Monday, October 26, 2009

Bollywood Actress Asin Thottumkal turns 24

Bollywood News :
Bollywood Actress Asin Thottumkal, who celebrates her 24th birthday today made her acting debut in Sathyan Anthikkad’s Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in 2001 when she was just 15. Her first commercial success came with Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi in 2003, for which she won a Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu Actress.

After a number of films, she received her second South Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in her second Tamil film, Ghajini in 2005. Her role was that of a vivacious young model named Kalpana. The following Diwali in 2005, Asin had two releases, Sivakasi and Majaa. Both the movies did fairly well at the Box Office.

The following year, her long-delayed venture, Varalaru opposite Ajith Kumar, became the biggest blockbuster of 2006 in Tamil cinema. The film’s hero-centric plot retreated Asin to the sidelines, but her role was well acclaimed by critics.In 2007, Asin had another hit with the movie Pokiri. Asin Thottumkal appeared in her first dual role in K. S. Ravikumar’s magnum opus Dasavathaaram opposite Kamal Haasan.

Despite being overshadowed by Haasan’s ten roles, Asin’s portrayal’s in the film were praised as her “best-to-date” with one of her roles being that of a Vaishnavite in the 12th century; whilst the other character was a Brahmin girl from Chidambaram. Dasavathaaram subsequently went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters in South Indian film history.


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