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Rajini, Style Icon @ 60

Rajini, Style Icon @ 60 - Exclusive

on Dec 22, 2009

The idol of South Asian Film Industry, Super Star, RajiniKanth stepped into 60th year recently. When most of the actors of his age are washed out or started films that suit their age, Rajini is still able to grab the attention of all age audience not just in India, but worldwide equally competing with the young heroes of today, who were not even born when he got superstardom!

Here is an exclusive editorial of his journey in filmdom dedicated to his millions of fans.

K.Balachander, a director known for introducing talented, new faces into the tamil film industry has introduced Rajini by giving a small role in Aboorva Raagangal. Then he started acting in villain roles. From being a villan, his growth to antihero later to hero and finally to super star with in a short period was unimaginable. The most exclusive aspect about Rajnikanth's acting is that he performs comedies, drama, suspense and thrillers with an absolute ease. The director, SP.Muthuraman revamped Rajnikanth's image by casting him in varied roles. Rajni soon grabbed mass popularity and appeal through his mannerism and stylized dialogue delivery. Rajini’s movie are known for punch dialogues ‘Idhu Eppadi Irrukku’,‘Seeviduvein Seevi’, “Naan oru dhadavai sonna nooru dhadavai sonna madhiri.”, “Andavan solran. Arunachalam seiran.”, “Khatham, gatham.” were few popular dialogues that boosted the energy of his fans. His style and character gave him a special place as super star in Tamil Nadu.

Pokkiri Raja, Thanikkattu Raja, Naan Mahaan Alla , Moondru Mugham were major hits of thalaivar in the mid-decade. Annamalai was the first Rajini film to gross almost Rs.100 million at the box office

. Basha, Muthu, Arunachalam, Padayappa Chandramukhi and Shivaji were the major block busters in his film records. Rajni’s career graph always showed a slow and steady rise to the very top. Rajnikanth has acted in over 160 movies, including Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Bengali. Rajini is the first Tamil actor who grabbed the attention of international viewers through his stylish action and way of marketing. His movies does a vast business in the overseas (though it failed in domestic), especially in the UK and US.

Although Rajini had ultimately become a super star he also has some of the flops in his list. His debut film in bollywood, Andha Kanoon is a flop. He also starred American film called Bloodstone, in 1988 , however, ended up as a flop in the United States. Rajini’s home production film, Baba released in 2002.The movie fell short of market expectations and it made heavy losses for the distributors which Rajini repaid.

Rajinikanth was named as one of the influential persons in South Asia by Asiaweek. He has won several awards from Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Cinema Express and Filmfans Association for his on-screen performances and off-screen contributions in writing and producing. He has also received other honours such as the Raj Kapoor Award in 2007 from the Government of Maharashtra. He was named and honoured with the Padma Bhushan award, India's third highest civilian honour from government of India for his contribution towards Indian cinema. In 2007, he was reportedly paid Rs 300 million for his blockbuster Sivaji: The Boss.

He married Latha Rangachari at the age of 31 and they have two daughters named Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth.

Although there were lot of pressures to enter into politics he politely denied them and just used to say, “Yesterday I was a conductor, today I’m a star, tomorrow what I’ll be only God knows!” .But he proved himself that he has people support by fasting in protest of Cauvery dispute. This protest elevated him more and more.

He not only proved as a great actor, but also as great human being. His politeness, humbleness and down to earth nature, appreciating others talent makes him a perfect gentle man. Ego and starry airs are unknown to Rajnikanth.

Rajinikanth never celebrates his birthday grandly. He always advises his fans not to waste money and time by celebrating his birthday. But the passionate fans, who feel as a special day, are celebrating the day meaningfully by donating blood, serving free food and cloth to poor and providing free medical camps at their own cost. Rajini kanth personally maintains numerous trusts and charities today.

After ruling kollywood for three long decades, he is still enjoying the status of the Super Star at box office. Rajini is still ruling the hearts of millions, mainly for his simplicity and down to earth nature and the star really deserves what he has!

Wishing him the best of health, success and prosperity..

User Comments

Prabha

May 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

NO END FOR SUPER STAR JOURNEY THALA MEANS THALA THAAN..........

yuvaraj.p

May 07, 2010 at 3:00 pm

LONG LIVE & LET LIVE FOREVER DAT,S OUR SUPER STAR 4RM UR,S CHITTYS******************

yuvaraj.p

May 07, 2010 at 2:55 pm

simply rocks,dat,s d speciality of SUPER STAR***** RAJINI KANTH

VIJAY

Mar 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm

MY "GOD'

VIJAY

Mar 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm

NEXT " CM "

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