Personal details of Actress Shalini
Became a thorough professional with the movie Amarkalam(1996).
Full Biography of Actress Shalini
Shalini Ajith , also known simply as Shalini, is a South Indian film actress who debuted, at the age of three, in the Malayalam movie Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku which was produced by Navodaya. She continued to appear in many films as a child actor. After a break of several years, she returned to the industry by appearing in the Malayalam movie Aniyathi Pravu which went on to become a superhit. Her last film Niram, was a blockbuster in Kerala. She is married to Tamil film actor Ajith Kumar.
She was born in India into a Malayali Christian household. She attended Fatima Mat. Hr. Sec School, Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai and Church Park Convent, Chennai. Her sister Shamili and her brother Richard Rishi are also employed in the film industry. Shalini has stated that she enjoys badminton and has played in a few state-level tournaments.
In 1999, during the shoot of Saran\'s Amarkalam, Ajith began to date his co-star Shalini. At that time, their involvement made him a regular subject of tabloid gossip, a role to which he was accustomed following his previous relationship. Ajith proposed to Shalini in June 1999, and following consultations with her family, she agreed. They were married in April 2000 in Chennai in a grand ceremony. As both were of different religions, Ajith being a Hindu Brahmin and Shalini being Protestant Christian, they were married together under the customs of both religions. After their marriage, Shalini retired as an actress and became a full time housewife, following the completion of two unfinished projects. On 3 January 2008, their daughter, Anoushka, was born in Chennai
Shalini started her career as a child artist in Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku and she acted in all the films under the direction of Fazil. She went to study, she returned to acting with Aniyathipravu which was successful. Initially Fazil was keen on casting a debutant in the lead female role, but Shalini inisted that she should also star in the Tamil version. The success of the film prompted the director to make another film with the lead pair in 2000, Kannukkul Nilavu, however the film became a box office failure despite positive reviews. Her next film was Amarkalam, Saran initially approached Shalini, who was studying at the time and she refused but after a three month pursuit, he finally got her to sign on as well. She was offered the role in Padayappa which she rejected.
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