Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Superstar Rajinikanth is one of the top leading stars in India acting mainly in Tamil Language but has acted in several Hindi films and has also appeared in other languages like Telugu,Kannada,Malayalam,Bengali,English etc.He is in the film field for about four decades and for three decades he is one of the top artist.
Rajinikanth has got his own unique style of acting and special mannerisms which are so cute that the viewers are all thrilled to watch his movies again and again.His acting skill and dancing skill are unmatched and he is superb in stunt scenes as well.
Rajinikanth was born in a Marathi speaking family in Karnataka State on 12th December 1950 as 'Shivaji Rao Gaikwad' and in his youthful days never would have  imagined this kind of  achievements and this level of stardom.He wanted to be a film star but his family members were against his plans.He did several odd jobs before gaining a permanent job as  a Bus conductor of Karnataka Transport Buses at Bangalore but quit the job and joined Madras Film Institute for film active course with the help of his friends.Since he used to act brilliantly in plays during those period his friends ascertained that he would become a big film star in the future and hence helped him.
His debut movie was 'Apoorva Ragangal' in the year 1975 which got National Award and since then success followed him always.
He is winner of Six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.He has received Padma Bhushan Award from Government of India.
After Apoorva Ragangal Rajinikanth went on to play lead roles in many films and by the end of 1970's he could act in lead roles of more than 20 films in Tamil,Telugu and Kannada.By the end of 80's he became a very popular successful actor in all over the south Indian languages.
Some of his earlier hits are 'Katha Sangama,Avargal,16 Vayathinile,Chilakkamma Cheppindi,Mullum Malarum,Alavuddinum Arpphutha Vilakkum' etc.
He co-starred with N.T.Rama Rao in the super hit film Tiger.
'Ninaithale Inikkum' became a super hit and popular entertainer in which Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan acted together along with Jayapradha.
In the year 1983 he starred in the popular Bollywood hit 'Andha Kanoon' alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
His films like 'Sigappu Manithan,Mr.Bharath,Velaikkaran,Dharmathin Thalaivan,etc were all hits and unforgettable films.
Rajinikanth's association with Muthuraman was beneficial for both of them.They acted together in 25 films which were all successful.
'Billa' was an action thriller film produced by Suresh Balaji and directed by R.Krishna Moorthy.It was based on the 1978 Hindi film Don.
He acted as the character 'Shyam Sabu' in the 1988 English film 'Blood Stone'.
'Chaalbaaz' was 1989 Hindi film in which Rajini and Sridevi paired.Sunny Deol,Anupam Kher,Shakti Kapoor,Annu Kapoor etc acted and directed by Pankaj Parashar.The director also appeared in the film in a noted role.It was a commercial and critical success of that year.
Rajini and Rekha were the lead pair of 'Phool Bana Angaray' of 1991.Rajinikanth acted as Inspector Ranjith Singh and Rekha portrayed SP Namrata Singh.
'Thalapathi' was a superhit film of 1991 directed by Mani Ratnam.Rajini,Mammootty,Arvind Swamy,Jai Shankar,Amrish Puri,Srividya,Bhanupriya,Shobana,Geetha etc acted in this gigantic film.It was dubbed to Telugu and Hindi and were released.
'Annamalai'  was a film directed by Suresh Krishna in 1992 in which Rajini and Khushboo were the lead pair.Sarath Babu also acted in an equally important lead role.It was remade in Telugu as 'Kandapalli Raja' with VenkateshmSuman and Nagma.
'Arunachalam' of 1997 received three Tamil Nadu state Awards including Best Film Award.Rajinikanth and Soundarya were the lead actors.Rambha also acted in lead role.Director was Sundar.C.
'Padayappa' was a big success of 1999 directed by K.S.Ravi Kumar in which Rajini,Soundarya and Ramya Krishnan depicted lead roles,Sivaji Ganesan also acted in an important role in this film which contained good songs composed by A.R.Rahman.
'Baba' was 2002 film which was a Tamil Fantasy-Action film starring and written by Rajinikanth and directed by Suresh Krishna.Manisha Koirala acted as his heroine in this film.
In the hit film 'Sivaji' of 2007 Rajinikanth and Shreya Saran played lead roles.This action-thriller film was directed by Shankar.It was a worldwide success film.
'Enthiran' was released in 2010 which was a gigantic film which was the most expensive Indian film directed by Shankar.Rajinikanth depicted dual roles, as a Scientist and an andro humanoid robot.Heroine was Aishwarya Rai.Dubbed versions released in Hindi and Telugu.
'Kochadaiyaan' is 2014 directed by Soundarya R.Ashwin, daughter of Rajini kanth.It is Soundarya's debut film as a director.Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone acted as the leading pair of this movie.
Rajinikanth received
 the most prestigious  Padma Bhushan Award from Government of India' and many other Awards also.
He received 'Kalaimamani' Award in 1984 from Government of Tamil Nadu and M.G.R. Award in 1989 which is also from Tamil Nadu Government.
He received 'Kalai Chelvam' Award in 1995.
He is also recipient of Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for excellence.
Government of Maharashtra honored him with Raj Kapoor Award.
In 2013 he was honored by NDTV as one among the '25 Greatest  Global Living Legends'
Selected Filmography
Apoorva Ragangal
Katha Sangama
Moondru Mudichu
Adu Puli Aattam
Aama Katha
Shankar Sallim Simon
Paavathin Sambalam
Mullum Malarum
Justice Gopinath
Aval Appady Than
Alavuddinum Alphutha Vilakkum
Annai Oru Alayam
Dharma Yudham
Murattu Kaalai
Thillu Mullu
Thanikattu Raja
Nandri Meendrum Varuga
Engayo Ketta Kural
Moondru Mugam
Payum Puli
Thudikkum Karangal
Thai Veedu
Naan Sigappu Manithan
Ek Saudagar
Kodai Mazhai
Asli Naqli
Rajadhi Raja
Khoon Ka Karz
PhoolBane Angaray
Bhagya Debata

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