South superstar Rajinikanth got Dadasaheb Phalke award. After receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke award, he thanks India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others. He took to Twitter to share his feeling and he mentioned those who helped him throughout the journey.
Rajinikanth thanked his bus driver and his brother who encouraged him when he was wanted to be an actor. Also, he thanked opposition leader Stalin and friend Kamal Haasan. In another tweet, he answered PM Modi and he responded to PM Modi in another tweet, dedicating the award to all those who have helped and encouraged him throughout his career.
Rajinikanth made his acting debut in the 1975 film Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K Balachander. Following that, he was often seen in films playing “negative” roles.
Many films followed, but it was Rajini’s role as a crime boss in Baashha, released in 1995, that catapulted him into superstardom. With his 2007 film Sivaji, which was the third Indian film to cross the Rs 100 crore club at the time, the actor set a new benchmark in Indian cinema.
Rajinikanth has won four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards throughout his illustrious career. In 2000, he received the Padma Bhushan award, and in 2016, he received the Padma Vibhushan award. Rajinikanth also won the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the 45th edition of the International Film Festival in Goa.