As superstar Rajinikanth turns 66 years old today, the internet is flooded with birthday wishes and #happybirthdayrajinikanth is trending everywhere since morning. Fondly known as the Thalaiva, Rajinikanth is the most humble of celebrities you will ever come across.
And in an interview, his daughter Soundarya explained that how he remains a meek down-to-earth person even at the zenith of his mega-stardom. She said:
He is a very simple human being. He never forgot where he came from. As his children, my sister Aishwarya and I learned this from him — to never forget our roots. With our dad, there are no two faces. What you see is what he is. Whether it’s a fan or a producer, he treats them all the same. He has been down to earth all his life. He will never change. We, as his children, try to emulate that trait of our dad.
Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, superstar Rajinikanth began acting in plays while working as a bus conductor and later joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Rajinikanth has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and many Hindi films as well. And his movies work wonders at the Box Office.
Rajinikanth is worshiped in South and his birthday revered as a festival. The superstar has also been honored with Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his contribution to arts and cinema. Whether it’s Bollywood or the South film industry, Rajinikanth is the most celebrated actor and will always be.
And on his birthday, our celebs and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wished the superstar a very happy born day.
Happy birthday @superstarrajini! Wishing you a long life filled with good health.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2016
T 2469 – It is Rajnikant’s birthday on Dec 12th and we wish him greater glory happiness and good helath .. pic.twitter.com/hRQRyYZ7Q6
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 11, 2016
2 the coolest & greatest of em all. Wishing u health happiness & years of entertainment for us.Happy B’Day Thalaivaa pic.twitter.com/xLwRSBbuJe
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 12, 2016
Happy Birthday @superstarrajini. You are God’s Special gift to us. Your journey is a modern day folklore of humility & success. Thank you.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 12, 2016
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 12, 2016
A living legend..The One and Only Thalaiva..wishing you a very happy birthday Sir on ur special day 🙂 @superstarrajini
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) December 12, 2016
— Sonali Raut (@Realsonaliraut9) December 12, 2016
— PAYAL ROHATGI (@Payal_Rohatgi) December 12, 2016
— Sanjjjanaa galrani (@actressanjjanaa) December 12, 2016
“There is nothing that Rajni can’t!! Happy Birthday to the @superstarrajini
— Harshdeep Kaur (@HarshdeepKaur) December 12, 2016
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) December 12, 2016
— Rajpal Yadav (@rajpalofficial) December 12, 2016