Shalini is a former Indian actress who appeared in several Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies. After having a successful career as a child artist, she starred in several successful movies as a lead actress. She is well known for her acting skills, simplicity, and relatable personality.
Shalini : Early Life and Personal Details
Miss Kumar was born on November 20, 1979, in Thiruvalla, Kerala to Malayali parents Sharaf Babu and Alice Babu. Her elder brother Richard Rishi and younger sister Shamili are also active in the film industry. She attended Fatima Mat Higher Secondary School, Adarsh Vidyalaya, and Church park Convent.
The stunning and talented actress Shalini is 5 feet 4 inches tall. This Scorpion actress is of Indian nationality and practices both Hinduism and Christianity.
Shalini and Ajith landed into a relationship during the shoot of “Amarkalam” in 1999. After dating for a year, they tied the knot on 24th April, 2000. At present, she is the mother of a daughter, Anouska Ajith and son, Aadvik Ajith.
Shalini : Career
Shalini started acting at the age of 3 and worked in more than 80 films in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. She earned the nickname “Baby Shalini.”
She made her debut as a lead actress in the 1997 Malayalam film “Aniyathi Pravu”, which was a blockbuster. In the same year, she starred in the critically and commercially acclaimed “Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai” with Vijay. She then worked with her future husband Ajith Kumar in “Amarkalam.”
In 2000, she was again paired with Vijay in “Kannukkul Nilavu.” Shalini was at her absolute best in the Mani Ratnam’s critical and commercial hit “Alai Payuthey.” She garnered much appreciation for portraying the role of Shakti with a subtle grace. Her last movie was “Piriyadha Varam Vendum” with Prashanth in 2001. She was at the pinnacle of her career when she retired from the acting.
Shalini : Awards
At the tender age of 3, she received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist in 1983 for “Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku.” As a leading actress, she won Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress for her role in “Alaipayuthey.”
Shalini : Net Worth and Lifestyle
After retiring from the film industry, she is busy with her family matter. She spends her time in looking after her family and raising kids. Along with her husband Ajith, she has a joint net worth of INR 350 crore.
Shalini is living a comfortable life with her family in Valmiki Nagar, Chennai and owns luxury cars such as Lamborghini and BMW 7 series. Besides acting, she enjoys badminton and has played in a few state-level tournaments. She is a huge fan of Michael Jackson.