Rajinikanth, the stylish super star who have millions of fans all around the globe is known for his finest acting skills and his unequivocal talent to perform heroic styles. He is a down to earth person. Here is some facts about him that many of us didn’t knew.
1) Second highest paid actor in Asia.
He got Rs 26 crore remuneration for his film sivaji which was a super hit and became the highest paid actor in India and second highest in Asia after Jackie Chan. He broke his own record when he was paid Rs 45 Crore for the Blockbuster film Endhiran.
2) His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.
When we think about Tamil film Industry the first name which pops in our mind is Rajinikanth. But did you knew that he is not a tamilian by birth? Rajinikanth was born to a Marathi family who resided in Mysore state ( present day Karnataka). His mother was a housewife and his father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad was a police constable. Rajinikanth’s birth name was Shivaji Rao Gaekwad after the great Marathi King and warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji.
3) His favorite Actor is Kamal Hassan
Rajinikanth is the favorite actor to many of us. Have you ever thought who might be his favorite actor? It’s Kamal Haasan , another Titan of Tamil Film industry . They have worked together in many movies and Rajinikanth considers him a close friend.
4) Only actor to be featured in CBSE Syllabus
Everyone gets featured in Page 3 or Desi blogs but to be included in the CBSE syllabus ? Well that is really something.
5) He hasn’t died on screen for quite sometime .
His ardent fan following is so intense that they can’t bear the death of their superstar even on silver screen and henceforth his character has been immortal for many years. It’s also been rumored that in the Mani Ratnam’s film Thalapathi Rajini was Killed in the climax but it was changed later fearing the fan riot.
6) Rajinikanth has acted in a Hollywood movie.
Rajanikanth has played a significant role in the 1988 hollywood movie, The Bloodstone. The movie was directed by Dwight H. Little whose other works include Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Rapid Fire and has directed some episodes of the notable sitcoms 24, Prison Break and Arrow.
7) He did a triple role in the movie Moondru Mugam
In the 1982 film Moondru Mugam Rajini did a Triple role as Alex Pandian, Arun and John. The movie was a superhit and was running over 250 days in the box office. He also bagged the award for the best actor from the Tamilnadu Government.
8) Worked as Coolie and Carpenter
Many of us know he worked as a bus conductor but when he was in bangalore and chennai he worked as a coolie and carpenter for earning a livelihood.
He joined Twitter in 2014 and got a record number of followers(210,000) in just 24 hours which according to Economic Times is the fastest rate of followers for any Indian Celebrity
10) His first screenplay was in the movie Valli
We know him as a fabulous actor but did you know he had written screenplays. His first screenplay was for the movie Valli which was directed by K. Nataraj. He also produced the film and did a small role in it.