Rajnikanth Tollywood Movie Star History

Rajinikanth, born Shivaji Rao Gaikwad on December 12, 1950, is an Indian actor who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He is one of the most popular and successful actors in India, and has been referred to as the “Superstar” of Tamil cinema.

Rajinikanth was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He began his career as a bus conductor before moving to Chennai to pursue a career in acting. He made his film debut in 1975 with the film Apoorva Raagangal, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.

Rajinikanth went on to star in many successful films, including Moondru Mugam (1982), Thalapathi (1991), Baasha (1995), Padayappa (1999), Enthiran (2010), and 2.0 (2018). He has also starred in a few Hindi films, including Rakshak (1992), Kaala (2018), and Darbar (2020).

Rajinikanth is known for his unique acting style, which includes his signature mannerisms and stylized line delivery. He is also known for his action films, which often feature him as a larger-than-life hero who fights for justice.

Rajinikanth is a cultural icon in India, and his films have been credited with popularizing Tamil cinema across the country. He is also a political figure, and has been a vocal supporter of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party.

Awards and honors

Rajinikanth has won numerous awards for his work, including:

  • Padma Bhushan (2000)
  • Padma Vibhushan (2016)
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2019)
  • National Film Award for Best Actor (1993)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil (10 times)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor (13 times)

Personal life

Rajinikanth is married to Latha Rajinikanth, and they have two daughters, Aishwarya and Soundarya.