Rishibala Naval better known by her stage name Simran is an award-winning Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. She is one of actress who used the glamour trend of 90's in Tamil/Telugu film industry to raise to fame. She has appeared in several commercially successful movies such as Nerrukku Ner (1997), (1997), Natpukkaga (1998), Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1998), Kannedhirey ThondrinalSamarasimha Reddy (1999), Anari (1999), Jodi (1999), Narasimha Naidu (2001), Bava Nachadu (2001), Daddy (2001), Thamizh (2002), Panchathantiram (2002), Ramana (2002) and New (2004). Her noted performance oriented successful films include Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999), Vaali (1999), Kalisundam Raa (2000), Nuvvu Vastavani (2000), Priyamaanavale (2000), Parthen Rasithen (2000), Pammal K. Sambandam (2002) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She recently appeared in the 2008 blockbuster Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon , costarring Surya Sivakumar .
Since establishing herself as the leading actress in South India, Asin opted to move into Bollywood . Her first film Ghajini , opposite Aamir Khan , was the remake of her breakthrough film of the same name. Upon release, the film garnered positive reactions from critics and masses alike, with Asin being singled out for her "fabulous" portrayal. Noted critic Taran Adarsh described her Hindi debut as "fabulous" and that "to share the screen space with an actor of the stature of Aamir Khan and yet remain in your memory even after the show has ended is no cakewalk. She looks fresh and photogenic and acts her part brilliantly, giving Asin's performance a positive outlook."