Then most of you will fix your eyes on the screen. Such attention is commanded by the man, who started as a conductor, but today he is regarded as God himself. His name is enough for his movies to be blockbusters. He is an actor, a producer, a spiritualist, a philanthropist and what not. Now have a look at Rajinikanth's net worth and his mini Biography.
Superstar Rajinikanth Net Worth + Biography
During the early 1970s, Rajinikanth worked in different sectors. Most notably, he used to work as a bus conductor. Then, against his family’s wishes, he joined the Madras Film Institute. Though, he was born in Marathi family, his work led him to learn Kannada. And then, gradually he picked up Tamil as well. Under the tutelage of veteran director K. Balachander, Rajinikanth went on his journey in the film world.
Full Name - Shivaji Rao Gaikwad
Date of Birth - December 12, 1950
Birth Place - Bangalore, India
Height - 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Marital Status - Married to (Latha Rajinikanth)
Nationality - Indian
Occupation - Actor, Media Personality
Education - Acharya Pathasala Public School
Children - 2 (Aishwarya R. Dhanush, Soundarya R. Ashwin)
Source of Wealth - Film, Television
Net Worth –
US$ 53 Million (354.64 Crore INR)
His debut came in 1975, when he acted in the Tamil movie Apoorva Raagaangal. The movies, though controversial, bagged three National Film Awards.
His dialogue delivery, his unconventional style and a grand personality made him a household name. His flipping of the goggles and the style of lighting a cigarette are still very much popular among the folklore. Such impact, Rajinikanth’s persona has in the lives of people. And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
His biggest hit has been the Enthiran (Robot in Bollywood) which was sci-fi movie. It was released in 2010 and it became one of the highest grossing films made in India. He charged to the tune of 40 Crore for this movie. And make no mistake, Rajinikanth was 61 years old when he acted in this movie along with Aishwarya Rai.
Breakdown of the Rajinikanth Net Worth
Rajinikanth net worth is more than $53 Million (as of Nov 2017) which is about 354.64 Crore INR. He is a Padma Bhushan and a Padma Vibhushan awardee. He also earned about $4 million, for his dynamic performance in movie Sivaji. This movie made him highest paid actor in Asia.
Given the notion that Rajinikanth is a one-man film industry, whose presence would take the film to unprecedented heights, let us see from where Rajinikanth owns such a huge amount of fortune. A major share of his earnings comes from his acting. Given the fact that he is now 65 years of age, he still has a knack of acting. His larger than life personage enables him to rule billion hearts. From his movies alone, he earns to the tune of 35-40 Crore each year.
Secondly, he is a producer as well. And his production company does huge business each year. His usual charges for a single movie can go up to 30-35 Crores as well. And that makes him one of the highest paid actors in the world. Well, you cannot really blame him. Because, Rajinikanth is the synonym of success.
And for the later part, if you are good at math, let me tell you that Rajinikanth earns about 35,000 INR per hour. So, the calculation is up to you.
Rajinikanth’s Cars Collection
In current scenario, where celebrities turn up in lavish luxury cars, Rajinikanth has got a different taste. He believes in the dictum of simple living, high thinking. He loves vintage cars.
Currently, his garage houses a Premier Padmini Fiat and it has been more than 3 decades, since he bought this coupe. He owns two SUVs as well. One of them is Toyota Innova and another one is Chevrolet Tavera. And finally, Honda Civic completes our list.
Rajinikanth’s House and major properties
One thing Rajinikanth does not take any exception is his choice for homes. Though, the Rajinikanth owns many properties.
But he stays at Poes Garden in Chennai. The house has a sprawling area of around 3000sq ft and the property is believed to be worth around 3 Crore. He has another house at Pune which is believed to be in the same class as that of his Chennai house.
Popularity of Megastar Rajinikanth
You might have got an idea as to how popular Rajinikanth is. A film “For the Love of a Man” was released in his reverence at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
He is the only actor who has a chapter on his story in the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) curriculum. The name of that lesson is “From Bus Conductor to a Superstar”.
You will find endless jokes and satire on his names, circulating in the internet, but such is the generosity of the man, that he never takes offense. But, given his popularity, he is not at all inclined to politics and he is rather involved in philanthropy.
He always takes the back seat when it comes to the publicity of his philanthropic work. And this is the reason as to why most of charitable works go unnoticed. But, he regularly arranges free health aid clinics and several blood donation camps.
Well, this is what Rajinikanth is all about. His humility and his love for the people have endeared him to all. People hold yagnas for his long life. He has not only won and earned money, but he actually has won people. , Rajinikanth has earned his name and fame in the hard way. And though, he is priceless.
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