Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajnikanth) was born on December 12, 1949, in a Marathi family in Karnataka. Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor, Producer, Media personality, and cultural icon. He made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award-winning motion picture Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K. Balachander, whom the actor considers his mentor. Despite being a megastar of Tamil movies, he is not Tamil.
Name: Shivaji Rao Gaikwad
Other name: Rajani Kant, Rajni Kanth, Rajanikanth
Born: 12 December 1950
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Bangalore, Mysore State, India
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Language: Marathi, Tamil, Hindi.
Profession: Film Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
- Father: Ramoji Rao Gaikwad
- Mother: Jijabai
- Wife: Latha Rajinikanth
- Daughter: Aishwarya Rajinikanth, Soundarya Rajinikanth