Rajinikanth Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Biography & More


About Rajinikanth

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad was born on December 12, 1950. His Indian actor and politician, Rajinikanth, is an independent political actor who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He started playing in plays while working for the Bangalore bus service as a bus driver. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to obtain a degree in performance. After his debut in K. Balachander’s drama Apoulva Raagangal (1975), his acting career began with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.

After winning 26 crores of rupees (the equivalent of 56 crores of rupees or 7.8 million dollars in 2017) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at ‘time. While working in other regional film industries in India, Rajinikanth also appeared in cinemas in other countries, including the American film Bloodstone (1988). In 2018, Rajinikanth won six Tamil Nadu Film Awards, four Best Actor Awards and two Best Actor Special Awards, as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor. In addition to acting, he also worked as a producer and scriptwriter. In addition to his film career, he is also a philanthropist, spiritualist and influences Dravidian politics.

The Indian government awarded him Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival in India (2014), he received the “Centennial Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year”.

Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari, a student at Ethiraj College for Women, who interviewed him for her university magazine. The wedding took place on February 26, 1981 in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The couple has two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth. Latha runs a school called “The Ashram”.

Aishwarya married actor Dhanush on November 18, 2004 and they have two sons, Yathra and Linga. Soundarya, her youngest daughter, works in the Tamil film industry as a director, producer and graphic artist. She married the industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar on September 3, 2010 and has a son, Ved Krishna. [1]Leora News


Name Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Nick-name Rajinikanth, Thalaiva, Superstar
Sex Male
Date Of Birth 12 December 1950 [2]Wikipedia
Age 70 Years (as in 2020)
Profession / Occupation Actor, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Philanthropist (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada)
Mother Tongue Kannada
Religion Hindu
Nation Indian
Caste Not Known
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Height / Weight 5′ 8” / 75kg
First Movie Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)
First Debut Movie Apoorva Raagangal (1975, Tamil)

Katha Sangama (1976, Kannada)

Anthuleni Katha (1976, Telugu)

Andha Kanoon (1983, Hindi)

Physical Stats

Height in Centimeters 173 cm
Height in Meters 1.73 m
Height in Feet Inches 5′ 8”
Weight 75kg
Body Measurement 40-33-12
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 33 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White (Semi-bald)


Father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad (Worked as a police constable)
Mother Jijabai (Homemaker)
Brothers Satyanarayana Rao (Elder), Nageshwara Rao (Elder)
Sisters Aswath Balubhai (Elder)
Marital Status Married (26 February 1981)
Wife Latha (m.1981-present)
Daughters Aishwarya (born in 1982), Soundarya (born in 1984)
Sons None
Uncle Not Known
Aunties Not Known

Personal Life

Education Qualification Diploma in Acting
School Acharya Paathshala in Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Vivekananda Balaka Sangha
College / University M.G.R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu
Others Not Known


Civilian Awards 2000: Padma Bhushan
2014: Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year
2016: Padma Vibhushan
National Honours Not Known
National Film Awards Not Known
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 actor 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.

Relationships & more

Girlfriends/ Affairs Silk Smitha (Actress), Latha (Producer, Singer)

Favorite Things

Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Sylvester Stallone
Favorite Actress Rekha, Hema Malini
Favorite Food Masala Dosa
Hobbies Reading, Photography, Drawing, Collecting antique things
Favorite Music Director Ilayaraja
Favorite Movies Veera Kesari (Kannada)
Favorite Book Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki, Amma Vanthal by T. Janakiraman
Favorite Politician Lee Kuan Yew (Former Prime Minister of Singapore)
Favorite Social Activist Anna Hazare
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Destination The Himalayas

Money Factor

Money Factor Rs. 40-45 Crores/film
Twitter @rajinikanth
Facebook Not Known
Instagram @rajinikanth/
Wikipedia @Rajinikanth_Actress


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