Ashwini was born on July 14, 1969 in Nellore. She settled in Chennai due to her film and TV career. She acted in more than 40 Telugu films. She is known as a Telugu star but she played many memorable roles in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies too. She worked in more than 110 movies in her whole career.
When her film career started moving towards decline she decided to work on small screen along with silver screen. She acted in many popular Telugu TV serials. She took a break from the showbiz for a couple of years in 2008. In 2012 she announced that she is coming back to film and TV again. She got positive response from a few film producers. Also she signed a Telugu TV serial which was postponed due to her illness. She died on September 23, 2012 at the age of 43.