Actor Rajinikanth


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 (age 64)
Bangalore, Mysore State, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actor, producer, screenwriter, playback singer.
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Latha Rangachari
  • Aishwarya R. Dhanush
  • Soundarya R. Ashwin
Awards Padma Bhushan (2000)

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