Rajinikanth turns 67: From Apoorva Raagangal to 2.0 — milestones of the Tamil superstar's career [Photos]

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth debuted in 1975 playing a negative character in the Kamal Haasan starrer Apoorva Raagangal. Over the years, he has established himself as one of the Asia's most popular actors.

FP Staff December 12, 2017 17:04:49 IST
Superstar Rajinikanth debuted in Tamil cinema with the 1975 film Apoorva Raagangal that starred Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Image via Facebook
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Superstar Rajinikanth debuted in Tamil cinema with the 1975 film Apoorva Raagangal that starred Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Image via Facebook
Rajinikanth in Andha Kanoon (1983) along with Hema Malini. The film also marks the first appearance of the Tamil superstar along with Amitabh Bachchan. Image via Facebook
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Rajinikanth in Andha Kanoon (1983) along with Hema Malini. The film also marks the first appearance of the Tamil superstar along with Amitabh Bachchan. Image via Facebook
Sri Raghavendra (1985) is reportedly Rajini's closest-to-heart role of all the characters that he has played on-screen over the years. Image via Facebook
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Sri Raghavendra (1985) is reportedly Rajini's closest-to-heart role of all the characters that he has played on-screen over the years. Image via Facebook
Rajinikanth in the action-adventure film Bloodstone (1988) which was an Indian-American cross-over project, directed by Dwight H Little. Image via Facebook
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Rajinikanth in the action-adventure film Bloodstone (1988) which was an Indian-American cross-over project, directed by Dwight H Little. Image via Facebook
He was seen along with Mammootty and Shobhana in the Mani Ratnam flick Thalapathi (1991). Rajini is still remembered for his impeccable performance in this film.
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He was seen along with Mammootty and Shobhana in the Mani Ratnam flick Thalapathi (1991). Rajini is still remembered for his impeccable performance in this film.
Rajini in the 2007 film Sivaji. The film had a lot of visual effects that also fetched it a National Award. Image via Facebook
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Rajini in the 2007 film Sivaji. The film had a lot of visual effects that also fetched it a National Award. Image via Facebook
Rajinikanth along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the 2010 sci-fi drama Enthiran (Robot). The film created a history with breaking all the past box-office records and emerged as one of the highest grossing films of all time. Image via Facebook
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Rajinikanth along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the 2010 sci-fi drama Enthiran (Robot). The film created a history with breaking all the past box-office records and emerged as one of the highest grossing films of all time. Image via Facebook