Asin Thottumkal, 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 consecutive top grossers, Ghajini (2005) which is her biggest commercial success to date, and the action comedy Varalaru (2006) and this way has established herself as one of the most prominent leading actresses of South Indian cinema. More recently, Asin has been making a debut in Bollywood, in Ghajini, the remake of its Tamil namesake. She has also reportedly been paid a hefty sum of Rs. 1.5 Crore for her second Bollywood Venture, London Dreams.

She started her schooling in Naval Public School, Kochin. She is an only child to her parents – her father being a businessman and her mother a surgeon. She has completed her B.A. English Literature at St. Teresa's College, Kochi. She has shifted from her home town Kochi to Chennai, where she stays on Harrington Road. She has also bought an apartment at Lokhandwala in Mumbai for her convenience as a base in the city when she is there, as she is slowly but steadily foraying into Bollywood. Before becoming an actress, she was a part-time model and a businesswoman.
Asin Thottumkal debuted in a supporting role in Sathyan Anthikkad's unsuccessful Malayalam film Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in 2001, at the age of 15. After taking a year out to pursue her education, Asin returned with her breakthrough film as an actress, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi opposite Ravi Teja, portraying a Tamil girl in her first Telugu language film, which subsequently fetched her the Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In the same year she won the Santosham Best Actress Award for her performance alongside Nagarjuna in her second Telugu film, Shivamani. Her following two Telugu films, Lakshmi Narasimha and Gharshana, both portrayed Asin as the love interest for police officers, giving her two more solid hit films, cementing her place as a leading actress in the Telugu film industry.

Asin's first Tamil language film was M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, in which she co-starred with Jayam Ravi. Asin reprised her role from her film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi for the remake, which saw her portraying a Malayali girl instead of the Tamil girl in the original. The movie
subsequently went on to become one of the biggest hits in Tamil cinema during 2004, introducing Asin to Tamil film industry. After a brief return to Telugu films, to do Chakram, her first failure as a senior artiste, she appeared in Ullam Ketkumae. The film, initially launched in 2002, was originally meant to be the launch for Asin as a lead actress, alongwith then-debutants Arya and Pooja Umashankar. The college love story, directed by Jeeva, was long-delayed but eventually became a successful venture at the box-office, creating wider opportunities for her and the rest of the lead cast.

After the release of Ullam Ketkumae, Asin became publicized as a leading heroine after signing films with the four leading actors of the Tamil industry: Surya, Vikram, Vijay and Ajith in Ghajini, Majaa, Sivakasi and Varalaru respectively. The venture which provided the breakthrough for Asin to become the leading South Indian actress was her Tamil film, Ghajini. The film, co-starring Surya and Nayantara and directed by A. R. Murugadoss, helped Asin secure the Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Her role, that of a vivacious young model called Kalpana who dies, became a trendsetter and was parodied in several other films after the release of Ghajini. praised her portrayal as "magical" and that "Kalpana was the lovable chatterbox, [with] sheer ability in the romantic interludes, the poignant and heartfelt scenes when she rescues minor girls from villains and her gory end are touching". The reviewer further went on to mention that "The chemistry between the lead pair in the first half is a delight", a view that became common among film producers who attempted to put their pair opposite each other for the films, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal and Vaaranam Aayiram, both of which started without Asin. The following Diwali in 2005, Asin had two big releases in Sivakasi and Majaa. Despite the latter becoming an average grosser, the former also went on to be a successful venture at the box office, despite Asin's poorly etched out role.

The following year, Asin opted for a less hectic schedule, becoming more choosy with her roles, rejecting several opportunities in the process. Her long-delayed venture, Varalaru opposite Ajith Kumar, became the biggest blockbuster of 2006 in Tamil cinema, after releasing for Diwali 2006. The film's hero-centric plot retreated Asin to the sidelines, but her role was well acclaimed by critics. Asin kept intact with her popularity in Telugu films by appearing in Pawan Kalyan's Annavaram, another successful venture in hwich she had a poorly-etched out role. In January 2007, Asin appeared opposite Ajith Kumar and Vijay in two different films, Aalwar and Pokkiri, with the latter becoming a super success, whilst Aalwar became a failure. The two projects which released on the same day, had been billed up as rival films due to the rivalry of the lead actors in the films. Whilst Asin's role in Aalwar was criticized, her performance in Pokkiri was lauded by critics. Her final project of the year was opposite in Hari's Vel, which had a Diwali 2007 release, subsequently becoming her third successful film which relesed during the Diwali season in three years. The film saw Asin and Surya put apart their creative differences and appear alongside each other after Ghajini. Asin, who portrayed a TV anchor, was appreciated for her role in the film.

Asin appeared in her first dual role in K. S. Ravikumar's magnum opus Dasavathaaram opposite Kamal Haasan, who portrayed ten roles. The film, which was under production since September 2006, became Asin's largest film til date. 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 charcter was a Brahmin girl from Chidambaram. Dasavathaaram subsequently went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters in South Indian film history.

Navya Nair

Navya Nair whose real name is Dhanya Nair, is a Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada actress. Trained in dance, Navya has been whooping up at youth festivals and stage shows. She has won the honour of Kala in the youth festival of Aleppey district, Kerala for her talent. With her first movie ‘Ishtam’ opposite Dileep she attained winning the hearts

She stepped to Tamil film through 'Azhagiya Theeyee' which made impact in the minds of Tamil audience also. She is noted for her portrayal of the typical Malayali (Keralite) girl in various movies. She debuted in the Malayalam film Ishtam (2001). She bagged the Kerala State Award for the Best Actress in 2002 for the film Nandanam and again in 2005 for her performance in films Kanne Madanguka and Saira.

Navya Nair said that she has done a glamorous role in the film Rasikum Seemane. She said, “I act in good roles which bring out my acting skills. I do not act in the role which has no significance. Audience who has seen me in family oriented characters will see me in a glamour role in the film Rasikum Seemane.


Trisha - Beautiful Smile

Miss Beautiful Smile (Femina, 2001), 5'71/2" tall, "Trisha Krishnan" was born on 4 May, 1983.Trisha means success. She was born in Tamil Brahmin family. She was born and brought up in Chennai. She has completed her education, schooling at Church Park, college (BBA) at Ethiraj college. She has entered the modeling when she was in the college.

She was a "Miss Salem Steel City" (1999) and "Miss Chennai" (2000). She participated in the Femina Miss India contest in 2001, in which she was awarded 'Miss Beautiful Smile'. Though she has got so many opportunities, she has not accepted until her favorite director "Priyadarshan", offered her to act in "Laysa Laysa". This is her movie contract. Trisha once termed a non-starter in Tamil is today synonymous with success. She is the first choice for filmmakers in Tamil and Telugu. She is a popular actress in Tamil and Telugu movie industries.Trisha's urban, teenage looks make her a hot favourite among the youth. The rumors are she is demanding about one crore per a movie.

Her hobbies are music, reading, ballet (trained in ballet for 7 years), plays tennis, basket ball, traveling, etc.


The former fashion model, 5' 5" tall sexy south indian actress, Priyamani was born on June 4, 1984 in Palakkad, Kerala to Vasudeva Mani Iyer and Latha Mani Iyer. Though she was born in Kerala, she was brought up in Bangalore and was a hyperactive student in her school. Priyamani prior to her movie debut has modeled for Lakshmi silks, Kancheepuram silks, and Erode silks. Soon after completing her 12th standard Priyamani through her modeling photo shoots attracted the attention of the industry people including ace director Bharathiraja.

The dusky actress Priyamani was the find of legendary director Bharathiraja, who gave Priyamani her break in movies with "Kangalal Kaithu Sei". Priyamani later made her debut in Malayalam with "Satyam" and her debut in Tollywood was marked with "Evare Atagaadu".Priyamani’s six years of struggle in the film industry down south is reaping fruits. The doe-eyed dusky beauty Priyamani picked up the strings of successes and went on to act in several movies in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.

She is a wonderful actress who won accolades and honors for her performances in several movies. She won prestigious the National Film Award, for Best Actress (2006) for her role in film Paruthiveeran . Priyamani also won Tamil Nadu government award for Best actress for the same movie. The film was a huge hit commercially, it has completed a 300 day run in Dec 2007. Priyamani has made it to the wishlist of many producers and directors after winning the coveted National Award and Filmfare award (south) for her superb performance.

Priyamani has a great craze for acting and her favorite actors include Mammooty, Mohanlal and Dilip.

There were rumours about the relation between Priyamani and actor Raja. They worked together in telugu movie Toss. After few public appearances this grapevine got strengthened . But actresss Priyamani has denied these reports as fiction and gossip, she cliams it to be just good friendship..!!

Aarti agarwal Photos

Fresh faced, Gujarathi girl,Aarti Agarwal was born and brought up in New Jersey, USA. She left the shores of USA in 1999 to try her luck in tinsel town. She was interested in acting since her childhood and has specialised in Jazz, Bharat Natyam and Kathak.

This hard working woman is now very busy with the Telugu film industry and has acted with major film productions and top actors.


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