For your info:
His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.
In 1975 he made his debut in a character role for K.
Balachander's Apoorva Raagangal. But it was his villainous
portrayal, of Parattai, in Bharathiraja's Padhinaaru
Vayadhinile that registered with the masses.Rajinikanth's
stylised hero can be best understood in the swift gestures, the
rapid-fire dialogue delivery and the dramatic movements, that he
has made his trademark.Among his notable films are Moonru
Mudichu, Mullum Malarum, Priya, Murattu Kaalai, Thalapathi,
Mannan, Annaamalai, Baasha and Muthu.