Rajinikanth is ruling the movie industry since a few decades now. Hailing from a humble background, he rose to fame in the movie business with his hard work and unusual style. This 66 year old awesomely amazing man is on the top of the game today. Now what makes Thalaiva different from the rest of the other actors apart from the Rajinikanth jokes? Here are 6 facts which show that Rajinikanth is truly an inspiration.
1) Independent entry in the film industry.
Rajinikanth had no God father to launch him in the films. He had been through tough times and hardships. He did a few odd jobs including that of a carpenter and bus conductor before he landed up in the movies. He began from acting in mythological plays in Kannada language. Moreover, he didn’t have enough money to join a film institute at that time. Swiftly he started getting roles in the Tamil movies. He was appreciated for his small role in his first film. A review from The Hindu stated that, “Newcomer Rajinikanth is dignified and impressive”.
2) Experimental and unique.
He has performed varied kinds of roles in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi cinema. Additionally he can speak a number of languages. He has always been experimental with his work. From playing a hero, negative roles, a programmed robot, Rajinikanth has done it all in his 40 year old career. He never failed to woo his audience with his style. Secondly, his look in every film and dialogue delivery has always made him win a million hearts.
3) Unmatched stardom and fan following.
Every Rajinikanth movie release has witnessed the public going crazy. The 2016 movie Kabali created a storm in the South India. People taking a day off from work, standing in the long queue for movie tickets, giving Kabali the largest opening weekend for any Indian film worldwide. People in the south offer prayer in the temples before his movie release. Such is the star status and stardom of this hero. He had made his mark not only down south but also in the other states in India and abroad.
4) Awards and acclaims.
Further this actor has a number of awards in his kitty. He has won Filmfare Award many times. He has played a triple role in one of his movies and bagged the Best Actor Award from the Tamil Nadu government. He has received the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan award from the government of India. He owns recognition as the Most Influential Indian, Entertainer of the Decade and the list goes on. He is honoured by NDTV as one of the “25 Greatest Global Living Legends”.
5) Down to earth attitude
In spite of all the frills and fancies that the glamour world had to offer, Rajinikanth is too humble and simple in real life. He has always seen greeting his fans with love and respect. The most worshipped actor is a complete family man. He comes across as a warm and wonderful human being to everyone. Rajini has often praised his co actors and directors in the media. A source says that one of the junior actors accidently slept in his make-up van. He refused to wake him up and slept on the floor himself.
He does a lot of philanthropic activities without creating news about it. He is selflessness personified. When Chennai was affected by floods in 2015, he asked his fans to avoid his birthday celebration and help the flood victims to get back to normal life. Thalaivar Foundation, one of Rajinikanth’s biggest fan clubs in Chennai, state that they have committed to working towards afforestation, organic farming, spreading health and sanitation awareness amongst other community.