Anonymous wrote on Oct 26 2009 2:32PM
Asin, after establishing herself as a star in the South Indian film industry, is aiming for a repeat performance in Bollywood with Ghajini being a step in the right direction.
Basics on Asin
Asin Thottumkal was born on 26th October 1979 in Kochi, Kerala to a Syrian Christian family. Her father Joseph Tottumkal who was an entrepreneur is now her manager. Her mother is Seline Thottumkal, a surgeon by profession.
Asin studied at the Naval Public School and St Theresa’s Higher Secondary School. She wrapped up her education with a degree in English Literature from St Theresa’s College.
She assisted her father in his business that was diverse ranging from software to exports. She also modeled and has appeared in ads for Colgate Toothpaste and Fairever Cream.
2001 to 2003
Asin faced the cameras when she was fifteen in the Malayalam movie Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001). Her 2003 Telugu movies Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammay and Shivamani won her the Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award and the Santosham Best Actress Award respectively.
2004 to 2006
She continued to work in Telugu hits like Lakshmi Narasimha and Gharshana in 2004. She went back to deliver a hit in the Tamil movie M Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi. While Chakram failed Ullam Ketkumae, Sivakashi and Majaa were hits in 2005. The Tamil movie Ghajini, also released in 2005, was a blockbuster and won her the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award. Her two movies in 2006 Varalaru, a Tamil movie and Annavaram, a Telugu movie were successful.
2007 to 2009
In 2007, Asin scored two out of three when Pokiri and Vel did well while Aalwar underperformed. Kamal Hassan’s extravaganza Dasavatharam in 2008 was again a hit with Asin playing Kothai Radha and Andaal. The same year she made her debut in Bollywood with the Hindi version of Ghajini starring Aamir Khan. Vipul Shah’s London Dreams, releasing in 2009, is said to have her as the lead with actors Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan