Indian movies have always been known for their originality and unrivaled content, thanks to amazing Indians. Some particular individuals have paid the price for India Bollywood growth through their relentless acting skill and their ability to produce great movies. This great Indian is a living legend.
Today’s story is about Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, born 12 December 1950, named after the Maratha Empire king Shivaji. He is known professionally as Rajinikanth, is an Indian actor who works primarily in Tamil cinema. His mother was a housewife, and his father Ramoji Rao Gaekwadwas a police constable. Rajinikanth had his primary education at the Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School in Bangalore and had a great interest in cricket, football and basketball. After sixth grade, Rajinikanth was enrolled at the Acharya Pathasala Public School and studied there until completing his pre-university course. During his schooling at the AcharyaPathasala, he spent a lot of time acting in plays.
At one point in life, Rajinikanth had to survive by performing several jobs, including that of a coolie, before getting a job in the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS) as a bus conductor. His family even opposed his decision to join the newly formed Madras Film Institute for an acting course. Thanks to his friend, Raj Bahadur, who motivated him, he was able to carry on his studies.
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Rajinikanth began his film career with the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal in 1975, directed by K. Balachander, where he was cast in a small role. The movie will later go on to win three national honors. He became popular among movie lovers and critics style of flipping the cigarette in the film titled Moondru Mudichu. He was experimented by S.P. Muthuraman in a positive role in Bhuvana Oru Kelvin Kuri in 1977. The success of the film brought them together for 24 more films till the 1990s.
His eureka moment finally arrived when he starred in Maathu Tappada Maga’s movie; he was the main antagonist, which made him known across the globe. The next movie, Bairavi, directed by M.Bhaskar, was the first Tamil film to cast Rajinikanth as a solo hero. The film earned him the title of the nickname “Superstar.” His next appearance was Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu, a quadrangular love story written and directed by C. V. Sridhar, and then VanakkatukuriyaKathaliye had an introductory song to mark his entry. This trend would soon catch on with his later films. The movie’s success won him a Special Prize (Best Actor) for Rajinikanth at the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
Between 1990 and 2001, he rose to commercial stardom, starring in different roles and movies such as Panakkaran in 1990, a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1981film Laawaris, Hum released in 1991 and lots more. He remains a role model to many in Bollywood and has influenced people all around the world.