Superstar Rajinikanth, fondly called ‘Thalaivar’ (boss) by his fans, celebrated his 71st birthday on December 12.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to wish Rajinikanth on his birthday. In his tweet, PM Modi wished good health to Rajinikanth. The social media was abuzz with loads and loads of love showered on him from millions of fans and celebrities from all wakes of life in India.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin wished Rajinikanth on his birthday. Stalin tweeted that he wants Rajinikanth to continue mesmerizing the audience with his charm.
Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in 1950 in a humble Marathi household in Bengaluru, Karnataka, he worked as a bus conductor to support his family. The young Shivaji Rao’s heart however was beating only as an actor which drew him to stage plays in Bengaluru. Understanding that to scale the peak in his field he had to become a film actor and thus started his journey to Chennai in the seventies and the rest as they say is history for all to see.
Shivaji Rao became Rajinikanth the villain and it took a few years to become an action hero with his own inimitable style. After crossing hurdles after hurdles both within and outside he went on to become not a superstar but the superstar.
At 71, Thalaivar is unparalleled in his charisma and fan following. His passion for cinema has not diminished a millimeter and he is ready to give those who love even more joy in the coming years.