Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar called ‘Thala’ by his fans is one of the most popular actors of Indian cinema. The actor who made millions of people go crazy for his screen presence is so down to earth which is why not only the audience but also many celebrities from the industry are huge fans of this actor.
The actor who entered the film industry without any godfather had delivered many blockbusters and stood by himself in the industry which is why he is an inspiration for many.
But there are many things that you might not know about the actor. So here are 16 unknown facts of the actor.
1. Formula Racer
Ajith Kumar can handle bikes and cars like a pro. He is very passionate about racing and do you know that he raced in the 2010 FIA Formula 2 Championship? He made his international racing debut with Formula BMW Asia Championship in 2003.
2. Child Actor
The actor started his acting career at the age of 19. Yes, Ajith Kumar is part of En Veedu En Kanavar, a 1990’s Tamil Drama film. The one who is dragging the cycle along with a girl in this song is him.
3. Lost a Close Friend
Ajith Kumar insists his friends and fans to wear a helmet while driving. This is because his close friend died in an accident.
After the release of Amaravathi which was a hit film, the actor took a break from acting and tried pursuing a career in racing. Then, he met with an accident and he injured his back and underwent 3 major surgeries. He took bed rest for an year and half.
Despite the back issue which wasn’t resolved completely till now, he did this.
5. Kalaimamani Title
He was awarded with the title “Kalaimamani” for his extraordinary performance in Arts.
6. Passion For Cooking
Ajith Kumar is a pro in cooking biryani. Many celebrities are big fans of his cooking. Kajal Aggarwal who had worked with Thala in Vivegam, revealed in an interview that since she was on a diet at that time Ajith had cooked grilled fish for her separately.
Whenever he likes any recipe in any hotel, he would meet the chef, congratulate him, and also never minds to ask the recipe. Always passionate to learn!
7. Passion For Photography
He clicked many of his costars photos during the movie shoots. Check out the photos clicked by him for his co-stars here. He clicked photos of Director Siva, Shruti Haasan, Kabir Duhan Singh, and many others.
It was when cinematographer Aravindhan gifted him a camera during the shooting of ‘Dheena’, the actor started clicking photos as a hobby, and then later it became his passion.
Do you know that Thala Ajith’s photographs are placed in Focus Art Gallery?
8. Ranveer Singh Incident
Once the shoot of Viswasam was wrapped up in Hyderabad, Ajith who was then staying in a hotel room had to vacate it but then due to some reshoots and reschedulings, the actor had to stay but then the same room was booked for Ranveer Singh. So, the actor then left the luxurious room and stayed in another room.
9. No to fan clubs
Ajith might be the only Indian actor who had dissolved his fan clubs.
He sent a notice just before the release of his 50th film and he mentioned, “At this point of time, when the entire globe is going for an abrupt transition in terms of development and advancement, I don’t think ‘Fans Club’ is a real need for situation”.
Many thought that this decision of releasing a statement like this before the movie release will affect his career. Well, Mankatha became a big hit and the rest is history.
Before coming into films, Ajith joined as a supervisor in Ranka Garments when he was 18 and then later ventured into textile business.
11. Pilot License
We know that he can drive bikes and cars well. But do you know that he has a pilot license? Just imagine.. A star hero capable of flying jets!
12. Interior Designer
He even designed residents of his close friends. Do you know that he designed the interiors of Mankatha director Venkat Prabhu’s house? Well, he is a jack of all trades.
13. Devayani Refused To Act In Varalaru
When she was approached for a role in Ajith’s Varalaru, the actress refused. She revealed that her character has to abuse Ajith in the movie and she can’t do that even though it was on screen. Later the role went in the hands of Kanika.
14. First Film
His first film was in Telugu, titled as Prema Pusthakam. Unfortunately, the director of the film had died on the 9th day of its shoot which is the reason why we have the Gollapudi Srinivas Award now, in the memory of Gollapudi Srinivas. Although Ajith was brought up in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Prema Pusthakam is Ajith’s only Telugu film to date as his previous Telugu film did not release after the director passed.
15. Vijay’s gift to Ajith
Ajith and Vijay met at the shooting spot of Mankatha. Vijay had gifted a watch to the actor.
- He was listed in Forbes India’s Top 100 Celebrities in 2012 and in 2014.
- Ajith Kumar married his leading lady Shalini from the film Amarkalam
- Ajith has worked with Shahrukh Khan in Asoka
- Ajith started a non-profit organization named “Mohini Mani Foundation”.
- He delivered 9 blockbusters in a span of 2 years. Wow!
Comment if you know more about him.