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Birthday Special: 15 times superstar Rajinikanth changed his look for the big screen

Rajinikanth is a pivotal face of the Tamil industry with hundreds of blockbuster films to his name. Fondly known as Thalaiva by his fans and followers, he was actually born to a Marathi family. In the first few years of his career, Rajinikanth straddled a variety of characters that offered him scope to perform and change like a chameleon for the big screen. 

 

Interestingly, this super hero of the South film industry wanted to be a villain and when he donned the role, he looked effortless on screen. He willingly revelled in roles that challenged him as a performer and delivered each time with massive success. 

A fine actor who has effortlessly played different roles in his career and done it all with ease, we take you through 15 of his most transformational looks over the years.

1. Movie: Kabali
 Character: Kabaliswaran (Kabali)


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2.  Movie: Kaala
Character: Karikaalan (Kaala)


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3. Movie: Padayappa
Character: Padayappa


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4. Movie: Shivaji- The Boss
Character: Shivaji


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5. Movie: Robot
Character: Vaseegaran and Chitti


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6. Movie: Lingaa
Character: Raja Lingeswaran  and K. Lingeswaran  


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7. Movie: Phool Bane Angaray
Character: Inspector Ranjit Singh  


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8. Movie: Robot 2.0
Character: Vaseegaran, Chitti and Kutti


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9. Movie: Andha Kanoon
Character: Vijay Kumar Singh


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10. Movie: Chaalbaaz
Character: Jaggu


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11. Movie: Bairavi
Character: Mookaiyah


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12. Movie: Mullum Malarum
Character:  Kali


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13. Movie: Chandramukhi
Character: Saravanan and Vettaiyan


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14. Movie: Petta
Character: Petta Velan


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15. Movie: Baashha
Character: Manikkam / Manik Baashha


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