Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan
Ashwin Kumar Picture.jpg
Born (1991-05-07) 7 May 1991 (age 31)[1]
Education
OccupationActor
Years active2014-present
Known for
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan is an Indian actor known for his work in Tamil television. He played the lead roles in Star Vijay serials Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (2015) and Ninaikka Therintha Manamae (2017), and had supportive roles in films such as O Kadhal Kanmani (2015) and Adithya Varma (2019). He rose to prominence after contesting in the 2021 reality programme Cooku with Comali 2.[2] The Times of India named him the "Most Desirable Man on Television 2020", in its Chennai Times edition.[3]

Early life and educationEdit

Born and brought up in Coimbatore, Ashwin Kumar completed his schooling in Carmel Garden. He pursued his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology and completed Master of Business Administration from PSG Institute of Management. During his college days, he developed a passion for acting and attended auditions for films and TV series.[4]

CareerEdit

TelevisionEdit

Ashwin Kumar made his television debut on Star Vijay's serial, Office. He played the lead roles in the serials Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (2015) and Ninaikka Therintha Manamae (2017).[5][6] He also played the lead in Raja Rani, a remake of the hit Tamil serial Saravanan Meenatchi on Star Maa.

Following the end of the series, he appeared in the short films Blink, Cinderella, 3 Scenes of his love story, and Kadhal Ondru Kanden.[7][8][9][10]

He was one of the contestants in the cooking reality show Cooku with Comali – Season 2 on Star Vijay.[11][12][13] He was the second runner-up in the finale,[14] and received the "Most Popular Male on Reality Television" award at the Behindwoods Gold Icons 2021[15] for his performance in Cooku with Comali.

CinemaEdit

At the start of his film career, Ashwin Kumar played a minor role in Mani Ratnam's O Kadhal Kanmani as a colleague of Dulquer Salmaan's character.[16] He had portrayed the role of Dhruv Vikram’s brother in the film Adithya Varma.

In April 2021 Indiaglitz reported that he would be playing the lead in the romantic comedy movie Enna Solla Pogirai directed by debutante Hariharan for Trident Arts productions.[17][18] The film was released on the week of Pongal 2022 and a critic with the Times of India wrote "Ashwin makes a confident leap to leading man".[19]

He is next playing the lead in Prabhu Solomon’s film, titled Sembi, alongside actors Kovai Sarala and Thambi Ramaiah.[20] Touted to be an intense social drama, set against the backdrop of Kodaikanal, the film is produced by Trident Arts.[21] He is also playing one of the leads in Meet Cute, a Telugu anthology film consisting of five short segments. It is directed by Deepthi Ghanta and produced by Nani under his banner Wall Poster Cinema.[22]

Web seriesEdit

Ashwin Kumar had a lead role in Thanthu Vitten Ennai, a web series produced by Zee5.[23] He was also part of the multilingual, horror-thriller web series Live Telecast directed by Venkat Prabhu for Disney+ Hotstar.

Music videos and model workEdit

Ashwin Kumar is the lead actor in the music videos "Cloning Kadhal", "Rhythm of Life" (Sony Music), "Shades of Kadhal", "Kutty Pattas" (Sony Music),[24] "Criminal Crush" (Anirudh Ravichander vocal), "Loner",[25] "Adipoli", "Baby Nee Sugar" and "Yaathi Yaathi" (Sony Music).

As a model, he has worked in multiple TV commercials and print adverts for various brands.[26] He is the brand ambassador of Tamil pay television channel, Zee Thirai.[27]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films or series that have not yet been released

FilmsEdit

  • All films are in Tamil language unless otherwise noted.
Year Films Role Notes Ref.
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Arya's friend Deleted scene [2]
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Maya's friend
2015 OK Kanmani Aditya's co-worker [4]
2019 Enai Noki Paayum Thota Saranya's groom
July Kaatril Shreya's yoga friend
Adithya Varma Siddharth Varma
2020 Indha Nilai Maarum Surya Original Debut Movie as Lead
2021 Oh Manapenne! Arjun Released on Disney+ Hotstar [28]
2022 Enna Solla Pogirai Vikram Debut as lead [29]
Sembi   TBA Post-production [21]
TBA Meet Cute   TBA Telugu film; post-production [22]

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial/show Role Channel Notes Ref.
2015 Office Ashwin Star Vijay
Rettai Vaal Kuruvi BalaMurugan
2016 Raja Rani Karthik Star Maa Telugu series
Remake of the series Saravanan Meenatchi
[30]
2017–2018 Ninaika Therintha Manamae Aravind Star Vijay [31]
2020–2021 Cooku with Comali – Season 2 Contestant Second runner-up [32]
2022 Asathal Queens and Adavadi Kids Guest Zee Tamil [33]

Web seriesEdit

Year Series Role OTT platform Notes Ref.
2020 Thanthu Vitten Ennai Vinay ZEE5 Lead – remake of Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi
Dubbed in Telugu as Nenu c/o Nuvvu
[34]
2021 Live Telecast Ashwin Disney+ Hotstar Dubbed in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi,
Bengali and Marathi languages
[35]

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 3 Santhipugal Pugazh
Bullet 350 CC Munna
2016 Pradhi Vijay
2017 Idar Shiva
2018 3 scenes of Love story Munna
2019 Blink Akshay Won best short film award at SMIFA Shorts
Cindrella Abhi
2020 Kadhal Ondru Kanden Mathew Won Best Short Film Award at Behindwoods Gold Medals 7 [36]

Music videosEdit

Year Album Music by Label Vocals Notes Ref.
2015 Cloning Kadhal Arun Sundar Gr8 Bees Syed Subahan
2017 Rhythm of Life Vishal Chandrasekhar Sony Music Yazin Nizar
2019 Shades of Kadhal Maran Rajendran A Maran Musical Sudharshan Ashok
2021 Kutty Pattas Santhosh Dhayanidhi Sony Music Santhosh Dhayanidhi
Rakshita Suresh
Won "The Sensational song of the year" at Blacksheep Digi Awards 2022
Released in Telugu as Rowdy Pattasu
[37]
Criminal Crush Godson Rudolph Vels Signature Anirudh Ravichander
Srinisha Jayaseelan
[38]
Loner Ady Kriz Nude soul's play house Anand Aravindakshan [39]
Ennam Pol Vazhkai Edwin Louis U1 Records [40]
Adipoli Siddhu Kumar Think Music Vineeth Sreenivasan
Sivaangi Krishnakumar
[41]
Yaathi Yaathi Abhishek CS Sony Music Yazin Nizar
Anuradha Sriram
Released in Telugu as Sathi Sathi [42]
2022 Baby Nee Sugar Osho Venkat Sony Music Osho Venkat [43]
Vaadi Vaadi Harris Jayaraj Think Music Ravi G
Sunitha Sarathy
Samuel Nicholas Jayaraj
[44]
Makka Makka Harris Jayaraj Co-starring with Mugen Rao

AccoladesEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show / Film Result Ref.
2015 Vijay Television Awards Favourite Screen Pair (with Pavani Reddy) Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Nominated
Vijay Television Awards Favourite Find of The Year Nominated
2021 Vijay Television Awards Trending Pair of the Year (with Sivaangi Krishnakumar) Cooku with Comali 2 Won [45]
Behindwoods Gold Icons Most Popular Male on Reality Television Won [46]

Other recognitionsEdit

Year Featured by Listing category Result Ref.
2021 Times of India Chennai Times Most Desirable Man on Television 2020 Won [3]
Chennai Times 30 Most Desirable Men 2020 in Kollywood Rank 8 [47]

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