Story of the driver to whom Rajinikanth dedicated his Dadasaheb Phalke Award

South’s famous person and ‘Thalaiva’ Rajinikanth was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the lately concluded 67th National Film Awards. Rajinikanth dedicated his award to Raj Bahadur, a detailed buddy and companion of happiness and sorrow. During this, remembering his buddy, Rajinikanth mentioned such heartwarming issues that the complete environment erupted with applause.

Rajinikanth advised that it was Raj Bahadur who first acknowledged his performing expertise and inspired him to go to movies. This is the factor then, Rajinikanth didn’t even seem in movies. At that point Rajinikanth was working as a bus conductor.

Rajinikanth was the bus conductor

Rajinikanth’s buddy Raj Bahadur is a bus driver in Karnataka. When Rajinikanth was a bus conductor, he didn’t even assume of changing into an actor even remotely. But it was the great eyes of buddy Raj Bahadur that he inspired Rajinikanth to go to the films. Rajinikanth acquired into movies as a result of of his buddy and have become a giant star.

Became a star however didn’t overlook friendship

But even after changing into such a giant star, Rajinikanth has not forgotten his bus driver buddy. Their friendship is about 50 years previous. It is Raj Bahadur who made Shivaji Rao Gaekwad ‘Rajinikanth’ and taught him to converse in Tamil.

Rajinikanth with friend Raj Bahadur, Photo: Twitter@aksrfrajini

Rajinikanth with buddy Raj Bahadur, Photo: Twitter@aksrfrajini


50 years previous Rajinikanth-Raj Bahadur friendship

In an interview given to ‘News 18’, Raj Bahadur narrated a novel anecdote of his friendship with Rajinikanth. He mentioned, ‘Our friendship is 50 years previous. I met Rajinikanth in 1970. At that point he had joined obligation as a bus conductor and I used to be a driver. Rajinikanth was the greatest actor amongst our complete transport workers. Whenever there was any cultural program in the division, Rajini used to carry out on stage.
Rajinikanth honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Rajini despatched to performing faculty, taught to converse Tamil
Raj Bahadur additional mentioned, ‘Then I pressured Rajni to go to Chennai and be part of performing faculty. After two years of performing course, the institute held a operate through which Rajinikanth carried out. Famous filmmaker Ok Balachander was the chief visitor there then. Seeing Rajini’s efficiency, he got here to her and mentioned, ‘Boys study Tamil.’ Then Rajni got here to me and advised me every part. Ok Balachander didn’t say anything to Rajinikanth at the moment. Just mentioned about studying Tamil. That day I advised Rajni not to fear. I mentioned that any longer speak to me on a regular basis in Tamil solely. Everyone is aware of what occurred after that.

Rajinikanth with son-in-law Dhanush

Rajinikanth with son-in-law Dhanush


Raj Bahadur used to ship half his wage to Rajinikanth

Very few folks would know that when Raj Bahadur despatched Rajinikanth to Chennai to take admission in performing faculty, he had additionally given half his wage i.e. 200 rupees. At that point the month-to-month wage of Raj Bahadur was solely 400 rupees. Raj Bahadur used to ship 200 rupees each month to Rajinikanth in order that he may meet his bills. Rajinikanth had additionally talked about this on a number of events. Raj Bahadur and Rajinikanth’s friendship is such that they take outing to meet their buddy at any time when they really feel prefer it. Raj Bahadur has additionally specifically reserved a room for Rajinikanth in his home.
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Rajinikanth’s debut in 1975

Rajinikanth began his performing profession in the 12 months 1975. Her first movie was a Tamil movie, titled Apoorva Raagangal. After this Rajinikanth did many movies in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and different languages. Rajinikanth was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

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