Asin Biography

Asin, South Indian Actress, Tamil Film Star, Malayalee Film Star, Telugu Actress, Malayalee Actress, Telugu Movies, Tamil CinemaAsin is a successful heroine in Bollywood and south Indian films. She was born in Cochin, Kerala, and belongs to Malayalam-Thottumkal family. Her father, Joseph is a leading businessman and mother, Dr. Seline, practices medicine in Ernakulam.

Asin did her early education in Naval Public School in Cochin. She attended St. Theresa's Higher Secondary School from where she also got degree in B.A. English Literature.

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She initially joined business activities of her father along with her hobby of modelling. She became successful model and appeared in many advertisements such as Colgate and Fairever Cream.

Asin made her first appearance in the tinsel town through Malayalam film "Narendaran Makan" directed by Sathyan Anthikad, opposite Kunjachacko Boban. This film gave her success and she got numerous offers for Telugu film industry. After successful career in the Telugu films she smoothly changed over to Tamil films.

She did Tamil film "M Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi" opposite Jeyam Ravi. As Asin had already acted in the original Telugu version of this film, so to perform in Tamil remake was not so difficult. The film was highly applauded and gained commercial success.

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Asin, South Indian Actress, Tamil Film Star, Malayalee Film Star, Telugu Actress, Malayalee Actress, Telugu Movies, Tamil Cinema Asin also worked with megastars of Tamil film industry such as Vijay, Ajith, Surya and Vikram. In 2008, she acted opposite Kamal Hassan in Dasavatharam, which was a huge success.   

Her blockbuster Tamil films are Ghajini, Majaa, Sivakasi, Varalaru, Annavaram, Aalwar, Pokkiri and Vel. Asin is well recognized in Hindi cinema after her superb acting in Ghajini.

She acted opposite to Aamir Khan in this film. This film was Hindi remake of the Tamil film in which she also acted.

Asin, South Indian Actress, Tamil Film Star, Malayalee Film Star, Telugu Actress, Malayalee Actress, Telugu Movies, Tamil Cinema Asin then gave excellent performance in London Dreams opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan but this film did not do much at the box-office.
 In 2011, she again performed opposite Salman Khan in romantic-comedy ‘Ready’ which was a huge success at the box office. Her other Hindi movies are Bol Bachchan and Housefull 2.

Asin grabbed many prestigious awards that include Filmfare Best Telegu Actress Award, Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award, ITFA Best Actress Award, Filmfare Best Actress Award, IIFA Star Debut Award.

Asin is proficient in speaking array of languages such as Malyalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, and French. She is an avid reader of literary books.

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Music in blood: Rajasthan's Langhas don't marry into other communities

    Updated On : Feb 14,2017   12:02 pm
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) As distinctive as their full-throated voices, the Langhas, a Muslim community of folk musicians from Rajasthan, have evolved a rather unique way to preserve their identity for centuries. It's a strict no-no for them to marry into other communities. View More..

RIFF 2016 concludes with folksy tunes, jazzy beats

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   6:52 pm
Jodhpur, Oct 17 (IANS) The five-day-long Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2016 reached its peak with back-to-back performances by Rajasthani folk and international musicians, running till late night and stretching up to the wee hours with a dawn concert on the concluding day. View More..

RIFF 2016 to raise bar with collaborations, performances (Curtain Raiser)

    Updated On : Oct 11,2016   5:06 pm
Jodhpur, Oct 11 Oct 11 (IANS) The Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2016, which begins here on Thursday, promises enthralling live action for music lovers to cherish, the organiser said. View More..

Sharif's UN speech a monumental error of judgement (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   5:08 pm
Absent good advice, democratically-elected leaders are capable of making serious mistakes which have far-reaching repercussions on the future of their country. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address at the UN General Assembly on September 21 will go down in the country's history as a monumental error of judgement and an example of delusional politics. View More..

Bollywood isn't running out of fresh ideas: Tulsi Kumar

    Updated On : Sep 14,2016   5:50 pm
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A lot of old songs are being recreated for the new Hindi movies, but singer Tulsi Kumar, who has crooned numbers like "Saiyaan superstar" and "Love mera hit hit", says it's not because Bollywood has no fresh ideas for songs. View More..

Man clips tourists' selfie sticks to increase human interaction

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   5:26 pm
New York, Sep 4 (IANS) How angry would you be when you are barely milliseconds away from clicking a perfect photo and someone clips your selfie stick -- a comedian in the US is doing just that contending that he is aiming at increased human interaction. View More..

'Akira': Fails to tap Sonakshi's heroic stature (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Sep 02,2016   11:34 pm
Film: "Akira"; Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Anurag Kashyap, Konkona Sen Sharma; Directed by A R Murugadoss; Rating: ** View More..

'Ghostbusters': An embarrassment for Hollywood (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jul 29,2016   11:36 am
Film: "Ghostbusters"; Director: Paul Feig; Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon,Chris Hemsworth; Rating: * View More..

'Independence Day: Resurgence': Disastrous disaster film (Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jun 25,2016   4:10 pm
Film: "Independence Day: Resurgence"; Director: Roland Emmerich; Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Travis Trope and Bill Pullman; Rating: * View More..

Zareen credits Bollywood innings to Salman Khan

    Updated On : May 27,2016   5:12 pm
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan has attributed her Bollywood career to superstar Salman Khan. View More..

Sikh-American teenager forced to remove turban at US airport: Report

    Updated On : Apr 20,2016   5:14 pm
New York, April 20 (IANS) A Sikh-American teenager who authored a book about bullying that the community faces in the US was forced to remove his turban at the Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California, a media report has said. View More..

Rising wild tiger numbers report not scientifically convincing: Experts

    Updated On : Apr 18,2016   12:48 pm
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) An international group of tiger experts have refuted a report which claimed that the world's wild tiger population is on the rise and on track for a doubling in a decade saying they "do not find the report and its implications scientifically convincing." View More..

Asin, Rahul made for each other: Akshay Kumar

    Updated On : Jan 20,2016   1:48 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has wished newly wed couple, actress Asin Thottumkal and electronics company Micromax founder Rahul Sharma, a happy married life, and said the duo are "made for each other". View More..

Actress Asin marries Micromax founder

    Updated On : Jan 19,2016   7:38 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Asin Thottumkal, who is a popular name in Bollywood and the southern film world, on Tuesday exchanged wedding vows with electronics company Micromax founder Rahul Sharma in a closely-guarded ceremony. View More..

Actress Asin marries Micromax founder

    Updated On : Jan 19,2016   4:40 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Asin Thottumkal on Tuesday exchanged wedding vows with electronics company Micromax founder Rahul Sharma in a closely-guarded ceremony. View More..

Akshay Kumar shares Asin's wedding invite online

    Updated On : Jan 10,2016   1:38 pm
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) While actress Asin Thottumkal and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma's marriage date still remains a mystery, actor Akshay Kumar has shared glimpse of their wedding card after getting the first invite for the auspicious ceremony of his "close friends". View More..

India can guide Africa in capacity building for achieving SDGs (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Oct 24,2015   9:34 am
ATTN EDITORS: This is the second in a series of special articles in the run-up to the India Africa Forum Summit, October 26-29 View More..

'All Is Well': Trite yet entertaining (IANS Rating - **1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 21,2015   11:58 pm
Film: "All Is Well"; Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Supriya Pathak, Seema Pahwa, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub; Director: Umesh Shukla; Rating: **1/2 View More..

'All Is Well' gets 'U' certificate with no cuts

    Updated On : Aug 18,2015   2:34 pm
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer "All Is Well" has been cleared by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with zero cuts and a 'U' certificate. View More..

Javed, Shabana urge fans to donate organs (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 13,2015   6:04 pm
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi and her husband poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar have urged people to sign up for organ donation. View More..