May 01, 1971
Ajith UPCOMING MOVIES
Ajith TAMIL MOVIES
Ajith was born in Secunderabad, Telengana, currently resides permanently in Chennai. In 1999, during the shoot of Saran’s Amarkalam, Ajith began to date his co-star Shalini. At that time, their involvement made him a regular subject of tabloid gossip, a role to which he was accustomed following his previous relationship. He proposed to Shalini in June 1999, and following consultations with her family, she agreed. They were married in April 2000 in Chennai. On 3 January 2008, their daughter, Anoushka, was born in Chennai. On 2 March 2015, their second child, a son Aadvik was born. Through his marriage to actress Shalini, he became brother-in-law to actor Richard Rishi and actress Shamili, who appeared as his sister-in-law in Rajiv Menon’s Kandukondain Kandukondain.
He debuted in En Veedu En Kanavar (1990) in a minor role as a school student. Aged 20, Ajith was selected by the Telugu film production company Lakshmi Productions, to star in its film; however, shooting was stalled soon after filming began, following the death of the film’s director. Ajith then started his film career at the age of 21, appearing in the low budget Telugu film Prema Pustakam in 1992, which remains his last direct Telugu film to date. His first Tamil film Amaravathi (1993), directed by then newcomer Selva, was a moderate success and his voice was rendered by fellow actor Vikram.
Ajith became a race car driver, competing in circuits around India in places such as Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. He is one among very few Indians to race in the International arena and in Formula championships. He has also been abroad for various races, including Germany and Malaysia. He drove in the 2003 Formula Asia BMW Championships. He raced in the 2010 Formula 2 Championship along with two other Indians, Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaren.