# It was during the shooting of tamil movie “Amarkkalam” in 1999 that Shalini and Ajith Kumar fell in love. Even during the film shooting there was a great rumour in the industry that they may get marry soon. They filled tabloid gossip columns for months. After few days of stirr both Shalini and Ajith Kumar acknowledged their love for each other. Later their love went beyond “Amarkkalam” and become their real life story…!! Which is rearly a rare thing in filmy life..!!
# Its very interesting to know about that, its love cum arrange marriage..!! No fight no tears..!! It was said by the actress that one fine day actor Ajith Kumar proposed her,
She didint say anything in hurry, she just told the same to her parents. After that her parents and Ajith’s parents talked about it and FIXED the marriage..!!! It was such a simple wedding.
# They were wedded on 24th of April in 2000 in Chennai. It was a great ceremony in Chennai where they invited many Kollywood actors and actresses. The special invitees are Rajnikanth, Vijay , Kamal Hasan, Surya and R. Madhavan . It was a private ceremony limited to family members and close friends only.
# Since they were from different religions, Shalini being a Protestant Christian and Ajith being a Hindu Brahmin, rituals of both the religions were performed. The marriage was registered at the sub-registrar’s office. Shalini After the marriage retired as an actress and found herself happy in maintaining the house.
# Shalini helps Ajith in his films also. She hears the stories of the directors , accompanies him during his shooting, takes care of his callsheets , looks after his ‘A.K.International’ office, she even drives his car taking him to shooting places etc.
# On Jan 3rd 2008, at 1.30am Shalini delivered a baby girl weighing 3.3 kilos. The baby girl of these stars named Anoushka. Fans of Shalini expecting the baby girl to be a “Baby Anoushka” following the footsteps of her mother.
Shalini quotes about Ajith kumar and career
‘ I’m a non-vegetarian. He’s also a non-vegetarian. So there won’t be any problem at all. Both of us like chicken. We don’t like chocolate. Generally I cook tastefully. Do you know one thing? Ajithkumar himself is a good cook! ‘
‘ I can refer to three qualities: First, as far as film shooting work is concerned, he’s a hard-worker. He forgets even food and sleep while doing work. Secondly, he first thinks of others. Then only he thinks about himself. Suppose if anyone suffers, he would be the first person to lend his help. Thirdly, the self-confidence and his acting talent that enabled him to come up in life without seeking others’ support! After facing so many challenges and undergoing so many sufferings, he has become a hero of great feats.’
‘ Definitely I won’t act after wedding. I ,who have given up acting now, won’t even dream of returning back to acting. Marriage is an important stage in a woman’s life. When I will get married to Ajithkumar as per my heart’s liking, I would turn to be the female family head. There’s no change in this decision. ‘
Ajith Quotes about Shalini
‘ May be after the marriage you could ask her this question and she may have an answer. Ours is more a meeting of the mind. Today I may be a successful star. But to be honest, when I met Shalini I was nobody. And then I was recuperating from my back pain. So, it was not that she was impressed with me and it was love at first sight. We started as good friends, and love grew from that friendship. She was a good friend first and a good listener. I am able to talk about all my problems to her. I am lucky to have her. Since she too is from this industry, it helps her to understand my problems better.’
‘ Shalini is a Protestant Christian and my father is a Brahmin from Palghat. But no one is changing the religion. She can practice hers, and I mine. We won’t force our views on each other. Tomorrow when we have children, we will be teaching them all the religions, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity. And when they grow to adulthood, they’re free to choose whatever they want. Religion is not the issue. What is important is that Shalini and I are comfortable with each other. We love each other and that’s all that counts. ‘