Superstar-Rajnikanth

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Birthday-boy Rajnikanth!!!

"I may be 77, but physically, I am 57, mentally, I am 27, and at heart, I am still 17" said the man who turns 61 today...

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Rajini before stardom

Rajinikanth in his younger days, primarily worked as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation in Bangalore. His style and mannerisms were noted by the passengers who travelled with him and it is they who suggested that he take up acting.

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Rajini before stardom
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In the 1978 Tamil flick 'Thai Meedhu Sathyam', Rajinikanth gave audiences a first glimpse at what an Indian cowboy would look like.

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Rajinikanth played the revenge-hungry hero in 'Andha Kanoon', and the movie also starred Hema Malini as his sister who is a cop trying to stop him.

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Rajini played the role of Jaggu in 'Chaalbaaz', a beer guzzling taxi driver, who loses his heart to Sridevi (who played a double role). This was one of the actor's most successful Bollywood roles.

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In the Malayalam movie 'Kuselan', Rajinikanth appears in an extended cameo as himself - the larger-than-life superstar who is best friend to the lead actor, who plays a lowly barber. The film was remade in Hindi as 'Billu' with Shah Rukh Khan playing Rajinikanth's role.

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As Dr. Saravanan in the comedy horror film 'Chandramukhi', Rajini puts on a fine performance as a psychiatrist trying to solve Jyothika's split personality disorder. The movie was remade in Hindi as 'Bhool Bhulaiya'

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Rajinikanth was paid Rs 26 crores for 'Sivaji: The Boss', making him the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan. The movie turned out be be one of the highest grossing movies of 2007.

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Rajini played the role of robot Chitti in 'Enthiran' who falls in love with Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan's character and plots to steal her away from his creator and scientist Dr. Vaseegaran (also played by Rajinikanth)

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Rajinikanth has received India's third highest honour, the Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to Indian cinema. He is best known for his mass popularity, largely drawn from his delivery of dialogue in films. Other than acting, Rajinikanth has also worked as a screenwriter, film producer, and as well as a playback singer.

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