Name: Asin (Asin Thottumkal)
Birthday: 26th October, 1985
Marital Status: Single
Awards: Filmfare Best Telegu Actress Award, Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award, ITFA Best Actress Award, Filmfare Best Actress Award, IIFA Star Debut Award.
Biography: Born in Kochi, Kerala, Asin went to the Naval Public School and then to St. Theresa’s School and College. She made her debut as a supporting actress in 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.
She then acted in Ghajini, Majaa, Sivakasi, Varalaru, Annavaram, Aalwar, Pokkiri and Vel. All the films fared very well at the box-office with Ghajini becoming a major blockbuster. In 2008, she acted opposite Kamal Hassan in Dasavatharam, which again went on to become a blockbuster.
Asin, then ventured into Bollywood with the Hindi remake of Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan. The film was a huge success and established her as a star in Bollywood. She then appeared in London Dreams opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. The film failed to do much at the box-office.
In 2011, she was again seen opposite Salman Khan in romantic-comedy Ready which went on to become one of the biggest successes in 2011. She is currently working on Bol Bachchan and Housefull 2.