Biography / trivia
# Asin Thottumkal was born on 26th October 1985 in Cochin, India to Joseph Thottumkal,a businessman and Dr. Seline Thottumkal,a civil surgeon. After her successful film career her parents moved with Asin to Mumbai.
# Her father wanted to name her as Mary but later found “Asin” more fascinating because of its beautiful meaning. Asin means “pure and without blemish”. ‘A’ in her name is derived from Sanskrit which means “without” and ‘sin’ is derived from English, hence full name ‘Asin’ means “without any sin or pure heart”.
# She attended “Naval Public School” and “St. Teresa’s School” “St. Teresa’s College for Women” in Cochin. She has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from MG University.
# She knows seven languages viz English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, French and Sanskrit.
# She made her film debut with Malayalam film “Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka” alongside Kunchacko Boban and Samyuktha Varma in 2001. She was just 16 years old when she entered film industry.
# Later in 2003 she made her Telugu debut with “Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi” opposite Ravi Teja and the movie was a huge commercial hit. She won “Filmfare Award for Best Actress” for her performance in the film.
# Her Tamil debut was with “M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi” opposite Jayam Ravi in 2004 was also another hit delivered by Asin.
Her next tamil blockbuster was Ghajini in 2005 and she earned Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award for her role.
# In 2008 she entered Bollywood with Hindi remake of tamil “Ghajini” opposite Aamir Khan. The movie went on to be the biggest hit of the year with box office collection of more than 100 crore. She won Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance. Her subsequent films Ready, Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan were also huge commercial hits. Hence she became one among the leading actresses in Bollywood delivering blockbusters in row.
# Asin endorsed many brands including Fairever, Clinic All Clear, Lux, Parachute Hair Oil, Colgate, Mirinda, Spinz, Sure, BIG 92.7 FM, Tanishq, Fair & Lovely, Big Bazaar, Amrutanjan etc.
“I’m trying to collect as much love as possible from people all over the world, I’m hungry for love.”
“There has always been exchange of talent between both the worlds. Bollywood’s female leads have worked in the south too. So it’s not new. But technology and awareness have helped the worlds come closer and be a lot more talked about than ever before”
“I think I have soft spot for these universally appealing, fun and emotional stories. Maybe because of that I end up choosing these films that the audiences also like.”
“When you work with such dedicated actors, you also do your job well and try to learn whatever you can. But there was no intimidation… I was not scared or anything to work with them. They are experienced but also make you feel very comfortable”
Filmography / all movies list
|2001||Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka||Sathyan Anthikkad||Kunchacko Boban,Samyuktha Varma,Innocent|
|2003||Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi||Puri Jagannadh||Ravi Teja,Prakash Raj,Jayasudha|
|–||Shivamani 9848022338||Puri Jagannadh||Akkineni Nagarjuna,Prakash Raj,Rakshitha|
|2004||Lakshmi Narasimha||Jayant Paranji||Balakrishna,K. Viswanath,Prakash Raj,Krishna Bhagavan|
|–||Gharshana||Gautham Menon||Venkatesh,Yana Gupta|
|–||M. Kumaran sonOf Mahalakshmi||M. Raja||Jayam Ravi,Prakash Raj,Vivek,Janagaraj|
|2005||Chakram||Krishna Vamsi||Prabhas,Charmme Kaur,Prakash Raj|
|–||Ullam Ketkumae||Jeeva||Shaam,Laila Mehdin,Arya,Pooja Umashankar|
|–||Ghajini||A.R. Murugadoss||Surya Sivakumar,Pradeep Rawat,Nayantara,Riyaz Khan,Mano Bala|
|–||Majaa||Shaffi||Vikram,Vadivelu,Biju Menon,Sindhu Tolani|
|2006||Varalaru||K.S. Ravikumar||Ajith Kumar,KanikaSubramaniam,Suman Shetty,Ramesh Khanna|
|–||Annavaram||B Srinivasa Rao||Pawan Kalyan,Sandhya|
|2007||Aalwar||Chella||Ajith Kumar,Vivek,Keerti Chawla,Manorama|
|–||Pokkiri||Prabhu Deva||Joseph Vijay,Prakash Raj,Nassar,Napolean,Mumaith Khan|
|–||Vel||Hari||Surya Sivakumar,Aishwarya,Vadivelu,Kalabhavan Mani,Charan Raj,Nassar|
|2008||Dasavathaaram||K. S. Ravikumar||Kamal Haasan,Jayaprada,Mallika Sherawat,Napolean|
|2008||Ghajini||A. R. Murugadoss||Aamir Khan|
|2009||London Dreams||Vipul Shah||Salman Khan,Ajay Devgun|
|2011||Ready||Anees Bazmee||Salman Khan,Paresh Rawal|
|2012||Housefull 2||Sajid Khan||Akshay Kumar,Jacqueline Fernandez,John Abraham,Ritesh Deshmukh|
|2012||Bol Bachchan||Rohit Shetty||Ajay Devgn,Abhishek Bachchan|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Ashish R Mohan||Akshay Kumar,Mithun Chakraborty,Himesh Reshammiya|
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