The iconic figure of the Southern India, Rajinikanth turned 63 today and is said to be celebrating his birthday in his native town in Bangalore. Sources said he had left for the city, earlier keeping with his usual practice of staying away from Chennai especially on his birthday every year.
The die-hard fans of the veteran actor have organised special prayers and welfare activities to celebrate their idol’s birthday. Rajinikanth’s is a typical rags-to-riches story as he had had transformed from his mundane life as a bus conductor in Bangalore to that of a most sought after actor, with a frenzied fan base hailing him as their ‘Thalaivar’ (The Leader) as it can be seen in the movie Chennai Express too.
Entering the industry with a small role with his mentor K Balachander’s ‘Aboorva Ragangal’ in 1975, Rajinikanth soon constructed his path as a preferred villain before opting for more positive roles. Whether portraying struggles of a low-class printing unit employee in ‘Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai’ (From 6 to 60) or portraying the divinity of Sage Ragavendra, the actor has proved he was second to none when it came to display challenging roles.