Started his career as a character artiste, Rajinikanth eventually emerged as the Kollywood Superstar by delivering back to back blockbusters. Made his debut with the Tamil film, Apoorva Raagangal under the direction of K Baalachander, Rajini did a supporting role in the movie and has his colleague Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Later, Rajini debuted in Kannada with a film titled, Katha Sangama. In the same year, Rajinikanth made his Telugu debut with a film titled, Anthuleni Katha as a supporting actor. Later, for almost five years Rajinikanth did straight films in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu languages. He even debuted in Malayalam with the film, Allauddinum Arputha Vilakkum. Eventually, Rajinikanth settled as the lead actor in Tamil and later all his Tamil films are being simultaneous dubbed in other South languages and in Hindi. To date, Rajinikanth acted in more than 160 films including the recently released family drama, Annaatthe. Now, we bring you the Net Worth, Lifestyle, Car Collection details of the legendary actor/entertainer.
Net Worth is usually calculated as Current Assets minus Current Liabilities. In that context, Rajanikanth’s Net Worth is said to be $50 million which is Rs 378 crore for the year 2021. To simplify, Rajinikanth’s Net Worth per month is Rs 31.5 crore.
As per reports, Rajinikanth’s main source of in from movies and family businesses. The actor will be charging close to Rs 125 crore for each film and a share in the film’s pre-release business.
Unlike other stars, Rajinikanth in not so interested in having 10’s of cars in his parking space. Reportedly, he has only three cars for his needs. While one of them is Toyota Innova, the other two are Range Rover and Bently.
In 2002, Rajinikanth built his own house at a prime location in Chennai. Spread in almost one acre, the house has all facilities including a golf course, open lawn for relaxation, spacious living rooms, Gym, Garden area etc.
Apart from the house, media reports also indicate that the actor has some costly properties across Tamil Nadu and in the neighbourhood state Bangalore.
Born on December 12, 1950, in the state of Karnataka, Rajinikanth’s original name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. He is said to be the fourth child in his family. After Rajinikanth’s mother Ramabai Gaikwad expired when Rajini was a little kid, his father Ramoji Rao Gaikwad raised all the children as a single parent, say reports.
Born in a Marathi family, surprisingly Rajinikanth has not done any movie in his mother tongue. Initially, Rajinikanth used to work as a bus conductor for Karnataka State Transport Corporation in Bangalore City. The interesting fact is that Rajinikanth’s story has been included in the study syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary &Higher Education (CBSE) chapter as ‘From Conductor to Superstar’.
Rajinikanth married Latha Rangachari in the year 1981. Yet another interesting fact is that Latha first met Rajinikanth as a student of Ethiraj College for women who went to talk with Rajini for an interview for her college magazine.
The couple is blessed with two daughters named Aishwarya and Soundarya. Latha Rajinikanth also runs a school named ‘The Ashram’ in Chennai.
Apart from getting many National, Filmfare and State awards for his magnificent entertaining performance in numerous films, Rajinikanth was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016 by the Indian government. Rajinikanth is also awarded Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in the Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijaya Awards. Rajinikanth was also conferred with the ‘Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year’ at the 45th International Film Festival of India in 2014. In 2019, Rajini is honoured with the Icon of Global Jubilee award at the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India. Recently, at the 67th National Film Awards, Rajinikanth is honoured with India’s highest award in the field of cinema with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Currently, Rajinikanth is resting at home and is yet to take a decision on his next project.