Rajinikanth as we all know is the favorite actor of millions around the globe. He is considered as the Chuck Norris of India. Here is a tribute with some Rajinikanth facts.
- Earlier, Rajinikanth worked as a bus conductor in Bangalore. Later, he went to Madras Film Institute to pursue his career. His family was not in support of his decision. But during his tough days, it was his friend Raj Bahadur who supported the actor. He was performing in a stage play and got noticed by Tamil film director K. Balachander. He used to do many other odd jobs when he was young, even a coolie.
- Rajinikanth made his debut in the Tamil film industry with Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal, which also starred Kamal Haasan and Srividya.
- The only Bengali movie which Rajinikanth appeared in, so far was Bhagya Debata.
- Geraftaar is the only film to have 3 iconic actors – Amitabh Bacchan, Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan in the same film.
- Rajinikanth is the first Indian actor to have worked in films using different camera technologies like black-and-white, color, 3D and motion capture.
- Rajinikanth’s movie, Enthiran is the only Tamil film that made it into IMDb’s Top 50 films from around the world list in 2010. The film has been included as a case study in an IIM-A postgraduate elective course, Contemporary Film Industry: A Business Perspective.
- He is the highest paid actor in South India. He received 57 crores for Enthiran.
- The much popular style of tossing the cigarette up in the air to catch it with the lips started as early as he reached 18 years of age. Betting his senior friends that he is capable of joining their gang, Shivaji first performed the trick in the bushes at school.
- 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.
- The only person who has the right to scold and dictate terms to him is his mentor K. Balachander.
- He appeared on Twitter for the very first time on May 5, 2014 and he instantly broke the record for the number of followers on first day by any Indian movie star by getting over 2.5 lakh followers.
- Superstar Rajinikanth is not a mere mortal. He is the ‘Thalaivaa‘, the ruler of many hearts.
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