Shivaji Rao Gaekwad is a popular Indian film actor, known by all the movie lovers as Rajinikanth, his stage name. He is evergreen unique actor and the Superstar of Tamil industry.

Rags To Riches Story

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      Rajinikanth was born in a Marathi family, his father was a police constable and his mother was a housewife. He was the youngest of four siblings.

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      After his father’s retirement, when he was nine years old, he lost his mother.

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      Born into a lower-middle-class family, Rajinikanth has to face all the troubles of poverty.Rajinikanth started to work as a coolie and a carpenter and even carried sacks for money. He later became a bus conductor with Banglore Transport services.

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      During his stint as a conductor, he became people’s favorite and he grew interested in acting and started aspiring to be like famous south Indian actors like Shivaji Ganesan and M.G Ramachandran.

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      Rajinikanth was introduced by the celebrated director, K. Balachandar in the movie Aboorva Raagangal as a supporting artist.

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      Since then it has been more than 25 years and Rajinikanth has played every role from villain to blockbuster supernova, etc. Soon he became the most popular and sought after actor in especially in the 70s and 80s.

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      With popular movies like Mullum Malarum, Johnny, Thillu Mullu etc. He the colossal appreciation with his comedy roles.

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      In Hindi films he gained immense popularity with his massive roles in movies like Andha Kanoon, Insaniyat ke Devta and Jeet hamari, etc. He became Asia highest paid actor, when he signed Shivaji, for $4 Million.

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      Looking at his assets, Rajinikanth does not like spending on cars and he keeps only a modest collection of cars like a Honda Civic, a Premier Padmini Fiat, an Ambassador, a Toyota Innova and a Chevrolet Tavera.

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      Though Rajinikanth has many houses all over the country, still his most lavish house is in Pune with all the luxuries inside and plush greenery outside.