Updated: Tue, 20 May 2014 12:45:00 GMT | By Priya Bala, India Syndicate
Rajnikanth: The Ultimate Superstar Forever

Rajnikanth, born on December 12, 1950, is more, much more than a top-ranking actor. He’s a legend, a cultural icon unlike any other, an idol to the masses who worship him and call him ‘Thalaivar’. Even as Rajni starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' hits screens this week, we turn the spotlight on the phenomenon that is Rajnikanth



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Who would’ve thought the brooding man who made a quiet entry as an antagonist in K Balachander’s 1975 film, ‘Apoorva Raagangal’, would go on to become a veritable demigod of cinema, reigning supreme for three decades and more!  Or, that a one-time bus conductor in Bangalore would be one of the highest paid Indian film actors of all time! That’s Rajnikanth for you. A man who’s lived the rags-to-riches story, becoming not only a fantastic entertainer, but a superhero to his fans who are legion.

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