Actor Rajinikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a Maratha family in Karnataka, India. His ancestors are from the village of NachiKuppam in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu. He was the fourth child of his parents, Jijabai and Ramojirao Gaekwad, a police constable. He lost his mother at the age of eight. He did his schooling at the Acharya Paathshala in Basavanagudi, Bangalore and then at the Vivekananda Balaka Sangha.
|Born||Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
12 December 1950
Bangalore, Mysore State, India
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation||Film actor, producer, screenwriter, playback singer.|
|Awards||Padma Bhushan (2000)|