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Ajith Kumar is our man of the moment today. As our Thala celebrates his 42nd birthday today, here’s an in-depth analysis on the life of Ajith Kumar right from his birth in Secunderabad to his recent film Thala 55. Hearty Wishes to the self-made actor and star Ajith Kumar a very happy birthday!

#Ajith Kumar Subramani He dropped out of his school when he was studying tenth standard.

#He witnessed his director die on the sets of his first film.

#He underwent three major life-sustaining surgeries right after his debut film in Tamil cinema.

The Birth
Ajith Kumar was born on May 1, 1971 to a Sindhi mother and Malayalee father in Secunderabad. But, he was brought up and grew on the streets of Chennai.

Ajith was the middle son in the family. His younger brother was an IIT graduate who went on to complete his research in University of Michigan. And his elder brother was a cost analyst and stock broker in New York.

School Life
At 15 years of age, He was more interested in extra-curricular activities such as bike racing, NCC, rifle-shooting, aero-modelling and trekking.

He was dropped out of Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School situated in Central Madras when he was pursuing tenth standard.

As Mechanic
He earned his Diploma in Enfield India and then moved on.
Ajith enrolled himself in Enfield India as an apprentice after a short stint as a two-wheeler mechanic in a small-time shop.

Textile Business
Now, he’s into garment exports and merchandising. He worked with a garment exporter for nearly four and half years and started a textile-processing agency at the age of 20.

Ajith himself called his debut “A disaster” Before he made his debut in a Telugu film PremaPustakam in 1992, he started doing modelling for print ads and TVCs (including the ones shot by ace cinematographer PC Sriram) while pursuing his textile business.

Thala 55
Now, he is gearing up for one of the most anticipated projects in his career with GauthamVasudevMenon. Thala 55 features Anushka Shetty playing the lead role and marks the reunion of Harris Jayaraj and GauthamMenon after 6 years.