Rajinikanth (born 12 December 1950 as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad) is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. He made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award–winning Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (1975), directed by K. Balachander, whom the actor considers his mentor.
After a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films, he gradually rose to become an established film actor. He continues to hold a matinee idol status in the popular culture of India. His mannerisms and stylised delivery of dialogue in films contribute to his mass popularity and appeal. After being paid INR26 crore (US$4.73 million) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he became the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.
Rajinikanth has worked in over 150 films across various film industries of India. He has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards—four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor—and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. He was bestowed the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour in 2000. Other than acting, Rajinikanth has also worked as a producer and screenwriter.
Read more from his Wikipedia biography.
Pluto in Leo in the First House can confer unflappability and staying power. Rajinikanth's is a real rags-to-riches life story. With luck and hard work he became a superstar and one of the highest paid actors in Asia.
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BIRTH DATA: 12 December 1950, 21:45 (9:45 p.m.) IST (-5.30), Bangalore, India (12n59, 77e35). ASC: 13 Leo. RR=B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Gayathri Sreekanth's book, "The Name Is Rajinikanth" (Om Books International, 2008), p. 298.