Ashokan (actor)

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Not to be confused with the Tamil actor Asokan.
Born Ashokan
Haripad, Kerala, India
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Sreeja
Children Karthyayani

Ashokan is Malayalam actor who is best known for his roles in Peruvazhiyambalam, In Harihar Nagar and Amaram.[1]


He made his debut in 1979 in Peruvazhiyambalam, directed by Padmarajan, where he played a 15-year-old boy who becomes a fugitive after killing a bully. This was followed by star turns in Padmarajan's films Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987) and Moonnam Pakkam (1988).He did the main role in Anantaram a film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan . [2]He acted in the NFDC film Parinamam (The Change) (2003), directed by P. Venu that won the Best Screenplay Award in the Ashdod International Film Festival held in Israel. In his early career he aspired to be a playback singer.[3] With a clear talent for singing, he has hosted various film-song-based programs on television.

Personal Life[edit]

Ashokan has two brothers Prasanna Kumar & Hari Kumar.[4] He is married to Sreeja and has a daughter Karthyayani.[5]



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