Ashok Selvan Biography – Early Life, Movies, Awards & Net Worth

Ashok Selvan

Ashok Selvan is a highly talented Indian film actor who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. After facing a lot of initial setbacks, Ashok made his debut film in the year 2013 with the black comedy film titled ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ alongside Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, and Sanchita Shetty. Some of the best films which he was a part of include “Pizza II: Villa” which was released in 2013, and “Thegidi” released in 2014.  The success of these films helped in gaining the much-needed recognition and he was cast in films like Sila Samayangalil, Kootathil Oruthan, Pirai Thaediya Naatkal, Nenjamellam Kadhal, and House Owner, Oh My Kadavule, among others.

Ashok Selvan’s Early Life:


Ashok Selvan was born on 8th November 1989, Tamil Nadu.  India. His family moved to Chennai when he was three years old. Ashok completed his schooling at Santhome Higher Secondary School and then did his graduation at Loyola College in Visual Communication.  He developed an interest in acting at a young age and did a few short movies during his college days. He has also directed a few short films as well, such as; “Green”.

Ashok Selvan’s Professional Career:


Having completed his graduation, Ashok moved towards the Tamil film industry to secure a career in acting. He has also auditioned for roles, such as; “Inidhu Inidhu”. He also played a small role in the film titled “7aam Arivu”.

He also played an uncredited role in Chakri Tolet’s film ‘Billa 2” for which he got good recognition.

Ashok Selvan’s ‘Pizza II: Villa’ (2013):

In the year 2013, Ashok was cast in a horror-thriller film that was written and directed by debutant Deepan Chakravarthy. The film happens to be the second installment in the Pizza film series. Upon its release, the film garnered positive reviews from the critics and the audience and was declared a hit at the box office.

Ashok Selvan’s ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ (2013):

In the same year 2013, Ashok Selvan was cast in a black comedy film directed by Nalan Kumarasamy titled ‘Soodhu Kavvum’. The film features Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Ashok Selvan, Ramesh Thilak, Karunakaran, and Sanchita Shetty in the lead roles. With extremely positive reviews from the critics, the film became a major commercially successful venture at the box office.

Ashok Selvan’s ‘Thegidi’ (2014):

In the year 2014, Ashok was cast in the lead role in a neo-noir mystery thriller film titled ‘Thegidi’ directed by P. Ramesh. The film revolves around a murder mystery story opened to generally positive reviews from critics and become a successful venture at the box office.

Ashok Selvan’s ‘Ninnila Ninnila’(2021):

In the year 2021, Ashok made his debut film in the Telugu industry by playing the lead role in the film titled ‘Ninnila Ninnila’. This romantic comedy film was written and directed by debutant Ani I. V. Sasi. The film was received positively by the critics.

He was also cast in a series of films like Kootathil Oruthan, Sometimes, Oh My Kadavule, Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea, and more.

Ashok Selvan’s Net Worth:

Ashok Selvan has an estimated net worth of $4 million- $6 million.


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