Thalaiva Rajinikanth turns 66: Tamil Superstar Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born 12 December 1950), known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth turns 66 today.
The much loved star is being wished by his fans and well wishers.
Twitter is a – buzz with stars, fans even The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi wishing him Happy Birthday.
Thalaiva Rajinikanth turns 66 : Tweets ;
Happy birthday @superstarrajini! Wishing you a long life filled with good health.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2016
Here’s what Akshay Kumar Had to Say :
Indian Cricket Superstar Virender Sehwag :
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 11, 2016
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Thalaiva Rajinikanth turns 66 : The Mega Hearted
Last year too, The Kabali star did not celebrate his birthday following the torrential rains in Chennai and neighbouring districts that led to a deluge.
Jayalalithaa died in a Chennai hospital on December 5 after a prolonged illness. She was 68. Much before she became a politician, led the AIADMK and eventually became chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa starred in over 140 films.
Recently, a letter written in 1980 by Jayalalithaa to journalist went viral. In the letter she revealed that she had turned down a role opposite Rajinikanth in Billa, releases in the same year. Eventually, the role was taken up by actress Supriya.
Rajinikanth is currently busy prepping for Shankar’s 2.0, a sequel to his 2010 hit film Enthiran. Rajinikanth reprises the role of Dr Vaseegaran and this time he is pitted against another scientist, Dr Richard, played by Akshay Kumar. Dr Richard’s experiment goes disastrously wrong and he mutates into some sort of birdman.
2.0 also stars Sudhanshu Pandey, who plays Professor Bohra’s (Danny Denzongpa) son seeking revenge for his father’s death at the hands of Vaseegaran-created robot Chitti. 2.0 also stars Amy Jackson and is set to release on Diwali, next year.
Thalaiva Rajinikanth turns 66 : His Award List
Rajinikanth has received numerous awards for many of his films mostly in Tamil. He received his first Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor in 1984 for Nallavanuku Nallavan. Later he received Filmfare Award nominations for his performances in Sivaji (2007) and Enthiran (2010).
As of 2014, Rajinikanth has received six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for his performances in various films.He also received numerous awards from Cinema Express and Filmfans’ Association for his on-screen performances and off-screen contributions in writing and producing.
Rajinikanth received the Kalaimamani award in 1984 and the M. G. R. Award in 1989, both from the Government of Tamil Nadu.
In 1995, the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association presented him with the Kalaichelvam Award. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016) by the Government of India.
He was selected as the Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007 by NDTV, competing against the likes of Shahrukh Khan. The Government of Maharashtra honoured him with the Raj Kapoor Award the same year. He received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards.
Rajinikanth was also named one of the most influential persons in South Asia by Asiaweek. He was also named by Forbes India as the most influential Indian of the year 2010.
In 2011, he was awarded the Entertainer of the Decade Award by NDTV for the year 2010 by the then Indian Minister for Home Affairs P. Chidambaram. In December 2013, he was honoured by NDTV as one among the “25 Greatest Global Living Legends“.
In 2014, he was presented with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year” at the 45th International Film Festival of India held at Goa.
We Wish the Superstar a Very Happy Birthday.