Asin alias Asin Thottumkal, the talented actress cum model, from Kerala is an upcoming heroine in the Tamil film industry. Before entering into films, she was a part-time model and businesswoman.
She started modeling at the age of 14 and is trained in Bharatnatyam and folk dance. She debuted into the movie world in 2001, in the Malayalam film "Narendaran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka" directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. Then she did a number of movies in Telugu including 'Amma Nana O Tamila Ammai' (2003) for which she received the Filmfare Best Actress award, 'Sivamani 98480 22338' (2003), 'Lakshmi Narasimha' (2004), 'Gharshana' (2004), 'Chakram' (2005) etc.
In Tamil, she had problems initially with her first movie 'Ullam Ketkumae' being cancelled and another movie 'Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam' with Surya being stalled. But the scenario changed with the release of 'M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi' which became one of the biggest hits in 2005. After that she was flooded with offers from well known directors and there was no looking back.
Asin won the hearts of the Tamil audience with her captivating performance in the super hit movie 'Ghajini' (2005). After seeing her superb performance in Ghajini, Aamir Khan, super star in Bollywood, has invited her to act the female lead in its Hindi version. Her 2005 Diwali releases 'Sivakasi' and 'Majaa' were also declared hits. Asin has become selective in her roles and has had a steady career so far with many upcoming films and that too with top stars. She has also been signed to endorse the products of Pepsi in India. Now this charming starlet is riding high in Tamil as well as Telugu films.