Indian film actor and occasional racer Ajith Kumar best known for his work in Tamil film industry. He has starred in a number of hit films like Amarkalam, Dheena, Villain, Vaali, Attahasam, Varalaru, Mankatha, Arrambam, Veeram, Yennai Arindhaal and Vedalam. He is one of the highest paid and most followed actors in South India, especially Tamil Nadu, where he has an enormous fan base.
Thala, Ajith, Ultimate Star
Actor, Model, Racer
Birthday / Birth Date
Ajith was born on May 1, 1971 in Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India.
He is currently 47 years old.
Ajith attended Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, but dropped out to further his racing career.
Indian / Asian
- Father – P.Subramaniam
- Mother – Mohini
- Siblings – Anoop Kumar (Stock Broker in New York)(Older Brother), Anil Kumar (IIT Madras graduate)(Younger Brother)
Ajith was married to his long time girlfriend Shalini (actress) in 2000. They both together have two children, one daughter named Anoushka Ajith and son, Aadvik Ajith.
Shalini (1999 – Present) – Ajith Kumar began dating actress Shalini while filming Amarkalam. Around this time, their relationship was subject to widespread media attention. They married in 2000 in Chennai and have two children – daughter named Anoushka, born on Janaury 3, 2008 and son Aadvik, born on 2 March 2015.
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 75 kg
- In Pounds – 165 lbs
- Measurements – 44-16-34
- Chest – 44 inches
- Biceps – 16 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
Black and White
9 (US) / 8.5 (UK)
Ajith was first seen playing a small role in the 1990 Tamil film En Veedu En Kanavar. As a lead hero, he starred in 1993 Telugu film Prema Pusthakam alongside Kanchan.
Ajith turned professional car racer and participated in several racing championships across India. He was one among few Indian racers to compete in international circuits and Formula championships. He raced in Formual BMW Asia in 2003 and then Formula 2 in 2010. Here’s his achievements in racing career.
Formula Maruti Indian Championships – 2002 – 4th place
Formula BMW Asia – 2003 – 12th place
Third Best Motor car driver – 2004
FIA Formula Two Championship – 2010 – Participated
The actor had featured in several television commercials and print ads before acting movies.
In 2004, he was the face of Nescafe for Tamil Nadu and that was the last product /brand he has since promoted.
Kalaimaamani – 2000
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – 2001, 2006
Cinema Express Award – 1999, 2000, 2001
Filmfare Awards South – 1999, 2002, 2006
Vijay Awards – 2006 (2), 2011 (2)
Dinakaran Cinema Awards – 1999, 2002
IBNLive Movies Awards – 2016
Southern Indian Cinematographers Association – 2006
Cars & Bikes
He is a car type guy, he owns a large collection of expensive cars such as BMW – Series 740 Li, Honda Accord, Maruthi Swift, and Toyato Innova. He is also a bike love who owns Aprilla Caponard, BMW S1000 RR, BMW K1300 S, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R.
The most beloved actor lives in a posh house located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This luxury house features all amenities that would be equipped in a celeb house.
Ajith Kumar Net worth
Ajith Kumar net worth is estimated to be $30 million dollars. Being one of the popular face of south Indian film industry, he charges Rs 30-35 crores as remuneration per movie. His main source of income comes from movies, and has several business endeavours. His wealth has grown staggering above 45% in the last few years and is estimated to double in the next few years.
Ajith Kumar Favorites
- Favorite Actors – MG Ramachandran, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth
- Favorite Sports – Football, Cricket, Racing
- Favorite Racer – Ayrton Senna
- Favorite Color – Black
- Favorite Book – Living with the Himalayan Masters
Social Media Portfolio
He is not on social media
Ajith Kumar Quick Facts
Ajith Kumar, best known as Thala, is an Indian film actor, model and car racer.
He rose to fame in the mid nineties following commercial successes of Kadhal Kottai, Aasai, Vaali, Amarkalam and Dheena. H was fondly called Thala by his fans.
He started to work at the age of 18 to support his racing career and following an accident, he was forced to do modelling and endorse brands.
Before getting into acting, Ajith was a model and featured in many TVC ads. He had only once endorsed a brand Nescafe in 2004 and after that he stopped endorsing brand and acting in TVC ads.
He worked as a salesman for a garment export company.
He had only intended to become a racer, but due to eventual accidents and financial hurdles, Ajith had to take up acting career to support his passion. Due to which, he was unable to concentrate on racing.
Though his father was a Tamil, he doesn’t know Tamil and mastered it only after becoming an actor.
Though, he had participated in few of the racing championships. He is one of the few actors in India to have a pilot license.
He is fond of cars and super bikes. He has a garage in his house, which is a home for a number of mini unmanned helicopters and flights, which are made by himself.
Ajith created the non-profit organisation “Mohini-Mani Foundation”, named after his parents, in order to promote self-hygiene and civic consciousness and to help ease the problems of urban sprawl.
Despite having a huge fan following, he keeps himself off the public events and functions.
Ajith is an ardent devotee of Sai Baba.
He is a great foodie, and, of course, a great cook. He used to try different types of food wherever he goes and will appreciate the chef in person if he likes the food.
He accepts his salary only in the form of cheques as he never encourages black money.
Ajith has a interesting hobby like collecting miniature helmets, rare coins and stamps.