Asin Thottumkal was born on 26th October 1979 in Kochi, Kerala to a Syrian Christian family. Her father Joseph Tottumkal who was an entrepreneur is now her manager. Her mother is Seline Thottumkal, a surgeon by profession. Asin studied at the Naval Public School and St Theresa’s Higher Secondary School. Asin wrapped up her education with a degree in English Literature from St Theresa’s College.
Asin assisted her father in his business that was diverse ranging from software to exports. She also modeled and has appeared in ads for Colgate Toothpaste and Fairever Cream.