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Rajinikanth Biography

About Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth born  Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, December 12, 1950 is one of the most influential and bankable movie stars in the Indian film industry, specifically the Tamil film industry. He lost his mother at the age of five. He did his schooling at the Acharya Paathshala in Bangalore (N.R.Colony) and then at the Vivekananda Balaka Sangha. Rajinikanth struggled a lot during his early age because of poverty. Although his mother-tongue is Marathi,he has not acted in any Marathi movies yet. He began his career doing various jobs in Bangalore. He also attended a theatre for stage plays. Before starting his career in the film industry, he worked as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service in Bangalore.He married Laatha on February 26, 1981, at the age of 31 in Tirumala - Tirupati and they have two children: Aishwariya and Soundarya Rajinikanth.Rajnikanth's mass popularity and appeal is largely drawn from his mannerisms and stylized delivery of dialogue. He received India's third highest honour, the Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2000.He was reportedly paid Rs. 25 crores about USD 6.25 Million for his latest blockbuster Sivaji, making him the highest paid actor in Asia after
Jackie Chan.

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