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Ashwin Kakumanu Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Wife: Sonali Manavalan
Age: 36 Years
Hometown: Chennai

Ashwin Kakumanu

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Actor, Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Nadunisi Naaygal (2011) as Arjun
Nadunisi Naaygal movie's poster
OTT: Nila Nila Odi Vaa (2018) as Om Prakash
Nila Nila Odi Vaa series' poster
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 July 1987 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 36 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nādu
Zodiac signCancer
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nādu
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesPhotography, Cosplaying, Playing Violin
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 2016
Family
Wife/SpouseSonali Manavalan (Artist)
Ashwin Kakumanu's wife Sonali Manavalan
ChildrenSon (younger) Ayan Kakumanu
Daughter (Elder) Avira Ruby Kakumanu
Ashwin Kakumanu with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Late Sudarshan Kakumanu
Young Ashwin Kakumanu with father
Mother- Meena Mohan
Young Ashwin Kakumanu with his mother and sister
SiblingsSister- Sujini Kakumanu
Ashwin Kakumanu's sister Sujini Kakumanu
Favourites
ActorSuriya
SingerA. R. Rahman
FilmThe Exorcist
SongKanmani Anbodu Kadhalan
ColourBlue

Ashwin Kakumanu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashwin Kakumanu

  • Since childhood, Ashwin had a deep love for movies and was a cinephile.

    Childhood picture of Ashwin Kakumanu

    Childhood picture of Ashwin Kakumanu

  • His love of classics like Rambo, Star Wars, McKenna’s Gold, & Batman comes from his dad as he introduced them to him.
  • He is a fan of classics like Star Wars and won his first video camera in 1997 after participating in the lucky draw contest organized by Star Movies.
  • When he received his first camera, he directed his friends and family in it while also acting. This is where his passion for acting sparked.
  • When his father was a young man, he wanted to act & be in the movies but his grandfather discouraged his father & put a stop to it. His father passed on his dream to him.
  • Ashwin worked on a print ad for Coke with Thalapathy Vijay, where he acted as his friend but sadly the ad never came out. He also did an Airtel ad with Ramcharan and Swati Reddy.
  • To impress directors he came up with an interesting idea. He got a card which said, “Ashwin is who?” and featured pictures of him in different avatars. On the set of Enthiran, he happened to meet Rajinikanth. He too liked his business card and took one with him
  • Even though he wasn’t landing any lead roles, he didn’t give up. Instead, he kept trying out for character roles instead of sitting around waiting for a lead role to magically come his way.
  • He auditioned for a role in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa but that didn’t fall through. But this little exposure to Gautham Vasudev Menon got him a brief role in his Nadunisi Naaygal, as Sameera Reddy’s boyfriend.
  • Mankatha came as a game changer and gave him much-needed recognition with the audition.

    Mankatha movie's poster-compressed

    Mankatha movie’s poster-compressed

  • He made a short film with an emotional monologue for the directors which got him a role in Mankatha. S.P. Charan saw the clip and recommended Ashwin to Venkat Prabhu, saying that there is a guy who has the height, and weight and is also white and would suit the role of a Mumbai cop. Venkat Prabhu was impressed with the video and passed it along to his circle and to Ajith Kumar too. He then had a meet-up with Ajith and things fell in place.
  • His mother was always supportive despite being from a non-filmy background.
  • He enjoys the process of filmmaking because it combines everything he loves, cool visual effects, great acting, editing skills, and amazing art design.
  • As a young child, Ashwin also learned to play the violin for 2 years and thought of himself as a prodigy.

    Young Ashwin Kakumanu practicing the violin

    Young Ashwin Kakumanu practicing the violin

  • Although he’s usually a bit shy, as soon as the camera starts rolling, he becomes a whole new person, lighting up whenever he hears the word ‘action’.
  • Ashwin loves cosplaying and often posts pictures on his Instagram account dressed up as various characters, including John Wick, Calvin Candie, and Saket Ram.

    Ashwin Kakumanu cosplaying Saket Ram from 'Hey Ram'

    Ashwin Kakumanu cosplaying Saket Ram from ‘Hey Ram’