Born: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Ajith Kumar (born 1 May 1971) is an Indian film actor best known by his mononym Ajith or by the names his fans gave him such as Thala and Ultimate Star. He has starred in over 50 films, predominately in Tamil cinema. In addition to his acting, Ajith Kumar in a sabbatical, participated in the 2004 British Formula 3 season as a Formula Two racing driver and was ranked the third best motor car driver in India at his peak. He began his career with a small role in the 1990 Tamil film En Veedu En Kanavar. His first lead role was with the films Amaravathi (1993), and Prema Pusthakam (1993), and his first critical acclaimed appearance was in the thriller Aasai (1995). He subsequently established himself as a romantic hero with Kadhal Kottai (1996), Aval Varuvala (1998) and Kadhal Mannan (1998). Successful films like Vaali (1999), Mugavaree (2000), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) and Citizen (2001) followed. He established himself as an action hero with films like Amarkalam (1999), Dheena (2001), Villain (2002), Attahasam (2004), Varalaru (2006), Mankatha (2011), Arrambam (2013), Veeram (2014), Yennai Arindhaal (2015) and Vedalam (2015). In 2014, Ajith was listed in Forbes India's Top 100 Celebrities.
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