Lakshmi Rai

Lakshmi Rai
Born Lakshmi Rai
May 5, 1989 (1989-05-05) (age 21)
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Other name(s) Lachu, Krishna
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005 - Present

Lakshmi Rai (Tulu: ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ರೈ ; born May 5 1989)[1] is an Indian film actress and model from Belgaum, Karnataka,[2] predominantly appearing in Tamil and Malayalam films.

[edit] Career

Lakshmi Rai initially worked as a model before entering the film industry. She appeared in several television ads such as Sylcon Footwears, Josco Jewellers and Emmanuel Silks.

She made her acting debut in 2005 in the Tamil film Karka Kasadara. Subsequently she appeared in a number of Tamil films, including Kundakka Mandakka (2005), Dharmapuri (2006), and Nenjai Thodu (2007). In 2008, she began working in more serious films such as the drama film Velli Thirai, in which she played herself, and the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom. Her portrayal of a lawyer in the latter garnered her a Filmfare Award nomination in the category for Best Supporting Actress.

She made her debut in Malayalam in 2007, starring in Rock N Roll opposite Mohanlal. She followed it up with several highly successful films such as 2 Harihar Nagar, Evidam Swargamanu and Chattambinadu opposite Mammootty. She is currently working on three Malayalam films.

[edit] Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Karka Kasadara Anjali Tamil
Kanchanamala Cable TV Kanchana Telugu
Kundakka Mandakka Roopa Tamil
Azhagiya Aabathu
2006 Neeku Naaku
Dharmapuri Valarmathy Tamil
2007 Nenjai Thodu Aishwarya Tamil
Rock N Roll Daya Sreenivas Malayalam Winner, Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year
Snehana Preethina Lakshmi Kannada
2008 Velli Thirai Lakshmi Rai Tamil
Annan Thambi Thenmozhi Malayalam
Minchina Ota Lakshmi Kannada
Parunthu Rakhi Malayalam
Ragasiya Snehithane Jenny Tamil
Dhaam Dhoom Aarthi Chinappa Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil)
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Maya Malayalam
Muthirai Kavya Tamil
Vaamanan Pooja Tamil
Naan Avanillai 2 Deepa Tamil
Evidam Swargamanu Sunitha Malayalam Winner, Asianet Most Popular Actress Award/
JaiHind TV Film Award for Most Popular Actress/
Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Malayalam)
Chattambinadu Gouri Malayalam Winner, Mathrubhumi-Amrita Most Popular Actress Award
2010 In Ghost House Inn
Malayalam Special appearance
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Pakki Tamil
Pen Singam
Tamil Guest appearance
Christian Brothers Sofia Malayalam Filming
Makeup Man
Malayalam Filming
Tere Bina Jiya Nahin Jaye
Hindi Filming
Malayalam Filming
2011 Yodha 2
Malayalam Filming
Tamil Filming
Tamil Filming

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