Today marks 45 years since superstar Rajinikanth began his journey in the film industry. He comes from humble beginnings as it is a known fact that he did various odd jobs from a bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service to a coolie. He debuted through a Tamil drama directed by K. Balachander titled Apoorva Raagangal in 1975. However, it was through his portrayal of a villain in the film ‘Baashha’ that earned him god-like popularity as the film turned out to be a blockbuster hit. Another one of his films, ‘Shivaji’ was the first film from the Indian entertainment industry to earn 100 crores.
Rajinikanth is truly one of the very few celebrities from the Indian film industry that is considered to be the greatest and most popular.
On this joyous occasion, many important dignitaries wished the actor for having a grand journey in these 45 years!
5 Decades! 45 Years! An Identity, An Icon of Indian Cinema
Extremely Happy to release our beloved Superstar #Rajinikanth’s #45YearsOfRajinismCDP @Rajinikanth Sir’s contribution towards Indian Cinema Is Magical & Monumental..Congrats Sir! pic.twitter.com/Fis5NU7kHO
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 9, 2020
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) August 9, 2020
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) August 9, 2020
45 Years! An Icon of Indian Cinema 🙏🏻🙏🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
Extremely Happy to release our beloved Thalaivar Superstar Rajinikanth’s #45YearsOfRajinismCDP #Thalaivar @rajinikanth appa … you are truly one in many zillions ❤️❤️❤️😇😇😇🤗🤗🤗 #NeverBeforeNeverAgain #OneAndOnly pic.twitter.com/5iMUyR9iSs
— soundarya rajnikanth (@soundaryaarajni) August 9, 2020
Thanking his fans and loved one for their wishes, this is what Rajinikanth posted on his Twitter.
என்னுடைய திரையுலகப் பயணத்தின் நாற்பத்தைந்து ஆண்டுகள் நிறைவு பெறும் இந்நாளில், என்னை வாழ்த்திய நல் இதயங்களுக்கும், என்னை வாழ வைக்கும் தெய்வங்களான ரசிகப் பெருமக்களுக்கும், என்னுடைய இதயம் கனிந்த நன்றி. 🙏🏻#நீங்கள்_இல்லாமல்_நான்_இல்லை 🤘🏻
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 9, 2020
The post translates to, “The day which completes the 45 years of my theatrical journey, my utmost gratitude goes out to all the pure-hearted people who wished me and the group of fan gods who have kept me alive. I wouldn’t have been here if it weren’t for you all’.
On the work front, the megastar is gearing up to shoot the film ‘Annaatthe’. The production began around December 2019 but had to be stopped abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic