This is everything you should know about Tovino Thomas, who went from being a software engineer to becoming a popular Malayalam film star earning up to Rs 3 crore per movie.
Tovino Thomas is a well-known actor in the Malayalam film industry, recognized for his performances in movies such as Ennu Ninte Moideen, Minnal Murali, and others. He has appeared in numerous successful films and has a large fan base.
Tovino Thomas was born and raised in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur to parents Ellikkal Thomas and Sheela Thomas. He has two siblings, Tingston Thomas and Dhanya Thomas. Tovino attended St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School for his schooling and went on to complete his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Tamil Nadu College of Engineering in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
After completing his graduation, Tovino Thomas worked as a software engineer at Cognizant Technologies. However, he later ventured into acting and made his debut in 2012 with the film Prabhuvinte Makkal, directed by Sajeev Anthikkad. The movie was a huge success and Tovino went on to star in several Malayalam films. One of the highlights of his career was his portrayal of Engineer Thejus Varky in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film Guppy. Recently, he appeared in the Netflix superhero movie Minnal Murali, which became a viral hit.
Tovino Thomas once shared that he was on the verge of quitting acting, even after the success of his debut film, as he was struggling financially. However, according to IMDb, he now commands a salary of Rs 1.5-3 crore per movie and has even established his own production house called Tovino Thomas Productions. He launched this venture in 2021 and his first project was Kala.
Tovino Thomas has been recognized for his outstanding performances and contributions to the Malayalam film industry by receiving numerous awards. Some of his notable accolades include the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015), the Kerala Film Critics Association Award, and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his portrayal in Mayanadhi (2017), among others.
Tovino Thomas tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Lidiya in 2014, after a romantic love story that began in school and lasted for 9 years. The couple has two children, a daughter and a son.
Tovino Thomas purchased his first car, a Honda City, in 2014. Since then, his car collection has expanded to include a Mini Cooper Sidewalk Edition, a BMW 7 Series, and an Audi Q7. The actor has amassed a large fan following over the years through his impressive performances and currently has 7.4 million followers on Instagram. He often shares photos and updates with his fans about his personal and professional life.