There are a very few actor-couples in the Tamil film industry. One among them is Ajith and Shalini. They are one of the cutest couples in Kollywood. They fell in love while working together on a project. Eventually, Ajith and Shalini got married on 24th April 2000. Today, they celebrate their 20th marriage anniversary.
Professionally, Shalini entered the film industry before Ajith. She acted in various films as a child artist. Shalini made her debut as a heroine with the 1997 Malayalam film Aniyathi Pravu. Ajith used to be a rising actor in the Tamil industry at that time. Both of them worked together for the 1999 film Amarkalam. This also happens to be the 25th film of Ajith. The couple has started dating while working for Amarkalam. Soon, Ajith confessed his love to Shalini. Both of them convinced their parents and got married next year.
Shalini married Ajith four days after the release of her biggest hit Alaipayuthey (Sakhi in Telugu). This film was a blockbuster at the box office and gained a cult status over the years. Shalini won Tamil Nadu State Award Special Prize for her performance in this film. Shalini quit acting after getting married. She completed two unfinished projects after her marriage. Ajith and Shalini have two children, a daughter, and a son. Their daughter, Anoushka Kumar was born in 2008. Their little son Aadvik Kumar was born in 2015.
On the career front, Ajith is currently acting in the film Valimai, which is being directed by H. Vinoth.