Asin Thottumkal was already a big star in the South Indian film industry before making an impressive Bollywood debut in 2008 in "Ghajini" opposite Aamir Khan. The Hindi film is a remake of a Tamil film of the same name that also starred Asin and won her the Filmfare Best Actress award in 2005.
Asin is from Kerala and made her first screen appearance in 2001 at the age of 15 in a Malayalam film. But her first big hit was the 2003 Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi for which she won the Filmfare Best Actress award.
Asin has co-starred with top South Indian actors in several hit films such as "Varalaru", "Pokkiri", "Shivamani" and "Dasavthaaram".
Her forthcoming movies include "London Dreams" starring Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan and "19th Step", a film in English, Tamil and Japanese.