Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar’s unique style and unmatchable acting prowess has firmly established him as a deadly cocktail of ‘class’ and ‘mass’. Today as actors die-hard fans celebrate his 44th birthday, here is a quick look at some of Thala’s finest films.
Generally regarded as Ajith’s breakout film, this Vasanth-directed venture featured the actor playing the role of a love-struck young man. Ajith was paired opposite Suvalakshmi and managed to garner tremendous acclaim for his heart-warming performance. Moreover, this Mani Ratnam-produced film also proved to be a major winner at the box office, enjoying a 285 day run in theatres.
Showcasing his abilities to pull off performance-oriented roles with absolute ease, Ajith played a double role in this critically-acclaimed thriller. Interestingly, the success attained by Vaali helped the Hyderabad-born superstar bag his maiden Filmfare award.
Even though this Santosh Sivan-directed historical drama was an out an out Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Ajith made quite a stir amongst movie lovers by holding his own against King Khan. This remains the actor’s only Bollywood outing till date. Its Tamil dubbed version is titled ‘Samrat Ashoka.