|Hometown||Smithtown, New York|
|Eliminated From The Glee Project|
|Out of character|
|Celebrity Portrayer||Maulik Pancholy|
Ashwin Chima is a contender on season three of The Glee Project.
Ashwin is a really sweet kid. He's a joker, and loves making people smile. He's expecially respectful of adults (as per his upbringing), and avoids most confrontation. Ashwin has a bucketful of charm, but usually he's content to just sit in the background of a group of talkers.
Ashwin grew up in Smithtown as the cliche awkward nerdy Indian kid. His parents were very traditional, so there was no question of his becoming a doctor, and he spent most of his time in high school in academic clubs and activities. However, he also snuck into choir as an elective, and absolutely adored it, slowly adding drama club and theater into his extracurriculars. It was in sophomore year he discovered he was gay and began dating his first boyfriend, which he also kept hidden from his parents. When he was accepted into both Yale and Berklee, he realized he would have to 'fess up to his parents about everything if he wanted to be true to himself and his dreams. His parents, though disappointed he was choosing a less secure profession, accepted his musical ambitions (after all, they were the ones that insisted he learn piano when he was young). However, Ashwin's mother was extremely upset that he was never going to marry an Indian girl and have children, and they fell out of contact. Ashwin graduated from Berklee Magna Cum Laude and got a job as a research assistant while he attempted to make his dreams of the Great White Way come true. When he learned about The Glee Project, he decided to audition to offer other Indian kids with musical ambitions someone that they could relate to.
- He's a practicing Hindu, so he doesn't eat beef
- He also does yoga everyday
- He's started playing piano at age 5
- He used to dance Bollywood, but since his growth spurt, hasn't considered himself very good
- His first role in a musical was Judd in Oklahoma!, but his favorite role was Cinderella's Prince/The Wolf from Into the Woods.
- His favorite Glee character is Sam
- His favorite contender from TGP Season 1 was Cameron
- His favorite contenders from TGP Season 2 were Charlie and Nellie
IN The contender was not at risk of elimination.
WIN The contender won the homework assignment and was first on the callback list.
WIN The contender won the homework assignment but was cited as needing improvement.
LOW The contender was cited as needing improvement but was not at risk of elimination.
RISK The contender had to do a Last Chance Performance and was at risk of being eliminated.
OUT The contender was eliminated.