21 January 1989 (age 29)|
Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
Tovino Thomas began his career as a fashion model and appeared in many commercials. Tovino was selected as one of the most desirable men by Kochi Times in 2013. He made his acting debut in 2012 with the Malayalam film Prabhuvinte Makkal. He got noticed for playing the villain role in ABCD (2013). After acting in several supporting roles in films such as 7th Day (2014), Koothara (2014), You Too Brutus (2015), Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015), Charlie (2015), and Guppy (2016), the commercial success of Oru Mexican Aparatha (2017), Godha (2017), Mayaanadhi (2017) made him one of the upcoming young leading actors of Malayalam cinema. In 2018 Theevandi movie became blockbuster and got his better opening first day collection in Kerala box office. Tovino won his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Ennu Ninte Moideen, and then he also won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Behindwoods Critics Award for Best Actor , NAFA award for Outstanding Performance and Youth Award for Mayaanadhi.
Tovino appeared as a model for the advertisements of Silver Storm Water Theme Park, Athirappilly and Indulekha Hair Care Oil. Prabhuvinte Makkal directed by Sajeev Anthikkad in 2012, was his debut film. Tovino played the role of Akhilesh Verma, the lead antagonist, in ABCD, directed by Martin Prakkat. Tovino played a lead role in Roopesh Peethambaran's directorial venture You Too Brutus.
Tovino worked as an assistant director for Roopesh Peethambaran's Theevram during its pre-production stages. In 2014, Tovino appeared alongside Mohanlal in the film Koothara. He portrayed the role of Perumparambil Appu in the film Ennu Ninte Moideen which was released in 2015 and garnered critical acclaim. He played the role of Thejus Varky in Guppy (2016). Tovino won the New Sensational Hero Award at the NAFA 2017 for his performance in the film.
In 2017, Tovino starred in a supporting role of a cop in the horror film Ezra, starring Prithviraj. The film grossed ₹50 crore at the box office. His next release was Oru Mexican Aparatha, in which he played the protagonist Pauly, a college politician. The film was directed by Tom Emmatty and based on the victory of SFI in a college union election at Maharajas College. The film was a box office success. His next film was the sports comedy-drama, Godha, directed by Basil Joseph.Tovino announced his own production company with his director John paul george and named it Guppy. Tharangam (2017) released on 29 September got rave reviews from critics and it was one of its kind black humor genre directed by Arun Dominic. Later, Mayaanadhi (2017) released on December and became the Christmas winner with great reviews. Film got big appreciation from everyone and the combo of Tovino - Aiswarya Lekshmi worked out well.
Tovino was born into a Catholic family in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur as the younger son of Adv. Ellikkal Thomas and Sheela Thomas. His siblings Tingston and Dhanya are his source of inspiration. He completed his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Irinjalakuda and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Tamil Nadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He later worked in Cognizant Technologies as a software engineer. During his college life he was into fitness and modelling.
Tovino married his longtime girlfriend, Lidiya at St. Thomas Cathedral, Irinjalakuda, on 25 October 2014. The duo had met during their school days and married after ten years They have a daughter named Izza Tovino born on 11 January 2016.
|2012||Prabhuvinte Makkal||Che Guevara Sudheendran|
|August Club||Mahesh||Cameo appearance|
|2014||7th Day||Eby Ebineser|
|2015||You Too Brutus||Tovino|
|Onnam Loka Mahayudham||Jacob|
|Ennu Ninte Moideen||Perumpparambil Appu|
|Monsoon Mangoes||Sanjay||Extended cameo|
|Guppy||Engineer Thejus Varkey|
|2017||Ezra||ACP Shafeer Ahammed|
|Oru Mexican Aparatha||Paul|
|Mayanadhi||Mathews aka Mathan|
|Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum||Abhi|
|Abhiyum Anuvum||Tamil film|
|Oru Kuprasidha Payyan||Ajayan||Post-production|
|Maari 2||Thanatos||Post Production|
|And The Oscar Goes To||Filming|
|Jaalakam||Young Patient||Short film|
|2017||Ondraga Orginals||Himself||Music album|
Awards and nominations
- Sidhardhan, Sanjith. "I had to skip workouts to play a politician". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Kochi Times Most Desirable Men 2013". Photogallery.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Tovino shines with 'Oru Mexican Apaaaratha' huge opening". Sify.com/movies/. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- Nair, Jisha. "All for the love of films". Manorama Online. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- Chandran, Ramesh. "Review: ABCD takes you on a fun ride". Manorama Online. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Roopesh with a six climax film". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- Nair, Jisha. "The Smart Villain". Manorama Online. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Tovino Thomas Excited About Koothara". OneIndia. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- "Film Review:Ennu Ninte Moideen". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- James, Anu. "North American Film Awards (NAFA) 2017: Nivin Pauly, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas and others in winners list". Ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Tovino Thomas ventures into production with Guppy director - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
- "Yuvakkale Naveekaranathinu Orukkan Syro-Malabar Sabha". Malayala Manorama - Kochi. p. 5. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "Alumni Profile - Tovino Thomas". Don Bosco Alumni, Irinjalakuda. Don Bosco Schools, Irinjalakuda. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Prakash, Asha (16 June 2017). "Tovino was school leader once, check out his old pic!". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "Prithvi suggested my name for 'Moideen': Tovino". English.manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Tovino Thomas grand wedding celebration in Kochi". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Tovino and family's video will put a smile on your face". English.manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Irinjalakuda Heritage Half Marathon by Irinjalakuda Sporting Club - MyIJK". Myijk.com. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Tovino, netizens take up Sreejith's cause". English.manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
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