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Michael Ajay Hindi Actor

Michael Ajay, a celebrated contestant of the successful reality television show MTV Roadies, is a fashion and fitness model by profession. Also, he is an active advocate of mental health and raises awareness about mental and physical fitness from time to time in his social media pages. Michael Ajay is half Indian, half Nigerian, whose father is a Nigerian whereas his mother is an Indian. Michael was born in the Nigerian city Lagos on March 25, 1995, and grew up in Bangalore, India.

He is a half Kannadiga, as his mother is from Karnataka, and half Coorg, as his granddad is from Coorg. Raised by his single mother, Vijaylakshmi Murugesan, Michael completed his school education from Good Shepherd International School in Ooty and got admitted to PSG College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore for higher studies. He did his Bachelor’s in Computer science and graduated in the year 2016. He interned in a company for two months as a summer analyst and then worked as a part-time writing consultant to help students learn English.

Michael served as an investment banker but soon quit his job to pursue his dreams. Michael Ajay had played in the National level Basketball team all over the country and dreamt of having a future in Basketball. But his dream was only short-lived as he met with an unfortunate accident and injured his ankle. The accident made him bedridden for four months, and in those four months, Michael suffered a lot because of depression. Then, he gradually gained knowledge about mental illness and overcame his anxiety. During the four months of bed rest, he put on extra kgs.

So, he went on an intense weight loss journey for six months, including intermittent fasting and Callisthenics. He reduced his weight from ninety-five kilograms to seventy kilograms in six months. His weight loss journey also got featured in GQ Magazine. To help people know about the importance of mental and physical fitness, Michael Ajay uses social media to create awareness. In 2017, he became a certified personal trainer and a calisthenics athlete. He then started working as a model for fitness and fashion.

Since then, we have seen Michael Ajay walking down the ramp at several shows. In 2020, Michael took part in the auditions of the MTV India’s adventure reality show, MTV Roadies. He impressed the judging panel with his multi-tasking skills and physical strength, making his entry into the program. The audience loved him for his genuine nature and simplicity. In no time, he became famous, and his follower count kept increasing. He also had his game going strong in the show. Michael Ajay’s journey from fat to fit and overcoming depression is nothing but full of his interest and hard work. He will go a long way in his career.