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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Rajasthani musicians epitomise India's syncretic culture, but are a struggling lot (IANS Special Series)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   12:06 pm
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) They are Muslims, yet they sing Krishna "bhajans" (hymns) from Hindu lore. They have adopted a hybrid culture that is a mix of both religions and lifestyles. Many of their names too blend two religions, like Shankar Khan and Krishna Khan. View More..

Assam's Zubeen Garg to receive PETA award

    Updated On : May 31,2018   2:24 pm
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) Assamese singer Zubeen Garg will be honoured by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for raising his voice against animal sacrifice. View More..

Why many actresses prefer to tie knot outside industry (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)

    Updated On : May 12,2018   12:06 pm
It's not only Sonam Kapoor who has chosen to marry outside the film industry. There are many in tinsel town who do so. But why do actors seek life partners outside the entertainment industry? View More..

Sridevi was one of a kind (Tribute)

    Updated On : Feb 25,2018   1:32 pm
We all say good things about the dead. But Sridevi was truly special. Her mere presence could light up the screen like no other actress. View More..

Shilpa Shetty wins PETA's 'Hero To Animals' Award

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   11:44 am
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been honoured with a 'Hero to Animals' Award by animal rights organisation PETA for speaking out against the cruelty of circuses; signing a petition asking the government to uphold the ban on jallikattu, bull races, and bullfights; and adopting a stray kitten. View More..

Akshay does cradle pose with Asin's newborn

    Updated On : Oct 25,2017   2:06 pm
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who was instrumental in the union of actress Asin Thottumkal and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma, is ecstatic that the couple has welcomed a daughter. View More..

Asin blessed with daughter

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   10:36 pm
Kochi, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Asin Thottumkal and her businessman husband Rahul Sharma were on Tuesday blessed with a daughter. View More..

RIFF 2017 was an amazing sweep of traditional music (Lead, correcting para one)

    Updated On : Oct 14,2017   9:48 pm
Jodhpur, Oct 14 (IANS) From Scotland to Spain, from Ghana to Germany, from France to here in India, the rustic charm of grassroots musicians is markedly different from the popular beats heard at famed music festivals across the globe. View More..

RIFF 2017 was an amazing sweep of traditional music

    Updated On : Oct 14,2017   2:08 pm
Jodhpur, Oct 14 (IANS) From Scotland to Spain, from Ghana to Mexico, from France to here in India, the rustic charm of grassroots musicians is markedly different from the popular beats heard at famed music festivals across the globe. View More..

'Blade Runner 2049': Bleak, pointless, this film is exhausting (Review)

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   2:56 pm
Film: "Blade Runner 2049; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis Carli Juri, Lennie James, Dave Baustista, Jared Leto; Rating: *1/2 View More..

Lamar Odom was doing coke every day

    Updated On : Jul 28,2017   1:32 pm
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Retired professional basketball player Lamar Odom opened up about his addiction problems, saying he was doing coke everyday. View More..

'Baywatch' has very little of Priyanka, but it's fun (Review)

    Updated On : Jun 02,2017   6:12 pm
Film: "Baywatch"; Directed by Seth Gordon; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nunez, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Charlotte McKinney and Izabel Goulart; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'Baywatch': Film has very little of Priyanka, but it's fun (Film Review)

    Updated On : Jun 01,2017   11:48 pm
Film: "Baywatch"; Director: Seth Gordon; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra; Rating: *** 1/2 (3 and a half stars) View More..

Working on 'Housefull 4', says Sajid Khan

    Updated On : Apr 30,2017   12:48 pm
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Sajid Khan's comedy film "Housefull" completed seven years of its release on Sunday, and the filmmaker says he is working on the fourth instalment of the franchise. View More..

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..