actor, writer, producer

Rajinikanth was born on Dec 12, 1950 in India. Rajinikanth's big-screen debut came with Anthuleni Katha directed by K. Balachander in 1976, strarring Murthy (as Rajnikanth). Rajinikanth is known for Enthiran directed by S. Shankar, Rajinikanth stars as Dr. Vaseegaran and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Sana. Rajinikanth has got 26 awards and 9 nominations so far. The most recent award Rajinikanth achieved is National Film Awards, India. The upcoming new movie Rajinikanth plays is Baba which will be released on Dec 11, 2022.

Rajinikanth has been a superstar in the Tamil movie industry since the 70s. He is one of the highest earning actors in Asia. Primarily starring in Tamil movies, he has also worked in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Hollywood movies. He was born in Bangalore (India), and was employed as a bus conductor before he joined the Madras Film Institute. He made his debut in Katha Sangama (1976) and became a star with Apoorva Raagangal (1975) . His unique acting style is characterized by trademark gestures such as flipping a cigarette in the air and catching it with his mouth. He played varied roles successfully and is considered as an actor who can easily perform action, drama, and comedy. He is not very popular for his dancing, which is considered a crucial art for actors in Indian Movies. His performances in movies such as Mullum Malarum (1978), Aarilirunthu Arubathuvarai (1979), Johnny (1980) in the 70's and 80's to movies such as Kabali (2016) recently, are considered to be examples of his acting abilities. His performances as an action-superstar overshadow his critically acclaimed performances in these movies. The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year".

  • Birthday

    Dec 12, 1950
  • Place of Birth

    Bangalore, Mysore State, India
  • Also known

    راجینیکن, Rajnikanth, Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajini, 拉吉尼卡特, Раджникант, 라지 니칸 스, Rajini kanth, Super Star, ラジニカント, රජිනිකාන්ත්, ரஜினிகாந்த், Rajni kanth

Known For


26 wins & 9 nominations

National Film Awards, India
Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Winner - Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards
Best Actor
Winner - Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award
Kabali (2016)
Best Villain - Male
Winner - Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award
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