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Full Name
Aashiq Abu

Aashiq Abu

Film director

Film director

Years active
2009 – present

Rima Kallingal (m. 2013)


C. M. Abu, Jameela Abu

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12 April 1978 (age 46) (
Edapally, Kochi, India

Maharaja's College, Ernakulam

Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film

Rani Padmini, Gangster, 22 Female Kottayam, Salt N' Pepper, Da Thadiya

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Asiq Aboo (born 12 April 1978) is an Indian film director, producer, and distributor best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He started as an ad filmmaker. He made his directional debut with Daddy Cool (2009). He is best known for his films Salt N' Pepper (2011) and 22 Female Kottayam (2012). He produces and distributes under the banner OPM and OPM Dream Mill Cinemas. He is the director of Papaya Media Designs Pvt Ltd and Dream Mill Cinemas and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, he used his name Asiq Punnakkaparambil Aboo which is his real name for registration process.


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Personal life

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Asiq Aboo was born in Edappally, Kerala to C. M. Abu, and Jameela Abu. Asiq Aboo completed his school education from SRV High School, Kochi. As a pre-degree student at Maharajas College, he was elected to the Students' Union, and was a union member for four consecutive years. Asiq married actress Rima Kallingal on 1 November 2013, in a simple function held in Kakkanad Registration office, Kochi.

Film career

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After working as an assistant director to Malayalam film director Kamal for about five years, Asiq made his directorial debut with Daddy Cool in 2009 starring Mammootty. Salt N' Pepper was his second directorial effort. Salt N' Pepper’s Tamil, Telugu and Hindi remake rights was bought by actor-director Prakash Raj. In 2012, he directed 22 Female Kottayam which was followed by Da Thadiya, Gangster. Asiq Aboo has also done a short film, 'Lost in Bangalore' for Mathrubhumi. His latest film is Rani Padmini featuring Manju and Rima.

Ad films

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Asiq Aboo has done ad films for Joyalukkas group, Mathrubhumi, Panasonic, Lulu Group, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, Media One TV and Club 7. OPM (OPen your Mouth) Cinemas led by Asiq Aboo is a production house launched in October 2012. In 2015, Asiq Aboo had been hired by UAE exchange group to direct their ad campaign starring Malayalam actors Jayasurya and Fahad Fasil.

Awards and recognitions

Salt N' Pepper, won him the Best Director and/or Popular Director awards on various stages. Apart from these, the film also received awards in various other categories at the 2011 Asianet, Surya, Vanita, Mathrubhumi and Asia Vision Film Awards, and made the top notch news in many media and press reviews. It also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film. He won the Mohan Raghavan Award for Best Director in 2012 for 22 Female Kottayam.


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