Tovino Thomas is a well-known face in the Malayalam Film Industry. He is an eminent model and actor in Mollywood. He has a huge female fan following owing to his muscular physique and smart personality. He was voted as the most desirable man in the newspaper Kochi Times, a subset of the Times of India. He was born into a Roman Catholic family in Irinjalakuda, Kerala. His father, Ellikal Thomas, is an advocate, and he has an elder brother, Tingston, and a sister, Dhanya. Tovino studied in Irinjalakuda at the Don Bosco High School and then moved to Coimbatore to finish his college. He obtained his graduation degree in engineering, majoring in the field of electronics in Coimbatore from the Tamil Nadu College of Engineering. After finishing college, he started working as a software engineer at Cognizant Technology Solutions for a few years. Thomas is a fitness freak and has been modeling since his college days. He has also done endorsements for a few top brands of Kerala such as Silver storm Theme Park in Athirappilly, Indulekha Hair Care Oil, and a few others. He has also done a few short films among which his roles in Grisaille and Jaalakam were appreciated widely. Sajeevan Anthikad spotted him upon seeing these short movies and advertisements and cast him in his first movie Prabhuvinte Makkal in the year 2012.
This flick was Tovino’s debut movie in Mollywood, and there has been no turning back for him ever since. He appeared as Che Guevara Sudheendran in this movie which depicts the dark side of spiritualism. He got instant recognition and was signed up for his next film in the year 2013. He got the chance to act in the film ABCD- American Born Confused Desi, directed by
, as the antagonist opposite actor Dulquer Salman. He played a powerful role as the politician’s son, Akhilesh Sharma, who aspires to become like his father. In the same year, he also gave a special appearance in the film
. He has had the privilege of acting with his peers as well as cinema legends like Mohanlal. In the third year of his career, he starred alongside the veteran actor of Mollywood, Mohanlal, who is known fondly as Lal Ettan. The film Koothara had Bharath and along with Tovino. Lal Ettan appeared in a long cameo role in this flick as well. In such a short span of time Tovino has acted in a dozen movies which include hits like Koothara (2014),
You Too Brutus
(2015), Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015), Charlie (2015). In 2014, Tovino married Lidiya, his long time girlfriend. The couple got married at St. Thomas Cathedral located in his native place.