While in school, Ajith was more into extra-curricular activities and sports like NCC, rifle shooting, aero-modeling, bike racing etc.He played cricket for his school. But since he since he dropped out from school, he could not pursue cricket or NCC or anything connected with schools and colleges, further. Hence, he had to put an end to all such interests.
Besides films, he has dabbled with photography, has a Student Pilot’s License (SPL) to fly a single engine Cessna A152 aeroplane and is only the third Indian to take part in International Formula 3 race competitions. He always considered acting as his profession and racing, his passion. Back in 2004, he was India’s third best driver after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandok. But unfortunately, he had to retire from motor sport racing following a major accident in 2005.