Rajnikanth
Rajnikanth

On the occasion of superstar Rajnikanth’s 62nd birthday today (December 12, 2011), Koimoi.com gives you a peek into a few lesser known facts about his personal and professional life.

Rajinikanth

  • is a Tamil superstar, but not a Tamilian
  • his father was a Maharashtrian police constable
  • learned Tamil on the advice of Tamil film director K. Balachander
  • his first Bollywood film was Andha Kanoon in 1983
  • wrote the screenplay for two films, Valli (1993) and Baba (2002)
  • sung a song, Adikuthu kuliru, from the film, Mannan
  • majority of his hits are remakes of Amitabh Bachchan’s films
  • believes in simple living in real life; is often seen wearing a kurta and mundu (white dhoti)
  • is known to visit the Himalayas every year on a spiritual journey
  • decided to return money to the distributors of the film Kuselan and Baba as the films incurred huge losses

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