Ajith Kumar was born in Hyderabad, India born May 1, 1971. He is the middle son of three children others being Anil Kumar and Anup Kumar, both being software engineers. Ajith Kumar was born to a Palakkad Iyer father and a Sindhi mother from Kolkata and grew up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In his childhood he was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Schooling days were numbered for Ajith as he dropped out of Asan Memorial Sr. Secondary School in 1986 to become a part-time two-four wheeler mechanic and a full-time garment exporter based in Erode till 1990.