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Shalini AjithKumar
Born Shalini Babu
November 20, 1979 (1979-11-20) (age 30)
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Iddi Shalini
Occupation Former Actress, Model, Badminton Player
Years active 1983-1990
1997-2001
Home town Chennai
Known for Acting
Religious beliefs Christian
Spouse(s) Ajith Kumar
Children Anoushka Kumar (b.2008)
Relatives Richard (elder brother)
Shamili (younger sister)

Shalini is a south Indian film actress who debuted in the Malayalam movie Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku, alongside Bharath Gopi and Superstar Mohanlal at the age of three. She had a short but successful career as a child artiste.She returned to the industry in another Malayalam Movie Aniyathi Pravu and became a star. Her pairing with Kunchacko Boban in Malayalam was a big hit.

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Career

She started acting at the age of 3 appearing in the film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku in 1983 for which she won the Kerala State Award for Best Child Artiste. As a child artiste, Shalini has completed over 80 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Shalini made her debut as a heroine in the Malayalam movie Aniyathi Pravu which was remade in Tamil as Kadhalukku Mariyadhai - a box-office hit. Mani Ratnam cast her opposite Madhavan in Alaipayuthey. She also acted with Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi in a Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari. After her marriage to actor Ajith, she left the film industry.

Although her mother tongue is Malayalam, she speaks fluent Tamil. She also sung one song in Amarkalam..

Personal life

She was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India into a Roman Catholic household from Kerala. Shalini has a younger sister - Shamili - who was a child actress as well. She did her schooling from Fatima Mat. Hr. Sec School,Adarsh Vidyalaya,Chennai and Church Park, Chennai. On 3 January 2008, Ajith and Shalini were blessed by a baby girl named Anoushka. Her brother Richard is also an actor.

Interests

In 2006, Shalini revealed her passion for badminton and has played in a few state level tournaments[1]. She also loves Michael Jackson's music[1].

Filmography

Awards

  • Kerala State Award for Mammati Kutiammaiku
  • Andhra State Award for Bramaputrudu
  • Other Filmfare & Cinema Express Awards

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2006101000460100.htm&date=2006/10/10/&prd=mp&
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