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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.

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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

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n Malayalam movie, Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001). She then acted in Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2002), a Telegu film in which she portrayed the role of a Tamil girl. She then acted in Shivamani, Lakshmi Narasimha and Gharsana, in the same year; all these films turned out to be box-office hits. Her first Tamil film was M. Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi. She repraised her role from Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, portraying a Malayalee girl instead of Tamilian; the movie went on to be a blockbuster hit. She then appeared in Chakram and Ullam Ketkumae (2002) which were both very successful at the box-office.
Asin Thottumkal debuted in a supporting role in Sathyan Anthikkad's unsuccessful Malayalam film Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in 2001, at the age of 15. After taking a year out to pursue her education, Asin returned with her breakthrough film as an actress, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi opposite Ravi Teja, portraying a Tamil girl in her first Telugu language film, which subsequently fetched her the Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

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The movie subsequently went on to become one of the biggest hits in Tamil cinema during 2004, introducing Asin to Tamil film industry. After a brief return to Telugu films, to do Chakram, her first failure as a senior artiste, she appeared in Ullam Ketkumae. The film, initially launched in 2002, was originally meant to be the launch for Asin as a lead actress, alongwith then-debutants Arya and Pooja Umashankar. The college love story, directed by Jeeva, was long-delayed but eventually became a successful venture at the box-office, creating wider opportunities for her and the rest of the lead cast.

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Her role, that of a vivacious young model called Kalpana who dies, became a trendsetter and was parodied in several other films after the release of Ghajini. Her portrayal as "magical" and that "Kalpana was the lovable chatterbox, [with] sheer ability in the romantic interludes, the poignant and heartfelt scenes when she rescues minor girls from villains and her gory end are touching". The reviewer further went on to mention that "The chemistry between the lead pair in the first half is a delight", a view that became common among film producers who attempted to put their pair opposite each other for the films, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal and Vaaranam Aayiram, both of which started without Asin.


Asin Date of Birth 26 October 1985, Cochin, Kerala, India.Popularly known as Asin, she is an Indian Actress and appeared in many regional languages. Asin is born in Cochin of Kerala in 1985, presently residing in Mumbai, is active from 2001, her first film in Malayalam Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka which was released in 2001, thereafter most of her film in Telugu and Tamil. She is the leading Actress in South and Hindi film Industry. Asin made her debut in Hindi film Ghajini released in 2008 is the bog box office hit and that gives her strong standing in Hindi Film Industry, her all Hindi Films commercially successful. She is the one of the Highest Paid Actress in Bollywood as well as in South Indian film Industry. After the release of Ullam Ketkumae, Asin became publicized as a leading heroine after signing films with the four leading actors of the Tamil industry: Surya, Vikram, Vijay and Ajith in Ghajini, Majaa, Sivakasi and Varalaru respectively. The venture which provided the breakthrough for Asin to become the leading South Indian actress was her Tamil film, Ghajini. The film, co-starring Surya and Nayantara and directed by A. R. Murugadoss, helped Asin secure the Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress.



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