Rajinikanth And Latha Rangachari's Love Story: A Chance Encounter Which Turned Into Forever Journey

South Superstar, Rajinikanth had met his now-wife, Latha Rangachari by chance and had decided to be together forever. Here's how their relationship had bloomed over time.


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Rajinikanth And Latha Rangachari's Love Story: A Chance Encounter Which Turned Into Forever Journey

From action sequences to cracking jokes in movies, from giving cult movies to the world of cinema to maintaining stardom, everything about this legendary actor is big and ‘larger than life’. We are talking about none other than the South Indian superstar, Rajinikanth. Though he needs no introduction, his grand persona is incomplete until and unless we talk about his love story and marital alliance, which is as extraordinary as him.

The legendary icon, Rajinikanth had met the love of his life in an exceptional way, and at that very moment, he had taken the decision of a lifetime. Let’s have a sneak-peek into his super-cute and outstanding love story with Latha Rangachari.

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An encounter by chance


You will be shocked to know that the one who had stolen Rajinikanth's heart away was a college girl whom he had met for an interview. In 1980, Rajinikanth was busy making Thillu Mullu, the Tollywood version of the movie, Golmaal and that was when Latha Rangachari had requested him for a meeting. The moment he had come face-to-face with her, the actor had decided to be with the girl for the rest of his life.

An interview that turned into a romantic story


As the interview had progressed, Cupid had done his job by hitting the decisive arrow. Rajinikanth had hardly experienced the same feelings before. Without thinking twice, he was certain that he had wanted to marry her and had put forward his proposal then and there. However, a proposal from a star had stumped the college-going Latha. Still, she was under her control and had smiled, saying that she would discuss this with her parents. That very moment had sealed the bond of the ‘match made in heaven’ couple.

Latha Rangachari and the connection between the couple


Latha Rangachari was a student of English literature at Ethiraj College in Chennai when she was given this interview assignment for her college magazine. One thing was common between Latha and Rajinikanth, the city, Bangalore. Rajinikanth was earlier employed in Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor and Latha’s family had owned a house there. This had become a ground for the couple to be comfortable during the interview.

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The attraction


No doubt, Latha had got overwhelmed with the idea to marry an established actor at that time. However, Rajinikanth had come across as a humble and modest human being, her fondness had grown towards him and soon enough, love had followed them. As time had passed, they both had got attracted to each other. In an interview with Sun TV in 2012, she had stated:

"He did not propose to me, he informed me that he was marrying me and left."

Meeting the parents


For those who don't know, the fierce actor, Rajinikanth was scared to meet his then-girlfriend, Latha's parents. Luckily, he had discovered that Latha’s sister, Sudha was married to someone from the Tamil movie industry. He had taken his help and had also roped in some seniors from his world to get into the process of meeting her parents. However, the meeting was a positive one, and Latha’s parents had shown him a green signal to take the plunge and get married.

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Private wedding ceremony


After waiting for quite some time and having both of their parents' consent, the lovebirds had got hitched on February 26, 1981, in a traditional South Indian style wedding at the famous Lord Balaji temple in Tirupati. Latha was a happy bride as she had all decked up in a red wedding ensemble, while her groom, Rajinikanth had looked quite handsome in white silk dhoti and kurta

The journey of forever


After enjoying their marital bliss, the couple were blessed with their first daughter, Aishwaryaa in 1982. Then they had their second daughter, Soundarya, who had born in 1984. Later, Latha had chosen a career in singing and in 1991, she had founded a charitable school in Chennai providing education to underprivileged children.


The love story of the superstar, Rajinikanth is a lot more than just a first date or love at first sight. Rajinikanth and Latha had one of the most beautiful love stories, which still inspires a lot of couples. We wish them all the best for their lifetime of happiness.

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