Tovino Thomas (born 21 January 1989) is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. He made his debut in 2012 with the Malayalam film Prabhuvinte Makkal. Tovino is recognized for the wide range of characters he has portrayed which includes protagonists, strong crucial characters and negative roles.
Thomas in 2018 at the promotion of Maari 2
|Born||21 January 1989 (age 31)|
Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
For his distinct looks and style, Tovino was ranked 6th among the list of most desirable men from Kerala published by Kochi Times, which is a subsidiary of The Times of India. In 2018, Tovino ranked first in the list of most desirable men published by Kochi Times.
Tovino was born on 21 January 1989 in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur as the younger son of Adv. Ellikkal Thomas and Sheela Thomas. He has two siblings, Tingston Thomas and Dhanya Thomas. He completed primary schooling from Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Irinjalakuda and Secondary schooling from St Mary's Higher Secondary School Irinjalakuda and completed bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He later worked in Cognizant Technologies as a software engineer. He was active in sports, fitness and modeling. Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly is his second cousin.
Tovino made his acting debut in Prabhuvinte Makkal directed by Sajeev Anthikkad in 2012. Subsequently, he worked as an Assistant Director in Roopesh Peethambaran's Theevram. In ABCD (2013) he portrayed an antagonist. Tovino appeared as the lead in the film Koothara which also featured Mohanlal. He played a lead role in Roopesh Peethambaran's second directorial venture You Too Brutus.
He has played major roles in the films including 7th Day (2014) and Charlie (2015). He portrayed the role of Perumparambil Appu in the film Ennu Ninte Moideen which was released in 2015. He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Ennu Ninte Moideen.
He played the role of Thejus Varky in Guppy (2016) which was well received by audiences upon the DVD and digital release. He won the New Sensational Hero Award at the NAFA 2017 for his performance in the film.
In 2018, Tovino Thomas was cast in a major role as the antagonist in Maari 2 with Dhanush which was his Tamil debut. He did major roles in Lucifer, Uyare and Virus in 2019. Uyare was released in South Korea, the first Malayalam film to do so. His other releases in the year were And the Oscar Goes To..., Luca, Kalki and Edakkad Battalion 06.
Personal life and off-screen workEdit
Tovino married his longtime girlfriend, Lidiya at St. Thomas Cathedral, Irinjalakuda, on 25 October 2014. The duo had met during their school days and married after nine years. They have a daughter born on 11 January 2016 and a son born on 6 June 2020. Tovino Thomas had volunteered during 2018 Kerala floods to lead rescue and rehabilitation missions.
|2012||Prabhuvinte Makkal||Che Guevara Sudheendran||Debut film|
|August Club||Mahesh||Cameo appearance|
|2014||7th Day||Eby Ebineser|
|2015||You Too Brutus||Tovino|
|Onnam Loka Mahayudham||Jacob|
|Ennu Ninte Moideen||Perumpparambil Appu|
|Style||Edgar and Fletre Kelly||Dual role|
|Guppy||Engineer Thejus Varkey|
|2017||Ezra||ACP Shafeer Ahammed|
|Oru Mexican Aparatha||Paul|
|Godha||Anjaneya Das aka Dasan|
|Tharangam||G. Padmanabhan Pillai|
|Mayanadhi||Mathews aka Mathan|
|Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum||Abhi||Bilingual film in Malayalam and Tamil (as Abhiyum Anuvum)|
|Oru Kuprasidha Payyan||Ajayan|
|Ente Ummante Peru||Hameed and his step brother||Dual role|
|Maari 2||Gangadhar Beeja aka Thanatos||Tamil film|
|Virus||Dist Collector. Paul K Abraham|
|And the Oscar Goes To...||Issak Ebrahem|
|Edakkad Battalion 06||Captain Shafeeque Mohammad|
|2020||Forensic||Dr. Samuel John Kattookkaran|
|Kilometers & Kilometers||Josemon|
|2011||Grisaille, (Short film by Arun Rushdie)||Adi||Short film|
|Jaalakam||Young Patient||Short film|
|2017||Ondraga Originals||Tarun||Music album|
|2019||Karikku :Gym boys||Himself||Web series|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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|2016||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam||Ennu Ninte Moideen||Won|
|2018||Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South||Mayaanadhi||Won|
|Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam||Nominated|
|2016||Asianet Film Award||Asianet for Best Supporting Actor – Male||Ennu Ninte Moideen|
|2018||Performer of the year||Mayanadhi||Won|
|2016||IIFA Utsavam||Performance in a Supporting Role Male – Malayalam||Ennu Ninte Moideen||Nominated|
|5th South Indian International Movie Awards||SIIMA Awards – Best Supporting Actor (Malayalam)|
|2017||6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Guppy|
|2015||CPC Cine Awards||Best Character Actor||Ennu Ninte Moideen||Won|
|2015||Asiavision Awards||Best Supporting Actor|
|2016||Outstanding performance of the year||Guppy|
|2017||Man of the Year (Malayalam)||Godha/Oru Mexican Aparatha|
|2019||Best Actor||Theevandi, Ente Ummante Peru,Maradona, Oru Kuprasidha Payyan|
|2017||North American Film Awards||NAFA 2017 – New Sensational Hero||Guppy|
|2018||NAFA 2018 – Outstanding performance||Mayanadhi|
|NAFA 2018 – Youth Icon||Various films|
|2017||Yuva Awards 2017||Outstanding Performance of the year|
|Asianet Comedy Awards||Youth Icon|
|2018||Vanitha Film Awards||Most romantic hero||Mayanadhi|
|Flowers Indian Film Awards||Outstanding performance|
|Kerala Film Critics Association Awards||Best second actor|
|21st Asianet Film Awards||Performer of the year|
|Behindwoods Awards||Best Actor critics||Mayanadhi, Godha, Mexican Aparatah|
|2019||Kerala State Youth Commission||Youth Icon||excellence in art and Culture|
|Nana Film Awards||Best actor||Theevandi, Ente Ummante Peru|
|Mazhavil entertainment Awards||Best Actor|
|Alberta Film Festival||Best Actor||And the Oscar Goes To...|
|South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor – Malayalam||Theevandi|
|2020||Ramu Karyat award||Star of the year||Uyare,Virus|
|Best star pair||Luca|
- Sidhardhan, Sanjith. "I had to skip workouts to play a politician". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "From ABCD to Maradona, how Tovino Thomas became one of Malayalam cinema's most versatile young actors- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 18 November 2018.
- "Kochi Times Most Desirable Men 2018". Retrieved 27 May 2019.
- "Alumni Profile – Tovino Thomas". Don Bosco Alumni, Irinjalakuda. Don Bosco Schools, Irinjalakuda. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Prakash, Asha (16 June 2017). "Tovino was school leader once, check out his old pic!". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- was a student of Don Bosco High School
- "Prithvi suggested my name for 'Moideen': Tovino". English.manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "നിവിന് പോളിയുടേയും ടൊവിനോ തോമസിന്റെയും കുടുംബത്തില് നിന്നും ഒരാള് കൂടി സിനിമയിലേക്ക്!". malayalam.filmibeat.com (in Malayalam). 11 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Tovino cherishes memory of first movie". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Tovino Thomas Excited About Koothara". OneIndia. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- "Roopesh with a six climax film". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Winners of the 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". filmfare.com. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Tovino Thomas & Guppy Director To Join Hands Once Again!". filmibeat.com. 16 January 2018.
- James, Anu. "North American Film Awards (NAFA) 2017: Nivin Pauly, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas and others in winners list". Ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". filmfare.com. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Best Actor Critics' Choice (Malayalam) - Tovino Thomas | List of winners for BGM 2018". Behindwoods. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Tovino Thomas joins 'Maari 2' sets". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Parvathy's Uyare becomes the first Malayalam film to release in South Korea". India Today. Ist.
- "Forensic Box Office Collection Report and Review". The PrimeTime. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "Tovino Thomas grand wedding celebration in Kochi". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Tovino and family's video will put a smile on your face". English.manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Saving lives give you a high : Tovino Thomas – Times of India ►". The Times of India.
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