|Profession:||Cricketer (Spin Bowler)|
|Height (approx.):||188 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||75 kg|
|Date of Birth:||17 September 1986|
|Age (as on 2018):||31 years|
|Birth Place:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Virgo|
|School:||Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai|
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
|College:||Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (SSN), Chennai|
|Educational Qualifications:||B.Tech in Information Technology (IT)|
|Father:||Ravichandran (Worked in Southern Railways, Former club level cricketer)|
|Coach/Mentor:||Sanjay Bhardwaj, Pawan Gulati, Raju Tondon|
|Address:||A home in Postal colony, West Mambalam, Chennai-33|
|Test:||6 November 2011 against West Indies at Delhi|
|ODI:||5 June 2010 against Sri Lanka at Harare|
|T20:||12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare|
|Jersey Number:||#99 (India), #99 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Chennai Super Kings, Dindigul Dragons, Rising Pune Supergiants, Tamil Nadu, Worcestershire|
|Nature on field:|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Favourite Shot:||cover drive|
- He was the third Indian to receive ICC cricketer of the year. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid had received the award earlier.
- He became the fastest bowler to pick 200 Test scalps in 2017.
- He is the fastest Indian bowler to take 50 and 100 Test wickets.
|Career Turning Point:||His outstanding performance in the IPL 2010, which earned his a national call-up for Zimbabwe tour.|
|Hobbies:||Watching movies, tennis, basket ball & football|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Shane Warne|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Harbhajan Singh|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Chinese Food|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||AR Rahman, Shoaib Bhushan|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||13 November 2011|
|Test Fee:||INR 15 lakh|
|ODI Fee:||INR 6 lakh|
|T20 Fee:||INR 3 lakh|
|IPL 11:||INR 7.6 croreNet Worth: Not Known|
- During a Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match in September 2016, he lost his temper while batting for Dindigul Dragons against Chepauk Super Gillies. When the batsman on the other end, Jagadeesan Narayan got dismissed, Ashwin and Narayan had a verbal spat with the bowler Kishore who pushed Narayan and passed provocating comments.
- In December 2016, he was trolled on social media as he didn’t mention the name of former captain MS Dhoni in his thank you speech after winning the ICC Best Test Cricketer Award.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- The used to hate Maths the most among all his subjects.
- His wife, Prithi studied was his school mate.
- He was a very mischievous kid during his school days.
- Ashwin started playing cricket as an opening batsman, but he dropped the idea at the age of 14 after he injured his pelvic area which caused a ligament tear in the hip bones.