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Ajith Kumar

Personal Profile:

Name Ajith Kumar
Ajith Nick names Kaadhal Mannan, Thala, Ultimate Star, Lucky star
Ajith Profession Actor
Ajith Date of Birth May 1, 1971
Ajith Place of Birth Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Ajith Height Education
Ajith Occupation Actor, screenwriter, producer
Ajith First Film Prema Pusthakam
Ajith Nationality Indian
Ajith Father Subramaniam
Ajith Mother Mohini
Ajith Brother Anil Kumar(Cost analyst in New York)
Ajith Brother Anup Kumar (B Tech in naval architecture from IIT, Madras)
Ajith Wife Shalini
Ajith Marriage date 24th April, 2000
Ajith Favourite Dress Jeans and T-Shirts
Ajith Favourite Colour Red
Ajith Fav. vacation spot London
Ajith Favourite Food Non vegetarian food (Mutton and beef dishes).
Ajith Hobby Listening to music

Movie Journey

Ajith Kumar was born as the middle class Family in Secunderabad, a city north of Hyderabad to a malayali Iyer from Kerala and a Sindhi mother, and was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He dropped out of Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School in 1986 before completing his higher secondary. He took up work as a two wheeler auto mechanic, and got himself a driver's licence to coincide with his interests, that of car / bike racing. At 18, Ajith had to take up a job to support his career in racing. Joining as an apprentice, he rose to be a merchandiser with a garment export company, doing small-time press ads and TV commercials occasionally. He had put a lot of money into racing and would borrow tyres from his friends who used to help when the chains wore out as there was no money in racing at that time. Following an accident, several business agencies pushed him into modelling for advertisements in print media. He had to make a choice between films and racing, and as the movies were happening and generating him some money, he began concentrating on it.

At the age of 20, Ajith was selected by Telugu FILM productions, Lakshmi Productions, to star in their 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, directed by then newcomer Selva, was a moderate success and his voice was rendered by fellow actor, Vikram. After the release, Ajith whilst training for an amateur motor race, suffered a fall, injuring his back and underwent three major surgeries resulting in a bed rest for one and a half years. Following the injury in 1993, Ajith played a small role in the Arvind Swamy starrer, Paasamalargal, before appearing in a supporting lead role in the family drama, Pavithra, which featured him as an ailing patient shown maternal affection from Raadhika.

In 1995, after a supporting role in the Vijay starrer Rajavin Parvaiyile, Ajith appeared in his first major success, Aasai. The film directed by Vasanth and produced by Mani Ratnam, featured him in the lead role opposite Suvalakshmi, whose brother-in-law infatuates about her. The film became a big success and established Ajith as an upcoming actor in the Tamil film industry. He later played the lead in Kalloori Vaasal co-starring Prashanth and Pooja Bhatt. Ajith's second blockbuster came in the form of National Award winning Kadhal Kottai, in which Ajith reunited with Agathiyan, the director of the earlier project Vaanmathi. The film which told the tale of two people falling in unconditional love without seeing each other until the climax. The film paired him opposite Devayani, with Heera Rajgopal, who Ajith fell in love during the making of the project, playing a supporting role.

After the success of his films in 1996, the following year saw a series of five failures, the most notable being Amitabh Bachchan's Tamil production Ullaasam with Maheswari, in which he was paid a salary of Rs. 2 million for the first time. Ajith returned with another successful project in Saran's Kadhal Mannan, with the "masala film" setting the foundations for an expanding fan base. He also rejected roles in Vasanth's Nerukku Ner, which was later played by actors Vijay and Suriya. Following films Aval Varuvala and Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen also became successes, with the latter featuring Ajith in a praised guest role. After a couple of average grossers in Uyirodu Uyiraga and Ramesh Khanna's Thodarum, Sundar C's romantic drama Unnaithedi opposite Malavika became another comeback film and set the tone for a series of big successes. S. J. Suryaah's thriller, Vaali, which portrayed him in dual roles opposite Simran, became his biggest hit til date following its release. The film told the story of a deaf and mute brother setting his eyes on his younger brother's wife, with Ajith's portrayal of the two brothers winning him his first of many awards for Filmfare's Best Actor. Furthermore Ajith's portrayal of the brothers was also praised, with critics claiming that the film was an"instant classic" with Ajith showing that he is a "talented actor". The two following supporting roles in the drama films Anandha Poongatre and Nee Varuvai Ena also brought Ajith plaudits for his portrayals. His final film before the new millennium was another blockbuster, Amarkalam directed by Saran and featuring Shalini, whom he married shortly after the film. Amarkalam told the story of a negelected child who grew up and fails to show feelings of love or affection, becoming a gangster in the process, with Ajith's depiction of his rogue character appreciated by critics.

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated for Award Result
1999 Vaali Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Won
Cinema Express Award for Best Actor - Tamil Won
2001 Citizen Cinema Express Award for Best Actor - Tamil Won
Poovellam Un Vasam Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actor Won
Asoka Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Nominated
2002 Villain Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Won
2006 Varalaru Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Won
Vijay Award for Favourite Hero Won
Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary MGR Award Won
2007 Billa Vijay Award for Favourite Hero Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Nominated
2008 Aegan Vijay Award for Favourite Hero Nominated
2010 Aasal Vijay Award for Favourite Hero Nominated
2011 Mankatha Vijay Award for Best Villain Won
Vijay Award for Favourite Hero Won
Chennai Times Award for Best Actor Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Nominated

Ajith Kumar Movies List

Year Film Role Notes
1990 En Veedu En Kanavar Uncredited Role
1993 Amaravathi GDK
1993 Prema Pustagam Siddharth Telugu film
1994 Paasamalargal Kumar
1994 Pavithra Ashok
1995 Rajavin Parvaiyile Chandru
1995 Aasai Jeevanantham
1996 Vaanmathi Krishna
1996 Kalloori Vaasal Vasanth
1996 Minor Mappillai Sunil
1996 Kadhal Kottai Surya
1997 Nesam Nathan
1997 Raasi Dinesh Kumar
1997 Ullaasam Guru
1997 Pagaivan Prabhu
1997 Rettai Jadai Vayasu Sivakumar
1998 Kadhal Mannan Shiva
1998 Aval Varuvala Jeeva
1998 Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Sanjay Guest appearance
1998 Uyirodu Uyiraga Ajay
1999 Thodarum Anand
1999 Unnai Thedi Raghu
1999 Vaali Shiva,
Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil
1999 Anantha Poongathe Jeeva
1999 Nee Varuvai Ena Subramani Guest appearance
1999 Amarkalam Vasu
2000 Mugavaree Sridhar
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Manohar
2000 Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven Surya
2001 Dheena Dheena
2001 Citizen Arivanandham/Anthony/Abdulla,
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Chinna Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor
2001 Asoka Suseema Hindi film
Nominated—Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Dubbed into Tamil as Samrat Asoka
2002 Red Red
2002 Raja Raja
2002 Villain Shiva,
Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil
2003 Ennai Thalatta Varuvala Satish
2003 Anjaneya Paramaguru
2004 Jana Jana
2004 Attagasam Guru,
2005 Ji Vasu
2006 Paramasivan Paramasivan
(Subramaniya Siva)
2006 Thirupathi Thirupathi
2006 Varalaru Shivshankar,
Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil
Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
2007 Aalwar Shiva
2007 Kireedam Sakthivel Rajarajan
2007 Billa David Billa,
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil
Nominated— Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
2008 Aegan Shiva Nominated—Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
2010 Aasal Shiva,
Also screenwriter
Nominated — Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
2011 Mankatha Vinayak Mahadevan Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
Vijay Award for Best Villain
Chennai Times Award for Best Actor
2012 Billa II David Billa
2012 English Vinglish Plane passenger Cameo (Tamil version only)
2013 Arrambam Ashok Kumar (AK) Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor
2014 Veeram Vinayagam Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor
2015 Yennai Arindhaal Sathyadev
2015 Vedalam Ganesh (Vedalam)