangalore-Mysore state. It’s a part of the state of Karnataka now.
Rajnikanth was named Shivajirao Gaikwad after the famous personality Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. ‘If the words are strong then even small words become important and they can have
an impact on the ears.’
He learned both Marathi and Kannada language in his childhood. They were four siblings. Rajnikanth was the youngest. His elder brothers are Satyanarayan Rao and Nageswar Rao. His sister’s name is Aswath Balubhai. After his father’s retirement, their family shifted to Hanumant Nagar in Bangalore.
He was only nine years old at this time. His mother expired when he was very young. He continued his schooling. He did his schooling from Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School.
He was admitted in math (Hindu monastery) of Ramkrishna Mission. He was taught about Indian
tradition and history here. He would also participate in the dramas organized by them.
Career : Rajinikanth Biography
After performing in one such drama Rajnikanth decided to take up acting as a career. The drama was based on Mahabharata. He played the role of Ekalavya’s friend in the drama. Kannada poet DR Bendre saw his performance and was greatly impressed.
He changed his school to Acharya Pathshala Public school. He would often participate
in the school dramas. As the financial condition of his family wasn’t good Rajnikanth did odd jobs
besides completing his education. He worked as a porter, a carpenter.
He also worked as a bus conductor in Bangalore bus services.
He was working as bus conductor when he got to play a role for Kannada playwright Topi Muniayappa. He used this opportunity to the hilt. He came to know about Madras film Institute during this time. His family didn’t want him to learn acting.
But his friend and colleagues Raj Bahadur encouraged him to learn acting. He also helped him financially. Tamil film director K Balachandra saw him there. He advised that he should learn Tamil. He knew Marathi and Kannada. When he learned Tamil there was no looking back.
He acted in 1975 Tamil film ‘Apoorva Raagangal’. It was followed by ‘Katha Sangama’. He featured in a different film named ‘Puttanna Kanagal’.
Rajnikanth never looked back after that. He started winning hearts. By the 90s he was the biggest commercial entertainer. He worked in Hindi films with superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
In 1993 he wrote his first screenplay. The name of the film was ‘Valli‘. Be it comedy or serious films,
Rajnikanth performed all characters with great élan. The list of the awards and honors he received is a long one.
Personal Life : Rajinikanth Biography
If we take a look at his personal life we see that he got married to Lata Rangachari. She was a student of
Prithviraj College for Women. She had come to interview Rajnikanth for a magazine. They got married on 26th February 1981. Their wedding venue was Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
He has two daughters Aishwarya Rajnikanth and Soundarya Rajnikanth. Aishwarya is married
to renowned actor Dhanush. They’ve two sons Yatra and Linga.
His younger daughter Saundarya works as producer and director of Tamil films. She got married to Ashwin Ramkumar. People kept guessing when the Thalaiva (boss) would join politics. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister
Amma Jayalalitha’s demise there were rumors that Rajnikanth
would join politics very soon.
On 31st December 2017 it was decided that Thalaiva Rajnikanth everybody’s favorite super-star would contest Tamil Nadu’s state election in 2021. This is how Rajnikanth entered the field of politics. His contemporary super-star Kamal Hassan became an active politician.
They’re active both in politics and in films. Rajnikanth’s acting, action
and style is unique and different.
Rajnikanth will always occupy a place of pride in Indian cinema.