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Ashok is an Indian actor who works in South Indian films, primarily in Tamil.
Ashokk was born on 12 December in Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu into a middle-class family to R. Balakrishnan and Radha Balakrishnan. He has one brother Aroon. Ashok was brought up in Mumbai, Maharastra and did his schooling in Fatima High School (Vidyavihar) and Vani Vidyalaya (Mulund, Mumbai). He completed his SSLC in 1997 from Vani Vidyalaya. He has graduated with Majors in Sociology, Psychology & Hindi Literature from St. Xavier\'s College, Mumbai.
He is fluent in Hindi, English, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and also Malayalam and Telugu to an extent.
He learnt Bharatnatyam at the age of four. He is the youngest disciple of T. S. Kadhirvelu Pillai. He\'s also trained in Western contemporary Jazz Ballet and has worked with ace choreographers Terence Lewis, Remo D\'souza and also got trained under the able guidance of dancers/choreographers from the Cunningham School (USA). He has performed at various stages across India and toured all over U.S. and Europe for dance/theatre projects. He has acted as well as choreographed for several Indo-German and Indo-French Dance/Theatre Projects. He has won several awards and honours including the coveted Nritya Mayur award for excellence in dance from the Govt.of Maharashtra.
He has been actively involved in a lot of plays/stage and dance/theatre projects. He was involved in stage productions like the musical \"Evita\" directed by Alyque Padamsee, \"Love is the Best Remedy\" by Jean Jacques Bellot, \"Katha\" - in Hindi directed by Ravi Mishra of Ekjute Productions for which Ashok won the Best Actor Award during the IPTA, Manch and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan\'s/Bhavan\'s Kala Kendra Theatre Festivals. He also directed the play \"Cryptic Death\" for the Thespo Theatre Festival.
He had choreographed for several stage shows with Bollywood Celebrities like Asha Bhonsle, Sonu Nigam and Aamir Khan (for the Brittania Lagaan Match Event), before becoming an actor. He also worked as an assistant dance choreographer with Raju Khan for several Bollywood films. Ashok worked as a choreographer for an album as a tribute to M. S. Subbalakshmi. He performed at a Peace Concert post WTC Attacks 9/11.
Ashok had a formal training in acting in Kishore Namit Kapoor\'s Acting Institute (Mumbai) too. He also got trained in Film stunts, fights and gymnastics. During his childhood he played the role of Little Krishna in Ramanand Sagar\'s teleserial Sri Krishna for which he won the \"Best Child Actor Award\" from Uptron. It was telecast in Doordarshan in 1994-95.
His debut film in Tamil was Murugaa, directed by R. T. Nesan. His second film Pidichirukku, directed by Kanagu, was released for Pongal 2008. He also did a cameo for a song in a Malayalam film titled Mulla, directed by Lal Jose.
His next flick is Vaanam Partha Seemayilae, produced by Pyramid Saimira Group. Ashok played the role of Karuppan- a rugged/rustic villager.
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