Rajinikanth Net Worth 2022, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Bio

Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor known for his style. His actual name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. In addition to acting, he also produces movies and is a screenwriter.

He is known for his dialogue delivery, stunt skills and mannerisms. His die-hard fans call him Thalaiva. He is the megastar of the south India cinema. He is famous and the biggest stars of the Asian subcontinent.

Rajinikanth Net Worth 2022

Rajinikanth has a net worth of $50 million. He earns most of the revenue from his films. He also made endorsement deals that actually contribute to this net worth. He takes 20 to 30 crore for every movie. He is the highest-paid actor after Jackie Chan.

Rajinikanth Biography

Full NameRajinikanth
Birth Date12th December 1950
Birth PlaceBangalore, India
ResidenceChennai, India
Age (as of 2022)72 Years
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Eye ColorDark Brown
Zodiac SignSagittarius
OccupationActor, Director, Producer
Marital StatusMarried
WifeLatha Rajinikanth

Early Life

Rajinikanth was born on 12th December 1950 in Karnataka, India to a Maratha Family. His roots are from Tamilnadu and Maharashtra. He is the youngest one in the family of four children.

His father Ramojirao Gaekwad is a police constable and his mother’s name is Jijabai. His mother passed away when he was just 8 years old. At a very young age, he faced many financial crises in his life.

After completing his high school, he worked as a coolie and as a carpenter. After doing all the menial jobs, he worked as a bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service.

Subsequently, he learned acting from the Madras Film Institute, where he met the famous and iconic director Balachander who suggested him to learn Tamil.

He got married to Latha Parthasarathy in the year 1981 and they have two children named Soundarya and Aishwarya.


He completed his schooling from Acharya Paathshala and then attended his high school from the Vivekananda Balaka Sangha.

Acting Career

He has an inspiring career that would motivate many people who have no filmy background to get into films and pursue their passion. The actor in him was identified in the school age.

He started doing stage dramas and took acting very seriously. He made his first debut as an actor with the movie Apoorva Raagangal in the year 1975. In the starting phase of his career, he played the antagonist roles.

He got his first break as an actor in the movie Chilakamma Cheppindi in the year 1977. He got his first commercial success with the movie, Billa, which is a remake of Don Movie.

Overall, he has acted in around 150 films. He also acted in one of the English films, Bloodstone. His movie Muthu was dubbed even in Japanese, which is an achievement for the actor where he gained fans from Japan.

He made his first Bollywood debut with the film, Kanoon. He acted in many films that have gone to make highest-grossing such as Chilakamma Cheppindi, Kaali, Garjanam, Chandramukhi, Sivaji, and Kabali and so on.


Rajinikanth has bagged many awards from different organizations and institutions for his mesmerizing and versatile acting.

  • In the year 2010, Forbes has listed him as one of the influential people in India. He clinched many Filmfare awards.
  • He also got a Centenary award.
  • NDTV has awarded him the title as one of the 25 greatest global living legends.
  • He also received many awards from the Tamilnadu government.

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