Tovino Thomas Personal Information
Date of birth: 21 January 1989
Birth Place: Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
Residence: Irinjalakuda, Kerala , India
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Actor, model
Height: 1.77 m
Years active: 2011–present
Spouse(s): Lidiya (m.2014)
Tovino Thomas (born 21 January 1989) is an Indian film actor and model who appears predominantly in Malayalam films.
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.Before pursuing his career in acting he has worked as an Assistant Director in Roopesh Peethambaran's "Theevram". 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 (KSU in real life) 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. After that Tovino had the bunch of movies released in 2018 and out of that Aami and Theevandi were successful venture at the box office. He is playing a villain role in Maari 2 with Dhanush is playing the protagonist. Apart from Maari 2, he is part of Ente Ummante Peru, Lucifer, Uyara, Tick Tock, Kalki, and Virus.
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 primary schooling from Don Bosco High School, Irinjalakuda and Secondary (Plus Two) schooling from St Mary's Higher Secondary 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.
Tovino Thomas is the brand ambassador of Irinjalakuda Heritage Half Marathon. Tovino also had been active in social causes including rendering support to activists indulged in social issues. Tovino was active in the rescue operations during the 2018 Kerala floods.
|Family and Relatives|
|Father||Ellikkal Thomas (Advocate)|
|Affairs, Girlfriends and Marital Status|
|Wife/ Spouse||Lidiya (m. 2014)|
|Daughter||Izza Tovino (11 January, 2016)|
|Education and School, College|
|Educational Qualification||B.Tech in Electronics & Communication (ECE)|
|School||Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Irinjalakuda, Kerala
St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Irinjalakuda, Kerala
|College/ University||Tamil Nadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India|
|Tovino Thomas Official Social Network Page/Account|
|Official Instagram Page||tovinothomas|
|Official facebook Page||ActorTovinoThomas|
|Official Twitter Page||ttovino|