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Rajinikanth – Shivaji Rao Gaekwad

Movies | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod, Interactive

Early Life and Education

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad or Rajinikanth, the famous Tamil film Actor was born in a Marathi family at Bengaluru, India. His parents were Ramoji Rao Gaekwad and Ramabai. He has two elder brothers and a sister. Rajinikanth lost his mother at the age of nine. He had his primary education in Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School. Later he was enrolled in Ramkrishna Math.

11 Facts about Rajinikanth

  1. Rajinikanth was born on December 12, 1950.
  2. He received Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year.
  3. He won Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award.
  4. He received Padma Vibhushan ( 2016)
  5. He received Padma Bhushan (2000)
  6. At present he resides in Bangalore.
  7. He began his career by acting in plays.
  8. In his early life he worked as a bus conductor.
  9. He is married to Latha Rajinikath and have two children.
  10. He is also a philanthropist and spiritualist.
  11. He worked as producer and screenwriter as well.

8 Life Transforming Quotes from Superstar Rajinikanth

  1. Meditation is the key to energy.
  2. I will die poor but not as a coward.
  3. God gives a lot of things to bad people, but he will let them fail eventually. God tests good people a lot, but he will never let them down.
  4. You won’t get anything without hard work. What you get without hard work will never fructify.
  5. Where there is a creation, there should be a creator.
  6. Whether you have Maruti or BMW, the road remains the same. Whether you travel economy class or business, your destination doesn’t change. Whether you have a Titan or a Rolex, the time is the same. There is nothing wrong in dreaming a luxurious life. What needs to be taken care of is not let need become greed. Because needs can always be met, but greed can never be fulfilled.
  7. A greedy man and an angry woman have never lived prosperously.
  8. I cannot be an ordinary man, move around like people do, go out eat in a restaurant or take a walk. Perhaps, this is what I have lost.

His debut film was in Tamil named Apoorva Raagangal (1975). Some of his renowned films are Kabali (2016), Enthiran (2010), Baasha (1995) Lingaa (2014), Sivaji (2007), Muthu (1995), Padaiyappa (1999).

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