Ashvin Raja

Other names of Ashvin Raja: Ashwin Raja, Raja
Birthday: 21-11-1989
Age: 29
Star sign: Sagittarius

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 ‘ Kumki’(2012) he plays ‘Undiyal’ where he has character presence 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 Thambi Ramaiah 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 ‘ Anbe Sivam’. On one of his father’s meetings with Kasthuri Raja, 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 Prabhu Solomon 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 ‘ Eetti’ 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 ‘ Maharani Kottai’ 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 ‘ Server Sundaram’, 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 friendhisp with actor Vimal with whom he acted with, in ‘ Kaaval’. Here’s to hoping that this actor gets to entertain us for years to come.

Adithya Menon Tamil Actor

Adithya Menon

Adithya Menon was born on 6th April 1974 as Anil Menon in Mumbai. When he was a kid, his family shifted their base to Dubai. Till his 18 years, Adithya grew up in Dubai. He is an alumnus of Our Own English High School in Dubai. Later, his family returned to India and settled in Bangalore. He is an engineering graduate, who was graduated from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology. During his college days, he attended an audition for the Radio Jockey in Radio Midday. It was the base for him to enter the media. After completing his graduation, he had been an event manager and hosted a few programs. While working as a radio host, he found an actor inside him and joined a theater. Prakash Belawadi, a popular pan-India actor, found out the talents inside Anil and introduced him in TV Serials. It was Mussanjeya Kathaprasanga, the debut serial of Anil, which was telecast in ETV Kannada. In fact, it was the debut serial for Prakash Belawadi as a director. Later, Anil played in a serial directed by Sihi Kahi Chandru, a famous comedy star in Kannada. In 2001, the theater-artist-turned-serial star, moved to Chennai. He got an opportunity to work in a serial Thanthira Bhoomi produced by Raadan Mediaworks India Limited owned by Radhika Sarathkumar. His performance in the serial got him an opportunity to play in the serial Anni, directed by the legendary “K. Balachander.” While playing in serials, he had been seeking opportunities to enter the cinema. In 2003, he was roped into play in two movies simultaneously with Ajith Kumar and “R Madhavan.” “Anjaneya” with Ajith released first. So, he was credited as the newcomer in Ajith’s film. He has performed in a lot of films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. However, he has proved his excellence in Kannada too. His latest Kannada release is “Jaguar,” featured by Nikhil Kumar. He is popular for his works in Arindhum Ariyamalum, “Billa,” “Singam” and “Naan E” in Tamil. “Wanted,” “Mambazhakkalam,” Kilukkam Kilukilukkam and “Thanthonni” are the popular films in Malayalam by Adithya alias Anil. He had also done notable roles in “Simha,” “Dookudu,” “Eega,” “Mirchi,” “Rudhramadevi” and “Power” in Telugu.

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