12-12 is a unique slot for the birthday. Astrology says that people born on 12-12 are remarkably virtuous, charming manner, amiable nature and worthy. December 12 individuals crave for success and victory and feel delighted when they achieve success. So here we present some interesting facts about famous people born on 12-12.
1. Rajnikanth: He was born on 12 December 1950, in Maratha family in Bangalore, Mysore State (Present day Karnataka). His mother was a housewife and father a Police Constable. Rajnikant’s early name was Shivaji Rao. After completing his school education, Rajinikanth continued to perform various jobs in the cities of Bangalore and Madras, including that of a Coolie and carpenter, and finally ended up being recruited in the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS) as a Bus Conductor.
He began to take part in stage plays after Kannada playwright Topi Muniappa offered him a chance to act in one of his mythological plays. During the time, he came across an advertisement issued by the newly formed Madras Film Institute which offered acting courses. Though his family was not fully supportive of his decision to join the institute, his friend and co-worker Raj Bahadur motivated him to join the institute and financially supported him during this phase. During his stay at the institute, he was performing in a stage play and got noticed by Tamil film director K. Balachander. The director advised him to learn to speak Tamil, a recommendation that Rajinikanth quickly followed.
Leaving behind the conductor phase, a new phase of acting had knocked in his life. After starting his career in acting, soon he gained the title of ‘Superstar’. In 2007, he charged 56 crores for the film ‘Sivaji’. Which made him the 2nd most paid actor in Asia after Chinese actor Jackie Chan. He has won 6 Tamilnadu State film award for best actor. He was honored with Padma Bhushan Award by Government of India in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 20016 for his contribution to Arts. Currently, Rajnikanth is rocking the theatre with his sci-fi flick 2.0. His latest release has earned over 600 crores worldwide.
Rajnikanth is married to Latha Rangachari on 26 February 1981 at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Rajni and Latha have two daughters Aishwarya Rajnikanth and Saundarya Rajnikanth.
2. Yuvraj Singh: He was born on 12 December 1981 in a Sikh family to former cricketer Yograj Singh. Tennis and roller skating were Yuvraj’s favorite sports during his childhood and he was quite good at it. He had also won under-14 Roller Skating Championship but his father threw away all his medals and asked him to concentrate on his sports i.e. Cricket. Yuvraj studied at DAV college in Chandigarh. Yuvraj was not very close to his father and he never liked him as well. After his parents divorced, Yuvraj chose to stay with his mother.
Yuvraj Singh started his Cricket career for India in 2000 as an All-rounder. Who comes to bat in the middle order and can spin as well when required. He had hit 6 sixes in over bowled by Stuart Broad in a T-20 match against England (2007). He also created the record of fastest fifty in the same match by scoring 50 runs in just 12 balls. He was awarded Player of the Tournament in 2011 ICC World Cup. In the same year when he played the most important role in making India the Champion of ICC World Cup. He was diagnosed with a Cancer Tumor in his left lungs and underwent Chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital and returned to India in April 2012.
In 2012, Yuvraj was awarded Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded Padma Shri Award, India’s fourth highest Civilian Award. At IPL auction in 2014, Royal Challenger Bangalore bought Yuvraj Singh to his team at a cost of 14 crore and next year Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh for all time high price 16 crore. He is currently playing for Kings XI Punjab. He has scored 14 centuries and 52 half-centuries in One-Day International with an average of 36.54 runs per match.