Asin Thottumkal (Malayalam: അസിന് തോട്ടുങ്കല്), (born October 26, 1985) is an Indian film actress from the state of Kerala. She is currently considered to be one of the most popular actresses in the South Indian film industry.
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 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 hits,Ghajini (2005) which is her biggest commercial success to date, and the action comedy Varalaru(2006). More recently, Asin made her début in Bollywood, with Ghajini, the remake of its Tamil namesake, subsequently winning the Film fare Best Hindi Debut Award.
Asin faced the cameras when she was fifteen in the Malayalam movie Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001). Her 2003 Telugu movies Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammay and Shivamani won her the Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award and the Santosham Best Actress Award respectively.
She continued to work in Telugu hits like Lakshmi Narasimha and Gharshana in 2004. She went back to deliver a hit in the Tamil movie M Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi. While Chakram failed Ullam Ketkumae, Sivakashi and Majaa were hits in 2005. The Tamil movie Ghajini, also released in 2005, was a blockbuster and won her the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award. Her two movies in 2006 Varalaru, a Tamil movie and Annavaram, a Telugu movie were successful.
In 2007, Asin scored two out of three when Pokiri and Vel did well while Aalwar underperformed. Kamal Hassan’s extravaganza Dasavatharam in 2008 was again a hit with Asin playing Kothai Radha and Andaal. The same year she made her debut in Bollywood with the Hindi version of Ghajini starring Aamir Khan. Vipul Shah’s London Dreams, releasing in 2009, is said to have her as the lead with actors Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan.