Celebrated Name: Rajinikanth
Real Name/Full Name: Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 12 December 1950
Birth Place: Bengaluru, India
Nationality: Indian
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 75 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Latha Rajinikanth (m. 1981)
Children: Yes (Aishwarya, Soundarya)
Profession: Actor
Net Worth in 2024: $70 million
Last Updated: June 2024

India’s biggest film star Shivaji Rao Gaekwad is famous as name Rajinikanth. He is also a screenwriter and film producer. He is most popular for his and stylized delivery of dialogue, mannerisms, and stunt skills. In the Indian film industry, he is designated as Thalaiva. The megastar of South Indian movies, Rajinikanth, is one of the most popular and biggest stars in the Asia subcontinent also.

Maybe you know about Rajinikanth very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Rajinikanth’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Rajinikanth was born on 12 December 1950 in a Maratha family in Karnataka, India. His ancestors were from Maharastra and Tamil Nadu. He was the youngest of four children of his parents. His mother was Jijabai and his father, Ramojirao Gaekwad. His father was a police constable. At the age of eight, he lost his mother. At his tender age, he attended the Acharya Paathshala in Bangalore. Afterward, he completed his high school from the Vivekananda Balaka Sangha.

Rajinikanth struggled a lot to earn money at his youth. After passing out from school, he worked as a coolie and carpenter, and later, he started working as a bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service. Afterward, he joined Madras Film Institute to learn acting where Tamil film director K. Balachander advised him to learn Tamil.

Personal life

In 1981, he married Latha Parthasarathy, and the couple has two daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 December 1950, Rajinikanth is 73 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 75 Kg.


Rajinikanth started acting in his school days. He started acting in stages from where he wanted to take acting seriously. He made his debut in the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal in 1975. In his early days of acting, he got negative roles. His first film as the lead actor in Telegu film Chilakamma Cheppindi in 1977. He got first commercial success through the film Billa, a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s film Don.

He has acted in over 150 films to date. He did only one English film named Bloodstone. His film Muthu was dubbed in Japanese and became super hit in Japan. His first Bollywood film was Andha Kanoon. Some of his famous and hit films are Chilakamma Cheppindi, Kaali, Naan Potta Saval, Garjanam, Paayum Puli, Chandramukhi, Sivaji, Enthiran, and Kabali, etc.

Awards & Achievement

In his entire career, Rajinikanth got many awards from various organizations and institutions. After his film Sivaji, he became the second-highest-paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan. In 2010, Forbs India placed him in the Most Influential Indian list. He got many Filmfare Awards in his life. He was named Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.

In 2014 this award was given at the 45th International Film Festival of India. NDTV awarded him with 25 Greatest Global Living Legends title. The government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan. The Tamil Nadu government honored him with the awards like Kalaimamani, MGR Award, and MGR-Sivaji Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Rajinikanth in 2024

Rajinikanth Net Worth 2019As of June 2024, Rajinikanth has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Most of his earnings come from his appearance in films. He also earns a lot from the endorsement deals. He takes around 20-30 crore rupees per film.

He has a big luxurious bungalow in Poes Garden, Chennai, and a glamorous home are in Pune. He leads a very simple life with spiritual thoughts. He has some best in class cars like Toyota Innova MPV, BMW 7-series luxury sedan, Padmini sedan, Aston Martin, Honda Civic, Toyota Qualis and an Ambassador.

Rajinikanth is not only an actor but also a politician and philanthropist. He entered into politics in 2017, forming a new political party. He supports the Corneal transplantation campaign and the anti-corruption movement. He is the only Indian actor whose life history is in the syllabus of Central Board of Secondary Education. For many Indians, he is the superhero.


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