is an Indian actor who is well-known for his role as Kalyaan in the Tamil soap opera “
” (2009), aired on Vijay TV. He was born on 21 June 1987 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He is the grandson of late veteran actors K. A. Thangavelu and Kaka Radhakrishnan.
He completed his schooling from Carmel Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School and his graduation from Kumaraguru College of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. For his post-graduation, he enrolled in PSG Institute of Management where he received his MBA degree in marketing.
He made his debut as a child artist in N. K. Vishwanathan’s action-drama “Periya Marudhu” (1994). He also featured in C. Dhinakaran’s crime thriller “Samrat” (1997), which was a Tamil remake of the Hindi film “
” (1993), starring
Shah Rukh Khan
. Though both the movies flopped at the theatres, Ashwin was adored by the audience for his innocent and precocious acting.
Director Brindha Das attempted to bring Ashwin back on the big screen his coming-of-age romantic drama “
” in 2012 but despite the official release of its trailer and soundtracks, the movie did not hit the theatres. A year later,
presented Ashwin with the opportunity of playing a supporting role in his bilingual drama “
” (2013), starring
. Thereon Ashwin climbed the stairs to success with gradually fortifying supporting roles in movies “
” (2016), “
” (2016), “Lavakusha” (2017) and “Saranalayam” (2018).
In 2018, he made his debut as a protagonist in Ajith C. Logesh’s crime drama “
.” His acting as Sethu in the film brought him critical applause from the viewers and the movie itself grossed fairly. The producers at Sun TV gave Ashwin his break on the small screen with the supporting role of Maniyarasu in the family soap opera “
” (2009). They were hugely impressed with Ashwin’s intense performance and cast him as the lead actor, Ethir Veetu Paiyan, in “10 Mani Kathaigal” (2014). The series lasted for shortly for a year which was long enough for Ashwin to captivate his audience. Since then Ashwin has become a staple for the Sun TV, featuring as the lead in four more of their productions, namely “
” (2014), “
” (2017), “
” (2018) and most recently, “
” (2019). For his latest project, Ashwin will be playing the protagonist in Punith’s upcoming romantic drama Kadhal Ondru Kanden,” starring
and Nakshathra, which is scheduled to release in the winter of 2019.