59, ACTOR

Real estate watch: Is proud of his Kelambakkam farmhouse.

Cool new toys: The ones his grandson, by elder daughter Aishwarya, plays with.

Idea of a gift: His daughter Soundarya’s Rs 40-crore animation film, Sultan: The Warrior, that releases this year.

Favourite vacation spot: The Himalayas. He packs only a toothbrush for any trip.


Because as the title of his blockbuster film, Sivaji: The Boss, said, he is Super Star Rajni. Because when his film releases, it is not an event but an earthquake. Because while one half of Tamil Nadu wants him to join politics, the other half (comprising mostly politicians) wants him to keep acting. Because even after turning a grandfather recently he can still do stunts every action hero in Bollywood wants to imitate.