Rajinikanth's 65th birthday: How many of these facts about the superstar do you know? (Not a lot, we bet)
FYI Rajinikanth is not a Maharashtrian i.e. he does not hail from Maharashtra. He is a Maratha whose native village is in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu bordering Bangalore district of Karnataka. His father migrated to Bangalore the nearby city to take up a job. His father's siblings stayed back in their village which is in Tamil Nadu state. Marathas & other Marathi-speaking communities migrated to Tamil Nadu when Shahaji (Shivaji's father ) was given the Jagir of Vellore & later when Shivaji came to fight his step-brother Venkoji. The Marathas were initially based in Northern Tamil Nadu .. Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri. (So there can be no surprise that a Maratha family might have settled in Krishnagiri district & became farmers.) Later on they intervened during a succession dispute & captured Thanjavur. There has been a continuous migration to TN from MH later on when the Marathas captured the Thanjavur area from the local Nayaka governor. Rajinikanth might not be Tamil, but his native village is in Tamil Nadu.