Ashok Kumar had worked with various theatre troupes, including Prabhath Kalavidaru. He had also acted in television serial Mukta Mukta, Pallavi Anu Pallavi besides playing a few roles in some films as well.

Ashok Kumar trained in the Adarsha Film Institute in 1982 before venturing into the field of theatre and films.

Ashok Kumar owned a gas agency in the city and had recently bought the house in Ittamadu where they had shifted two months back.

Ashok Kumar leaves behind his wife Kalavathi, daughter Aamalasri and son Abhishek.

His daughter got married recently.

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