Kerala State Award for Mammati Kutiammaiku, Andhra State Award for Bramaputrudu, Other Filmfare & Cinema Express Awards
Years Active:
1983-1990, 1997-2001
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Real/Other Names:: Baby Shalini, Shalini Babu
Date of Birth:: November 20, 1980(Age-30)
Place of Birth:: Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Family and Relations

Spouse:Ajith Kumar
Daughter: Anoushka Kumar
Elder Brother(s): Richard
YoungerSister(s): Shamili

Mini Biography

She started acting at the age of 3 appearing in the film Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku in 1983 for which she won the Kerala State Awardfor Best Child Artiste. As a child artiste, Shalini has completed over80 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Shalini made her debut as aheroine in the Malayalam movie Aniyathi Pravu which was remade in Tamil as Kadhalukku Mariyadhai - a box-office hit. Mani Ratnam cast her opposite Madhavan in Alaipayuthey. She also acted with Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi in a Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari. After her marriage to actor Ajith, she left the film industry.Although her mother tongue is Malayalam, she speaks fluent Tamil.

Personal life
Shalini did her schooling from Fatima Mat. Hr. SecSchool,Adarsh Vidyalaya,Chennai and Church Park, Chennai. On January 3,2008,

In 2006, Shalini revealed her passion for badminton and has played in a few state level tournaments. She also loves Michael Jackson's music.