Ajith Kumar is proudly known as “Ultimate Star” or “Thala” by his fans. He is not just a movie star, but also a phenomenal figure in Indian cinema. He has a huge fan following and admirer in the movie industry.
Born on 1st May, 1971, Ajith proved his versatility by starring in movies of different genres. He has given many commercially and critically successful films. Along with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, Ajith is the most prominent name in the South Indian movie industry.
Ajith Kumar : Early Life and Personal Details
Ajith Kumar was born in Secunderabad, Hyderabad to Parameshwar Subramaniam and Mohini Mani. While growing up, he has two brothers and two sisters. Unfortunately, his two sisters died at a very young age.
The handsome and talented actor Kumar has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and a weight of 80 kg. Expressive brown eyes and gray hair make him more manly. He is Taurus by horoscope and Hindu by religion. He dropped out of Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School before even completing his higher secondary.
After dating actress Shalini for a few years, Kumar tied the knot with her in 24th April, 2000. At present, he is the father of a daughter, Anouska Ajith and son, Aadvik Ajith.
Ajith Kumar : Career
Initially, Ajith worked as a salesman in the garment export business. He began his career with a supporting role in the 1990 Tamil film “En Veedu En Kanavar”. He landed the lead role in “Amaravathi” and tasted first success with “Aasai”. Kumar emerged with hits like “Kadhal Kottai”, “Aval Varuvala” and “Kadhal Mannan” and established himself as a romantic hero. In 2001, he acted in the Bollywood film “Asoka” with Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
Kumar continued his journey with successful movies like “Vaali”, “Mugavaree” and “Citizen”. He changed his romantic boy image to an action hero with hits like “Amarkalam”, “Attahasam” and “Varalaru”. In 2007, she starred with Namitha in “Billa”, which brought more name and fame for him. Further, he worked in successful flicks which include “Mankatha”, “Veeram” and “Yennai Arindhaal”. His latest release was “Vedalam” opposite to Shruti Haasan.
Besides being an actor, Ajith is a professional car racer. He participated in several racing championships such as the Formula Maruti Indian Championship (2002), Formula BMW Asia Championship (2003) and Formula 2 Championship (2010). He founded “Mohini-Mani Foundation” to promote self-hygiene and civic consciousness.
Ajith Kumar : Awards
Mr Kumar enjoys great commercial and critical success throughout his career. He received many awards and recognitions. Some notable mentions are Cinema Express awards, Filmfare Awards South, Zee Cine Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
Ajith Kumar : Net worth and Lifestyle
Ajith is one of the highest paid actors in South India. He has an estimated net worth of INR 350 crore. Remuneration of around INR 40 crore per film and personal investments contributes to his income. Although, he was signed as the brand ambassador of Nescafe in Tamil Nadu in 2004, he stopped endorsing commercial brands these days.
Kumar resides in a comfortable house in Valmiki Nagar, Chennai. He owns many branded cars such as Lamborghini and BMW 7 series as well as Aprilia Caponard bike and BMW K1300 S bike. He is a keen devotee of Sai Baba. Apart from acting and racing, his hobbies are photography, playing cricket and reading biographies.