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About Rajinikanth Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born on 12 December 1950), professionally known by his stage name Rajinikanth (Tamil: ரஜினிகாந்த்; Kannada: ರಜನೀಕಾಂತ್; Marathi: रजनीकांत), is an Indian film actor. He received India's third highest honour, the Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to Indian cinema. He is best known for his mass popularity and appeal, largely drawn from his mannerisms and stylized delivery of dialogue in films. Other than acting, Rajinikanth worked as a screenwriter, film producer, and also a playback singer. Apart from his film career, he is a philanthropist and also serves as an influence in the politics of Tamil Nadu.Rajinikanth debuted as an actor in 1975 under the direction of K. Balachander in supporting roles. He was later favoured in portraying antagonistic characters and gradually rose to acting in lead roles. After the release of his 1978 film Bhairavi, he became known as the "super star" of Tamil cinema, which was the title given to him by film Producer Director Oscar Movies M.Bhaskar and till this date used by many people to refer to him. He also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including American cinema. He was paid Rs. 26 crores for Sivaji: The Boss, making him the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.

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Rank Name Total
19. V. Ravichandran 13470
20. Surya Sivakumar 13080
21. Mahesh Babu 11594
22. Dharamendra 10283
23. Rajinikanth 8621
24. Darshan Thoogudeep 8519
25. Ramarajan 8107
26. Salman Khan 7913
27. Ashish Sharma 7748

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Rank Name Total
71. Dharamendra 10283
72. Russel Crowe 10263
73. Marek Kondrat 9973
74. Shero Rauf 9121
75. Rajinikanth 8621
76. Yoon Sang Hyun 8557
77. Darshan Thoogudeep 8519
78. Jang Hyuk 8503
79. Omar Sharif 8450

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