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    Tamil cinema Industry Has Formed So Many Hero’s .But the usual Actor Rajinikanth Is Not Only In Thousand,not only in lakh,one of the person in crore. Like a most people rajini is also a black in color. In earlier days, he had a compulsion that he must act only a rogue character. The crime that “He doesn’t know all the different kinds of acting”. Then He changed all these minus into plus and rajini himself altered as a superstar.

    SUPERSTAR RAJINIKANTH (born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad on Dec 12, 1949) is an Indian film actor and Tamil cinema super star, media person, and cultural icon. He made his debut as an actor in APOORVA RAAGANGAL [1975], a Tamil film directed by Kollywood director k. Balachander, whom the actor consider him as a mentor.

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    Rajini also worked as a producer and screenwriter. None of his film career, he is also a spiritualist and serves as an influence in the Politics of Tamil Nadu.

    Super star Rajini is a receiver of the Padma Bhushan, India's third maximum national honor, for his contribution to Indian cinema. Post-1978, he became known as the "superstar" of Tamil cinema and has held a matinee icon status in the popular culture of India.

    He was named one of the most powerful persons in South Asia by Asia week. While acting in many Indian languages, he has also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including the United States. After being paid Indian Rupee 26 crores (US$5.9 million) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he became the utmost paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.

    Rajinikanth was born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a Maharashtrian family, to mother Jijabai and father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, on December 12, 1949 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He was the youngest of four children and has two older brothers and a sister. After the death of his mother at the age of 5, he struggled with an poor lifestyle during his early days During that time, he often did odd jobs as a coolie in his community. He attended the Acharya Patasala for elementary education and had his higher education at the Ramakrishna Mission in Bangalore.

    Between 1966 and 1973 he worked in many places in Chennai and Bangalore. He performed various jobs before joining the then BANGALORE TRANSPORT SERVICE (BTS) as a bus conductor in Bangalore. In 1973, his friend and colleague RAJ BAHADUR motivated him to link in the Madras Film Institute and also fiscally supported him for 2 years during his studies. During this time when he was acting in a Kannada play at the Film Institute in Chennai he caught the eye of director K. BALACHANDER, a director known for introducing talented, new faces into the Tamil film industry. The director advised him to study to speak Tamil, an advice that Rajinikanth promptly followed and which proved to be very useful in his career.

    His movie MUTHU was dubbed into Japanese and became a major hit in Japan. In 2005, his film CHANDRAMUKHI was dubbed in German and released in all German-speaking nations. In spite of his first language being Marathi, Rajinikanth has not yet acted in any Marathi films.

    Rajinikanth debuted in Tamil cinema as a cancer patient in APOORVA RAAGANGAL in 1975 next to Kamal Haasan. K. Balachander gave him a small role as the not-good husband of Srividya.

    The majority of his movies released during the nineties were tremendously successful, notably THALAPATHY, MANNAN, ANNAMALAI, VEERA, BADSHA, MUTHU AND PADAYAPPA. Rajinikanth wrote his first screenplay and made a special appearance in the film VALLI (1993). His film BADSHA emerged as an industrial record.

    He starred in BABA (2002) for which he had also written the screenplay. The story revolved around a gangster who later engages in religion. It fell short of market expectations and the high bids reportedly translated to heavy losses for the distributors. Rajini himself repaid the losses incurred by the distributors.

    PATTALI MAKKAL KATCHI LEADER S. RAMADOSS damned him for smoking and posing with beedis in the film. He was criticized for spoiling Tamil youth by glorifying smoking and drinking. PMK volunteers attacked theatres which screened the movie Baba and appropriated film rolls and burnt it.

    After gossip that Rajinikanth would next work with K. S. Ravikumar again, it was finally revealed that he was signed up for Chandramukhi, to be directed by P. Vasu. The film eventually broke the record of being the longest running Tamil film as of 2007.

    Just after Chandramukhi's' release, it was reported that AVM Productions were to produce a film directed by S. Shankar starring Rajinikanth, the largest collaboration yet for a Tamil film. The film was titled Sivaji and released on June 15, 2007 after two years of filming and production. It became the first Tamil movie to be charted as one of the top-ten best films of United Kingdom and South Africa box-offices upon release. Rajinikanth received a salary of Indian Rupee 26 crores, approximately US $5.3 million at the time, for his role the film, which made him become the second highest paid actor in all of Asia.

    During a visit to Japan in 2006, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acknowledged the success of Muthu in the country during a speech, justifying the positive relationship between the two nations.

    In October 2010, Grady Hendrix, a writer from the New York Asian Film Festival produced an editorial about Rajinikanth, describing his mass appeal in India. The article and its writer were featured on WNYC, a local American radio station based in New York City, New York, United States, in an 11-minute commentary on Rajinikanth.

    He married Latha Rangachari, an Iyengar, on February 26, 1981, at the age of 31 in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. They have two daughters named AISHWARYA RAJINIKANTH and SOUNDARYA RAJINIKANTH. His wife, LATHA RAJINIKANTH, currently runs a school named The Ashram. His elder daughter, Aishwarya Rajinikanth, married actor Dhanush on November 18, 2004 and they have two sons named YATHRA AND LINGA. His younger daughter, Soundarya Rajinikanth, works in the film industry as a director, producer and graphic designer. She married businessman Ashwin Ramkumar on September 3, 2010.

    RAJINIKANTH JOINED IN SUPPORT OF TAMIL ACTOR AJITH KUMAR, who spoke against the forceful inclusion of Tamil cinema personae in political affairs. He attended an event organized in support of the Sri Lankan Tamil cause with the Tamil film union in late 2008, taking part in a one-day fast challenging the government of Sri Lanka to stop the war, the murder of innocent civilians and to give Tamil their rights and their traditional land, stating this was the best interests for the people of the island.

    Rajinikanth was awarded the Entertainer of the Decade Award by NDTV in 2011 by Indian Home Minister of Affairs P. Chidambaram.


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