Shalini Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 15, 2023

Date of Birth

20 / November / 1979


45 Years


Actress Model

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Born on November 20, 1979, Shalini, also known as Baby Shalini, is a former child artist and actress from India who primarily worked in Tamil and Malayalam films. In the 1980s, Shalini was the most accomplished child artist in the Malayalam movie industry.

After a brief break from acting as a child, Shalini returned in 1997 as a leading lady in Malayalam and Tamil language films. She tied the knot with renowned Tamil actor Ajith Kumar on April 24, 2000, and subsequently retired from the movie industry.


Shalini’s father’s name is Babu and her mother’s name is Alice, however, there is no further information available about her family. In 1999, while filming Saran’s Amarkalam, Shalini started a relationship with her co-star Ajith Kumar, who later proposed to her.

They got married on April 24, 2000, in Chennai. After completing two unfinished projects post-marriage, Shalini retired from acting. The couple has two children together. However, they eventually got divorced. Shalini went on to marry Mohammad in her second marriage.

Babu Shalini Father

Babu Shalini’s Father

Richard Rishi Shalini Brother

Richard Rishi Shalini’s Brother

Shamlee Shalini Sister

Shamlee Shalini’s Sister

Ajith Kumar Shalini Husband

Ajith Kumar Shalini’s Husband

Shalini's Son Pic

Shalini’s Son Pic

Shalini's Daughter Pic

Shalini’s Daughter Pic

Shalini Childhood Pics

Shalini’s Childhood Pics

Early Life

Shalini, the former Indian actress and child artist, was born on November 20, 1979, in a Protestant Malayali Christian family to Babu and Alice. Her father hails from Kollam and had moved to Madras with the dream of becoming an actor, where the family eventually settled. Shalini is the middle child, with a younger sister named Shamili and an elder brother named Richard, who are also actors in the film industry. She completed her college education at Annamalai University.

Personal Life

Shalini commenced a romantic relationship with her co-star Ajith Kumar during the filming of Saran’s Amarkalam in 1999. Subsequently, Ajith Kumar proposed to Shalini and they tied the knot on 24 April 2000 in Chennai. After their nuptials, Shalini decided to retire from acting, having completed two unfinished projects. The couple now has two children.


Shalini’s journey in the film industry began as a child artist in Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku, and she went on to act in all of Fazil’s films. She even played the lead role in the TV serial Amloo, which was broadcast on Doordarshan in the late 1980s. Shalini became popular for her signature haircut, a short bob with a front fringe, known as the “Baby Shalini haircut.”

After taking a break to focus on her studies, Shalini returned to acting with the blockbuster movie Aniyathipravu. Her next film, Kaliyoonjal (1997), received mixed reviews despite co-starring with Mammootty and Dileep. Aniyathipravu’s success in Malayalam prompted Fazil to remake it in Tamil as Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997). While Fazil initially considered casting a newcomer for the female lead, Shalini insisted on playing the part in the Tamil version as well.

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As a Child Artist

Film Roles Year
Aadyathe Anuraagam Rajumon 1983
Aanakkorumma Bindu 1985
Aanandha Kummi   1983
Aayiram Kannudayaal   1986
Aazhi   1985
Akkacheyude Kunjuvava Chakkimol 1985
Amme Bhagavathi Durga 1987
Amme Narayana   1984
Amudha Gaanam   1985
August 15 Rathri   1988
Bandham Asha 1985
Bandham   1986
Bhagavan Baby 1989
Bharya Oru Manthri Anithamol 1986
Brahma Puthrudu Sridevi 1988
Chakkarayumma Shalu Mol 1984
Chinnari Devatha Devi 1987
Chutti Poonai Shalini 1988
Ee Jeeva Ninagagi Latha 1986
Ente Entethu Mathrem Sreemol, Bindu 1986
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku Mamattukuttiyama/Tintu 1983
Iniyum Kadha Thudarum Ravindran’s daughter 1985
Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari Pandu 1990
Jailu Pakshi   1986
Jeevante Jeevan Biju 1985
Katha Ithuvare Ramyamol 1985
Koottinilamkili Nandini/Rajimol 1984
Krishna Guruvayoorappa Unnikrishnan 1984
Mangalam Nerunnu Usha 1984
Michael Raj   1987
Minimol Vathicanil Minimol 1984
Muhurtham Pathnonnu Muppathinu Raji or Rajee 1985
Muthodu Muthu Achimol 1984
NH 47 Mini 1984
Nilave Malare Priya 1986
Onnanu Nammal Sonykutty 1984
Onnum Mindatha Bharya Achuthan Nair’s daughter 1984
Oomakkuyil   1983
Ormikkaan Omanikkaan   1985
Oru Kudakeezhil Baby Sridevi 1985
Oru Nokku Kanan Chinnukkutty/Unnimol 1985
Oru Sumangaliyude Katha Raji 1984
Osai Baby Shalini 1984
Pillai Nila Shalini / Shalu 1985
Prathyyekom Shradikkuka Minimal 1986
Raja Chinna Roja Chitra 1989
Rakhwala Mini 1989
Rowdy Babai   1987
Sandarbham Ravi’s daughter 1984
Shankar Guru Devi 1987
Sirai Paravai   1987
Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Shalu 1985
Viduthalai Shalini 1986

As a Leading Actress

Film Roles Year
Alaipayuthey Sakthi 2000
Amarkalam Mohana 1999
Aniyathi Pravu Mini 1997
Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Mini 1997
Kaikudunna Nilavu Veni 1998
Kaliyoonjal Ammu 1997
Kannukkul Nilavu Hema 2000
Nakshatratharattu Hema 1998
Niram Sona 1999
Piriyadha Varam Vendum Nithi or Nithee 2001
Prem Poojari Hema 1999
Sundarakilladi Devayani 1998

Net Worth

Her Net Worth is more than INR 7cr.

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Shalini Religion

Shalini was born on 20 November 1979 into a Protestant Malayali Christian family to Babu and Alice. Her father hails from Kollam, and he moved to Madras with dreams of pursuing a career in acting. The family eventually settled in Madras.

Shalini Bigg Boss

Shalini Nair, also known as VJ Shalini Nair, is an Indian model, anchor, and actress hailing from Thrissur, Kerala. She primarily works in the Malayalam film and television industry. In 2022, she participated as a contestant in the fourth season of the reality show Bigg Boss Malayalam.

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Body Measurements Breast: 34 Inches
Waist: 28 Inches
Hips: 35 Inches
Birth Place Thiruvalla Kerala India
Children Son: Aadvik Kumar
Daughter: Anoushka Kumar
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 173 CM
Height In Meter 1.73 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Babu
Mother: Alice
Profession Actress Model
Siblings Brother: Richard Rishi
Sister: Shamili
Spous Ajith Kumar
Weight 68 Kg
149 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Scorpio


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