Rajinikanth is the eternal, evergreen star of Tamil Movies. He has caught the imagination of the audience for over 2 decades and is still going strong.
Rajini is perhaps the most saleable star in the Tamil Industry today. His start was however not so great. He started life as a bus conductor and spent his early years in Karnataka. It was by chance that he was picked for the role of a side-kick in one of K. Balachander’s movies. And it was K.B. who noticed the potential in the man and brought it out in the form of powerful roles.
But at that stage, Rajini was still a villain material and all his roles came with a dark shade. It was destiny perhaps, that someone of his looks would set the audience wanting for more. His Tamil diction was not great and still his choice of roles kept him the audience’s mind. It was the movie Billa that changed life for Rajini. The role was that of a hero with a negative shade and the script had already worked wonders in Hindi(Don-Amitabh Bachan).
Ever since then Rajini went from one success to another and became the Mass Hero of his generation.
The humility of the man at this age is perhaps a message to all the younger stars today.