Ajith Kumar And Shalini Fell In Love After He Cut Her Wrist: Unusual Start To Power Couple's Story

Ajith Kumar and Shalini are the 'IT' couple of Kollywood and are considered a 'Power Couple'. However, the beginning of their story is unusual, and here's everything you need to know about it!


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Ajith Kumar And Shalini Fell In Love After He Cut Her Wrist: Unusual Start To Power Couple's Story

Ajith Kumar is one of the biggest stars in the history of the Tamil film industry. The legendary actor made his acting debut back in 1990 with the film, En Veedu En Kanavar. However, it was his 1995 film, Aasai, that bought him immense praise and recognition. Some of his best acting performances are seen in films like Amarkalam, Mugavaree, Citizen, Villain, Poovellam Un Vasam, Varalaru, Billa, Mankatha, Arrambam, Veeram, and Yennai Arindhaal.

Meet Kollywood's 'Ultimate Star', Ajith Kumar, who reportedly charges Rs. 105 crores for one film

As per a report in Forbes India, Ajith is among the highest-paid actors in India, as he reportedly charges an estimated sum of Rs. 105 crores for one film. Apart from being an exceptional actor, Ajith Kumar is also a professional sports car racer. For the unversed, he has participated in a series of racing events over the decades. Ajith is also one of the few Indians, who have raced in international arenas and Formula 1 championships.

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Who is Ajith Kumar's wife, Shalini? Why she got the nickname, 'Baby Shalini'

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Moving on to Ajith Kumar's personal life, he is married to former actress, Shalini, who has worked in a series of timeless films. She made her acting debut as a child artist in the film, Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku in 1983. Despite having a brief career in the film industry and television, she became a household name across India. Some of her famous films include Aniyathipravu, Kaliyoonjal, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Amarkalam, Padayappa, and Kannukkul Nilavu.

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For the uninitiated, Shalini is renowned by the nickname of 'Baby Shalini', courtesy of a character that she played at the beginning of her acting career. It was a character for which she styled her hair with a short bob and front fringe, instantly making her famous to the general public. Young girls started styling their hair in the same way as Shalini's character and it was when she got the title of 'Baby Shalini'.

Ajith Kumar and Shalini's inter-faith marriage and children


Ajith Kumar and Shalini are one of the most sought-after couples in Kollywood. The lovebirds never skip a chance to give pure couple goals to their massive fanbase through their simplicity. Ajith and Shalini prefer to keep their married life private and even refrain from talking about their kids in public. Talking about their marriage, it was on April 24, 2000, when Ajith and Shalini got married. It was an inter-faith marriage as Ajith belongs to a Hindu Brahmin family, and Shalini is a Protestant Christian.

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Ajith Kumar and Shalini embraced parenthood for the first time on January 3, 2008. The couple welcomed a baby girl, whom they had lovingly named Anoushka. In the following years, Ajith and Shalini embraced parenthood a second time, as the latter gave birth to a baby boy on March 2, 2015. The couple chose the name Aadvik for their son. The family of four lives a low-key life, but every now and then, we come across their family pictures from vacations or parties.

Ajith Kumar and Shalini fell in love after the former cut her wrist by accident during the shooting of Amarkalam

It was back in 2007 when Ajith Kumar shared an interesting anecdote about his love story and marriage with Shalini. The actor sat down in a conversation with popular comic actor, Santhanam, while promoting his then-upcoming film, Billa (2007). During their conversation, Ajith was asked about the beginning of his and Shalini's love story. In response to the same, Ajith revealed that he worked with Shalini for the first time in the film, Amarkalam (1999), and it was then they fell in love. Ajith further shared that it was a 'love at first sight' moment for him, as he was stunned by Shalini's beauty and grace. 

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Further in his revelation, Ajith Kumar revealed that he accidentally cut Shalini's wrist while they were filming a scene, but both of them were completely unaware of it. The actor further added that it was when blood started flowing down her veins that he realised that he had cut her wrist. The actress was admitted to the hospital immediately, and it was Ajith, who handled the situation with utmost care.

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Ajith Kumar's concern and care melted Shalini's heart, and soon after this incident, they started dating. After being in a relationship for over a year, Ajith and Shalini were convinced to spend the rest of their lives together and took the plunge in 2000. The couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on April 24, 2024. We hope they continue to restore our faith in true love with how they lead their marriage and kids.

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What are your thoughts on the strange start to Ajith Kumar and Shalini's love story? Let us know.

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