Today is Rajanikanth’s Birthday. Rajanikanth, a man who won millions of hearts by his charismatic personality and acting skill, is very humble and poised person. The Thalaiva needs no introduction. The superstar is inspiration for millions. Today we have brought 10 lesser known facts about the legendry superstar Rajanikath.
1) Rajnikanth is the only indian actor to be featured in the CBSE syllabus.
2) In 1988, Rajinikanth made an appearance in the english action adventure bloodstone.
3) The simplicity is what everyone loves about rajinikanth. He always stands up to greet everyone who enters the sets for the day’s shoot.
4) His friend and co-worker Raj Bahadur motivated him to join the Madras Film Institute and financially supported him during this phase.
5) The much popular style of tossing the cigarette up in the air to catch it with the lips started as early as he reached his 18. Betting his senior friends that he is capable of joining their gang, Shivaji first performed the trick in the bushes at school.
6) He is the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.
7) He is the only actor to have 76,000 fan clubs all over the world.
8) Rajinikanth was born to Jijabai and Ramoji Rao Gaikwad, a Maharashtrian couple living in Bangalore, and was named Shivaji Rao Gaikwad.
9) He started off his acting career with mythological Kannada plays. His most prominent role was that of Duryodhana.
10) When Rajini was working as a conductor, his salary was around Rs.750.
11) After every movie, he maintains a habit of taking a break out of Chennai and usually goes to the Himalayas. Bangalore, however, is his favorite spot to hang out with his old buddies.
12) The only person who has the right to scold and dictate terms to him is his mentor K Balachander.
13) Rajinikanth never attends his film’s public screenings.
14) Rajinikanth’s devoted and highly enterprising wife Latha Rangachari is said to be behind the carefully built brand Rajini.
15) Though he’s the favorite actor of millions, his favorite actor is Kamal Haasan.
16) Although he has reached a point in his life where he can choose to act in roles that he is comfortable with, he still prefers to experiment.
17) 22 years ago, three of his fans died in an accident on their way back from his birthday celebrations in Chennai. Since then, Rajinikanth celebrates his birthday outside the city.
18) Rajinikanth counts Sivaji Ganesan as his screen idol.
19) Unlike other actors, he does not wear a wig or makeup while not shooting.
20) Rajinikanth has made films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali and even English. But he’s never appeared in a Marathi film, despite it being his mother-tongue.
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