Ashwin Kakumanu

Other names of Ashwin Kakumanu: Ashwin Kakumannu
Birthday: 05-07-1987
Age: 31
Star sign: Leo

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.

Arya Tamil Actor

Arya

Joining the ranks of Malayalaee born actors who have chosen Tamil filmdom was Jamshed Cethirakath. He even changed his name as per the prevailing custom, to ‘Arya’, encouraged his brother Sathya to follow suit, and made him join Tamil cinema too. However, earlier in life when selecting a course of studies he may not have been very clear about the future course of his life, making him choose an engineering course in Computer Science in Chennai, rather than selecting any of the other options in Chennai relating to the performing arts. As he grew up, his family’s links with Chennai grew stronger, and his father currently owns one of the favourite Arabian food joints in the upmarket Anna Nagar locality of Chennai.    Arya’s route to films was however, through a brief stint in modeling, after which he made his debut appearance in the 2005 college romance “Ullam Ketkumae” starring with two other now famous newcomers Asin and Pooja. However, the second film in which Arya had acted,“Arinthum Ariyamalum”, got released earlier in the same year and fortunately for him this film ended up as a super hit, with Arya’s portrayal as the rogue son of a notorious don receiving kudos from all sections. For this portrayal he won the twin Filmfare Awards for Best Debut South, as well as the Best New Male Face. He went on to receive further appreciation and acclaim for his portrayal in the unusual role of an Aghori (person from an ascetic sect) in the 2009 film “Naan Kadavul”. The year 2010 brought him commercial success for the period film “Madrasapattinam” and the romantic comedy film “Boss Engira Bhaskaran” (2010), also establishing his versatility as an actor. That year also was his debut in Telugu films, playing the antagonist in “Varudu” living up to his image as the tough guy.      Arya's first release in the following year was an appearance in the Malayalam film “Urumi”, which was basically a fantasy of sorts, against a historical backdrop. Although his role in the film was not an extended one, he did manage to play two separate characters. In between, Arya had also formed his own production house Show People and his latest release in August 2015 saw him in his own production “Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga” having the same people who made the earlier hit “Boss Engira Bhaskaran” which incidentally was also the first production of Show People.    Today Arya has established himself quite successfully in the top rungs of the current crop of younger South Indian heroes and made a niche for himself through sheer hard work and dedication, even going to the extent of taking a crash course on Aghori Yoga for the film “Naan Kadavul”.

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