Rajini celebrates 38th birthday on Holi

Rajinikanth-38th-BirthdayThe whole world is aware that Rajini is a Sagittarian born on 12th December, 1950. Before you wonder what this 38th birthday is all about, here’s a small update. Most Rajini fans and movie-goers are aware about the significance Rajini himself attaches for the Holi festival.

Born as Shivajrao Gaekwad, Rajinikanth met his mentor and veteran director K. Balachander on Holi in the year 1975 when Balachander gave him three options to choose his new on-screen name from. Rajini was asked to select a name from Srikanth, Chandrakanth and Rajinikanth. Before Rajini could decide it, Balachander himself chose the name Rajinikanth for him.

As the name ‘Rajinikanth’ was born on Holi 38 years ago, it obviously means that the on-screen Rajini was born only on 1975. Rajini, who knows how important that day is for him, has made it a habit of meeting and seeking the blessings of his mentor each year on the day of Holi. All these years, except for a solitary year, he has met his mentor.

Let’s wish Rajini a happy ‘38th birthday’!

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