Full name: Shivaji Rao Gaikwad
Born: December 12, 1950 (age 64), Vanivilas Women and Children Hospital, Bangalore, Mysore State, India.
Residence: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, producer, screenwriter, playback singer.
Years active 1975–present
Spouse: Latha Rajinikanth (m. 1981)
Children: Aishwarya R. Dhanush, Soundarya R. Ashwin
Awards: Padma Bhushan (2000), Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil,
Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. Rajinikanth struggled as an impoverished child. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor.
Legendary Superstar Rajinikanth and he has entered his 64th year. Rajinikanth today is phenomenon, a brand and a man of the masses. The transition of the bus conductor to onscreen hero to someone who can even change the game of politics has been slow and steady. Today, the Superstar can evoke emotions and command respect like no other actor can. His simplicity, humility and humane nature are what draw the common man to him and this is exactly what makes other stars respect him and look up to him. NNIS team wishes namma Rajinikanth a very happy birthday!