Sunday, September 13, 2009
By contrast, in 2006, Ajith acted 3 projects, Paramasivan directed P.Vasu, Thirupathi directed by Perarasu and particularly Varalaru directed by K. S. Ravikumar. This is his comeback movie since Villain. Varalaru emerged as a successful film. In Paramasivan Ajith looked back to his best fatigue again and played a prisoner in jail and a secret agent. Paramasivan gave Ajith the much needed lift to be amongst the bigger heroes of Kollywood. Now he was desperate to continue his form with Thirupathi. Thirupathi saw a brand new Ajith, he played a role the would have normally been played by his peer Vijay. He answered his critics with the movie where he improved his dancing and pronunciation of speech. Thirupathi did well but more importantly got a better actor out of Ajith. Ajith’s final film of the year Varalaru was his biggest hit of his career. He donned a triple role playing a father and two sons. The role got him a Filmfare award for best actor 2007. Ajith’s first film in 2007 was with the newcomer director Chella entitled Aalwar. Both Varalaru and Aalwar were opposite Asin. Aalwar did not live up the expectations created by the success of Varalaru, as a result it was another major let down for Ajith. After Aalwar, Ajith acted ina remake of a 1989 National Award winning Mohanlal classic, entitled Kireedam opposite Trisha Krishnan. The film was produced by Anil Ambani’s conglomerate Adlabs Films and will mark their entry into Kollywood. Ajith sustained a recurring spinal injury on the sets of the film.Kireedam went on to become a good hit for Ajith and won him many praise and fans for acting in such an emotional and different film. Kireedom also marked a successful entry for ADLABS, a reliance corporate company in Kollywood and lookign at Ajits sincerity , commitment and dedication, Ajith became the first choice of Big corporates in the Cine Industry.
Name Ajith Kumar
Nick names Kaadhal Mannan, Thala, Ultimate Star, Lucky star
Date of Birth May 1, 1971
Place of Birth Hyderabad
Height 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Education 10 Std drop out from Asan Memorial Sr. Sec. School in 1986
Nationality Indian Family Father: Subramaniam
Brother: Anil Kumar(Cost analyst in New York)
Brother: Anup Kumar (B Tech in naval architecture from IIT, Madras)
Debut Tamil: Amaravathi
Telugu: Prema Pusthagam
Marriage date 24th April, 2000
ex girlfriend Heera
Earlier jobs *Two and Four wheeler mechanic *Garment exporter based in Erode till 1990.
Mango racing A motor car racer until 2005 and took part in Formula 3 championships for the minor outfit, Mango Racing. In 2004, he became the third participant ever from India after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandok.
Pet A Dog named Honey
Ambassador An ambassador for the Green Revolution, an awareness campaign to clean up the Chennai environment
Rajinikanth * He says that he had a complete transformation in his life after he got the book "Living with the Himalayan Masters" from Rajinikanth
* I am arrogant enough to say, 'I want his place'.
* Is working in the remake of 'Billa' a Rajinikanth blockbuster.
Entering films Only to pay off his debts which were incurred from his failed garment business.
Favourites * dress : Jeans and T-Shirt
* colour : Red
* vacation spot : London
*food: Non-vegetarian food (Mutton and beef dishes).
* shooting location : Kodaikaanal
Hobby Listening to music
favourite activities in his school years NCC, rifle shooting, aero-modelling, bike racing About Reading "I don't read anything other than the newspapers, Reader's Digest or National Geographic"
Motor racing He wanted to be a professional motor racer. For lack of sponsors he could not do it.
Racing accident He injured his back and had to undergo three major surgeries on his back. He was in bed for one-and-a-half years.
Biggest competitor Always competes with self
Religion Shalini is a Protestant Christian and he is a Brahmin from Palghat. He feels that religion is not an issue as they are not forcing their views on each other.
Shalini * Met her in the film sets of "Armarkalam"
* The exact time and date of the meeting - March 17, 1999 at 10.30am.
Facts * After his surgery for a broken vertebra he lost feeling in his legs, but he took on a vow to recover and walked all the way from his home in Madras to the Balaji shrine in Tirupathi, in Andhra Pradesh.
* His mother is a Sindhi and his father a Malayalee
* He has a Student Pilot's Licence (SPL) to fly a single engine Cessna A152 aeroplane.
* He has a garage full of the latest motorcycles and remote-controlled helicopters at his Tiruvanmiyur home.
Awards * Film fare Award for the film Varalaru 2006
* Film fare Award for the Film Villain 2003
* Dinakaran Cinema Award for the film 'Villain' in 2003,
* Special Actor state award for the film Poovellam Un Vasam 2001
* Film fare Best supporting actor award for the film Kandukondain Kandukondain 2000
* Film fare Award for the film Vaali 1999
* Best New Face Award from "Bharatmuni Art Academy" for his debut film 'Prema Pusthakam' (Telugu).
* Cinema Express Best Artiste Award.
Address AK International
No 5, Vijayalakshmi Street,
Mahalingapuram, Chennai 600034.
Philosophy of life Live and let live
Quote "Acting is a learning process, and what you are doing in your early films is essentially picking up the nuances, the tricks of your trade. And somewhere along the line, you become analytical, and learn to enjoy what you are doing. Essentially, though, I see myself as a director's medium - he needs something from me, I deliver it."
During the shooting of Amarkalam directed by his freind SARAN , Ajit fell in love with the co actress Shalini,. Shalini is an actress from her childhood days who had almost 97 movies to her kitty. They got married in 2000 in Chennai. As both were of different religions Ajith being a Hindu and Shalini being a Christian, together they were married in the customs of both religions. Ajith – Shalini love and marriage was one of the most talked about news over the period and the star couple are still known for their love and affection for each other.
Post marriage , Ajith set up his own distribution company AK International with office located within the premises of NIC Arts which was run by his friend-producer-distributor S.S.Chakravarthi. This office was shifted in 2006.In 2000, Ajith was cast alongside Mammooty, Abbas, Tabu and Aishwarya Rai in Kandukondain Kandukondain. The film’s audio rights were sold for a record Rs.22 million, which still stands. Mugavari followed as Ajith acted in alongside Jyothika. In 2001, Ajith played the role of Shahrukh Khan’s brother in the historical film Asoka.
He won the South India Filmfare Best Actor Award for Villain, directed by K. S. Ravikumar.Villain, in which he once again donned a dual role, grossed almost Rs.300 million at the box office marking a new office box peak in Ajith’s career. The amount of collections received in the first week of the release for any Ajit started increasing from then . Almost 75% of the revenue expected out of the movie was getting collected in the first ten days itself leaving just 25% Depending on the content of the movie. Inspite of his ups and downs in his career , Ajiths movies were greatly expected by his fans and received a huge collections from the Kollywood trade had unanimously begun calling him the King of Opening and placed him only next to Super star Rajini Kanth in terms of box office collections.
A string of successful movies followed, most notably Kadhal Mannan and Aval Varuvala and the multiple award winning Vaali which cast him alongside Simran. Vaali saw a new peak in Ajith’s career. He played a dual role in the film as a deaf-and-dumb twin who lusts after his naive brother’s wife.
Ajith Kumar , aka Ultimate Star was born in Hyderabad, India born May 1, 1971. Ajith is the middle son of three children others being Anil Kumar and Anup Kumar, both being software engineers. Ajith was born to a Sindhi mother and Tamil Iyer father was brought up as a Hindu so followed the principle teachings of Hinduism. In his childhood he was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Schooling days were numbered for Ajith as he dropped out of Asan Memorial Sr. Secondary School in 1986 to become a part-time two-four wheeler mechanic and a full-time garment exporter based in Erode till 1990. Business agencies pushed him into modelling for adverts in print media. He also took it on realising an income in the job, it eventually paved his way into Tollywood otherwise nown as the Telugu film industry and later into Kollywood.