Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith, known for films like Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, passes away

Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith, known for films like Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, passes away

Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith, known for films like Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, passes away

Ajith was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala to undergo treatement for stomach ailments. Popularly known for his villainous roles, Kollam Ajith had worked in films like Parannu Parannu Parannu, Ivan Ardhanaari and so on.

Initially known as Ajith Kumar, the actor chose to use Kollam as a suffix to his name since even though he hails from Kottayam, he was brought up in Kadappakada Kollam, where his father was a Railway Station Master.

The 56-year-old had started his career as an assistant director with Padmarajan, who noticed his acting skills and offered him an acting role.

Kollam Ajith is survived by wife Prameela, daughter Gayathri and son Sreehari.

The actor is noted for his negative roles in Malayalam cinema. The actor has done worked in 500 films across several languages - Tamil, Telugu, Hindi being the others. Sadly, Kollam Ajith took his last breath at 3:40 am in the Thursday early morning.

His death is a great loss to both Malayalam TV and film industry.

Leading actor Manju Warrier and Mammootty also took to Facebook to pay tribute to Ajith. Nobody else played a better villain than Kollam Ajith.

Later, he also donned the hat of a writer and director with the film Calling Bell.

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