Asin Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | June 25, 2024

Date of Birth

26 / October / 1985


39 Years


Actor, Model, Dancer

Asin Thottumkal, widely known as the Queen of Kollywood, is an accomplished actor, model, and dancer. She made her acting debut in the Malayalam film “Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka” in 2001, portraying the character Swathi.

Asin Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography, & More

Following this, she ventured into Telugu cinema with her debut in “Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi” in 2003, where she played the role of Mugaambigaambaal (Chennai). Born on 26 October 1985, Asin has established herself as a prominent figure in the South Indian film industry.

Early Life

Asin Thottumkal was born on 26 October 1985 in Cochin, Kerala. Her parents initially wanted to name her after her grandmother, Mary, but her father later changed his mind. At the age of 3, she began training in Bharatanatyam and later expanded her skills to include Kathakali and folk dance. She excelled academically and topped her state in French while in class 12. Asin started her modeling career at the age of 14, with her first TV commercial for BPL Mobile. Despite initially aspiring to prepare for the Civil Service examination, she received an offer for a Malayalam film after finishing class 12, marking the beginning of her successful acting career.


Asin Thottumkal attended Navy Children School in Kochi for her early education, from LKG to class 10. She then moved to St. Teresa’s School in Kochi, where she completed her education from class 11 to class 12. She pursued higher education at St. Teresa’s College in Kochi, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.


Asin Thottumkal was born on 26 October 1985 (Saturday) in Cochin, Kerala. As of 2024, she is 39 years old. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds Indian nationality.

Physical Stats

Asin Thottumkal stands approximately 5′ 4″ (163 cm) tall, with brown eyes and black hair.

Husband and Children

Asin Thottumkal is married. She tied the knot with Rahul Sharma on 23 January 2016 at Dusit Devarana in New Delhi. The couple has a daughter, Arin Sharma, who was born on 24 October 2017. They do not have any sons.


Asin Thottumkal’s father, Joseph Thottumkal, is a former CBI officer and businessman. Her mother, Seline Thottumkal, is a surgeon. Information about her siblings is not known.

Asin Childhood Picture

Asin Childhood Picture

Asin Father Joseph Thottumkal

Asin Father Joseph Thottumkal

Asin with her Husband Rahul Sharma

Asin with her Husband Rahul Sharma

Asin Daughter Arin Sharma

Asin Daughter Arin Sharma


Asin Thottumkal’s career in the entertainment industry began with her debut in the Malayalam film “Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka” in 2001, followed by her entry into Telugu cinema with “Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi” in 2003. She gained prominence in Tamil cinema with films like “Ghajini” (2005) and “Pokkiri” (2007), establishing herself as a leading actress.

Asin also ventured into Hindi cinema with successful films such as “Ghajini” (2008), “Ready” (2011), and “Housefull 2” (2012), where her performances were well-received. Known for her versatility, she has portrayed a range of characters and has been featured on the covers of magazines like Vogue and Filmfare. Asin’s career highlights her adeptness in dance, modeling, and acting across multiple regional industries in India.

Malayalam Films

  • Udayananu Tharam (2005)
  • Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001)

Telugu Films

  • Shivamani (2003)
  • Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
  • Gharshana (2004)
  • Chakram (2005)
  • Annavaram (2006)
  • Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003)

Tamil Films

  • Vel (2007)
  • Sivakasi (2005)
  • Pokkiri (2007)
  • Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
  • Kaavalan (2011)
  • Ghajini (2005)
  • Dasavathaaram (2008)

Hindi Films

  • Ready (2011)
  • London Dreams (2009)
  • Khiladi 786 (2012)
  • Housefull 2 (2012)
  • Ghajini (2008)
  • Bol Bachchan (2012)

Award List

  • Asin with her Stardust Award
  • Asin with her IIFA award
  • Asin with her Filmfare Award
  • 2012: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress for Kaavalan
  • 2011: Times of India Most Desirable Women for #11 Most Desirable Women
  • 2009: Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow– Female for Ghajini
  • 2009: Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer– Female for Ghajini
  • 2009: Kalaimamani Award
  • 2009: International Indian Film Academy Award for Star Debut of the Year– Female for Ghajini
  • 2009: Indian Television Academy Award for GR8! Women Achiever Award in Cinema
  • 2009: Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Ghajini
  • 2008: International Tamil Film Award for Best Actress for Dasavathaaram
  • 2008: Anandalok Puraskar Award for Best Actress (Hindi) for Ghajini
  • 2005: Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress– Tamil for Ghajini
  • 2003: Santosham Film Award for Best Actress for Shivamani
  • 2003: Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress- Telugu for Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi

Net Worth

Asin is an Indian film actress with a net worth estimated at $16 million.

Favourites Things

Vegetable(s) Jackfruit, Carrot
Travelling Destination Vagamon in Kerala
Spice Chilli
Singer(s) Arlissa, Keke Wyatt, Sofi Green, Maxwell, Sade, Eminem, Bon Jovi
Film(s) The Sound of Music (1965), Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991)
Dessert(s) Jalebi, Laddoo, Mysore Pak, Payasam
Cuisine(s) Indian, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Mexican
Colour(s) Black, Red
Cafe Cafe Bubble in Hotel Taj, Kochi
Beverage Coconut Water
Actor Mohanlal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Asin

  • At the age of 3, she started her training in Bharatanatyam. She is also trained in Kathakali and folk dance.
  • At the age of 14, she started her career as a model.
  • At the time of her birth, her parents wanted to name her after her grandmother’s name ‘Mary.’ However, later, her father dropped the idea.
  • After her class 12, she wanted to prepare for the Civil Service examination. However, by that time, she got an offer of a Malayalam film.
  • Her first TV commercial was for BPL Mobile.
  • While in school, she participated in various extra-curricular activities.
  • She was good at studies at her school. While she was in class 12, she topped in her state in the French subject.
  • She has acted in various Telugu films like ‘Sivamani’ (2003), ‘Lakshmi Narasimha’ (2004), ‘Gharshana’ (2004), ‘Chakram’ (2005), and ‘Annavaram’ (2006).
  • She has also appeared in a few Tamil films such as ‘Ullam Ketkumae’ (2005), ‘Ghajini’ (2005), ‘Pokkiri’ (2007), and ‘Kaavalan’ (2011).
  • Some of her Hindi films are ‘Ready’ (2011), ‘Housefull 2’ (2012), ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012), and ‘Khiladi 786’ (2012).
  • She has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Avon, Vogue, Filmfare, and Galatta Cinema.
  • She once shared the meaning of her name, i.e., ‘A’ means ‘opposite of’ in Sanskrit, and ‘sin’ is taken from English.
  • She has also walked the ramp in various fashion shows.

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Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Cochin, Kerala
Children Daughter: Arin Sharma
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 163 CM
Height In Meter 1.63 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Joseph Thottumkal, Mother: Seline Thottumkal
Profession Actor, Model, Dancer
Siblings Not Known
Spous Rahul Sharma
Weight Not Known
Zodiac Sign Scorpio


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