Asin Thottumkal (Malayalam), (born
October 26, 1985)
is an award-winning Indian film actress from the state of Kerala.
Currently , she is considered to be one of the most popular
actresses in the South Indian film industry with three
Southern Filmfare Awards in her kitty.
Making her acting debut in Sathyan Anthikkad's Narendra
Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001), Asin had her first commercial success with Amma Nanna O
Tamila Ammayi in 2003, and won a Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu
Actress for the film.
After a number of critically and commercially
successful films, she received her
second South Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in her second
Tamil film, Ghajini (2005). She played the lead female roles in two
grossers, Ghajini (2005) which is her biggest commercial success to date,
action comedy Varalaru (2006) and this way has established herself as one
most prominent leading actresses of South Indian cinema. More recently,
been making a debut in Bollywood, in Ghajini, the remake of its
She has also reportedly been paid a hefty sum of Rs. 1.5 Crore for her second Bollywood Venture, London Dreams.