Ashwanth Ashokkumar is an Indian child artist who works in Tamil cinema aka Kollywood. He is recognised for his work in the film ‘Super Deluxe’ as Rasukutty. He can be spotted on television commercials and on the Tamil television reality shows like ‘Junior Super Star.’
Ashwanth Ashokkumar was born on Thursday, 15 September 2011 (age 10 years; as of 2021) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He studied at Vani Vidyalaya Senior Secondary and Junior College in Chennai. Ashwanth’s talent was recognised for the first time when he was in 1st grade. He got the first opportunity to be on television in a reality show. Later, his impressive talent made him receive many project proposals for Tamil language films and television shows.
Ashwanth Ashokkumar’s picture when he was 8 months old
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Ashwanth Ashokkumar belongs to a Tamil family in Chennai.
Parents & Siblings
His father, P.N Ashok Kumar is a web designer and his mother, Akhila is a homemaker. Ashwanth Ashokkumar has a younger brother named Akhilesh Akila.
Ashwanth with his brother, Akhilesh
Footprint moulds of Ashwanth and his younger brother, Akhilesh
In 2018, Ashwanth made his debut in the Tamil film industry with the film ‘Sandakozhi 2’ as Sembaruthi’s (protagonist) brother. In 2019, he appeared in the horror film ‘Airaa’ as Babloo, Rasukutty in a dark comedy film ‘Super Deluxe,’ as (young) Saravanan in ‘Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2,’ as Kutta in the film ‘Thambi,’ and in the film ‘Action’ as Ashwanth. Ashwanth played the role of Arjun in ‘God Father’ in 2020. In 2021, he was a part of the film ‘Jagame Thandhiram’ in which he played the role of a boy named Theeran, who is one of the survivors of an aerial attack on a village in Sri Lanka during the Sri Lankan Civil War in the film. In 2022, Ashwanth was featured in the Tamil language films ‘My Dear Bootham’ and ‘The Legend’ as Thirunavukarasu and as a supporting cast respectively.
Ashwanth Ashokkumar made his appearance on television for the first time in 2016 as a contestant in a Tamil reality show ‘Junior Super Star,’ an adaption of a Hindi language reality show titled ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz.’ He was the winner of the respective season. In 2017, he worked as Ashwanth in a television serial titled ‘Mella Thiranthathu Kathavu’ (Season 2) aired on Zee Tamil. In the same year, Ashwanth participated in a stand-up comedy and a dance reality show ‘Junor Senior’ and ‘Zee Dance League’ respectively. In 2020, he appeared as a guest in a Tamil game show ‘Genes’ (Season 3) for one episode only.
A picture of Ashwanth from the reality show ‘Junior Super Star’
Ashwanth has been associated with television commercials as well such as ‘3 Roses,’ a tea leaves commercial, an advertisement of VIVO IPL – 2018 which was broadcasted on Star Sports, a group of Indian multinational television sports channels, ‘Britannia Milk Bikis’ advertisement (broadcasted on TVC channel), and many more.
Writer and Director
After appearing as an actor in films and television series, Ashwanth decided to come out as a writer and director during the period of quarantine for a kids’ drama called ‘Ondipulli.’ Everything in this series is done by Ashwanth including the story, its screenplay, dialogue, and voice-over. The story focuses on the life of animals in a jungle where two tigers hunt animals causing desolation in the jungle. One of the tigers decides to stop this practice of destruction over which the other tiger gets angry. The further action of the angry tiger is to be known in the story. In ‘Ondipulli,’ Ashwanth narrates the story with all the toys organised to create a jungle on the screen.
- In 2018, Ashwanth Ashokkumar was nominated for Galatta Nakshatra Awards under the Best Child Artist category; the Galatta Nakshatra Awards are given to honour the artists in the Tamil entertainment industry for their success and talent.
- In 2020, he won the Zee Cine Awards Tamil and Edison Awards for the category of the Best Child Artist for his work in the film ‘Super Deluxe.’
- Ashwanth has a fine voice. He often performs live on his YouTube channel.
- In the movie, ‘Jagame Thandhiram,’ Ashwanth Ashokkumar shared the screen with Scottish actor James Cosmo, popularly known as Jeor Mormont from the American television drama series ‘Game of Thrones.’
- His father manages all his social media accounts.
- Ashwanth’s favourite actor is Vijay Sethupathi aka Makkal Selvan which means people’s treasure or man.