A bus conductor then emerged into Superstar Rajinikanth. He has acted in 167 movies so far. The Indian government has honoured him with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
After veterans Shivaji Hanesan and director K Balachander, Rajinikanth becomes the third person from Tamil Nadu to receive the prestigious award. Prime Minister Modi has extended his wishes by saying that “Thalaiva” is getting the DadaSaheb Phalke Award
Rajinikanth was born on December 12, 1950, in Bengaluru. Rajini began his career as a bus conductor and in the 1970s he moved to Chennai and joined the film institute where he pursued his training in acting.
He was introduced to Kollywood by veteran director K Balachander in the film Apoorva Ragangal in 1975. He then became a hero in the movie Bhairavi in 1978.
He entered Bollywood in the year 1983 through the movie Andha Kanoon. He has acted in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali and English.
He has proved himself to be a successful actor and has added a lot of feathers to his cap. Billa, Murattukaalai, Nallavanukku Nallavan, Velaikaaran, Annamalai, Baasha, Padayappa, Chandramukhi, Shivaji and Enthiran are some of his popular films which were huge crowd pullers.
The film Annathey is his 168th movie which is currently filming
Various awards have been presented to Rajinikanth for his acting skills. He was awarded the second-highest award in the country Padmavibhushan in the year 2016 and the Padmabhushan award in the year 2000.
He has bagged the Tamil Nadu State Award six times Rajini has attracted the audience through his stylish performance and his punch dialogues which are unique.
For example, the dialogue, “Idhu epdi irukku” from the movie 16 Vayathiniley is still lauded as one of the famous dialogues of him.
Similarly, “Vathikuchi rendu pakkam urasina thaan thee pidikkum, Indha Alex Pandianukku entha pakkam urasinalum thee pidikkum” from the movie Moondru Mugam; Naan eppo varuven epdi varuven nu yarukum theriyadhu, aana vara vendiya nerathuku correct ah varuven” from Muthu, “Pera kettale chumma adhirudhulla” from Shivaji; “En vazhi thani vazhi” from Padayappa, “Nan late aa vanthalum latest ah varuven” from Baba, Naan oru thadavai sonna nooru thsdavai sonna madhiri” from Baasha were some of his popular dialogues.
Not just on-screen but he lives as a Superstar in his real life as well. Though he has attained humongous fame, money, status and everything he prefers to lead a simple life like a layman.
He has proved that perseverance and hard work will definitely lead to success. We congratulate Rajinikanth on behalf of ‘Afternoon’ and ‘Pirpagal’.