Asin was born Asin Thottumkal on October 26 1985. Her father, Joseph Thottumkal is a businessman and her mother Seline Thottumkal is a surgeon. She made her acting debut in regional India cinema in 2001.
In fact, she acted in a number of blockbusters in the South, before she made her debut in Hindi cinema with Ghajini in 2008. Gahjini was a huge box-office success and one of the first films to join the 100-crore club. Her acting the film was well appreciated and she received a Filmfare for the Best Female Debutante.
In 2011 she acted in the film Ready and this film too was a huge box-office success and went on to join the 100-crore club. Just like her career in regional cinema had taken off, her career in Hindi films too seems to be taking flight. In 2012 she stared in the film Houseful 2 and this film too was a huge box-office success and went on to join the 100-crore club.
In order to concentrate on her thriving Hindi film career, Asin has shifted base to Mumbai so she doesn’t have to travel too much for her shoots. Coming back to her career in Bollywood, she again in 2012 starred in the film Bol Bachchan.
The film was a huge commercial success and was also loved by the critics and as a result went on to join the 100-crore club. Then in the latter half of 2012 she starred in Khiladi 786. The movie wasn’t really appreciated by the critics but despite that it managed to do well at the box-office, although it is one her few films that did not join the 100-crore club.
Today Asin is considered one of the top stars of Bollywood and with a flurry of hits under her belt it comes as no surprise.