Birthday Special: Here Are 5 Fun Facts About Tovino Thomas From Kalki Who Turns 32 Today

Did you know that Tovino Thomas once worked as an Assistant Director? Find #5 such facts about the youth sensation who is turning 32 today.

Tom Francis

January 21, 2020


4 min


Tovino Thomas is celebrating his 32nd birthday and has become an irreplaceable icon in the Malayalam film industry with his entrancing screen presence. The actor has mesmerised all of us with his bewitching looks as the bearded hunk of the industry and the characters he has essayed always had a novel touch of finesse, which has become the actor’s signature of sorts. His performance in the movie Kalki and Style is proof that the actor can easily transform from a loving hero to a nightmarish villain.

Missed Tovino’s phenomenal performance as Inspector K in Kalki? Watch it here:

Here are #5 lesser known facts about our favourite hunk we bet you didn’t know:

#1 Style is NOT his first movie: Tovino Thomas made his acting debut in early 2012 with the movie Prabhuvinte Makkal. The movie was a huge commercial success and he was noticed for his antagonistic, crucial role in the film which gave him the villain brand for years to come. The actor garnered a lot of attention in that film, which landed him the hard-core gangster role alongside Unni Mukundan in Style. The actor’s phenomenal performance in Style made it his big break in the industry, this giving birth to the misconception that the movie was his first.

#2 Romantic hero in reel and real life: Tovino Thomas is popular for essaying romantic roles in recent movies, but did you guys know that the actor is a Romeo in real life too? The actor married his long-time girlfriend Lidiya, in 2014. The lovable duo met in school and married after nine years. Aren’t they both adorable?

#3 The journey from Techie to Kalki: The superstar, like many of us finished his graduation and joined a tech firm and worked there for a brief while. Can you guys imagine the Inspector K from Kalki being a techie?

#4 Ever seen the Assistant Director Tovino Thomas in movie credits? The actor worked as an Assistant Director with Roopesh Peethambaran for the Dulquer Salman movie Theevram in 2013. The actor garnered a lot of attention for the same, landing his antagonistic role in ABCD from the sets.

#5 The making of a sensation: Tovino has mentioned that he has struggled a lot in his interviews and many of us overlook the fact that the actor started his screen presence with music albums and short films. The actor was active in fitness and modelling, earning him these initial chances. Did you know that his family gave him a deadline to achieve his dreams of becoming a star? The techie was given a year’s time by his family to prove his worth in the film industry or else return to corporate world.

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