Superstar Rajinikanth is making a comeback to the silver screen after a three-year-long hiatus with 'Kochadaiiyaan', the actor has worked in over 170 films across languages. And the superstar also tried his luck in Bollywood but met with moderate success, here's a look at some of his Bollywood ventures till date. (Source: Express archive photo)
Andha Kanoon: Rajinikanth's debut Bollywood film was a revenge saga. He played the role of Vijay Kumar Singh in the 1983 film which was directed by T Rama Rao. The movie also had Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Reena Roy. (Source: Express archive photo)
Jeet Hamaari/Meri Adaalat: Next he was seen in two films - Jeet Hamari and Meri Adaalat' - the same year. Jeet Hamari was directed by R Thyagarajan and also had featured Rakesh Roshan, Ranjeeta Kaur and Anita Raj in the lead.
Directed by A T Raghu, the film, released in 1984. It was a revenge drama featuring Rajinikanth in the lead supported by Zeenat Aman, Mohnish Behl, Sonia Sahni and Komal Mahuakar. (Source: Express archive photo)
Gangvaa/John Jani Janardhan: Gangvaa in 1984 was a hit directed by Rajasekhar. The film featured Rajinikanth, Shabana Azmi and Suresh Oberoi. Gangvaa was a remake of his 1983 Tamil film 'Malaiyur Mambattiyaan'.
In John Jani Janardhan, Rajinikanth did a triple role. (Source: Express archive photo)
Mahaguru: Directed by S.S.Ravichandra and written by Gyandev Agnihotri and Kader Khan, Mahaguru was considered to be one of best action films of its time. Released in 1985, the film also had Rakesh Roshan and Meenakshi Seshadri. (Source: Express archive photo)
Wafadaar: Wafadaar released in 1985 was an action flick. The film had Anupam Kher, Kader Khan, Rajinikanth as Ranga and Padmini Kolhapure in lead roles. (Source: Express archive photo)
Bewafai: Released in 1985, the film featured Rajesh Khanna and Rajinikanth. It was the first time that Rajinikanth worked with Bollywood superstars came together on screen. Directed by R. Thyagaarrajan, Bewafai was a success and grossed Rs 11.95 crore at the box office that year. (Source: Express archive photo)
Bhagwan Dada: It featured Rakesh Roshan, Rajinikanth, Sridevi and Danny Denzongpa. This 1986 film was about a criminal who becomes morally redeemed through his love for a child. Bhagwaan Dada was directed by J. Om Prakash. (Source: Express archive photo)
Asli Naqli: Directed by Sudarsan Nag, the film featured Shatrughan Sinha and Rajinikanth in the lead roles with Anita Raj and Radhika playing their female leads respectively. This 1986 release was a box office failure. (Source: Express archive photo)
Dosti Dushmani: Produced and directed by T. Rama Rao, the film has a multiple star cast - Jeetendra, Rajinikanth, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Kimi Katkar, Bhanupriya,Pran, Kadar Khan, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor and Amrish Puri. It was a remake of Telugu Film Mugguru Mitrulu. (Source: Express archive photo)
Daku Hasina: This 1987 release featured Rajinikanth, Jackie Shroff, Zeenat Aman and Rakesh Roshan. (Source: Express archive photo)
Uttar Dakshin: This 1987 film produced by Ashok Khanna and directed by Prabhat Khanna featured Bharathi, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher and Rajinikanth in the lead roles. Laxmikant Pyarelal composed the music.He was seen opposite Madhuri Dixit in the film. (Source: Express archive photo)
Gair Kanooni/Tamacha/Bhrashtachar: In 1988 and 1989 Rajinikanth was seen in Gair Kanooni, Tamacha and Bhrashtachar which were just average grossers at the box office. (Source: Express archive photo)
Chaalbaaz: The 1989 superhit movie directed by Pankaj Parashar was a remake of 1973 superhit film 'Seeta Aur Geeta'. It had Sridevi in double role with Sunny Deol and Rajinikanth playing her love interest. Rajinikanth played the role of a taxi driver Jaggu. (Source: Express archive photo)
Hum: After 'Chaalbaaz' came another successful film in 1991 - Hum. Hum saw him play younger brother to Amitabh Bachchan. The action crime film directed by Mukul S. Anand also had Govinda, Kimi Katkar, Shilpa Shirodkar, Deepa Sahi, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan. The film was ranked second among the top grossers of 1991 at the box office and was declared a hit.
Rajinikanth was seen in movies like 'Farishtay, Khoon Ka Karz' and 'Phool Bane Angaray' which also released in the same year but all were box office duds. (Source: Express archive photo)
Tyagi: 1992 film, Tyagi featured Rajinikanth, Jayaprada, Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover and Shakti Kapoor. Jayaprada played the the love interest of Rajinikanth. (Source: Express archive photo)
Aatank Hi Aatank: This 1995 crime film was inspired by The Godfather. The film featured Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla and Pooja Bedi in the lead. But it was a box office disaster. (Source: Express archive photo)
Bulandi: This film is a remake of the tamil movie Nattamai. Rajinikanth plays the father of the protagonist Anil Kapoor, with Rekha and Raveena Tandon in supporting roles. The story revolves around the environment of a village under the Panchayati Raj rule. (Source: Express archive photo)
RA.One: Shah Rukh Khan, a self cofessed Rajinikanth fans, paid a tribute to the Thaliava in his home production 'RA.One'. Rajinikanth did a small cameo and appeared as Chitti, his onscreen persona from the hit film 'Endhiran'. (Source: Express archive photo)