Raai Laxmi or Lakshmi Rai is a famous South Indian actress and model. She was born on 5 May, 1989, in Bangalore, Karnataka. She did many ad-films before entering films. She worked as model for Fair & Lovely, Bru Coffee, Sarvana stores, etc., A director saw her talent and gave her a chance to act in a Tamil film. Hence, Raai Laxmi debuted with a Tamil film called Karka Kasadara. After the film she got many film chances and acted in numerous Tamil films. She acted in various genre movies like comedy, drama, and action, simultaneously. She played a comedy role in her next film, Kundakka Mandakka, and her other important films in Kollywood are Dharmapuri, and Nenjal Thodu. Her role as a lawyer in the movie, Dhaam Dhoom, directed by Jeeva, gained her critics appreciation. She won a Filmfare for the same film.
She entererd the Malayalam field in 2007 with a big project called Rock & Roll, and she acted opposite to Mohanlal in the film. She continued her success graph with the following movies, Annan Thambi, 2 Harihar Nagar, and Evidam Swargamanu, among others. She shared the screen with Mammotty in the film, ‘ Chattambinadu’. She gained her biggest commercial success with the film, Christian Brothers. She also acted in the Tamil movie, ‘ Kanchana’, which was released both in Telugu and Tamil. The film brought her closer to the Telugu audience. She acted in Adhinayakudu, Balupu, but she was not successful in Telugu as she was in Tamil and Malayalam. So, she is continuing her Tamil and Malayalam films. She is a highly demanded actress in Kollywood these days. In 2015, her 3 films- Bangalore Days, Sowcarpet, and Oru Ticket la Rendu- are yet to be released.
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Model-turned -actress Raai Lakshmi was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. She made her debut in the Tamil film, Karka Kasadara (2005) . Before appearing in movies, she appeared in numerous TV advertisements. In addition to acting, she had a successful career as a model, becoming the face of many cosmetics and jewelry brands too.
She has always wanted to make her career in cinema. With legends such as Mammootty and Mohanlal, she had done nearly 10 films, all of which became hits. She also paired with Ajith and Vikram in Kollywood. Dhaam Dhoom (Tamil), still remains her best film till date. Her real breakthrough came in Dhaam Dhoom, where she was the second heroine, and her character as Aarthi was appreciated. She played the role of a lawyer. This role pushed Raai Lakshmi into the spotlight.
She even acted in Kannada films. Overall, she has acted in nearly 50 movies, and has a few more prestigious projects that are in the pipeline. After ‘ Mynaa’ and ‘Sattai’, she will be appearing in the tri-lingual film, which has been titled as ‘Sowcarpet’ in Tamil, ‘Begum Beta’ in Telugu and ‘Tantra Shakthi’ in Hindi.
She will be making her cameo (guest appearance) debut in Murugadoss’ Hindi film, ‘ Akira’, which has Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. As a young girl in Belgaum, Karnataka, she always dreamt of working in cinema. In order to make her dream come true, she left for Mumbai by selling her own gold chain to join yesteryear actress, Padmini Kolhapure’s acting school. Seeing her stubbornness to get into films, her parents finally let her make a career in cinema. This Karnataka girl is the latest flick of South Indian cinema. She is now one of the most sought-after-actress in Southern cinema. She will be also seen in Arabian Safari (Malayalam), Aranmanai (Tamil) and Irumbu Kuthirai (Tamil). She has decided to take up some very good projects in the future as well.
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Lakshmi Raai is an actress and model, born in a Kshatriya family, and was raised in Belgaum, Karnataka. Lakshmi ventured into films with her debut movie, Karka Kasadara, in 2005. She then appeared in several films in the following years such as Nenjai Thodu, Dharmapuri, and Kundakka Mandakka. She started taking on more serious roles in films such as that in Velli Thirai and Dhaam Dhoom. All of the above films were in Tamil.
She made her debut into Malayalam cinema in 2007 with the movie, Rock & Roll. Annan Thambi, Evidam Swargmanu, Chattambinadu and 2 Harihar Nagar were her following films. She received immense appreciation for her performance in most films. In 2009, she acted in three Tamil films, namely, Muthirai, Naan Avanillai 2 and Vaamanan. 2010 also saw three of her films. Her first release in 2011 - Christian Brothers- was a super hit at the box office. She then acted in a Tamil comic-horror film titled ‘Kanchana’, and an action-thriller titled, ‘ Mankatha’. Both were well received by the audience. Aranmanal and Irumbu Kuthirai were released in 2014 in Tamil, whereas Shrungara was in Kannada, and Rajadhi Raja was in Malayalam.
She worked on two Malayalam films in 2015 and three more Tamil films in the same year. She also signed two Hindi films and one Telugu film. She received Best Actor in a Negative Role for her performance in Mankatha, and the Stylish Star of South Indian Cinema - Female, in 2012 - SIIMA.
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