Rajinikanth is the biggest superstar of our nation, the actor will be celebrating his 64th birthday today and at the same time he will be seen romancing heroines in their twenties in his Lingaa movie which hitting the screens today as well.
The film was speculated to be releasing in three languages owing to the lead actors of the films, Tamil actor Rajinikanth, Telugu actress Anushka Shetty and Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha but due to reasons best known to the makers of the film, it has now released in only two languages, Tamil and Telugu.
Truth being said, Rajinikanth doesn't belong into any one language industry for the actor has worked in a lot of languages and is famous across the country and worldwide as well. Fans are dying to see his film to an extent that according to rumours, tickets have been completely booked in certain theatres for almost three days straight and in Bangalore the first show starts as early as 5 am at Rockline Cinemas.
A mulitplex theatre that is owned by the producer of the movie, Rockline Venkatesh. He is in fact a big and famous producer in Kannada film industry.
Rajinikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad on 12 December 1950. He was born and brought up in Bangalore and worked as a a bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute and in 1975 he debuted in K. Balachander's National Film Award-winning Apoorva Raagangal (1975), after which there was no turning back.
He obtained so much success that in 2000, he was even rewarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour. The actor truly is one of the most influential icons the world has ever seen and who has given a number of brilliant cinemas as well.
But let us take a look at his 27 must watch Bollywood movies...
Andha Kanoon is a 1983 Bollywood drama film directed by T. Rama Rao, starring Rajnikant,Hema Malini and Reena Roy. The film was a success and became the third highest grossing movie of the year.
Jeet Hamaari is directed by R. Thyagarajan starring Rakesh Roshan, Rajinikanth, Ranjeeta Kaur, and Anita Raj. This film is a remake of the 1983 Tamil film Thai Veedu, with Rajinikanth, Anita Raj and Silk Smitha reprising their roles from the original Tamil version.
Meri Adalat is directed by A.T.Raghu starring Rajinikanth in the lead supported by Zeenat Aman, Mohnish Behl, Sonia Sahni and Komal Mahuakar.
Gangvaa is a 1984 film directed by Rajasekhar. A remake of the 1983 Tamil film Malaiyoor Mambattiyan that also starred Rajinikanth. It was a big hit.
John Jani Janardhan
John Jani Janardhan is a Hindi film is directed by T. Rama Rao. Rajinikanth played the main lead in a triple role. It is a remake of the 1982 Tamil film Moondru Mugamwhich starred Rajinikanth and Raadhika.
Mahaguru is a Hindi film directed by S.S.Ravichandra. The only film in which Meenakshi Seshadri was paired opposite southern superstar Rajinikanth. The witty dialogues written by Kader Khan became quite popular.
Wafadaar is a 1985 Hindi film directed by Dasari Narayana Rao brought together Rajinikanth, Padmini Kolhapuri and Vijeta Pandit for the first time in a love triangle.
Bewafai is a 1985 Hindi film starring Rajesh Khanna and Rajinikanth. The film was directed by R. Thyagaarrajan. Bewafai grossed 11.95 crores at the box office in 1985.
Geraftaar is a 1985 film directed by Prayag Raj. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Madhavi, Kamal Haasan,Poonam Dhillon in the lead roles, while Rajinikanth played an extended cameo role.
Bhagwaan Dada is a 1986 film directed by J. Om Prakash. The primary cast are Rakesh Roshan, Rajinikanth, Sridevi and Danny Denzongpa, and Hrithik Roshan, aged 12.
Asli Naqli was a Hindi film directed by Sudarsan Nag. It starred Shatrughan Sinha and Rajinikanth in the lead roles with Anita Raj and Radhika playing their female leads respectively.
Dosti Dushmani is a Hindi film directed by T. Rama Rao starred Rajinikanth, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Pran, Shakti Kapoor and Amrish Puri. It is a remake of Telugu Film Mugguru Mitrulu.
Insaaf Kaun Karega
Insaaf Kaun Karega is a Hindi film directed by Sudarsan Nag and written by K. C. Bokadia. It stars Dharmendra, Rajnikant,Jayaprada and Madhavi.
Daku Hasina is a 1987 Bollywood film starring Rajinikanth, Jackie Shroff, Zeenat Aman and Rakesh Roshan.
Uttar Dakshin is a 1987 Hindi film directed by Prabhat Khanna and featuring Bharathi, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher and Rajinikanth in the lead roles.
Tamacha is a 1988 film directed by Ramesh Ahuja. It stars Jeetendra, Rajinikanth, Anupam Kher, Amrita Singh and Bhanupriya in pivotal roles. Rajnikanth did an anti hero role of an underworld don in this movie.
Gair Kanooni is a 1989 film which stars Govinda and Sridevi in the lead roles. Rajinikanth plays a supporting role.
ChaalBaaz is a 1989 film directed by Pankaj Parashar. Starring Sridevi in a double role, the film also starred Sunny Deol, Rajinikanth, Anupam Kher,Shakti Kapoor, Rohini Hattangadi, Anu Kapoor. The film was one of the biggest commercial and critical success of the year.
Hum is a 1991 film directed by Mukul S. Anand. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Govinda, Kimi Katkar, Shilpa Shirodkar, Deepa Sahi, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan.
Farishtay was also one of the famous Hindi films that starred Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Rajinikanth and Sridevi in lead roles. This was yet another film in which we saw Rajinikanth essay the role of a Police Inspector by the name Arjun Thanghe.
Khoon Ka Karz
Khoon Ka Karz is a 1991 film directed by Mukul S. Anand. It stars Vinod Khanna, Rajinikanth, Sanjay Dutt, Dimple Kapadia, Kimi Katkar, Sangeeta Bijlani and Kader Khan.
Phool Bane Angaray
Phool Bane Angaray is a 1991 film by K.C. Bokadia which stars Rajinikanth and Rekha in the lead roles. Rajinikanth made a great impact as Inspector Ranjit Singh in the special appearance. It was Box office Hit.
Tyagi is a 1992 film produced and directed by K. C. Bokadia, starring Rajinikanth, Jayaprada, Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover and Shakti Kapoor. The film is a remake of the 1991 Tamil film Dharma Dorai starring Rajinikanth and Gautami Tadimalla which itself was a remake of Kannada film Deva.
Insaniyat Ke Devta
Insaniyat Ke Devta is a 1993 film directed by K. C. Bokadia. It starred Raj Kumar, Rajinikanth, Vinod Khanna, Jayaprada and Manisha Koirala.
Aatank Hi Aatank
Aatank Hi Aatank is a 1995 film that was inspired by The Godfather. It starred Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla and Pooja Bedi in the lead.
Bulandi is a remake of the Tamil movie Nattamai. South Indian superstar Rajinikanth plays the father of the protagonist. Anil Kapoor enacts the role of the head of the village.
Ra.One is a 2011 film directed by Anubhav Sinha, and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Armaan Verma, Shahana Goswami and Tom Wu in pivotal roles.