Ajay is an actor, known mostly for his movies in Tollywood Industry.. He is best known for his portrayals as the central or supporting antagonist. He was born in the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a 16-year veteran of the Telugu film industry, having made his debut in the year 2000. Although most of his films have been Telugu movies, he has also starred in some Tamil and Kannada movies.
Though, he was born in Vijayawada and was, to an extent, brought up there too, he did his schooling in towns like Nellore and Tirupati as well. This is because his father held a job that saw him getting transferred a lot around the country. He joined a college in Jubilee Hills to sit for the Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) but he eventually enrolled in another institute: the Madhu Film Institute. Here, he completed a course in acting and began to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor.
His debut movie was “Kouravudu”, released in the year 2000. After this movie, he appeared in a slew of films such as “Timepass”, “
Kushi”, “Student No. 1” and “Nee Sneham”. He also played a villainous role in the movie “
Vikramarkudu” which starred actors like ‘
Ravi Teja’ and ‘
Anushka Shetty’. He also played the main lead in the movie “Sarai Veeraju”. The movie didn’t do good numbers at the box-office, but critics did take notice on how well Ajay performed in his role. Many of the films he has done have been successful movies.
According to Ajay, his best performance till date was delivered in the movie “Virodhi”, a political drama where he played a leader of a Maoist rebel group. The film itself won two Nandi Awards for Best Feature Film – Bronze and Best Dialogue Writer. It was a part of the International Film Festival of India in the year 2011.
His filmography is a vast one, as he has appeared in nearly 100 movies since his debut in 2000. Additionally, while he is best known for acting in Telugu movies, he has also appeared in certain Kannada and Tamil movies. The Tamil movies he has appeared in are “
Kireedam”, “Malaikottai”, “Machakaaran”, “Velayudham”, “
10 Endrathukulla”, “
Uyire Uyire” and recently “24”. The Kannada movies he has acted in are “
Citizen”, “Vayuputra”, “Saarathi”, and “
Ajay is currently working on the film “
Janatha Garage” starring 'Jr Ntr', which is slated to release in August of this year.