He rules the hearts of the masses. His opening day collections continue to defy conventions and break record after records.
Heres some exciting news for Thala (as he is popularly known) fans.Today (August 3, 2012) is 20 years since Ajith Kumar stepped into movies. Two decades after his entry into movies, he figures among the top five stars in Tamil films. He is not only the “king of opening” but has a loyal fan base across the globe.
Ajith started his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller Aasai which was followed by Kadhal Kottai, which gave him a romantic image. But it was as a solo hero in action packed masala entertainers that he shined and became a superstar.
Ajith who is loved by his fans made the right choice in shaking off his romantic image and doing action oriented mass masala films. It was films like Vaali (1999), Amarkalam (1999), Mugavari (2000), Citizen (2001) Dheena (2001), Villain (2002), Attagasam(2004), Varalaru (2006), Billa (2007) and Mankatha (2011), that gave him his larger than life image which worked wonders at the box-office.
The most striking aspect of Ajith’s career is that he came up the hard way without any godfather’s or close relatives in film business. His way to the top was full of thorns and hardship. His success is largely because he was able to overcome failure early in his career and was his own boss.
Ajith was also disciplined and has a squeaky clean reputation and not involved in any scandals. In Shalini he has the perfect wife who was also instrumental in shaping up his career after hebecame a star. Ajith at 41 is at the peak of his career and has the biggest reach among Tamil fans on social networking sites and is truly a phenomenon.
Sify.com salutes the actor!