Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Age: 32 Years (as Of 2023)
|Full name||Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan|
|Famous role(s)||• Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (2015) as Balamurugan
• Ninaikka Therintha Manamae (2017) as Aravind
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Telugu): Meet Cute (2022) as Abhi
Film (Tamil): Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam as Arya's friend
TV (Tamil): Office (Season 2) aired on Star Vijay
TV (Telugu): Raja Rani (2016) aired on Star Maa
Web Series: Thanthu Vitten Ennai (2020) aired on ZEE5
Reality Show: Cooku with Comali Season 2 (2021) aired on Star Vijay
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Best Actor in Tamil, SMIFA Shorts (2019), Blink (2018)
• Trending Pair of the Year with Sivaangi Krishnakumar, Vijay Television Awards (2021)
• Most Popular Male on Reality Television, Behindwood Gold Icons (2021), Cooku with Comali 2
• Chennai Times Most Desirable Man on Television 2020, The Times of India (2021)
• Chennai Times’ 30 Most Desirable Men 2020 in Kollywood, The Times of India (2021)
|Date of Birth||7 May 1991 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||32 Years|
|Birthplace||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|Hometown||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|School||Carmel Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore|
|College/University||• Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore
• PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore (PSGIM), Coimbatore.
|Educational Qualification||• Mechanical Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore
• Master of Business Administration from PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore (PSGIM), Coimbatore
|Controversies||• False Marriage Video
During 2021, Ashwin Kumar and his co-star Sivaangi Krishnakumar gained significant popularity as household favorites due to their outstanding performances on Cooku with Comali Season 2. However, a YouTube channel maliciously manipulated a marriage video, falsely asserting that the duo had gotten married. In response, both stars utilized their respective social media platforms to debunk the video as a morphed fabrication designed to tarnish their reputation. Ashwin clarified that he is single and not involved in a romantic relationship with any rumored co-star. ETimes
• Falling Asleep While Listening to Script Narrations
During the audio launch event of the film Enna Solla Pogirai in December 2021, Ashwin garnered attention for a controversial statement he made. He mentioned that out of approximately 40 scripts he had listened to, he had dozed off during their narration. The only story that captivated him was the one presented by A. Hariharan, the writer of the film Enna Solla Pogirai. However, Ashwin's statement failed to impress many Tamil directors, leading them to express their discontent on social media. Numerous directors referred to Ashwin as an "arrogant person with an attitude." As a result, the actor faced substantial trolling on various social media platforms, prompting him to release a statement. He confessed that his earlier remarks were made out of nervousness and that he had no intention of causing harm or offense to anyone. News18 He said,
"I hadn’t prepared any speech and was completely distorted by the love my fans showered on me. I didn’t intend to disrespect any of the directors, who narrated stories to me. I understand the emotions behind it. However, it was unintentional.”
Ashwin attempted to put an end to the controversy by offering an apology. However, despite his apology, numerous memes, trolls, and comments emerged, labeling him as a "Sleeping Star."
• Financial Loss to a Tamil Director
In December 2021, an undisclosed prominent director from the Tamil film industry accused Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan of inflicting financial loss upon him. According to the director, Ashwin had arranged for a meeting to finalize the script of a film, and the director had booked a five-star hotel for this purpose. However, Ashwin failed to attend the meeting, resulting in significant financial loss for the director and his entire team who had waited the entire day for the actor's arrival. News18The director said,
"A production company asked me to meet Ashwin to finalise him for a film. Ashwin told me to book a room in the leading five-star hotel in Chennai. The production company booked the room in a hotel but he did not turn up. Ashwin’s absence has caused dissatisfaction to me and others who went there at the hotel in the morning and waited for him. Then we inquired why he did not come, he told us that he was not in the mood to meet anyone that day.”
• Ridiculing an Experienced Filmmaker
In September 2022, Ashwin once again found himself in the spotlight when he was mocked by experienced filmmaker Arivazhagan in his web series "Tamil Rockerz." The trolling was a direct reference to Ashwin's earlier statement about dozing off during the narration of 40 scripts, which he had made during the audio launch event of his debut film Enna Solla Pogirai in December 2021. In a scene from the web series, a character mocks Ashwin by saying, "And he says he listened to 40 stories before choosing this," in front of a theater, to which another character responds, "You said the same for the sleeping star movie." This scene, intended as a troll towards Ashwin Kumar, did not sit well with him. As a result, he took to his Instagram handle to issue an official statement addressing the matter. Chennai Memes He said,
"You are not Brain beauty (Arivazhagan) but Brainless beauty, hence proved. Hope you saw the reviews of your series. Shame on you, Believe in your own talent.”
Ashwin also added a a funny video of actor Vadivelu to make fun of the filmmaker Arivazhagan.
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan
- Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan is an Indian actor known for his work in the Tamil and Telugu film and television industries. He has appeared in various movies and TV shows.
- He gained significant popularity and became a household name after his participation in the Tamil cooking reality show Cooku with Comali (season 2) in 2021.
- Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan discovered his passion for acting during his college years. This passion eventually led him to get into the world of acting and pursue his dreams in the entertainment field.
- In 2022, he received the opportunity to portray the character of Sembi’s lawyer in the film Sembi. His performance in the film got praise from both critics and audiences.
- Following his impressive performance in Sembi, Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan secured yet another lead role in an upcoming untitled romantic thriller film in 2023. The film is directed by Arvindh Srinivasan and produced by Zhen Studios. The announcement of Ashwin’s involvement in the project was made in February 2023 ETimes
- He has appeared in several short films like “3 Santhipugal” (2014), “Bullet 350 CC” (2014), “Pradhi” (2016), “Idar” (2017), “3 Scenes of Love Story” (2018), “Blink” (2019), “Cindrella” (2019), and “Kadhal Ondru Kanden” (2020).
- He achieved tremendous fame on the television program Cooku with Comali (season 2) and secured the third-place position in the grand finale. Additionally, he was honoured with the “Most Popular Male on Reality Television” accolade at the Behindwoods Gold Icons 2021 event in recognition of his exceptional performance on the show. Furthermore, he was part of the cast in the horror thriller web series Live Telecast (2021) available on Disney+ Hotstar.
- Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan has showcased his acting skills in prominent roles across various music videos, including Cloning Kadhal, Rhythm of Life (Sony Music), Kutty Pattas (Sony Music), Loner, Criminal Crush, Shades of Kadhal, Adhipoli (Think Music), Baby Nee Sugar, Yaathi Yaathi (Sony Music), and Vaadi Vaadi (Think Music). Additionally, he has provided voice-over narration for the music video “11:11 – Guru undu Bhayamillai.”
- He has modelled for numerous television commercials and print media advertisements, representing various brands. Additionally, he holds the prestigious role of being the brand ambassador for Zee Thirai, a Tamil-language pay television channel.
- In a May 2021 interview, he discussed his preferences regarding what attracts him to women and what can put him off. He expressed that he likes women who are bold and independent. However, he said that a lack of understanding from any woman is a major turn-off for him. Instagram – Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan
- During a 2021 interview, he revealed that he aspires to open a restaurant and establish a sports academy.
- In an interview, Ashwin shared that he initially started cooking out of necessity for survival. During that period, he was facing financial difficulties and relied on a friend for shelter. He encountered numerous struggles and rejections. Little did he know that his survival skill in cooking would eventually lead him to become the second runner-up in the cooking reality show Cooku with Comali Season 2. The Hindu
- Following the success of his short film Kadhal Ondru Kanden in 2020, Ashwin received an offer from a renowned filmmaker to be part of his movie. However, the filmmaker expressed interest in casting Ashwin as a supporting actor and mentioned that it would be challenging to afford him a lead role unless he also took on the role of a co-producer or possessed a similar level of fame in the industry. Upon hearing this, Ashwin was deeply disheartened and shattered by the situation. The Hindu
- Ashwin Kumar once approached filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon for an audition, but Gautham seemed somewhat irritated and bothered by Ashwin’s direct visit to his office for the auditions. Eventually, Ashwin was given the opportunity to play the role of the hero’s friend in Gautham’s project. Unfortunately, just two days before the shoot, Ashwin was informed that Gautham had decided to replace him with a more familiar actor, leaving Ashwin disappointed. The Hindu
- Ashwin Kumar discovered his passion for acting during his college days. Determined to pursue his dream, he made the bold decision to leave his hometown of Coimbatore and relocate to Kodambakkam, the hub of the Tamil film industry. Despite lacking prior experience or connections with influential individuals in the industry, Ashwin managed to secure a small role in the 2014 film Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam. Unfortunately, his role was ultimately edited down and trimmed from the final version of the film.
- Ashwin holds R. Ravindran in high regard, considering him as his mentor who provided him with his first opportunity to play a lead role in the film Enna Solla Pogirai in 2021. R. Ravindran served as the producer for both Enna Solla Pogirai and Ashwin’s blockbuster film Sembi. In an interview, Ashwin expressed his admiration for R. Ravindran and revealed that he had expressed his desire to play the lead role in the film Ayodhi, even approaching R. Ravindran for the opportunity. However, he was shocked to know that Sasi Kumar was already cast in the lead role. Instagram – Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Chennai Memes
- He is an ardent music lover and is an expert guitarist.
- Ashwin is an avid gamer who enjoys playing PlayStation games. Instagram – Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikantha
- Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan is an enthusiastic sports lover who is frequently seen playing cricket and football. Instagram – Ashwin Kumar Laskmikanthan Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan
- He is a fitness enthusiast. He regularly visits the gym to stay in shape.
- In 2015, Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan received an audition opportunity for Mani Ratnam’s film O Kadhal Kanmani. However, upon arriving at the sets, he was taken aback to witness over 70 well-groomed male and female models vying for the same role. Unfortunately, Ashwin couldn’t create a good impression on Mani Ratnam during the audition and ended up with a minor background artist role in O Kadhal Kanmani.