was never a matter of admiration; in fact
it was a matter of concern for him. Rajini
– as opposed to his star status
– prefers to be away from the flashing
media lights and the red carpet. He would
rather pay a visit to the Himalayas in
search of inner peace rather than heading
a film event. That is Rajini in a nutshell
for you, who celebrates his 57th birthday
his birthday, we are determined to leave you awestruck
enlightening you on Rajini’s award winning movies.
Rajini – the superstar of Tamil
cinema – did not think that he would cut
a wide swath in the history of Tamil cinema.
His passion for movies made him quit his job
as a bus conductor and in pursuit of his dreams,
he took acting classes in the film institute
later to be spotted by Balachandar.
Balachandar rechristened the then Sivaji Rao
Gaekwad to Rajinikanth – the name that
pioneered all the ‘Kanths’ later
arrived in Tamil cinema. No one ever thought
the youngster would become an inevitable factor
in Tamil cinema in his salad days. Rajini debuted
as a villain with Apoorva Raagangal and stayed
on for a couple of years before he tested waters
as a mainstream hero which went over with a
bang – as we all well know. Lady luck
smiled at the superstar ever since and there
has been no time to look back.
is on top…
Here he is, reigning supreme in Tamil cinema with
his commendable presence. With over 160 movies to
his credit in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam,
Hindi, and Bengali, Rajini is much known in the industry
circles as a better human being – which he never
fails to prove time and again.
Rumored to be highest paid actor in India and the
second highest paid actor in Asia only next to Jackie
Chan, Rajini was once chosen as one of the most influential
persons in South Asia by Asiaweek magazine. To acknowledge
his contributions to the industry, the central government
conferred the Padma Bhushan on him in the year 2000.
While expressing warm wishes to the superstar on his
birthday, here we present the complete list of Rajinikanth's
movies. Once again, Happy Birthday to Rajini from
the behindwoods team.