Ashokan (actor)

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Born (1961-05-23) 23 May 1961 (age 61)
Years active1979–present
Parent(s)Samudayathil N. P. Unnithan
Azhakath Savithri

Ashokan is an Indian actor known for his roles in Malayalam films. He made his film debut with Peruvazhiyambalam [1] the film won the 1979 National film award for best feature film. He is best known for his roles in Yavanika (1982), Yuvajanotsavam (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987), Moonnam Pakkam (1988), In Harihar Nagar (1990), Amaram (1990) and 2 Harihar Nagar (2009).



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. [1] This was followed by roles in Padmarajan's films Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987) and Moonnam Pakkam (1988). He had the lead role in Anantaram , a film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. [2]

Personal life

Ashokan was born as the youngest among the four children to (both late) Samudayathil N. P. Unnithan and Azhakath Savithri on 23 May 1961 at Cheppad, Alappuzha. [3] His father was a public prosecutor at CBI and his mother was a housewife. He has three brothers, Radhakrishnan Unnithan, Prasanna Kumar, and Hari Kumar. [4] He lost his father when he was young and was brought up by his mother. Ashokan completed his basic education at Chingoli L.P. School, Chingoli, Upper Primary Education completed in PMDUPS, Cheppad, and High School at St. Thomas H. S. Karthikapally. He graduated in Arts from T. K. Madhava Memorial College, Nangiarkulangara, Haripad. He was studying for his pre-degree first year when he was offered a role in Peruvazhiyambalam . [5]

He is married to Sreeja and has a daughter, Karthiyayani. [6] They currently reside in Chennai. [1]





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