These facts about the superstar Rajnikanth will leave you shell shocked!!

Well there is no one in the nation who does not know of Rajnikanth’s stardom. As the Thalaivaa of Indian Cinema Rajnikanth, turned 68 on the 12th of December; here are some facts about this mega star that will leave you searching for your wits! Read on to find out why…

These facts about the superstar Rajnikanth will leave you shell shocked!! These facts about the superstar Rajnikanth will leave you shell shocked!! Source : press

Well there is no one in the nation who does not know of Rajnikanth's stardom. As the Thalaivaa of Indian Cinema Rajnikanth, turned 68 on the 12th of December; here are some facts about this mega star that will leave you searching for your wits! Read on to find out why...

1. The IMMORTALE actor.
Rajnikanth has never been killed on screen because makers have always feared that due to his ever growing popularity; showing this superstar dying on screen will cause his fans toon a rampage!

2. ME MARATHA
Rajnikanth was born to a Maharashtrian couple Jijabai and Ramoji Rao Gaikwad, a living in Bangalore and was named Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. Beat that; Bollywood's official thalivaa is a Maharastrian... Beat that

3. The BACHAN FACTOR
Rajnikanth who made his debut with Apoorva Raagangal (1975), delivered his biggest commercial hit in 1980 with the film ‘Billa'. This film was actually a remake of the super hit Amithabh Bachhan starrer Bollywood film DON(1978); which accidently happens to be a milestone film in the career of Big B!

4. A superstar in the true sense
The actor has certainly reached great heights owing to his humility. Rajnikanth likes to keep his birthdays simple and quiet and most importantly he believes and celebrating outside his hometown. And the reason for this is 23 years age; 3 of his fans lost their lives on their way back home after celebrating his birthday. Greatness in person...

5. The movie BOSS!
‘Sivaji: The Boss' which happens to be the biggest ever film in the mega stars career was done at a fee's of 26 cores. This has made the actor the highest paid Asia actor; and he is second only to none other than Jackie Chan.

6. A true friend.
It was Rajnikanth's close friend Raj Bahadur; who constantly encouraged him to pursue his dream of an acting career and join the Madras Film Institue. Raj and Rajnikanth still continue to be thick friends.

7. The Bollywood connect..
The south star finally made his Bollywood debut with Hema Malini starrer ‘Andha Kanoon' in 1883. Since Rajnikanth's most viable film of those days was a remake of the Amithabh Bachhan starrer Don; Mr. Bachhan had an extended special appearance in the Thalivaa's Bollywood debut. Life truly is a full circle!

8. Teaching life lessons!
Rajnikanth is the only Indian actor to be featured in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus that will be taught to school children. This life is covered in a chapter titled ‘BUS CONDUCTER TO SUPERSTAR'. Well we can hardly disagree that his life is more certainly worth learning from!

9. A SOCIAL MEDIA hit:
Indian cinema's superstar took to Twitter in 2014; and it was within 24 hours of creating his account that he gained a whopping 2,10,000 followers. And it was no surprise when Economic Times and various other media research firms revealed that this was the fastest followers any Indian Celebrity had gained; not only that but Rajnikanth also made it in the listed of the top 10 celebrities GLOBALLY to reach these many followers with 24 hours! OMG...

10. The global appeal:
The most prestigious FORBES; in their list of 2010 & 2011 ranked Rajnikanth as the ‘MOST INFLUENCIAL INDIAN'. Well the mega star certainly has influenced many with his life struggles, acting skills and trademark style of wearing his sun glasses!! And to add to his achievements he was awarded by NDTV one among the '25 GREATEST GLOBAL LIVING LEAGENDS' in 2013.

11. A CENTUARY IN ADECADE?!
The never tiring superstar completed 100 films in 1985 with the movie ‘Sri Raghavendra', i.e within 10 years of making his acting debut with the film ‘Apoorva Raagangal ‘in 1975. Now that does certainly explain his love and dedication to his profession and does justice to his massive fan following and various titles conferred on him.

12. The JAPANESE heart-throb?!
The film ‘Muthu' made the superstar popular in Japan and in 1999 a magazine called Newsweek titled him as Japan's trendiest heartthrob of that time.