Ashwin Kakumanu is now a proud father

Ashwin Kakumanu who made his presence felt with Ajith’s 50th film Mankatha and went on to act in other movies including Idharku Thaane Aasaipattai Balakumara, is now a father.

His wife Sonali Manavalan, with whom he had entered wedlock a few years ago, has given birth to a baby girl. Both the mother and the infant are doing fine.

Ashwin, who is happy with the arrival of his daughter, has come out with a lengthy post. He said, “Well, what do I say? Life changed in an instant last night. My little baecub was due next week and decided ‘Hell no, I’m going to come on papa’s birthday and just make that day my own, hold my bottle pa!’

Avira Ruby Kakumanu entered this world on July 5th, 2019 and for the rest of my life till I make my way out will cherish this day for being extra special and celebrate our birthdays together!

All the cliches are true, a switch goes off in your heart and your eyes start tearing up when you hold your baby for the first time. It’s magical!

Thank you @son_emk for carrying this little bun, and bearing all the pain to deliver her safely. I hope we can guide & shepherd her through what life has to offer and come out as better people and hopefully make her world a little better than she found it.”

Ashwin initially unsuccessfully auditioned for a role in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. The director Gautham Vasudev Menon was close to giving him the role. But Ashwin was noticed by the assistant directors of the film and recommended him for the role as Arjun, the boyfriend of Sameera Reddy’s character in Nadunisi Naaygal.

Ashwin Kakumanu was later signed to portray a role in Venkat Prabhu’s Mankatha which featured an ensemble cast including Ajith Kumar, Vaibhav Reddy and Arjun after Prabhu was impressed with a short film which Ashwin had directed and acted.

Ashwin appeared as a local Dharavi police officer, replacing Ganesh Venkatraman who had pulled out of the film. Mankatha released to critical and commercial acclaim in August 2011, with Ashwin gaining recognition for his portrayal.

He was next seen in A R Murugadoss’s 7aum Arivu in a supporting role as Ashwin, a young scientist, who helps put together a plan alongside the characters played by Suriya and Shruti Haasan.

He also appeared in a supporting role in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Ekk Deewana Tha featuring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson.