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Rajinikanth is an Indian actor, producer and screenwriter who works primarily in Tamil cinema. 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 honoured 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 M. G. Ramachandran. At the 67th National Film Awards, he was awarded India's highest award in the field of cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
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Rajinikanth admitted to Chennai hospitalOn Wednesday, the actor had tweeted pictures of his meetings with the President of India and the Prime Minister.
Rajinikanth honoured with Phalke awardVice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and honoured a galaxy of personalities related to cinema, including Dhanush,..
Superstar Rajinikanth says goodbye to politics, dissolves outfit Rajini Makkal MandramLast year, Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad due to severe fluctuations in his blood pressure and was advised bed rest
Rajinikanth decides to dissolve Rajini Makkal Mandram
Rajinikanth responds to 14-year-old artist who made his portrait using 300 Rubik's cubesAdvaidh shared the time-lapse making video of his artwork, tagging the actor on Twitter, hoping that Rajini would like the portrait.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award to be conferred on Rajinikanth“Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality... that's Rajinikanth ji for you. It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been..
Congress questions timing of Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Rajinikanth
Drawing inspiration from South Indian star Rajinikanth, tea-seller in Nagpur serves tea with unique swaggerThe tea-stall owner has a swagger and style about him equalled by no one in his line of business.
Rajinikanth's aide says his political vision can be fulfilled, shares letterThis announcement is significant as it comes from someone who is seen among the close confidantes of the actor.
Rajinikanth's fan club says their members are free to join any political partyRajinikanth had backed out from making his highly anticipated political announcement on December 31, last year.
No means no, says Rajinikanth to fans who want him in politicsOn Sunday, Rajinikanth's fans held a demonstration in Chennai, demanding that their 'Thalaivaa' (leader) also lead them in the political battle.
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan popular film stars, but 'marginal players' in politics: Aiyar
S. Gurumurthy Exclusive: Rajinikanth's service to Tamil Nadu is going to be political in natureGurumurthy says Rajini can play a significant role in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections without having to formally entered electoral politics.
BJP says it may seek Rajinikanth's 'support,' again asserts it leads alliance in Tamil NaduBJP 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..
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,..
How Rajinikanth has flip-flopped over dabbling in politics
'His wish, can't force him to change mind,' Rajini's bro on U-turn on political debutRajinikanth'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..
'This is God's warning to me', says Rajinikanth, as he puts to rest political ambitionsThe actor reasoned that due to health concerns, it would not be possible for him to win an election by campaigning remotely.
Rajinikanth bids adieu to politics even before taking the plungeActor-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..
Rajinikanth backs out of political debut, says will serve people without entering politicsRajinikanth also made a mention about the new wave of COVID-19 and how he is at high risk owing to his kidney transplant.
Court summons Rajinikanth over controversial statement in Sterlite factory protest caseThe case is related to the violence which took place in the year 2018 in Vedanta's Sterlite factory in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.
Not a suitable time to talk about alliances: Kamal HaasanMakkal 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..
'Phone call away': Kamal Haasan on political tie-up with Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth's poll debut to be from little-known party?
Rajinikanth will not click in politics: Congress leader Veerappa MoilyTamil 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.
Rajini finally in politics, promises miracles
A look at Rajinikanth's proximity to world of politics before he announces political partyAs Thailaiva announced on Thursday, 'I am coming and we will change everything in Tamil Nadu'. Change is inevitable now!
Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth reveals when he will announce his political partyIt 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.
Rajinikanth may end his political suspense today
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.
Statement not mine, but info on health issues true, says Rajini
Actor Rajinikanth dismisses 'leaked letter' about political journey, but agrees health a concern amid COVID-19The 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..
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.
Rajinikanth to withdraw case over property tax after court warns of imposing costThe actor had approached the court with regard to the Property Tax demand made by the Greater Chennai Corporation for the months April-September.
Cops on bomb threat call not allowed to enter Rajini house
AIADMK govt will not return to power if it opens liqour shops during lockdown: RajnikanthThe 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..
Never wanted to become CM, will pick an educated youth: RajinikanthIn a new brand of politics, he suggests different heads for his prospective party and the state government, if his party comes to power.
Rajinikanth slams Centre over Delhi violence
I-T dept withdraws penalty appeal against Rajinikanth
Rajini shoots for Bear Grylls, makes meme makers go wild
Rajinikanth twists ankle while shooting for 'Man vs Wild'
'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
Tamil Nadu: Days after Rajinikanth's remark, Periyar statue vandalised in ChengalpattuThe police have launched an investigation into the matter.
Rajini stirs a storm with Periyar remarkEven 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..
Won't apologise over comments on Periyar: RajinikanthRajini stated that his comments were based on news reports that he had read in famous English newspapers and magazines
Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan's MNM, Rajinikanth to skip local body pollsThe local rural body elections will be held in Tamil Nadu in two phases - on December 27 and on December 30.
Rajinikanth says miracle and wonder will happen in 2021, EPS says actor might have meant AIADMK’s return to powerActor 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.
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.
'Some trying to give impression I am a BJP man, not true': RajinikanthRajinikanth 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."