Rajinikanth is one of the most bankable stars of Kollywood. He is known for his stylish mannerisms and delivery of dialogue. Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in Karnataka, he initially worked as a bus conductor for Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Director K. Balachander gave the first opportunity to Rajini in his movie ‘Apoorva Raagangal’. After he became a lead star in Kollywood, he was referred as ‘superstar’ by his fans. The actor has won many prestigious awards including Padma Bhushan in 2000 from the Government of India.