Shalini, happy birthday!

The South Indian actor, who quit the film industry after marriage, was born on November 20, 1980

Shalini, who turns 32 today, may have quit cinema after her marriage to Ajith in 2000, but she continues to be in the limelight. Her public appearances at the side of hubby Ajith always make news, and these two are, without doubt, one of the hottest couples of Kollywood. Quiet, dignified and very stylish is how they always look. Hats off to Shalini for playing the perfect companion to Thala, who’s on the up and up now.

But she’s more than just Mrs Ajith Kumar for sure. This year, she took her badminton very seriously, playing at the state-level championships. No wonder she looks so trim and taut, too! Few actors have had the sort of career graph Shalini has seen. Beginning as a child artiste in films like Ente Mamattikuttiyammakku and Pillai Nila in the early eighties, she then took a break and returned to play adult roles in films such as Aniyathi Pravu and Kadhalukku Mariyadhai in 1997.

Amarkalam happened in 1999 and the unmistakeable on screen chemistry with the film’s hero, Ajith, spilled into real life, too. The couple dated and then married in 2000. Shalini wrapped up unfinished projects such as Piriyadha Varam Vendum and then bid adieu to films.

Now, it’s being mommy to daughter Anoushka and proud and contented wife of Ajith that she enjoys playing. BollywoodLife wishes happy birthday, to this elegant and dignified lady!