Abhijith started his career in late 1980s playing small roles in the movies. It was 1990 released College Hero that made him a successful villain. He played negative roles even after being a successful hero in the movies such as Muddina Maava, 'One Man Army, Vairi.
Abhijith is the host and singer of this popular show Aksharamale on Udaya TV. Aksharamaale (Kannada: ಅಕ್ಷರಮಾಲೆ) is a singing competition programme running from past 15 years on Udaya Tv. Abhijith has been the Host of the show for 15years (1999–Feb-2014) with Co-Host& Singer Sangeetha Ravishankar & Anuradha Bhat.