Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, & More

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan, an Indian actor, is famous for his work in Tamil and some Telugu movies. One of his notable roles was in the Tamil soap opera called “Rettai Vaal Kuruvi” in 2015, where he starred as Balamurugan alongside Pavani Reddy. According to The Times of India’s Chennai Times edition, Ashwin was titled the “Most Desirable Man on Television 2020.” He stepped into acting through the Tamil film “O Kadhal Kanmani,” directed by Mani Ratnam, and also made his TV debut in the show “Rettai Vaal Kuruvi,” aired on Vijay TV. Notably, he played leading parts in Star Vijay series like “Rettai Vaal Kuruvi” and “Ninaikka Therintha Manamae,” while taking on supporting roles in movies like “O Kadhal Kanmani” and “Adithya Varma.” His portrayal of Bala Murugan in Vijay TV’s “Rettai Vaal Kuruvi” received critical acclaim.

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Biography

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan, an Indian actor, mostly works in Tamil and Telugu movies and TV. He gained fame after taking part in the Cooku with Comali 2 reality show in 2021. As he rightly pointed out, facing rejection is part of the journey to success. Although he auditioned for many shows and films without success, his hard work paid off when he became a popular contestant on the cooking show “Cooku with Comali,” finishing as the second runner-up. Currently, he’s a contestant on Cooku with Comali 2 along with Serial Actress Dharsha Gupta and Pavithra. Due to his participation, many now know him as Cook with Comali 2 Ashwin. During a song launch event, controversy sparked when Ashwin mentioned that he accepted the role in Hariharan’s Enna Solla Pogirai because he was “fully attentive during the narration.

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Picture
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan
Nickname AKA Ashwin
DOB (Date of Birth) 7 May 1991 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 32 Years
Birth Place Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Religion Hindu


School Carmel Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore
College/ University Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore
PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore (PSGIM), Coimbatore.
Education Qualifications Mechanical Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore

Master of Business Administration from PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore (PSGIM), Coimbatore

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 11”
Meter 1.80 m
Centimeters 180 cm
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements – Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches

Family Information

Father Name N/A
Mother Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife N/A
Children N/A


Girlfriend N/A


Profession Actor
Net Worth $1-5 million


Color Black and Green
Food Karaikudi Curry
Drink Noon Chai from Jammu and Kashmir
Actor/Actress Ajith Kumar, Shalini
Songs Lutt Putt Gaya (From “Dunki”)
Movies Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Hobbies Photography
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Childhood Picture
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Childhood Picture
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Young Age Picture
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Young Age Picture
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan With his Mother Picture
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan With his Mother Picture


Ashwin’s family resides in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. His father goes by the name Lakshmikanthan, but there’s no available information about his mother’s name. He also has a sister. As of now, Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan is not married.


Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan was born on Tuesday, May 7, 1991, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and India. He is currently 32 years old.


Ashwin attended Carmel Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Coimbatore for his schooling. Later, he pursued Mechanical Engineering at Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore. It was during his college years that he discovered his interest in acting and started auditioning for movies and TV shows. Following this, he went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at PSG Institute of Management in Coimbatore (PSGIM).

Height and Weight

He stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 70 kilograms.

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Ashwin Kumar began his TV journey on Star Vijay’s series “Office.” His television debut came in 2015 with the comedy series “Office” (Season 2) on Star Vijay. He took on lead roles in shows like “Rettai Vaal Kuruvi” (2015) and “Ninaikka Therintha Manamae” (2017). Transitioning to Telugu television, he starred in “Raja Rani” (2016), a remake of the popular Tamil series Saravanan Meenatchi, aired on Star Maa. Beyond TV series, he appeared in short films like Blink, Cinderella, 3 Scenes of his love story, and Kadhal Ondru Kanden after the conclusion of “Raja Rani.”

His fame surged when he participated in the cooking reality show Cooku with Comali – Season 2 on Star Vijay, where he finished as the second runner-up. This led to him winning the “Most Popular Male on Reality Television” award at Behindwoods Gold Icons 2021. In an interview, he shared his thoughts on winning this prestigious title.


Ashwin Kumar began his acting journey in Tamil cinema. His first notable role was portraying Dhruv Vikram’s brother in the movie Adithya Varma. He stepped into the industry with the 2015 romantic drama film O Kadhal Kanmani, directed by Mani Ratnam. In April 2021, news surfaced on Indiaglitz about his lead role in the romantic comedy Enna Solla Pogirai, directed by newcomer Hariharan for Trident Arts productions. While the film did decently at the box office, it fell short of his expectations. Released during Pongal week in 2022, a critic from the Times of India remarked, “Ashwin confidently steps into the role of a leading man.”

Transitioning to television, he ventured into a Telugu anthology comprising five short stories centered on modern relationships. Making his TV debut the same year, he shone in the segment “Meet the Boy,” drawing praise for his charm, as noted. His television journey commenced with the serial Rettai Vaal Kuruvi alongside Pavani Reddy. This intense social drama, set in Kodaikanal and produced by Trident Arts, showcased his talent alongside renowned actors like Pavani Reddy, Dulquer Salman, Umaa Riyaz, Aishwarya, and others. The film received rave reviews for Ashwin’s portrayal of a nameless savior, a lawyer character.

In 2020, Ashwin Kumar took on the lead role in the Tamil film Indha Nilai Maarum, co-starring Ramkumar and Lakshmi Ramakrishnan.

Web series

Ashwin Kumar took on a leading role in the web series “Thanthu Vitten Ennai,” produced by Zee5. Additionally, he had a part in the horror thriller series “Live Telecast (2021)” available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Music videos and model work

Ashwin Kumar leads in several music videos like “Cloning Kadhal,” “Rhythm of Life” (Sony Music), “Shades of Kadhal,” “Kutty Pattas” (Sony Music), “Criminal Crush,” “Loner,” “Adipoli” (Think Music), “Baby Nee Sugar,” “Yaathi Yaathi” (Sony Music), and “Vaadi Vaadi” (Think Music). He also provided voice-over for the music video “11:11 – Guru undu Bhayamillai.” Alongside his music video roles, he’s been a model in numerous TV commercials and print ads for various brands. Additionally, he serves as the brand ambassador for the Tamil pay television channel, Zee Thirai.

Net Worth

Ashwin Kumar has an estimated net worth of around $1-5 million.

Films List

Films Language Notes Role Year
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Tamil Deleted scene Arya’s friend 2014
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Tamil Maya’s friend  
O Kadhal Kanmani Tamil Uncredited role Aditya’s co-worker 2015
Enai Noki Paayum Thota Tamil Uncredited role Saranya’s groom 2019
July Kaatril Tamil Shreya’s yoga friend  
Adithya Varma Tamil Siddharth Varma  
Indha Nilai Maarum Tamil Surya 2020
Oh Manapenne! Tamil Released on Disney+ Hotstar Arjun 2021
Enna Solla Pogirai Tamil Debut as lead Vikram 2022
Meet Cute Telugu Anthology film; segment – Meet the Boy
Released on SonyLIV
Sembi Tamil Sembi’s lawyer  
Anni Manchi Sakunamule Telugu Ram 2023

Television List

Serial/show Channel Notes Role Year
Office Star Vijay Ashwin 2015
Rettai Vaal Kuruvi BalaMurugan  
Raja Rani Star Maa Telugu series
Remake of the series Saravanan Meenatchi
Karthik 2016
Ninaika Therintha Manamae Star Vijay Aravind 2017–2018
Cooku with Comali – Season 2 Second runner-up Contestant 2020–2021

Web series List

Series Role Notes OTT platform Year
Thanthu Vitten Ennai Vinay Lead – remake of Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi
Dubbed in Telugu as Nenu c/o Nuvvu
ZEE5 2020
Live Telecast Ashwin Disney+ Hotstar 2021

Short films List

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

Music videos List

Album Music by Vocals Notes Label Year
Cloning Kadhal Arun Sundar Syed Subahan Gr8 Bees 2015
Rhythm of Life Vishal Chandrasekhar Yazin Nizar Sony Music 2017
Shades of Kadhal Maran Rajendran Sudharshan Ashok A Maran Musical 2019
Kutty Pattas Santhosh Dhayanidhi Santhosh Dhayanidhi
Rakshita Suresh
Won “The Sensational song of the year” at Blacksheep Digi Awards 2022
Released in Telugu as Rowdy Pattasu
Sony Music 2021
Criminal Crush Godson Rudolph Anirudh Ravichander
Srinisha Jayaseelan
Vels Signature  
Loner Ady Kriz Anand Aravindakshan Nude soul’s play house  
Ennam Pol Vazhkai Edwin Louis U1 Records  
Adipoli Siddhu Kumar Vineeth Sreenivasan
Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Think Music  
Yaathi Yaathi Abhishek CS Yazin Nizar
Anuradha Sriram
Released in Telugu as Sathi Sathi Sony Music  
Baby Nee Sugar Osho Venkat Osho Venkat Sony Music 2022
Vaadi Vaadi Harris Jayaraj Ravi G
Sunitha Sarathy
Samuel Nicholas Jayaraj
Think Music  
Makka Makka Harris Jayaraj Bamba Bakya
Co-starring with Mugen Rao MM Originals 2023
Vannamayilae AK Prriyan AK Prriyan
Akshaya Shivkumar
Ping Records 2023

As voice-over artist List

Album Composer Notes Song Year
11:11 Ady Kriz Music Audio Guru Undu Bhayamillai 2023

Awards and nominations List

Award Show / Film Result Category Year
Vijay Television Awards Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Nominated Favourite Screen Pair (with Pavani Reddy) 2015
Vijay Television Awards Nominated Favourite Find of The Year  
SMIFA shorts Blink Won Best Actor in Tamil 2019
Vijay Television Awards Cooku with Comali 2 Won Trending Pair of the Year (with Sivaangi Krishnakumar) 2021
Behindwoods Gold Icons Won Most Popular Male on Reality Television  

Other recognitions List

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

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