Kolangal Ajay Kapoor
Kolangal Ajay Kapoor - Profile of TV Artists

Ajay is a busy actor these days, though his eyes are on the big screen. It's not often that you see a guy from Mumbai enter the Tamil fray and making it here. In that, Ajay is unique. On the Hindi film and television fronts he is known by his original name, Gaurav Kapoor. "But in the South I thought people would relate better to a name like Ajay, so ...” he smiles.

For more than a year now, Ajay who plays the dashing young businessman, Adithya in the serial `Kolangal' has been making waves on the small screen with his lively performance, which surely spices up the evenings for many serial buffs. After a few other Hindi flicks and tele-films, Ajay made his entry into the Tamil film industry through `Ooty'.

Says Ajay: "The director (Thiruchelvam) tried out many voices but none of them suited mine. Then he asked me to dub in my own voice and that definitely was a turning point," he shares. Ajay also points out that the reach of private channels has made him a household name even abroad.