Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan has become a big actor in the recent time, with few of his last films being blockbuster. His films are action packed like Rajini's films.
Apparently, Suriya has turned out to be the biggest actor of Tamil cinema now. His 'Thuppakki' being the second Tamil film to cross Rs 100 crore mark after Rajinikanth starrer 'Enthiran'.
Akshay Kumar can not just tickle a few funny bones, but his daredevil stunts in films also make him a strong contender in this list.
Ajay Devgn, who was once known for his serious roles, is now mostly featured in comedy genre. His last release 'Son of Sardar' has entered into Rs 100 crore club.
Like Rajinikanth, Tamil actor Ajith Kumar also started his career with supporting roles, only later getting recognition with films like 'Kadhal Kottai', 'Aval Varuvala', 'Kadhal Mannan', 'Mankatha' and 'Billa 2'.
The reports are around that Suriya is one of the highest paid actors of Tamil cinema. Do you think he can get into Rajinikanth's shoes?
Like Rajinikanth, Nagarjuna has also forayed into Bollywood. Though, he is certainly one of the biggest name in South cinema, but he has a long way to go to be recognised as the next Rajinikanth.
Telugu actor Mahesh Babu, who is referred as Prince by his fans, can make anybody fall for him with his acting skills and charm. This chocolate boy is as good in action films as he is in romantic-drama.
Do we need to say anything about Jr NTR? His name can only add success to any film.
Salman Khan's name has become synonym for success in Bollywood. No matter what critics say about his films, the last few flicks of the actor has become one of the highest grosser Hindi films of all time. Despite that he also has a colossal fan following. Like Rajinikanth's film, Salman carries his own style in each of his films.
Telugu actor Allu Arjun, with a career spanning over a decade, has given many hits at the box office. This stylish actor can grab eyeballs with his action performance.
Telugu star Daggubati Venkatesh, often credited as Victory Venkatesh by his fans, has won seven Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards (South). His last films were successful at the box office.
Vikram's stunts in his films are jaw dropping. This Tamil actor also enjoys good fan following and has some good films to his credit.
Rajinikanth, who turned 62 today, doesn't require any introduction. Many actors have come and gone, but Rajini has maintained his legacy not only in South but also in North India. The kind of love bestowed on him is astronomic. Salman Khan, Pawan Kalyan, Vijay and Akshay are among others, who are following in his footsteps on the silver screen.
Though Vidyut Jamwal needs to establish himself but his performance in 'Force', 'Billa 2' among others deserve accolades. Vidyut played grey character in most of his films. Rajinikanth too started his career by playing negative roles.
Rajinikanth's son-in-law, Dhanush is as good in action films as he is in romantic drama. He has become a known face worldwide with his song, 'Kolaveri Di'.