|Born||in Cochin, Kerala, India|
|Birth Name||Asin Thottumkal|
|Nickname||Queen of Kollywood|
|Height||5' 4" (1.63 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Asin was born in Cochin, Kerala, India in the Malayalam-speaking Thottumkal family which consists of her businessman dad, Joseph, and mom, Dr. Seline, who practices in Ernakulam. She attended Naval Public School in Cochin, and after obtaining her Matriculation, was enrolled in St. Theresa's Higher Secondary School. After successfully obtaining her Higher Secondary School Certificate, she enrolled in St. Theresa's College to continue studying in the Arts Faculty. After obtaining a Degree in B.A. English Literature, she assisted her dad in his business (which includes software, export of furniture and antiques) and also took up modeling on the side. Her modeling assignments included Colgate Toothpaste, and Fairever Cream.
This exposure got her noticed and she made her debut on the tinsel screen through director Sathyan Anthikad's "Narendaran Makan" with Malayalyee actor Kunjachacko Boban.
After her initial success, she was offered Telugu movies, and warmly welcomed in the Telugu film industry. It was a smooth transition from Telugu to Tamil with the film "M Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi". Asin starred in the original Telugu version, so she was the obvious choice for the Tamil remake, opposite Jeyam Ravi. The movie was a super hit. What makes Asin hot in the Tamil film industry, apart from her looks, is that she has teamed up with all the top heroes -- Vijay, Ajith, Surya and now Vikram, in "Maja".
She speaks a wide range of languages such as Malyalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, French, and may well be the only Indian actress with a Blogspot in French. She is very active in various functions throughout Southern India, and credits her good upbringing to her parents, who she considers her role models. She was the winner of an entrepreneurial award as a teenager. She is fond of reading and has a huge collection of books.
Asin, along with her mom and dad, have left their Harrington Road apartment at Chetpet, Chennai, and have re-located to an apartment in Lokhandwala Complex, in Andheri (West), Mumbai, in order to enable her to debut in Bollywood movies.
She has had a taste of success at a very young age in Indian regional movies, it remains to be seen if her success will continue in Bollywood also.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo
Asin was born in Kochi, Kerala, India to Seline and Joseph Thottumkal. She hails from Thottumkal family which is a Syro-Malabar Catholic Nasrani family spread mainly in Thodupuzha, Muvattupuzha and Pala. Her father is a businessman and her mother a surgeon. Asin did her schooling in Naval Public School and St.Teresa's Higher Secondary School in Kochi. She then secured a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from St. Teresa's College in Kochi. Later on, she took up several modeling assignments.
Asin made her silver screen debut through Malayalam film Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001) starring Kunchacko Boban and directed by Sathyan Anthikad. She then did her first Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003) and was immensely successful in the Telugu film industry in bagging several other offers. Her first Tamil film was M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004). Following the film's success, she teamed up with almost all the young Tamil heroes, namely Surya, Vijay, Vikram and Ajith in the films Ghajini (2005), Sivakasi (2005), Maja (2005) and Godfather (2006) respectively. She appeared in her first dual role in Dasavatharam (2008) opposite Kamal Haasan. She then moved into Bollywood with her first film Ghajini (2008) opposite Aamir Khan. Later on, she appeared in London Dreams (2009) and Ready (2011).
Asin has bagged several awards including the Kalaimamani award and three Filmfare awards.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mathen Payyappilly Palakkappilly