- Birthday12 December, 1950
- Fun Trivia:His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.
- Famous Quote:God gives a lot of things to bad people, but he will fail them eventually. God tests good people a lot but he will never let them down.
Born and raised in Bangalore, Rajinikanth developed interest in acting when he was working as a bus conductor with Bangalore Transport Service. Alongside his job, he started acting in plays and eventually joined the Madras Film Institute in 1973 to pursue a diploma in acting. Rajinikanth made his film debut with the 1975 Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal and went to play antagonist in several Tamil films. Thalapathy, Annamalai, Chaalbaaz, Sivaji, Enthiran and Kabali are some of the best known films of the actor. Winner of one Filmfare Award – South, he was conferred the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.