She’s sharp, she’s elegant, and she’s got a stance that turns heads. Meet Aswathy Pillai – model, anchor, and actor. Her early interest lay in dancing which she started training at the age of 4. She continued to train and perform dance during her school years in Kuwait which led her to TV show anchoring while in high school. She returned to India to pursue Bachelors in Engineering at Mar Baselios College, Trivandrum and continued her gig as a television anchor in association with Doordarshan, Kairali, Mathrubhumi and ACV.
Her modelling stints came incidentally. She’s a saree lover and posted photos on social media wrapped in yards of silk and cotton. Her graceful stance caught the attention of boutique owners, who hired her as a model for their web pages. She has since become a familiar face.
Not surprisingly, she landed offers to act in movies and short-films. She decided to balance her life in Trivandrum, her job, and chose to do short films. She was seen in ‘Open Your Mind’ with Bhavana and ‘45 Seconds’ with actor-producer Vijay Babu. Regarding her future plans, she cites modelling as her passion and hopes to continue in the coming years. She’s currently working as senior analyst at Ernst & Young.
Words by Indu S Nair
Photographs by Resmi Balachandran
Retouch by Goutham Narayanan