Shivaji Rao Gaekwad also known as Rajinikanth turns 70 today. Rajinikanth made his acting debut with K. Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal.
In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. He has won many awards, including four Tamil Nadu State Film Best Actor Awards and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016).
He received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year”. At the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (2019), he was honoured with the Icon of Global Jubilee award.
Rajinikanth announced entry into politics on 31 December 2017 and confirmed his intention to contest in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections in all 234 constituencies. He stated that his party would resign if it was unable to fulfill its electoral promises within three years of coming into power.
Dear @rajinikanth Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May you lead a long and healthy life.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2020
On the other hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi best wishes to Rajinikanth on his 70th birthday on Saturday. PM took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Dear @rajinikanth Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May you lead a long and healthy life.”
While, fans of the actor-turned-politician gather outside his residence in Chennai, to wish him on his birthday.
On the occasion of his 70th birthday, we take a look at five most popular dialogues from his movies.