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Ajmal Amir is a young, dynamite upcoming actor, who was introduced in Pranayakaalam and later played a key role in the Tamil film Anjathe directed by Miskin, is a busy body that too both in Tamil and Malayalam. Ajmal is a doctor by profession, but acting in blood and mind. Ajmal Amir hails from Aluva near Cochin; Ajmal is determined to make it as an action hero in Tamil and looking forward to the calls from other states too.

Ajmal Ameer is an Indian actor and former physician, who works in the Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. He has won two Filmfare Awards South for his role Anjathe (2008) and Ko (2011)..

Early and personal life

Ajmal was born in Aluva, Kerala on March 2, 1985.[1] He studied medicine in National Pirogov Memorial Medical University in Vinnytsia, Ukraine,[2] and had plans to open a hospital in future.[3][4] Ajmal has one brother Askar.[5]

Ajmal is married to Renju and they have a son, Aalin Zeyyen.[6]


Ajmal's debut film was Pranayakalam, opposite Vimala Raman. This was followed by the Tamil film Anjathe, directed by Myshkin, in which he played an angry young man.[3] The film became a high critical as well as commercial success, with Ajmal receiving several awards for his performance.[7] He next starred in the Malayalam film Madambi alongside Mohanlal. It remains his only hit in Malayalam.[8] In 2009, he has gone on to do Tamils films like TN 07 AL 4777 and Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru. He also acted in an international production in Malyalam De Nova, which went unnoticed. The anti-hero character, Vasanthan Perumal, he portrayed in the 2011 Tamil movie Ko earned him a lot of appreciation. Based on an online poll conducted by The Times of India, Ajmal won the Chennai Times Film Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Male.[9] In 2012, he made his debut in the Telugu film Rachcha.[10] His willingness to experiment and go beyond the image of the virtuous hero have garnered him a rich spectrum of characters from Tamil and Telugu.[11] In 2013, he played an independent cinematographer in the suspense thriller Bangles.[12] He also did in Karuppampatti (2013) and Vetri Selvan (2014), which for lack of good publicity, bombed at the box office.[13]

He also acted in the Telugu film Prabhajanam (2014) in which he played the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.[8] In 2015, He hasn’t done any major roles in Malayalam and was seen in guest roles in Loham and Two Countries.[14] Ajmal Ameer had last done a Malayalam film in 2015, the award-winning movie Ben. However he’s keeping himself busy in other film industries and has just completed Tamil movie, Iravukku Aayiram Kangal (2018) has him sharing screen with Arulnithi.[15] In 2019, his Tamil films are also Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 and Devi 2. He is next seen in Nayanthara's film titled Netrikann (2021). The film directed by renowned Milind Rau Aval is produced by Vignesh Shivan. He is also part of Malayalam movie Kshanam.[16]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Pranayakalam Renjith Malayalam Debut film
2008 Anjathe Kirubakaran (Kiruba) Tamil Won - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
D-17 Ajmal Malayalam  
Madambi Ramakrishnan Pillai Malayalam  
2009 TN 07 AL 4777 Gautham Iyengar Tamil  
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Arjun Tamil  
2010 De Nova Khaild Malayalam  
2011 Ko Vasanthan Perumal Tamil Won - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Lucky Jokers Vishal Malayalam  
2012 Rachcha James Telugu  
Arike Sanjay Shenoy Malayalam  
2013 Karuppampatti Kothai Cocopardo/Manohar Tamil  
Mazhaneerthullikal Padmanabhan Malayalam  
Bangles Vivek Malayalam  
2014 Prabhanjanam Chaitanya Telugu  
Vetri Selvan Vetri Selvan Tamil  
2015 Loham Azhagan Perumaal Malayalam  
Two Countries Ullas Kumaran Malayalam  
Ben Priest Malayalam Guest appearance
2016 Vennello Hai Hai Susheel Telugu  
2018 Iravukku Aayiram Kangal Ganesh Tamil  
2019 Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 Vicky Tamil  
Devi 2 Rudhra Tamil  
Abhinetri 2 Telugu  
Amma Rajyam Lo Kadapa Biddalu V. S. Jagannnath Reddy Telugu  
2020 Nungambakkam Inspector Shankar Tamil  
2021 Netrikann Dr. James Dinah Tamil  
Kshanam TBA Malayalam Filming
Eeyal TBA Malayalam Pre Production
2022 Pisaasu 2 TBA Tamil Filming
Gold TBA Malayalam Filming
Pathaam Valavu TBA Malayalam Filming



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