As the great star of Indian cinema celebrates his 65th birthday, we bring you some lesser known facts about Rajinikanth:

Not many people know that Rajinikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad in not a very well off family in Bangalore. You will be surprised to know that he is a Maharashtrian. The versatile actor has explored and worked in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Bengali films.


Do you know that due to financial crunch, superstar Rajinikanth has worked in Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor and even as a coolie earning salary of Rs 750. Shocking right?


Just after the release of Rajinikanth starrer film 'Sivaji' in 2007, the Southern superstar became the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan. His remuneration touched Rs 26 crores!


Rajinikanth has never been showcased as getting injured or dead in any of his films, reason? Fimmakers fear that his crazy fan following who actually worship him would burn down theatres and create panic.


The star who earned fame and recognition in the nation with his commendable performances in regional films, also made an appearance in the English action adventure 'Bloodstone' in 1988.

Birthday special in pics: Did you know these facts about Rajinikanth?

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