Ajith Kumar, fondly known as Thala, is a phenomenal star with a huge fan following in South India. Despite avoiding public events and even his film promotions, the star remains popular.

He entered the industry with no filmy background and captured the hearts of movie-goers with his classics like Kaadhal Kottai, Ullasam, Kadhal Mannan, Aval Varuvala, and Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen.

Throughout the 1990s, Thala Ajith was churning out one hit film after another. The actor ended the decade with 'Vaali' which was one of his biggest hits in the early years and won him many awards. The rest is history.

In a career that has spanned three decades, Ajith has had his share of hits and misses. Recently, the actor's manager posted Ajith's emotional message on his 30th year as an actor. Here's what he said:

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