The superstar turns 62 today

The legendary actor and heartthrob of millions, Rajnikanth turns 62 today. Born as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad, Rajnikanth started off as a bus conductor in Chennai and has gone on to become an iconic actor who is undoubtedly one of the most popular heroes of the Indian film industry. As the nation gears up to celebrate this special occasion, two books on the superstar will also be released today – My Days with Baasha: The Rajnikanth Phenomenon, written by filmmaker Suresh Krishna, and Rajinikanth – The Definitive Biography, written by London-based film journalist Naman Ramachandran. Rajnikanth’s blockbuster film ‘Sivaji’ will also be released in 3D today to mark this day.