Born in Hyderabad, Ajith was called an 'outsider' when he stepped foot in Kollywood and had to face a lot of issues before he could gain a strong foothold in the Tamil film industry. He tasted success when Aasai became a huge hit. Following Aasai, he established himself as a hero with films like Ullasam, Kadhal Mannan, Vaali, Amarkalam and Kadhal Kondein. It was AR Murugadoss's Dheena that made him the 'mass hero' and helped him get the epithet 'Thala'. If his on-screen persona is captivating enough, his off-screen personality is something that is extremely intriguing to people.