Asin Birthday Special: 10 interesting and lesser known facts about the diva

On the occasion of Asin's birthday, let’s take a look at some of the interesting facts about the star.
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Born in Kerala, Asin Thottumkal started off her acting career at the age of 15 with a Malayalam movie called Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in 2001. But she first tasted success with the 2003 movie Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammay, and since then, there was no looking back. For the same, she even received Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She went on to deliver hit movies such as Pokkiri, Valaru and Dasavatharam among others. 

Her first Bollywood movie was Ghajini opposite none other than Aamir Khan. Her other noteworthy Bollywood movies are Housefull 2 and Khiladi 786. In 2015, she got married to Rahul Sharma who is the co-owner of famous mobile company Micromax. Post her marriage she left her acting career. Today, the star has turned a year older, and on the occasion of her birthday, let’s take a look at some of the interesting and lesser-known facts about the actress. 

She is a trained Bharatanatyam and Kathakali dancer.

Before entering movies, Asin was a part-time model and a businesswoman.

She knows not one but six languages including Malyalam, Tamil, Telegu, English, Hindi and French.

Her favorite movies are Kizhukum and The Sound of Music.

She was earlier given the title of “Queen of Kollywood”.

Her name which means pure and without blemish was given by her dad. Many do not know that she was to be named Mary, after her grandmother.

Her first project was an advertisement for a brand called BPL.

Her rakhi brother is Spanish.

Asin was a very bright student. Yes, she had scored over 90% in her Class 10 board exams. She later did B.A. in English Literature from St. Teresa’s College, Kerala.

She gave birth to a baby girl Arin last year on the 25th of October, 2017.


A very dignified, beautiful and talented girl.

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