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South Indian superstar, Rajinikanth needs no introduction, as he was, is, and will always be one of the greatest actors in the rich history of Indian cinema. The legendary actor has mesmerised generations with his acting skills in films over the decades.
Apart from his acting, Rajinikanth is famous for his humble nature. Despite being such a huge star, Rajinikanth prefers to spend most of his time with his family, away from the glam and glitz of the film industry. On top of this, from supporting the anti-corruption movement led by social activist, Anna Hazare to erasing superstitions around corneal transplantation (eye donation), time and again, Rajinikanth has proved the mettle of his social work.
Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a Marathi family on December 12, 1950, in Bangalore, the little boy was named by his parents after the legendary king of the Maratha Empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji. While his father was a police constable, his mother was a housewife. Before making it big in the films, Shivaji had done numerous odd jobs for a living, including that of a bus conductor.
For the unversed, it was the iconic director, K Balachander, who had christened Shivaji as Rajinikanth for his debut film, Apoorva Raagangal. After giving back-to-back blockbusters in the '80s, people had started calling him by his screen name, Rajinikanth. From Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award to NTR National Award, the legendary actor has every prestigious award in his surreal cabinet that is out there to win. Also, he is the only Indian actor to be featured in the Central Board of Secondary Education's syllabus in a lesson titled, "From Bus Conductor to Superstar".
One of the most talked-about chapters from Rajinikanth's life so far is his marital life with his wife, Latha, as they're the epitome of true old classic love. After dating each other for some time, the two had gone to their parents and informed them about their relationship.
Their families had agreed, and the lovebirds got hitched in a traditional South Indian style at the famous Lord Balaji temple in Tirupati on February 26, 1981. While on one side, the bride, Latha, was all decked up in red. On the other side, the groom, Rajinikanth, had looked classy in a white silk dhoti and kurta.
One of the greatest actors of all time, Rajinikanth, is worshipped like a God across India for one big reason. That beautiful fact is the reason that despite being such a legendary actor, having some of the most expensive things in his possession, the actor never fails to stun people with his grounded and humble lifestyle. The actor never flaunts his luxury cars and treats everyone as equals. Well, here's a look into some of the most expensive things owned by Thalaivar Rajinikanth.
According to a report on housing.com, Rajinikanth's residential house is located at Poes Garden, which is considered as one of the poshest areas in Chennai. From top actors, industrialists, to politicians, the area is home to the elite people of the nation.
Rajinikanth's luxury house is reportedly around Rs. 35 crores. Even a mere glimpse of it will make you fall in love with it, as Rajinikanth's elite mansion is nothing less than a dream home for anyone. Moreover, the peaceful white theme of the house will simply make you speechless.
South Indian superstar, Rajinikanth has a huge fascination for cars, and his luxurious collection is something that can give even the richest people in the country a run for their money. Out of all his elite cars, Rajinikanth's most expensive car is Bentley Limousine.
The market price of Limousine is reportedly somewhere around Rs. 5-6 crores. But the actor had customised it according to his wishes, which has taken its price to a whopping Rs. 22 crores. Yes! You read it right, Rajinikanth's custom-built Bentley Limousine is worth Rs. 22 crores.
Rajinikanth's expensive marriage hall, Raghavendra Mandapam, is the epitome of a dream venue for a wedding. The deluxe hall is breathtakingly beautiful and is also extremely gigantic in space. The marriage hall holds a dining hall catering to over 275 guests, including a seating capacity of over 1000 guests.
In addition, the on-site parking can hold up to 200 motorbikes and 50 cars. Also, the rooms inside the marriage hall are well ventilated and are of ambient designs. According to unofficial sources, the price of Rajinikanth's marriage hall is reportedly somewhere around Rs. 10 crores to 20 crores.
The Annaatthe actor, Rajinikanth, is one of the few Indian celebrities, who owns the magnificent Rolls Royce Phantom, as its estimated price falls somewhere around Rs. 16.5 crores. The petrol engine of the luxury car is 6749 cc and is available with automatic transmission. The 5-seater car has a mileage of 9.8 kmpl, depending on the fuel type and variant.
'Thalaiva' Rajinikanth is a huge Rolls Royce lover, and to prove it, all we need to do is have a look at his Rolls Royce Ghost, which costs around Rs. 6 crores. Talking more about the technical specifications of Rolls Royce, it has a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 petrol engine that manages to power the giant car with a maximum power of 562 bhp and peak torque of 780 Nm quite easily. Moreover, the engine is powered by an 8-speed automatic transmission that simply makes this car an unstoppable one.
According to a report in Celebrity Net Worth, Rajinikanth's net worth is around Rs. 365 crores. The actor reportedly charges Rs. 55 crores per film and his personal investments are somewhere close to a whopping sum of Rs. 110 crores. Back in 2018, with an annual income of Rs. 50 crores, Rajinikanth was ranked at the 14th place in the Forbes India Richest Celebrity List.
Rajinikanth and his wife, Latha Rajinikanth have two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth.