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Rajinikanth: Indian actor
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, known professionally as Rajinikanth, is an Indian actor who works primarily in Tamil cinema. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. He has won many awards, including four Tamil Nadu State Film Best Actor Awards and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016). He received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year". At the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (2019), he was honoured with the Icon of Global Jubilee award. He is the second-highest grossing actor in Tamil cinema history, behind veteran M. G. Ramachandran.

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Watch: Rajinikanth faces protest by his own fans after 'no politics' decision [Video]

Watch: Rajinikanth faces protest by his own fans after 'no politics' decision

Rajinikanth's fans staged a protest in Chennai on January 10 demanding that he take back his politics decision. The protest was reportedly organised at Valluvar Kottam. On December 29, 2020, Rajini..

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Rajinikanth's fan club members stage protest against actor's decision of not entering politics [Video]

Rajinikanth's fan club members stage protest against actor's decision of not entering politics

Members of Rajinikanth's fan club stage demonstration at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai to request the actor to take back his decision not to enter politics. Citing health reasons, In December last year,..

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‘Only I know the pain’: Rajinikanth won’t enter politics, cites health reasons [Video]

‘Only I know the pain’: Rajinikanth won’t enter politics, cites health reasons

Superstar Rajinikanth has announced that he will not be taking the political plunge as announced earlier. He cited health concerns and said that only he knows the pain behind taking the decision. ‘I..

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EJ Espresso: 4 states start 2-day Covid vaccine dry run; Rajini out of hospital [Video]

EJ Espresso: 4 states start 2-day Covid vaccine dry run; Rajini out of hospital

Four states start 2-day Covid vaccine dry run today. Ally JDU slams BJP over 'love jihad' bogey, new laws. No more caste stickers on vehicles in UP. And Rajini out of hospital, advised bed rest for a..

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Watch: Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, car mobbed by fans & paparazzi [Video]

Watch: Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, car mobbed by fans & paparazzi

Actor Rajinikanth was discharged from hospital on December 27. He had been hospitalised two days earlier due to 'severe hypertension' and 'exhaustion'. He was released after his blood pressure..

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Rajinikanth discharged from hospital [Video]

Rajinikanth discharged from hospital

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth was discharged from Hyderabad's Apollo Hospital on December 27. According to the hospital administration, his blood pressure is now stable and his medical condition..

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Rajinikanth admitted to hospital after ‘severe fluctuations’ in blood pressure [Video]

Rajinikanth admitted to hospital after ‘severe fluctuations’ in blood pressure

Veteran actor Rajinikanth was on Friday admitted to Apollo Hospitals here as he was suffering from severe blood pressure fluctuations, the hospital said in a statement. He was shooting for a movie here..

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Rajinikanth hospitalised over 'severe fluctuations in blood pressure' [Video]

Rajinikanth hospitalised over 'severe fluctuations in blood pressure'

Actor-politican Rajanikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad on December 25 after complaining of "severe fluctuations in blood pressure". The 70-year-old Tamil superstar earlier this month..

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Watch: Makkal Needhi Maiam leader A. Arunachalam joins BJP [Video]

Watch: Makkal Needhi Maiam leader A. Arunachalam joins BJP

Makkal Needhi Maiam leader A. Arunachalam joined Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on December 25. Makkal Needhi Maiam was founded by Kamal..

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Rajinikanth turns 70: PM Modi, Shatrughan Sinha, AR Rahman extend wishes [Video]

Rajinikanth turns 70: PM Modi, Shatrughan Sinha, AR Rahman extend wishes

Superstar Rajinikanth turned 70 on Saturday and his fans thronged his residence here to celebrate while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of leaders extended their wishes. Many supporters and..

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Rajinikanth to launch his political party in Jan 2021 [Video]

Rajinikanth to launch his political party in Jan 2021

Actor-turned-politician and Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on December 03 said that he will launch his political party in January 2021, just few months before the Tamil Nadu assembly elections. Promised..

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Rajinikanth meets representatives of Rajini Makkal Mandram ahead of TN assembly polls [Video]

Rajinikanth meets representatives of Rajini Makkal Mandram ahead of TN assembly polls

Actor Rajinikanth met with district secretaries of Rajini Makkal Mandram - his political party - at Raghavendra Hall in the city on November 30. The actor is expected to make an announcement on whether..

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Rajinikanth's fan club says their members are free to join any political party

Rajinikanth had backed out from making his highly anticipated political announcement on December 31, last year.
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No means no, says Rajinikanth to fans who want him in politics

On Sunday, Rajinikanth's fans held a demonstration in Chennai, demanding that their 'Thalaivaa' (leader) also lead them in the political battle.
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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan popular film stars, but 'marginal players' in politics: Aiyar


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S. Gurumurthy Exclusive: Rajinikanth's service to Tamil Nadu is going to be political in nature

Gurumurthy says Rajini can play a significant role in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections without having to formally entered electoral politics.
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BJP says it may seek Rajinikanth's 'support,' again asserts it leads alliance in Tamil Nadu

BJP national general secretary C T Ravi said his party might ask Rajinikanth for support during the assembly elections next year. The Tamil superstar has said that he won't be taking the political..
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Rajini junks political plans after ‘warning from God’

In the climax of his 2002 flop ‘Baba’, Rajinikanth makes a last-minute return from sanyaas to socio-political life. On Tuesday, the actor made a virtual repeat of the theme, this time in reverse,..
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How Rajinikanth has flip-flopped over dabbling in politics


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'His wish, can't force him to change mind,' Rajini's bro on U-turn on political debut

Rajinikanth's elder brother on Tuesday backed the Tamil superstar's move to withdraw his decision to launch a political party. The 77-year-old R Sathyanarayana Rao said it's his brother's wish and one..
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'This is God's warning to me', says Rajinikanth, as he puts to rest political ambitions

The actor reasoned that due to health concerns, it would not be possible for him to win an election by campaigning remotely.
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Rajinikanth bids adieu to politics even before taking the plunge

Actor-turned-politician Rajnikanth on Tuesday announced that he will not be launching a political party citing health reasons. "I regret to inform that I am not going to launch a political party. I..
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Rajinikanth backs out of political debut, says will serve people without entering politics

Rajinikanth also made a mention about the new wave of COVID-19 and how he is at high risk owing to his kidney transplant.
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Court summons Rajinikanth over controversial statement in Sterlite factory protest case

The case is related to the violence which took place in the year 2018 in Vedanta's Sterlite factory in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.
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Not a suitable time to talk about alliances: Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan said on Wednesday that many ask him about a possible pact with Rajinikanth and added that it is not a suitable time to talk about alliances. On speculations..
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'Phone call away': Kamal Haasan on political tie-up with Rajinikanth


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Rajinikanth's poll debut to be from little-known party?


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Rajinikanth will not click in politics: Congress leader Veerappa Moily

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will not click in the southern state's politics, where the ethos of Dravidian culture has always manifested, senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily claimed on Friday.
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Rajini finally in politics, promises miracles


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A look at Rajinikanth's proximity to world of politics before he announces political party

As Thailaiva announced on Thursday, 'I am coming and we will change everything in Tamil Nadu'. Change is inevitable now!
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Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth reveals when he will announce his political party

It will be interesting to see the announcements in coming times, as Rajini had earlier stated he did not wish to be the chief minister of the state.
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Rajinikanth may end his political suspense today


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Suspense continues on Rajinikanth's political foray, says "will reveal my decision ASAP"

Actor Rajinikanth said that he would reveal the decision on his political foray soon, after meeting the district secretaries of his unified fab club.
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Statement not mine, but info on health issues true, says Rajini


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Actor Rajinikanth dismisses 'leaked letter' about political journey, but agrees health a concern amid COVID-19

The letter which was doing the rounds and was said to be 'leaked' mentioned that, the actor's doctors had expressed reservations over Rajini getting into active politics, as he had undergone kidney..
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Rajinikanth pays Rs 6.5 lakh property tax, calls approaching court 'mistake'

Actor Rajinikanth has paid Rs 6.5 lakh as property tax to Chennai Corporation that became a matter of controversy after he approached the Madras High Court over it.
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Rajinikanth to withdraw case over property tax after court warns of imposing cost

The actor had approached the court with regard to the Property Tax demand made by the Greater Chennai Corporation for the months April-September.
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Cops on bomb threat call not allowed to enter Rajini house


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AIADMK govt will not return to power if it opens liqour shops during lockdown: Rajnikanth

The shops were ordered to function between 10 am and 5 pm in Chennai and the government had stated that a distance of 6 feet would be maintained between customers and that additional staff would be..
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Never wanted to become CM, will pick an educated youth: Rajinikanth

In a new brand of politics, he suggests different heads for his prospective party and the state government, if his party comes to power.
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Rajinikanth slams Centre over Delhi violence


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I-T dept withdraws penalty appeal against Rajinikanth


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Rajini shoots for Bear Grylls, makes meme makers go wild


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Rajinikanth twists ankle while shooting for 'Man vs Wild'


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'Man vs Wild': Rajinikanth suffers minor injuries during shoot with Bear Grylls at Bandipur forest; says he's alright

"I have not received any wounds but just scratches due to little thorns, that's it. I am alright," the superstar later clarified
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Tamil Nadu: Days after Rajinikanth's remark, Periyar statue vandalised in Chengalpattu

The police have launched an investigation into the matter.
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Rajini stirs a storm with Periyar remark

Even as activists of several Periyarist movements demanded an apology from actor Rajinikanth for his comment against noted social reformer E V R Periyar while referring to a rally taken out in Salem by..
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Won't apologise over comments on Periyar: Rajinikanth

Rajini stated that his comments were based on news reports that he had read in famous English newspapers and magazines
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Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan's MNM, Rajinikanth to skip local body polls

The local rural body elections will be held in Tamil Nadu in two phases - on December 27 and on December 30.
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Rajinikanth says miracle and wonder will happen in 2021, EPS says actor might have meant AIADMK’s return to power

Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday reiterated his earlier statement about a miracle and a wonder that would happen in Tamil Nadu politics in 2021 when the state assembly elections will be held.
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Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth hint at joining hands politically ‘if need arises’

In a move that could set the political tongues wagging in Tamil Nadu, actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on Tuesday said they would join hands politically if the need arose.
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'Some trying to give impression I am a BJP man, not true': Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth also said, "BJP is trying to paint me saffron, same they tried with Thiruvalluvar (Tamil poet). The fact remains that neither Thiruvalluvar nor I will fall into their trap."
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'Rajnikant' won't land till Vikram 'recovered'

Vikram is still believed to be on the lunar surface but at this point, chances of recovery are close to none.
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Rajinikanth bats for common language; but says Hindi can't be imposed

Rajinikanth's balancing act?
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Kashmir will not be part of India, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Vaiko, known for his abrasive remarks on several issues, made the dramatic assertion while reacting to a question from reporters here on Monday on film star Rajinikanth lauding Prime Minister Narendra..
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Modi-Shah are like Krishna, Arjuna: Rajinikanth


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Modi-Shah like Krishna-Arjuna: Rajinikanth calls abrogation of Article 370 a 'fantastic move'

Hailing PM Modi and Amit Shah after the government fulfilled one of its promises - abrogation of Article 370 - Rajinikanth termed it as a 'fantastic move' by the Centre.
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