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Superstar Rajinikanth turns 62 today

Posted on Dec 12, 02:46PM | IBNS

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has entertained his fans with his powerful acting, turned 62 on Wednesday.

Interestingly, the superstar is celebrating his birthday on a special day on the calendar today that reads-12.12.12.

He made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award-winning Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (1975).

His fans have always appreciated his mannerisms and stylised delivery of dialogue in films.

After being paid Rs 26 crore (USUSD 5.9 million) for his role in Sivaji (2007), Rajinikanth became the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.

Rajinikanth has worked in over 150 films across various film industries of India.

He has grabbed six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards-four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor-and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award.

The actor was conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour in 2000.

He was born as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad in 1950.

Rajinikanth enchanted his fans in films like 'Enthiran', 'Sivaji', 'Muthu', 'Moondru Mugam', and 'Mullum Malarum'.

According to reports, the 3D version of his popular film Sivaji titled 'Sivaji 3D' will be released on his 62nd birthday.

His fans wished him on micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday.

One Bharathnt tweeted: "Happy birthday to Rajinikanth, the man who redefined commercial cinema. Simple in spite of his tall stature, he is an inspiration for many."

Rajinikanth's another fan Sabarish said: "Your birthday should be a state holiday, I need a day off. Happy birthday to our only superstar Rajinikanth :)"

Another G.V.Prakash Kumar posted a small message to wish the actor: "Happy bday to thalaivar rajinikanth .. Long live superstar."

One Rajasekar said: "Happy b'day to #superstar Rajinikanth the powerhouse of self-confidence and heart beat of millions :-)"

Another Geetha Solaraj tweeted: "The day god gave us #rajinikanth. Even if the world ends we r all blessed to have witnessed his magic! Happy birthday!! #12.12.12."