Rajnikant aka Shivaji Rao Gaikwad was born in Marathi family on December 12, 1950, in Bangalore, Mysore State, India. Rajinikanth is one of the most successful and highly paid movie stars for unique dialogue delivery stylish mannerisms, and screen presence, in Asia precisely in India. He is the youngest of four siblings and he lost his mother when he was only five.
He after moved to TamilNadu with his family and went to Acharya pathshala in Hosur, Tamil Nadu where started paying interest in acting. After completing his school, he was wondering around and doing small jobs as coolie and carpenter earning him two-time bread a day. Finally, he was recruited as a bus conductor by the BTS(Bangalore Transport Service).
Along with his job he started acting on plays in theater under a guidance of Topi Muniappa, a Kannada playwright. Through the financial help of his friend Raj bahadur, he made the decision to join Madras Film institute that was offering certain courses on acting. His bright talent could not hide away and it was making his way throughout when he was playing in theater and he was noted by Tamil film director K. Balachander and met him backstage and advised him to learn the Tamil language.
And it was the life-changing advice he had ever followed and after that Rajnikant was unstoppable. That Tamil film director gave him first break in movie Tamil movie ‘Apoorva Raagangal'(1975) making his official debut in the film industry. After that, he played in more than hundred films and some of his super hits includes Shivaji, Eutherian(Robot), Baba, Bairavi, Ninaithale Inikkum, This Mallu, Moondru Mudichu and all of them were also translated in Hindi.
His latest movie ‘Kabali'(2016) was the only movies that used the private jet to advertised the movie and theaters of India had seen that huge crowd of people after a long time. There are a lot to know about this highest paid Asian actor that can not be detailed in one article. Let’s have look at his net worth, his family and relationship and his car collection.
Rajnikanth Net Worth
What does expect the net worth of this highly talented actor, once a bus conductor in BST? The estimated network of Rajnikanth is staggering $60 million Us dollars as of 2017. In 2007, he made staggering $4.1 million US Dollars from movies ‘Sivaji’ Making him India’s highest paid actor in that year.
In 2002 he made $5.9 million US dollars (around 40 crore INR) from movie ‘Baba’. Salary from movie Chandramukhi(2005) was about $2.9 million US dollars(20 crore INR). And finally, in 2014 he alone made $5 million(37 crore INR) US dollars from other film projects. His movies like Robot and Kabali hit the box office and his earning from those movies are unknown.
Being a really famous and highly talented actor along with millions in his bank, what do you expect from his car collection? He does not have any super and luxury car in the collection but that’s the simplicity making him even more popular. He has, in his car collection, a Honda civic, Chevy Tavera, Toyota Innova and the old one Premier Padmini.
When it comes to the house, he has made good property investment having the house in Chennai and his most luxurious house is in Pune.
Son in Marathi family of his mother Ramabai (housewife) and father Ramoji Rao (a police constable) has four siblings and he is the youngest one. His mother died when he was 5 years old. Though this 67-year-old actor Rajinikanth is now married to Latha Rangachari and wedding took place in February 1981. They have two beautiful daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth and Aishwarya is married to popular Bollywood and South Indian actor Dhanush. Dhanush and Aishwarya have two children as well. His second daughter Soundarya is a movie producer, director and also talented graphic designer married to the south Indian businessman.
His last movie Kabali was the super hit even the promotion was done by using private jet covered in the movie poster. Now people are waiting for his upcoming movie Robot 2 which is staring Bollywood King Akshay Kumar and of course Rajnikanth.
A great actor started his journey as the bus conductor now became the super star and Asia’s highest paid actor. People across the India admire him for his simplicity and helping nature. Hope his upcoming movie Robot 2 will be a great success. Rajnikanth proving himself as Inspiration and Idol for people around the globe as his movies are not just limited to India but it releases even other parts of the world.