Meaning of Thalaiva
Thalaiva means a leader or boss.
Thalaiva means a head man or leader in any field. He is the one who holds a major role amongst many people. The word Thalaiva has come from Tamil Nadu state - ‘Thala’, meaning head.
The word was popularly shown in Hindi movie Chennai Express – Lungi Dance, which is supposedly a dedication to Rajnikanth. Rajnikanth is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. He is the ultimate personality in Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India. He holds a matinee idol status in the popular culture of India, which is the reason he was mentioned as Thalaiva as a tribute in the song.