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17 November 1972|
Thavinhal, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Indian film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, lyricist, producer|
|Children||Nandu Ajith, Gopu Ajith|
Ajith Nair (Template:Lang-ml) is a writer, cinematographer, Indian film director  and producer known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He is the first Indian director to shoot Nilavu the first Indian Feature film from  Bahrain. He had worked in the production team of international documentaries including BBC and National Geographic and many corporate movies. He started as a stringer with a local daily in Kerala.
The film's main plot revolves around a famous playwright who is invited to stage his award-winning drama in Bahrain. The whole drama changes after an accident that involves one of the cast. The film portrays some of vital issues of social relevance and concerns of fellow countrymen in this part of the world.
An anthology of stories, memoirs and travel notes by Ajith Nair with a foreword by film director Hariharan, Ormakal Pookkunnidam  has recently been published by Olive books with a glimpses of the innocence of childhood, lives of expatriates and experiences of a cinematographer. The book is autobiographical, to a great extent.
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