Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, on the 12th of December, 1950, the fan following and admiration Rajinikanth, the superstar enjoys is what any actor only dreams of achieving. Thalaivaa has come to be a synonym for the actor who for the past 40 years has been entertaining us with his charm and unique style. He may be 66 years old today, but the level of energy and enthusiasm the actor shows even now is incredible to watch. The journey of Rajinikanth from being a bus conductor to the country’s most respected and loved Superstar has been riveting.
Let’s have a look at the evolution of Rajini, the Style Samrat and the various style statements by the actor which have been trend-setting, over the years.
If anyone can flip a cigarette in style, it is Thalaivaa. The rest of us would probably look like idiots or even burn our faces if we try to do what he does. From tossing a cigarette from a distance into his mouth to lighting a cigarette using a pistol, there are quite a few tricks the actor has made into statements. He has, however, stopped endorsing smoking on screen since a few years now.
Wearing Sunglasses in Style
If you try wearing sunglasses like he does, you will end up with a swollen eye, no doubt. In all his movies, if there is a sunglass, he has to flip it before wearing it. And what swag he displays while doing it, uff!
Rajinikanth is known for his various hairstyles over the years. In the movie Enthiran or Robot his hair defied logic and physics. No one other than Rajinikanth can carry off blonde hair and still manage to impress the audience.
The superstar, unlike many stars who try to maintain their image off-screen by wearing a wig or even going for hair transplants, does not give a damn, and why should he? His fans love him the way he is. At least, he will never have a bad hair day, eh?
His style has been adopted by many young actors, not only in the South but also in Bollywood. He has fans not only in India but also in the US and Japan, where people love him immensely.
With Tamil Nadu mourning the loss of their ‘Iron Lady’, we are not sure if Rajinikanth will celebrate his birthday today. Nevertheless, we would like to wish the much loved and respected actor, a very Happy Birthday!