Birth date- 26 October,1981
Birth place- Cochin, Kerala,India
Nickname- Queen of Kollywood.
Asin was born in a Roman Catholic family to Joseph Thottumkal, a businessman and a doctor mother Seline Thottumkal. Asin grew up dreaming to become an actress.
She did her schooling from Naval Public School. A graduate in English Literature from St. Teresa's College at Kochi, Asin learnt her basics in acting from a private acting institute.
Her favourite colour is red and black while her favourite dress is jeans and top.
Her favourite food is small fresh water fish or prawn fired with kerala rice.
Languages known to her-English,Hindi,Sanskrit,French,malyalam,Telegu. Perhaps she is the only Indian actress who has a blogspot in French.
She is fond of reading and has a huge collection of books.
She is considered to be one of the most successful actresses of the South and has worked with almost all the big stars.
She assisted her father in his business that was diverse ranging from software to exports and also took modelling assignments.
She made her acting debut in Sathyan Anthikkad's Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001), Asin had her first commercial success with Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2003, and won a Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu Actress for the film.
After a number of films, she received her second South Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in her second Tamil film, Ghajini (2005). She played the lead female roles in hits, the thriller Ghajini (2005) and the action comedy Varalaru (2006). More recently, Asin made her début in Bollywood, with Ghajini, the remake of its Tamil namesake, subsequently winning the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award Award. Her second Bollywood movie is “London Dreams” opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. Her Last film was Ready opposite Salman Khan
Besides movies the charming actress has also modeled for Colgate, Mirinda, Fairever and several other products.
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.
Asin is actively associated with various NGOs in Kerela and Chennai. She secretly visits these NGOs whenever she finds the time. She loves being actively involved with all the charity work that they do. Asin personally looks into the disabled and the needy. But she does not like to talk about all this. These things are not meant to be spoken about. She has been doing this for years now and has been a regular visitor to the various institutions in Chennai and Kerela. Being philanthropic is Asin’s second nature and she puts her heart and soul in it.”
"Love is to extend oneself to nurture the all around development of another as a person."
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