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Celebrating the Icon: Rajinikanth at 73


Famous Personalities  •  12 Dec, 2023  •  77,825 Views  •  ⭐ 2.7

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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As the calendar flips to December 12th, fans of Indian cinema around the world come together to celebrate the 73rd birthday of a true living legend – Rajinikanth. With a career spanning over four decades, Rajinikanth, often referred to as "Thalaiva" (meaning leader), has left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. In this blog post, we delve into the life, career, and enduring charisma of Rajinikanth, exploring how he transformed from a bus conductor to a cultural icon, while discussing his monumental influence on Indian cinema and the ever-growing fanbase that worships him.

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From Conductor to Superstar

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Rajinikanth's journey to superstardom is a remarkable tale of determination and talent. Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad on December 12, 1950, in Bangalore, India, he started his career as a bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service. Little did the world know that this humble beginning would lead to one of the most illustrious careers in the history of Indian cinema.

Early in his acting career, he adopted the screen name "Rajinikanth" and made his acting debut in the Tamil film "Apoorva Raagangal" in 1975. Despite his unconventional looks and acting style, Rajinikanth quickly garnered attention for his unique persona and charisma. This marked the beginning of an incredible journey that would see him rise to unprecedented heights.

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Iconic Career and Contributions

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Rajinikanth's contribution to Tamil and Indian cinema is immeasurable. He has starred in over 150 films in multiple languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada. Some of his iconic films include "Mullum Malarum," "Thalapathi," "Sivaji," and "Endhiran." His larger-than-life characters, unique style, and unparalleled dialogue delivery have made him a cultural icon. Rajinikanth's films aren't just entertainment; they are events that fans eagerly anticipate.

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