Superstar Rajinikanth turns 62 Today


TNI Bureau: Superstar Rajinikanth has turned 62 today. Interestingly, his birthday fell on the special date 12-12-12, which makes the day more important for his fans and well wishers. He received best wishes and compliments from billions of his fans across the world. The iconic actor, who was last seen with Aishwarya Rai in “Enthiran -The Robot”, will be back soon with bang to entertain the audience.

He enjoys a cult status for his on-screen matchless gimmicks, which grant him a special place for him in the heart of his fans.

Rajini is the only actor, whose movie tickets are sold tenfold even on the first day of release. For many south Indian cinema lovers he is a God like personality who has mesmerized the audience through his films. Not only in the South Indian films, but even in Bollywood, he has been widely appreciated for his individuality and acting aptitude.

Journey of the superstar was not so easy. Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad the actor started his professional career as a bus conductor in Bangalore before coming to filmdom. For the first time he was cast alongside another most talented actor/director of Indian cinema Kamal Hassan, in `Apoorva Raagangal` in the seventies. The film was directed by legendary director Balachander. This was followed by a number of blockbuster hits by Rajinikanth and the biggest out of them were, `Thalapathi` directed by Mani Ratnam, `Annamalai`, `Basha`, `Padayappa`. The most recent one is `Enthiran`, a sci-fi thriller, which made him out and out popular even amongst the youngsters.

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Besides South cinema there is quite a long list of Hindi films too to the super star’s credit, including ‘Andha Kanoon’, ‘Hum’, ‘Geraftaar’ and ‘Chaalbaaz’. Till ‘Ra.One’, where he had done a cameo, Rajini has done 28 films for Bollywood. Presently he is shooting for his daughter Soundarya`s much-hyped film `Kochadaiyaan`, the first ever Indian film to be made with the motion capture in 3D tech.

Rajinikanth is much popular for the mannerisms in his films. May it be the unique way of flipping up the cigarette and grabbing it with the lips, the stylist way of wearing a glass, his inimitable walking style or the way he shoves his hair, all of these unique styles have made him a real superstar.

Sometimes it really hurts a Rajinikanth fan when member of a young generation explains the superstar as per his reach. As per some of them, Rajinikanth means ‘Yanna Rascala’, Rajinikanth means splitting the bullet into two and Rajinikanth means catching the air tossed cigarette in style. Adding to that the Rajinikanth jokes and illogical jaunts puzzles more. But the real fans of him of course feel sorry to know all of these. It is really not good to make fun of someone so great, whom they haven’t seen him in his highly acclaimed films.

The superstar faced a health jolt due to a reported kidney disorder last year. However, the actor is fine and busy in other projects. He is very down to earth and is a nice man in both reel and real life.

“The News Insight” is wishing the superstar a long life on his birthday.

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