Rajinikanth is one of the most important actors in Indian cinema. In Tamil Nadu, he was titled Super Star. He has also been a producer and screenwriter in Tamil Cinema. The Indian Government has honoured him with Padma Bhushan (2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2016). He also received the highest award in Indian cinema “Dadasaheb Phalke Award”. Other than that he received many awards.
Rajinikanth Real name was Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. After his education, he did many small works including coolie before he gets a job as Bus Conductor. After that, he entered into cinema. There only he was named Rajinikanth by Tamil film director K. Balachander to avoid confusion with fellow actor Sivaji Ganesan.