Rajnikanth's movies after 1995 started running all over India, even outside southern states and were dubbed in regional Indian languages and Hindi due to his popularity all over India. Rajinikanth is extremely popular in Japan.
Was signed for Naseeruddin Shah's role in Tahalka.
Owing to his immense worldwide success and his legacy as one of the best style icons ever, Rajinikanth's birthday, December 12, is celebrated as "World Style Day" or "International Style Day" by his fans.
Despite being a megastar of Tamil movies, he is not Tamil.
His mother-tongue is Marathi.