Rajinikanth Height, Weight, Lifestyle, Personal Stats, Filmography, Awards, Biography

By Sonali Panda

May 31, 2018

INTRODUCTION AND BIO

Name

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad

Nickname

Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar

Profession

Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist

Age

68 Years

Date of Birth

12 December 1950

Birthplace

Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India

Nationality

Indian

Zodiac sign

Sagittarius

Signature

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School

Government Model Primary School, Gavipuram, Bengaluru

College

M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu

Education

Course in Acting

HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND BODY/FIGURE MEASUREMENTS:

Height

In centimetres- 173 cm
In meters- 1.73 m
In Feet Inches- 5’ 8”

Weight

In Kilograms- 73 kg
In Pounds- 161 lbs

Body Measurements

Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches

Shoe Size

N/A

Eye Colour

Dark Brown

Hair Colour

Salt & Pepper (Semi-bald)

MOVIE STATS:

Debut Film

Tamil: Apoorva Raagangal,  

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Kannada: Katha Sangama,

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Telugu: Anthuleni Katha,    

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English: Bloodstone,           

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Bollywood: Andha Kanoon,

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Bengali: BhagyaDevatha,

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Highest Grossing

Enthiran (2010)-1.32 billion

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Most popularly Paired With

Sridevi

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Biggest Hit

Sivaji: The Boss

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Biggest Flop

Baba (2002)

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Popular Characters Played by

Chitti in Enthiran (2010)  

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Sivaji Arumugam in Sivaji (2007)

Brand Endorsements

N/A

SOCIAL LIFE, FAMILY, PETS, AND HUMANITARIAN WORK:

Parents

Father-Ramoji Rao Gaekwad     

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Mother-Jijabai (Homemaker)

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Brother

Satyanarayana Rao(Elder)

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Nageswara Rao(Elder)

Sister

Aswath Balubhai (Elder)

Relatives

Dhanush (Son-in-law)

Friends

Raj Bahadur, Kamal Hassan

Charity and associations

During the recent Chennai floods, the veteran actor cancelled his birthday celebrations and donated Rs. 10 crores towards relief. He has donated Rs 10 crore to the popular shrine of Sri Raghavendra in Mantralaya.

PERSONAL STATS:

Religion

Hinduism

Address

18, Raghava Veera Avenue, Poes Garden, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

Hobbies

Travelling, Reading, Gardening

LIFESTYLE:

House

18, Raghava Veera Avenue, Poes Garden, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

Cars and bikes

Cars Collection -Premier Padmini Fiat, Chevrolet Tavera, Toyota Innova, Ambassador, Honda Civic

Bikes Collection- Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ

Pets

N/A

FAVOURITE THINGS:

Favourite food and cuisine

Masala Dosa

Favourite beverage

Juice & Curd

Favourite actors

Amitabh Bachchan,            

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Kamal Haasan,

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Sylvester Stallone

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Favourite actresses

Rekha,                      

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Hema Malini

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Favourite films

Mullum Malarum,      

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Veera Kesari (Kannada)

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Favourite song

Neruppu Da

Favourite singer

N/A

Favourite musician

Ilayaraja

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Favourite colours

Black

Favourite sport

Cricket

Favourite perfume

N/A

Favourite sportsman

Sachin Tendulkar

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Favourite book

Books are written by Sri Ramana Maharishi, Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki, Amma Vanthal by T. Janakiraman

Favourite co-stars

N/A

Favourite hotel

N/A

Favourite holiday destination

The Himalayas

Favourite designer

N/A

Favourite vehicle

N/A

Favourite brand

N/A

WEALTH:

Net worth

$55 million

Salary

40-45 crore/film (INR)

RELATIONSHIPS:

Marital Relationships

Married to Latha (Producer, Singer, m.1981-present)

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Past relationship

Silk Smitha (Actress)       

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Latha (Producer, Singer)

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Extramarital

N/A

Children

Daughter-Aishwarya (born in 1982)      

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Soundarya (born in 1984)

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INTERESTING UNKNOWN FACTS:

He lost his mother at a young age after which he was raised by his father and his elder brothers. 

Before becoming an actor he did odd jobs in Chennai and Bengaluru such as a carpenter, a coolie, and a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS). As a bus conductor, he used to get INR 750.

As he was keen on acting, he joined the Madras Film Institute, and during one of his stage performance, he met the director, K Balachander, who offered him a role in his Tamil film. Until that time, he was not good at speaking Tamil, but he quickly learned it and master the language. 

He met his wife, Latha when a group of college girls came to take his interview, where Latha was leading the group. Rajinikanth got so much attracted to Latha that he proposed to her on the same day.

In 2007, he became the highest paid Asian actor after Jackie Chan, when he was paid INR 26 crore for the film ‘Sivaji.’

Meena is the only actress who has worked with him as a child actor and as his heroine.

His fans celebrate his birthday (12 December) as ‘World Style Day’ or ‘International Style Day.’

His much famous style of tossing cigarette came from an incidence when he wanted to join a gang in his school, as they were his seniors so they refused, after which he thought he would impress the guys with this trick. He used to practice this trick in bushes of the school. 

5 FAMOUS QUOTES:

You can’t find GOD anywhere Because he is within you.

When Desire ends, Peace begins.

You don’t have to be a good person. THINK that you want to be one and you will be.

Without a Creator, there is no Creation. Therefore, God exists.

God is as powerful as your faith in him.

5 MOST POPULAR DIALOGUES:

Padayappa: En Vazhi Thani Vazhi...( The path I walk will be unique. )

Annamalai: Naan solrathaiyum seiyven.. sollathathium seiyven...(I`ll do what I say, and also what I don`t say)

Sivaji - Paninga dhaan kootama varum, Singam single la than varum. ( only pigs come as a group, lion comes to a battle all alone )

Baba: Katham..Katham.. Mudinchathu mudinchu pottchu.. ( It`s already over. Past is past)

Basha: Kettavangaluku Aandavan Neraya Kodupan, Aana Kai Vittuduvan. Nallavangala Aandavan Sodhipan, Aana kai vidamatan.

(God gives a lot of things too bad people, but he will let them fail eventually. God tests good people a lot, but He will never let them down)

CONTROVERSIES:

In 2014, Rajinikanth got the stay from the Madras High Court to stop the release of Bollywood film `Main Hoon Rajinikanth.` Later, the name of the film was changed to `Main Hoon Part-Time Killer.`

In 2015, the Madras High Court issued a notice to Rajinikanth, on a plea by a financier to take action against the director, Kasthuri Raja, father of the Dhanush. The financier also claimed that he gave money to Kasthuri Raja after he had used Rajinikanth`s name. He wanted Rajinikanth to `initiate action against his relative for misusing his name without his consent.`

In 2017, Lyca Productions announced that Rajinikanth will unveil a housing scheme by its charity wing `Gnanam Foundation` for displaced Tamils in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. After this announcement, the pro-Tamil protested against Rajinikanth`s visit.

DIET PLAN AND WORKOUT:

Work out type

Yoga and Meditation

Diet type

Non-Vegetarian

PERSONAL HABITS:

Smokes or not

No

Illness

N/A

Other Businesses

N/A

AWARDS

Year

Award

Honoring body

1984

Kalaimamani

Government of Tamil Nadu

1989

MGR Award

Government of Tamil Nadu

2000

Padma Bhushan

Government of India

2007

Indian Entertainer of the Year

NDTV

2007

Raj Kapoor Award

Government of Maharashtra

2007

Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema

Vijay Awards

2011

Entertainer of the Decade

NDTV

2011

MGR-Sivaji Award

Government of Tamil Nadu

2011

Most Stylish actor

NDTV

2013

The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends

NDTV

2014

Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year

International Film Festival of India

2016

Padma Vibhushan

Government of India

2016

NTR National Award

Nandi Awards


Cinema Express Awards:

Year

Film(s)

Category

1984

Nallavanuku Nallavan

Best Actor

1985

Sri Raghavendra

Best Actor

1988

Bloodstone

Best Achiever

1991

Thalapathy

Best Actor

1992

Annamalai

Best Actor

1993

Valli

Best Story Writer

1995

BaashhaMuthu

Best Actor


Filmfans Association Awards:

Year

Film(s)

Category

1979

Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai

Best Actor

1982

Enkeyo Ketta Kural

Best Actor

1984

Nallavanuku Nallavan

Best Actor

1985

Sri Raghavendra

Best Actor

1991

Thalapathy

Best Actor

1992

Annamalai

Best Actor

1993

Valli

Best Story Writer

1995

BaashhaMuthu

Best Actor


Filmfare Awards South:

Year

Film(s)

Category

1984

Nallavanukku Nallavan

Best Actor


South Screen Awards:

Year

Film

Category

1995

Peddarayudu

Best Actor


Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:

Year

Film

Category

1978

Mullum Malarum

Special Award

1982

Moondru Mugam

Special Award

1989

Various films

Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award- MGR Award

1995

Muthu

Best Actor

1999

Padayappa

Best Actor

2005

Chandramukhi

Best Actor

2007

Sivaji

Best Actor


Vijay Awards:

Year

Film

Category

2007

Sivaji

Favourite Hero

2009

Lifetime films

Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema

2010

Enthiran

Best Villain

Favourite Hero

2014

Lingaa




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