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Shalini Kumar : biography

20 November 1980 -

Shalini Kumar, () also known simply as Shalini, is a South Indian film actress who debuted, at the age of three, as a child artist in the Malayalam film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku which was produced by Navodaya Studio. She continued to appear in many films as a child actor, credited as Baby Shalini. After a break of several years, she returned to the industry by appearing in her first lead role in Aniyathi Pravu which went on to become a blockbuster. She later appeared in highly successful films in Malayalam and Tamil such as Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997), Niram (1999), Amarkalam (1999) and Alaipayuthey (2000). Shalini is married to Tamil film actor Ajith Kumar.



Shalini started her career as a child artist in Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku and she acted in all the films under the direction of Fazil. She went to study, she returned to acting with Aniyathipravu which was successful. Initially Fazil was keen on casting a debutant in the lead female role, but Shalini inisted that she should also star in the Tamil version. Her performance was praised especially recommending the film and citing that "Shalini returns in this film with a good performance". The success of the film prompted the director to make another film with the lead pair in 2000, Kannukkul Nilavu which received positive reviews and was a success at the box office. Her next film was Amarkalam, Saran initially approached Shalini, who was studying at the time and she refused but after a three-month pursuit, he finally got her to sign on as well. She was offered a role in Padayappa which she rejected.

As Heroine

Year Film Role Language Notes
1997 Aniyathi Pravu Mini Malayalam
Nakshathra Tharattu Hema Malayalam
Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Mini Tamil
1998 Kaikudunna Nilavu Veni Malayalam
Sundarakilladi Devayani Malayalam
Kaliyoonjal Ammu Malayalam
1999 Niram Sona Malayalam
Prem Poojari Hema Malayalam
Amarkalam Mohana Tamil Also playback singer
2000 Kannukkul Nilavu Hema Tamil
Alaipayuthey Sakthi Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum Nithi Tamil

As child artist

Year Film Role Language Notes
1983 Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku Mamattukuttiyama/Tintu Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1983 Ashtram Malayalam
1984 Muthodu Muthu Achimol Malayalam
1984 Onnum Mindatha Bharya Malayalam
1984 Sandarbham Malayalam
1984 NH 47 Malayalam
1984 Onnanu Nammal Malayalam
1984 Krishna Guruvayoorappa Unnikrishnan Malayalam
1984 Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha Malayalam
1984 Minimol Vathicanil Malayalam
1984 Chakkarayumma Shalu Mol Malayalam
1984 Koottinilamkili Nandini/Rajimol Malayalam
1985 Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Malayalam
1985 Bandham Asha Tamil
1985 Pillai Nila Shalini/Shalu Tamil
1985 Jeevante Jeevan Biju Malayalam
1985 Akkacheede Kunjuvava Chakkimol Malayalam
1985 Oru Nokku Kanan Chinnumol/Unnimol Malayalam
1985 Katha Ithu Vare Ramyamol Malayalam
1985 Oru Kudakeeyil Malayalam
1985 Aazhi Malayalam
1985 Anakkorumma Malayalam
1985 Iniyum Kadha Thudarum Malayalam
1985 Ormikkan Omanikkan Malayalam
1985 Muhurtham Pathnonnu Muppathinu Malayalam
1985 Viduthalai Shalini Tamil
1985 Amme Bhagavathi Malayalam
1986 Pratheykam Sradhikkuka Malayalam
1986 Priyamvadakkory Pranaya Geetham Malayalam
1986 Ente Entethu Mathrem Malayalam
1986 Ee Jeeva Ninagagi Shalini Kannada
1987 Shankar Guru Tamil
1989 Raja Chinna Roja Chitra Tamil
1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari Shamili Telugu

Early and personal life

She was born in India to a Malayali-Christian household.. (3 January 2008). Retrieved on 2011-06-28. She attended Fatima Mat. Hr. Sec School, Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai and Church Park Convent, Chennai. She is the middle child. Her younger sister Shamili and her older brother Richard Rishi are also employed in the film industry. Shalini has stated that she enjoys badminton and has played in a few state-level tournaments.. The Hindu, 10 October 2006

In 1999, during the shoot of Saran's Amarkalam, Ajith began to date his co-star Shalini. At that time, their involvement made him a regular subject of tabloid gossip, a role to which he was accustomed following his previous relationship. Ajith proposed to Shalini in June 1999, and following consultations with her family, she agreed. They were married in April 2000 in Chennai in a grand ceremony. As both were of different religions, Ajith being a Hindu Brahmin and Shalini being Protestant Christian, they were married together under the customs of both religions. After their marriage, Shalini retired as an actress and became a full-time housewife, following the completion of two unfinished projects. On 3 January 2008, their daughter, Anoushka, was born in Chennai.

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