Rajinikanth has completed 36 years in the film industry today, for it was on this same day, August 18th, 1975, his first film Apoorva Ragangal hit the screens. His rise has no doubt been phenomenal since then.
Rajini style is a very important factor that pushed him to the star status which eventually landed him at the top spot and earned him the enviable and undisputed title Superstar. Born as Sivaji Rao Gaikwad on December 12th, 1950, he was christened as Rajinikanth by his mentor and guru, director K Balachander for Apoorva Ragangal.
Though his birthday falls on December 12th, Rajini also celebrates August 18th as a birthday because he feels it is a rebirth for him. We wish the Superstar enthralls us with Rana and many more films to come.