Ajith Kumar was the middle son out of three brothers, the others being Anil Kumar, a stock broker in New York and Anoop Kumar, an IIT Madras graduate working in Seattle. The latter brother was recently involved in the court case of fellow actor, Prashanth's, divorce. Moreover, Ajith had younger twin sisters, both of whom died young. Through his marriage to actress Shalini, Ajith became brother-in-law to actor, Richard Rishi, and actress Shamili, who appeared as his sister-in-law in Rajiv Menon's Kandukondain Kandukondain.
Name AJITH KUMAR
Date of Birth May 1, 1971
Birth Place Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Star Sign Taurus
Ajith Kumar Height 5′ 11″
Brother Anil and Anup Kumar
Spouse Shalini [ 2000 ]
Profession Actor, Model
Telugu First movie Prema Pusthagam 
Tamil First movie Amaravathi
The tamil actor dropped out of Asan Memorial Sr. Sec. School in 1986 to become a part-time 2/4-wheeler mechanic. After his surgery for a broken vertebra he lost feeling in his legs.
As the majority of the masses did not accept the climax of Kireedom for its tragic end the climax was changed to a positive one.
Ajith Kumar was born as the middle child in Secunderabad, a city north of Hyderabad to a Palakkad Iyer from Kerala and a Sindhi mother, and was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.Ajith began speaking Tamil only after entering films.He dropped out of Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School in 1986 before completing his higher secondary.
Following an accident, several business agencies pushed him into modeling 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.Aged 20, Ajith was selected by Telugu film producers, 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 Pustagam in 1992, which remains his last direct Telugu film to date.
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 Ullasam 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.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.
During 2006, Ajith returned from his hiatus by appearing in P. Vasu's Paramasivan for which he had lost twenty kilograms to portray the lead role.
Ajith is a keen race car driver and has driven in circuits around India in places such as Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. He has also been abroad for various races including Germany and Malaysia. He drove in the 2003 Formula Asia BMW Championships.He is presently racing in the 2010 Formula 2 Championship along with two other Indians, Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaren.
Formula BMW AsiaAfter a one-off race during the Formula Maruti Indian Championships in 2002, where he finished in fourth place, Ajith signed a contract with manager Akbar Ebrahim confirming his participation in the inaugural Formula BMW Asia Championship. Despite spinning out in the first lap of his first race, Ajith successfully completed the season by finishing seventh in the season.
Formula 2After a six year sabbatical, Ajith signed up for his third season of car racing by participating in the 2010 season of the FIA Formula Two Championship. The decision to be involved in the sport was made after Ajith's film directed by Gautham Menon was delayed, allowing Ajith to participate for the whole season.
Prior to signing up, Ajith competed in the final round of the MRF racing series in Chennai in February 2010, but failed to finish the race due to mechanical problems. Further trials in Sepang, Malaysia followed suit as he practised for the season's beginning in April 2010 in his Formula Renault V6 car with Eurasian Racing, shedding 11 kilograms during training.
"I admire Rajnikanth a lot. He is a role model for all actors of this generation. I always maintained that I wanted to be like Rajnikanth and not that I want to be a Rajnikanth. He is friendly and encouraging."
"My hardcore fans have stood by me through thick and thin. My parents are around to see me growing and so is my circle of friends."
"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."
"I know! And believe me, remaining unprovoked through all the back-stabbing and canard isn't easy. But I don't wish to give importance to people who indulge in it, by reacting to them. None can gain mileage from slinging mud at me. All celebrities go through it. You either stay back or walk away. I opted for the former."