Tamil Superstar, worshiped like a god by his fans.
Despite being a megastar of Tamil movies, he is not Tamil.
Father of Aishwarya Dhanush.
Father of Soundarya R. Ashwin.
His mother-tongue is Marathi.
Rajnikanth's movies after 1995 started running all over India, even outside southern states and were dubbed in regional Indian languages and Hindi due to his popularity all over India. Rajinikanth is extremely popular in Japan.
His 100th film was Sri Raghvendra, which was made in Tamil.
Owing to his immense worldwide success and his legacy as one of the best style icons ever, Rajinikanth's birthday, December 12, is celebrated as "World Style Day" or "International Style Day" by his fans.
Was signed for Naseeruddin Shah's role in Tahalka (1992).
His song "Unnakum Ennakum" from Sree Raaghavendar (1985) was sampled by Black Eyed Peas in the song "Elephunk".