Ashvin Raja is an actor in the Tamil movie industry. He plays comedy roles and character roles. This multitalented star was born on 21st November 1989 in Choolaimedu, Chennai. He began his career in director Rajesh’s movie, ‘Boss Engira Bhaskaran’ (2010). His character of ‘Paalpandi’, son of the money lender from whom the lead borrows money, became a sensation and offers began to rain for this star. The scenes where he shows the knife and eats apples in the tutorial and laughs at the lead when he comes to borrow money became quite famous.
In his second film ‘
’(2012) he plays ‘Undiyal’ where he has character present throughout the movie and plays the role of a companion to the main lead along with that of a comic relief. The comedy duo of Ashvin Raja and
made the movie more fun and lively. Kumki became a blockbuster hit and he came to be called ‘Kumki Ashvin’. He was also lauded for his role as ‘Soozhi’ in Neduchaalai (2014).
His father is the famous producer V.Swaminathan who is a director of Lakshmi Movie Makers, famous for producing films like Pudupettai, Bhagavathy, Silambattam, Unnai Ninaithu and distributor of critically acclaimed ‘
’. On one of his father’s meetings with
, director, and father to actor Dhanush, he was offered a chance to act in his movie. He followed it up and acted for 15 days but the project was then unfortunately shelved. This didn’t deter Ashvin, but instead, ignited the passion for acting and he landed a role on his own in Boss Engira Bhaskaran and had to follow and court
for a long time for his role in ‘Kumki’, for which he was finalised mere three days before the shooting of the film. This actor made it on his own in the industry despite his father being a big shot in Kollywood and has disclosed in an interview that his father never made any offer to make a film just for his cause.
He has acted in around 20 films in his career spanning 6 years, all thanks to his enthusiasm and hard work. He learned short put for his film ‘
’ and acted for 66 days with an elephant for ‘Kumki’. He has acted in comic roles, ‘the-friend-of-the hero’ roles, and also done some serious ones. He essayed important roles in movies like ‘Veyilodu Vilayadu’ and ‘Muppozhuthum Un Karpanaigal’. He acted in horror movies like ‘
’ and ‘Naradhan’ and did some action- sequences in ‘Enamo Nadakuthu’. He shared in an interview that he wouldn’t hesitate to do a negative role.
This Chennai boy is a fan of Kamal Hassan and knows Tamil and English. Though he studied French in his 11th and 12th standard, like everyone, he remembers nothing French now. He desires to essay Nagesh’s role in ‘
’, though he acknowledges that no one else can do that role other than Nagesh himself. He is friendly with all co-stars and shares good friendship with actor Vimal with whom he acted, in ‘
’. Here’s to hoping that this actor gets to entertain us for years to come.