Shalini Ajith Actress, Age, Biography, Wiki Movies, Career

Shalini Ajith

Shalini Ajith Kumar or Shalini Babu (born on 20th November 1979) is simply known as Shalini. She is a former Indian actress who primarily worked in Malayalam and Tamil films. She made her debut into the industry at the age of three as a child artist in the Malayalam film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku. She was credited as Baby Shalini initially. She appeared in her first lead role in Aniyathi Pravu in 1997.

Shalini Ajith Biography

Shalini Ajith Actress, Age, Biography, Movies, Career

Name Shalini Babu
Nickname Baby Shalini
Profession Actor (former)
Height 170cm or 1.70m or 5’7”
Weight 60kg or 135lbs
Figure measurement 36-28-38
Eye colour Dark Brown
Hair colour Black
Debut Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku in 1986
Date of birth 20th November 1979 (40 years as of 2020)
Zodiac Capricorn
Birthplace Thiruvalla, Kerala
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Hometown Chennai
Schools Fatima Mat Hr Sec School, Adarsh Vidyalaya and Church Park Convent in Chennai
College/University Unknown
Educational Qualification Graduate
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobby Reading books
Marital status Married
Affairs Ajith Kumar 
Husband Ajith Kumar 
Father Sharaf Babu
Mother Alice Babu
Sister Shamili
Brother Richard Rishi
Shalini Ajith Family

Early life and background

Shalini was born to parents Babu and Alice. Her mother is from Thiruvalla city and father is from Kollam. She attended Fatima Mat Hr Sec School, Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai and Church Park Convent in Chennai.  She has a younger sister Shamili and elder brother Richard. Both her siblings are actors. Shalini Ajith enjoys badminton and has played in several tournaments in her childhood. Her father moved to Madras in order to become an actor and his wish was fulfilled through his kids who became actors.

Shalini Ajith Children

Personal life 

During the shoot of Amarkalam, Shalini started dating her co-star Ajith Kumar. Ajith proposed to Shalini in June the same year. After consulting with her family and friends Shalini agreed to the proposal.  After their marriage, Shalini quit the industry after her completion of two incomplete projects. The couple has two children together. Shalini always says that she is very close to her friends and some of them are Shanthi, Hema and Visalakshi.

Shalini Ajith Husband

Personal favourites

  • Food – Dosa and Vada
  • Colour  – Black and white
  • Actor – Kamal Haasan 
  • Actress- Sridevi and Madhubala
  • Director  – Mani Ratnam 
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Sport – Badminton 


Shalini debuted at the age of three as a child artist in Malayalam film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku,  produced by Navodaya Studio. She has taken part in Kannada film with legendary actor Dr Vishnuvardhan in the film Ee Jeeva Ninagagi released in 1986. She and her sister Shamili acted together in the Telegu film Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari in 1990.

The actor continued to appear in many films as a child actor before taking a long break. After a long break, she made a comeback with her first lead role  Aniyathi Pravu(1997), the film became a blockbuster. 

Shalini Ajith Movies

She has appeared in highly successful films in Malayalam and Tamil such as Kaliyoonjal(1997), Kadhalukku Mariyadhi (1997), Amarkalam (1999), Niram (1999), Kannukkul Nilavu (2000), Alaipayuthey (2000) and Piriyadha Varam Vendum (2001).

The actor won the Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress for the film Alaipayuthey.

Her last film was Piriyadha Varam Vendum in 2001.

Shalini Ajith Actress

Some last words as a child artist 

  • Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sunday in 1990
  • Bhagavan and Raja Chinna Roja in 1989
  • August 15 Rathri, Chutti Poonai, Brahma Puthrudu in 1988
  • Rowdy Babai, Michael Raj, Chinnari Devatha, Shankar Guru, Sirai Paravai and Amme Bhagavathi in 1987

Works as actress 

  • Priyadha Varam Vendum in 2001
  • Alaipayuthey in 2000
  • Amarkalam, Niram and Kannukkul Nilavu in 1999
  • Kaikudunna Nilavu, Sundarakilladi and Prem Poojari in 1998
  • Aniyathi Pravu, Kaliyoonjal, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai and Nakshatratharattu in 1997

Lesser-known facts

  • Shalini was a child artist and was known as Baby Shalini.
  • She made her debut at the age of three.
  • The former actor played badminton in state nationals.
  • She is very close to her friends Hema, Shanthi and Visalakshi.
  • She left acting after marrying co-star Ajith Kumar.
  • Her father is from Kollam and mother is from Thiruvalla city.
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