This Article is From Dec 12, 2012

Five things you didn't know about Rajinikanth

Five things you didn't know about Rajinikanth

After the success of Sivaji, Rajinikanth became the highest-paid Asian

Highlights

  • Rajinikanth is 62 today. On this very special birthday - 12.12.12 - we're celebrating with a list of facts that you may or may not know about him:
  • Rajinikanth has made films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali and even English. But he's never appeared in a Marathi film, despite it being his mother-tongue. He was born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad to Maharashtrian parents but grew up in Bangalore.
  • Rajinikanth worked in any number of odd jobs when he was young, ending up as a bus conductor with the Karnataka transport corporation.
  • Rajinikanth's favourite actor is Kamal Haasan, with whom he appeared in many films, playing villain to Kamal Haasan's hero.
  • After the success of Sivaji, Rajinikanth's fee of Rs 26 crores made him the highest-paid Asian actor after Jackie Chan.
  • Rajinikanth has not died on-screen for many years now. Directors fear that killing his character will send fans on a rampage.
New Delhi: Rajinikanth is 62 today. On this very special birthday - 12.12.12 - we're celebrating with a list of facts that you may or may not know about him:

Rajinikanth has made films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali and even English. But he's never appeared in a Marathi film, despite it being his mother-tongue. He was born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad to Maharashtrian parents but grew up in Bangalore.

Rajinikanth worked in any number of odd jobs when he was young, ending up as a bus conductor with the Karnataka transport corporation.

Rajinikanth's favourite actor is Kamal Haasan, with whom he appeared in many films, playing villain to Kamal Haasan's hero.

After the success of Sivaji, Rajinikanth's fee of Rs 26 crores made him the highest-paid Asian actor after Jackie Chan.

Rajinikanth has not died on-screen for many years now. Directors fear that killing his character will send fans on a rampage.