25 Interesting Facts About Rajinikanth
Most people know that Rajinikanth used to be a bus conductor before becoming an actor, but people are still unaware of how his entry in films happened. On the occasion of Rajinikanth’s birthday, Fastnfact.com is telling you some interesting facts about Rajnikanth and his life.
FACT#1. Rajinikanth’s real name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad, Rajinikanth was born on December 12, 1950, in a Maratha family in Bangalore, Karnataka
FACT#2. Rajinikanth lost his mother at the age of five. So their life was difficult from the beginning.
FACT#3. Rajinikanth was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan on behalf of the Government of India in the year 2000.
FACT#4. Rajinikanth has worked as “Carpenter”, then “Coolie” and then “Bus Conductor in BTS” before appearing in films.
FACT#5. Rajinikanth is an actor as well as a producer and screenwriter.
FACT#6. Film shows usually start at 12 o’clock in single-screen theaters. In many of Rajinikanth’s films, this happened when the audience reached outside the theater at five in the morning and the cinema owners had to start the show only.
FACT#7. When Rajinikanth’s scene comes on screen, the audience tosses coins on him. At times, the curtains of the cinema were torn when several coins came together. Later, coins were banned in cinemas in South India.
FACT#8. Rajinikanth is one of the actors in the Hindi film industry who is playing the lead hero after the age of 60. He will be seen in the role of “Yodha” in his upcoming film Kochokodaiya.
FACT#9. Rajinikanth was a bus conductor. He later appeared in films. After coming into films, Rajinikanth’s magic began to speak. He became a superstar of South films on seeing this.
FACT#10. Techniques that are not being adopted even in Hindi films, Rajinikanth, for his films, tries. Rajinikanth has done this technique in his hit film “Robot” before “Kochokodaiyan”.
FACT#11. Rajinikanth is a superstar. The film is sold in his own name, but he has kept the rule that if the film does not run, he returns the money.
FACT#12. Rajinikanth loves cricket, football, and basketball and also very fond of cars, he has many cars from the old-fashioned Fiat to the BMW series.
FACT#13. The “Robot” is Tamil’s first film which was included in IMDB’s Top 50 films in 2010.
FACT#14. If anyone goes to Rajinikanth to ask for help, do not send him empty-handed. Rajinikanth is very kind in real life.
FACT#15. Rajinikanth belongs to a Marathi family but he has not made a single Marathi film.
FACT#16. His first film was titled “Apoorva Ragangal”.
FACT#17. Rajinikanth’s fans have built a temple in South India in his name.
FACT#18. Rajinikanth has done Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Bengali films.
FACT#19. Rajinikanth is the youngest of his four siblings, and Rajinikanth ji has two daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya
FACT#20. Rajinikanth is one of the actors in the Hindi film industry who is playing the lead hero after the age of 60.
FACT#21. His elder daughter Aishwarya is married to actor Dhanush. His younger daughter, Beauty, is married to industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar.
FACT#22. The pair of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan became very popular, both have worked together in 18 films so far.
FACT#23. Rajinikanth took 26 crores for the 2007 film Shivaji, at that time Rajinikanth was the most expensive actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.
FACT#24. Rajinikanth, who once worked as a conductor, is one of the highest-paid actors in Asia. According to media reports- Rajinikanth had charged 40 to 60 crores for the film ‘Kabali’. At the same time, Rajinikanth collected a hefty amount for the film 2.0 released last year. He took Rajinikanth for his film ‘2.0’, which was released last year, took around 80 crores fee.
FACT#25. Rajinikanth, who made everything fine on the screen, raised his two daughters with a lot of love. Rajinikanth was shaken by a crisis in the life of his younger daughter Soundarya. Actually, Soundarya was married to Chennai-based businessman Ashwin Ramkumar, but after some time both of them started living separately. When things started flying, Soundarya had tweeted that the news about my marriage is correct. We have been living apart for more than a year and negotiations are going on on the divorce case. I request you to respect the privacy of my family. After this, both of them got divorced. Ashwin and Soundarya also have a son. Soundarya married actor-businessman Vishgan Vangamudi after this. Rajinikanth always supported in every happiness and sorrow of daughters.