Skanda Ashok

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Skanda Ashok
Born26 April 1986
Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2006 – present
Spouse(s)Shikha Prasad (m.May31-2018)

Skanda Ashok is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu language films. He made his breakthrough playing Sooraj Menon in the coming-of-age Malayalam film, Notebook (2006), before gaining critical acclaim for his performances in the thriller films Elektra (2010) and the bilingual horror Chaarulatha (2012).

Film career[edit]

Skanda made his acting debut in the coming-of-age Malayalam film, Notebook (2006), after being spotted by director Rosshan Andrews in commercials. The film featured him alongside actresses Parvathy, Roma and Mariya Roy, with Skanda appearing as the boyfriend of Mariya's character. Notebook performed well at the box office, and the success of the film saw Skanda alternatively credited as Sooraj, his character's name, for his following Malayalam films. He then moved on to feature in a secondary lead role in the Malayalam film Positive (2008), before playing the lead role in Malli Malli (2009), a Telugu romantic film co-starring Kalyani.[1] However both films did not perform well at the box office, while another Tamil film titled Sandrom was shelved after it shoot.[2] Skanda then made a comeback by featuring in the critically acclaimed horror film Elektra (2010), featuring alongside Prakash Raj, Manisha Koirala and Nayanthara.[3] He has since worked on films including the bilingual horror film Chaarulatha (2012), the Kannada thriller film U Turn (2016) and as the second lead actor in Mupparimanam (2017).[4]

In 2017, he moved onto work in television serials, first appearing in Radha Ramana.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Notebook Sooraj Menon Malayalam Asianet Film Award for Best New Face of the Year (Male)
2008 Positive Raju
2009 Malli Malli Nandu Telugu
2010 Elektra Edwin Malayalam
2012 Chaarulatha Ravi Kannada
2014 Angusam Tamil
2016 U Turn Ritesh Kannada
2017 Mupparimanam Santosh Tamil
2018 Kaanoorayana Kannada
Devayani Filming
Bhaira Devi Filming

Television[edit]

Year Program Role Language Channel Notes
2009 Super Dancer Jn celebrity Judge Malayalam Amrita TV Reality Show
2016 Agnisakshi Raman

(Sidharth's friend)

Kannada Colors Kannada Serial
(Cameo)
2017 Lakshmi Baramma Raman
(Chandan's friend)
Kannada Colors Kannada Serial
(Cameo)
2017 – present Radha Ramana Raman Kannada Colors Kannada Serial,

Won 2017 Colors kannada Anubandha Awards 1)Jana mechchida Jodi with Shwetha R Prasad(Popular television couple) 2)Mane mechchida maga(Best Son on screen)

Video songs[edit]

  • Dibbaradindi

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