Latha Rajinikanth at the NDTV Indian Of The Year 2013 awards
|Native name||லதா ரஜினிகாந்த்|
3 March 1958
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Other names||Latha Rajinikanth|
|Occupation||Film producer, playback Singer|
|Children||Aishwarya R Dhanush
Soundarya R Ashwin
Latha Rajinikanth (born Latha Rangachari) is an Indian film producer, playback singer, and the wife of actor Rajinikanth. She is the founder and correspondent of The Ashram, a Chennai-based school, and is the chairperson of her daughter Soundarya 's production company, Ocher Studios.
Early life and education
During the 1980s, Latha worked as a playback singer in Tamil cinema. She sung a few songs in films; notable examples include Netru Indha Neram from the Kamal Haasan-starrer Tik Tik Tik (1981) and Kadavul Ullamae from Anbulla Rajinikanth (1984). She also contributed to Rajini 25 (1999), a musical album that commemorated Rajinikanth's 25 years of his career.
Latha is the sister-in-law of veteran playwright Y Gee Mahendran, while she is also related to former actress Vyjayanthimala. Her brother Ravi Raghavendra is also an actor who is the father of Kolaveri-fame music director Anirudh Ravichander. She married Rajinikanth on 26 February 1981 at Tirupati, whom she met during an exclusive interview. The couple have two daughters, Aishwarya and Soundarya. Her elder daughter, Aishwarya married actor Dhanush in 2004 and they have two sons, Yathra and Linga. Her younger daughter Soundarya married Chennai-based Industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar in 2010 and they have a son, Ved Krishna.
An FIR has been filed in Bengaluru against Latha for allegedly forging documents to obtain a court order, restraining media from publishing news about her dispute with a commissioned producer over selling of rights of Tamil film Kochadaiiyan on 15 June 2015.
- As producer
- As singer
- "Netru Indha Neram" - Tik Tik Tik
- "Kadavul Ullame" - Anbulla Rajinikanth
- "Ding Dong" - Valli
- "Kukkukoo Koovum" - Valli
- "Manappenin Sathiyam" - Kochadaiiyaan
- As costume designer
- Valli (1993)
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- First Experience of RajiniKanth. Rajini's First Language Movies, Producer's First Movies, Director's First Movies, Highest Remake Movies. www.rajinikanth.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-24.