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Happy Birthday Rajinikanth! From A Bus Conductor To Becoming A ‘One-Man Industry’, Here’s The Legend of Thalaivar

The legend of India’s film industry, the Rajinikath turns 69 today. Starting out as a no-one to cementing his road until he became the pedestal, Rajinikath is one of the most valued and unquestionably respected actors there is out there. Trying his hands at odd jobs before becoming a bus conductor when fate changed everything when he was spotted by noted director K Balachander and the rest becoming history, Ranjikanth’s resume is impressiveness is one fans can always look back and dare to dream. On his birthday, we look at how he became the Thalaivar:(Photo credit: Instagram)

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 December 2019, 08:27:10 AM
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The legend of India’s film industry, the Rajinikath turns 69 today. Starting out as a no-one to cementing his road until he became the pedestal, Rajinikath is one of the most valued and unquestionably respected actors there is out there. Trying his hands at odd jobs before becoming a bus conductor when fate changed everything when he was spotted by noted director K Balachander and the rest becoming history, Ranjikanth’s resume is impressiveness is one fans can always look back and dare to dream. On his birthday, we look at how he became the Thalaivar: (Photo Credit: Instagram)

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His first ever shot as an actor before the side-cigarette smoking gathered a mass following involved him throwing open a gate in the 1975 K Balachander’s superhit Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (Rare Melodies). (Photo credit: Instagram)

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In his nearly seventy-years of acting, he has acted in over 160 films and is among the highest paid actors in Asia. (Photo credit: Instagram)

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A Padma Vibushan awardee, Rajinikanth has to his credit over 150 films, including some in Hindi and Telugu. (Photo credit: Instagram)

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What makes him the Rajinikanth is unlike any other stars is how is still remains connected to his humble beginnings, one never sees him promoting his films nor endorsing any products. (Photo credit: Instagram)

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In real life, he dresses up simply, eats simple food, at times even at roadside eateries, and drives around in a simple car’’ says S.P. Muthuraman. (Photo credit: Instagram)