Ashokan Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More » StarsUnfolded

Quick Info→

Hometown: Varkala, Madras

Profession: Filmmaker

Age: 60 Years

Ashokan

Bio/Wiki
Real name/Full name Raman Ashok Kumar [1]The Hindu
Profession Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Career
Debut Film: Varnam (1989)
Personal Life
Date of Birth Year, 1962
Birthplace Varkala, Madras
Date of Death 26 September 2022
Place of Death Kochi, India
Age (at the time of death) 60 Years
Death Cause Multiple health issues [2]The Indian Express
Nationality Indian
Hometown Varkala, Madras
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Family
Wife/Spouse Sita
Children Daughter– Abhirami

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashokan

  • Ashokan was an Indian filmmaker who predominantly worked in the Malayalam film industry. He has more than 130 Malayalam films to his credit. On 26 September 2022, he died in Kochi, India and was suffering from multiple health issues. During his last days, he was staying in Singapore and returned to India and was getting medical treatment at a hospital in Kochi.
  • Soon after completing his formal education, Ashokan ventured into the Malayalam film industry and started assisting late filmmaker J. Sasikumar as an assistant director. In the late 1980s, he started directing Malayalam films under his own banner and made his directorial debut with the film Varnam in 1989 starring Jayaram, Ranjini, and Suresh Gopi.
    The poster of the film Varnam 1989

    The poster of the film Varnam 1989

  • In the early 1990s, he directed a few films such as Saandhram (1990), Mookilla Rajyathu (1991), and Aacharyan (1993). These movies earned him immense commercial popularity and critical success. According to Ashokan, he directed most of his movies in a collaboration with the Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi.
  • In 1990, the film Saandram was co-directed by him with Thaha. In this film, Suresh Gopi and Parvathy were in the lead roles. The film revolved around Suresh Gopi and Parvathy, a newlywed couple, whose honeymoon was spoiled by a dangerous man.
    The poster of the film Saandram

    The poster of the film Saandram

  • Later, he directed a telefilm named Kanappurangal. This film earned him the prestigious Kerala State Film Award for best director.
  • Thereafter, he superannuated from the Malayalam film industry as a filmmaker and established a software company in India, particularly in the Gulf and Kochi and used to manage the affairs of this company from Singapore along with his family members.
  • In 1993, the film Aacharyan was written by the journalist-script writer, B Jayachandran.
    The poster of the film Aacharyan

    The poster of the film Aacharyan

  • Ashokan is best remembered for the Malayalam film Mookkilla Rajyathu, which was released in 1991 and is considered one of the best comedy films in Malayalam cinema. The cast of the film included Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh, and Thilakan who escaped from a mental asylum and struggled a lot to survive in the outside world.
    The poster of the film Mookkilla Rajyathu

    The poster of the film Mookkilla Rajyathu

  • In 2003, he directed a telefilm titled Melody of Loneliness. The Government of Kerala honoured this film with the Kerala State Award soon after its release.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *