Ajith Kumar, who is turning 43 years today (May 1), has one of the biggest fan followings in Tamil Nadu. With his variety of roles, he has impressed audience of different age groups. Be it in the role of a romantic hero or action star, he has earned a good reputation of living characters upto the mark.
The actor, who is called by the name Thala by his fans, started his career in a Telugu film named Prema Pustakam way back in 1992. In his journey, he has seen many ups and down. On the occasion of his birthday, we bring you Ajith's top 10 Box Office Hit Movies.
Note: We have considered both commercial success as well as critical reception to finalise the list.
Mankatha directed by Venkat Prabhu stand tall among all other his hit movies. It gave him a new image and the salt-and-pepper look became a big hit among his fans. It was about a mafia gamblers, whose mission is to steal 500 crores betting money. This movie is the biggest commercial hit of his career.
Doing a remake of Rajinikanth's classic movie was not an easy job. But Vishnuvardhan managed to churn out a script that perfectly suted Ajith's image. The bad boy role impressed the audience and it became a blockbuster.
Before Varalaru, Ajith's career was not going in a right direction. This was a worrying factor for his fans then. But KS Ravikumar's movie not only gave him a big break but also brought his career on track. This film won the hearts of all section of audience.
The dual roles of siblings gone well with audience. Especially, the character of a brother, who eyes his younger brother's wife, was appreciated by audience and critics. This flick was one of biggest hits of 1999.
Kadhal Mannan earned him a good name and the romantic film directed by Saran was well-recieved by youths and family audience. The result was that the movie was a money spinner of the year.
Amarakalam was a memorable movie in Ajith's life, as the leading lady of the film, Shalini, became his real-life wife too. The movie showed that people loves to see him in romantic films.
AR Murugadoss' Dheena gave Ajith an out-and-out action image. This movie turned out to become one of the biggest commercial hits of his career.
It was once again KS Ravikumar's movie that brought a huge success to Ajith Kumar. It has become a major box office hit among Deepavali releases of 2002, with Ajith's performance leading to his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
This was a one of the most loved romantic movies of 1995. Falling in love without even meeting each other was something that Tamil audience never expected. This flick earned the name of a romantic hero to Ajith.
After Billa, Vishnuvardhan teamed up with Ajith for Arrambam. The result was that the film was a blockbuster. It made wonderful business in Tamil Nadu and international circuits.