Ashwin Kakumannu is a Tamil film actor born on 5 July 1987 in Chennai. He started his career through the movie ‘Nadunisi Naaygal’ in 2011. Ashwin is popular for his role in “
Mankatha”, directed by
Venkat Prabhu; the film is an action thriller. Initially, he worked on a print ad for Coke, but the ad didn’t come out. He also has worked on an Airtel ad with
Swathi Reddy. Ashwin also has an impressive business card ‘Ashwin is who’ that features his pictures in different avatars. The first audition of Ashwin was for a role in the film ‘
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa’, but it turned out to be unsuccessful for him. Later ‘Mankatha’ director Venkat Prabhu was impressed by a short film that Ashwin had acted and directed himself. Thus, he was signed to portray the role of a cop in that movie. “Mankatha,” released in August 2011 brought critical as well as commercial acclaim with Ashwin gaining the much-needed recognition among the public. He later featured in a role of a young scientist alongside Shruthi Hassan and Suriya in ‘7aum Arivu’. He also played a small supporting role in
Gautham Menon’s “
Ekk Deewana Tha”. Finally in 2013,
Ashwin gained his first lead role through a comedy film ‘Idharkuthane Aasaipatta Balakumara’ and then in the hit movie “
Megha.” Ashwin states that his journey in the industry is a slow but steady race. Currently, he has another release, directed by Siva starring Ajit Kumar, Shruthi Hassan, and
Lakshmi Menon. Talking about his first-time experience working with Ajit, Ashwin says that Ajit was encouraging and supportive of him, giving him the best advice to improve whenever necessary. Further, he stated that he had been waiting for an opportunity to work with Ajit again and agreed to the role once director Siva offered it to him. Ashwin had also spent time with the director Arun in a supernatural thriller ‘
Zero’.”Nedunchalai” movie fame Shivada is paired opposite to him. He says that ‘Zero’ is different from the other films where he plays a social worker. He feels that this movie was translated well as the cast and crew had young members compared to his earlier projects. His latest release is ‘
Thiri’ opposite Swati. Directed by
Ashok Amritraj, the movie is about the father-son relationship. He has also signed ‘
Thollaikatchi’ which is a romantic comedy with a social message directed by “
Sadiq Khan.” Ashwin is an actor who has many different ideas.
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Ashwin Kakumanu is a Telegu film actor born on 5th of July 1987 in Chennai, India. From his childhood he was interested in cinema, he was fascinated by movies such as star wars and was interested in animation. He used to read lots of stuff on such things. He won his first video camera in 1997 after participating in the lucky draw contest organized by Star Movies. From the camera, Ashwin used to shoot videos and present them interestingly along with his friends. Having completed his primary education in Chennai, Ashwin went to the US. During his high school days in Chennai, he decided to choose his career in films; he wanted to use his creativity and his hobbies as a career option. After coming from the US, he did many short films as well as ad shoots.
He worked in print advertisement of coca cola with Vijay. Then he also did Airtel AD with Ramcharan and Swati Reddy. He made an interesting business card in order to impress directors by his creativity. It was written on the card, "Ashwin is who?" and featured pictures of him in different poses. The card was loved by
Sameera Reddy and Rajini sir they appreciated his ideas of creativity. During all these things he kept trying to enter the films without waiting to get the lead role. Later he got the role of Sameera Reddy's boyfriend in the movie Nadunisi Naaygal, a film by Gautham Vasudev Menon. His next movie was 7aum Arivu, a movie by A.R. Murugadoss, starring Surya and Shruti Hassan. He played the role of a scientist in the film .He said that it was a total learning experience.
He is also a great fan of Surya. His next project was" Mankatha". Ashwin got selected for the role after seeing his performance in a short film which was directed by him. Venkat Prabhu got impressed by him and offered him the role of a Dharavi cop. The movie was a success, both critically and commercially. Ashwin got recognition through this film. He also did a supporting role in the Hindi movie "Ek Deewana Tha" (2013) starring Prateek Babbar and
Amy Jackson, and a film by Gautham Menon. His first project with the leading role was in the comedy film
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara; the next movie was "Megha," which was a romantic comedy, "zero" (2016) a supernatural thriller featuring him as a young social worker. Ashwin has many more upcoming projects on his way, thus making his way to the stardom and success.