|Legendary actor Rajinikanth to be conferred with ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI’ 2019|
Legendary actor Rajinikanth to be conferred with ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI’ 2019
In a first, the Government of India has constituted a special award titled ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019’ which will be conferred upon the eminent film personality S Rajinikanth.
This was announced by Union Information & Broadcasting minister, Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ‘Icon of the Golden Jubilee of IFFI 2019 is being conferred on cine star S. RajiniKanth”, said Javadekar.
He was born on December 12, 1950, in a Marathi-speaking family of Karnataka. His original name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. Before he got a start in films, he did odd jobs to make a living. He worked as a bus conductor for Karnataka State Transport Corporation in Bangalore. It was during this period that he nurtured his love for acting by performing in plays.
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Rajinikanth has acted in over 170 films in many languages, including Tamil, Telgu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Bengali. He also had a starring role in the Hollywood production, Blood Stone (1988).