Lissy Lakshmi
Lissy Lakshmi

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Lissy (born 3 February 1967) is an Indian actress, who appeared predominantly in Malayalam films. She has also acted in few Tamil and Telugu films. She made her cinematic debut in 1982 with Malayalam film, Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam. Her notable roles includes Odaruthammava Aalariyam (1984), Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985), Boeing Boeing (1985), Thalavattom (1986), Vikram (1986) and Chithram (1988). Lissy was a leading actress of Malayalam in 80's and has acted in almost 100 films in a time span of 10 years.

Early life

Lissy was born as the only child to Nellikaattil Pappachan (Varkey) and Aleyamma at Pazhanganad, Pukkattupadi, Kochi in Kerala. Her parents got divorced when she was very young and she was brought up by her mother Aleyamma. Lissy did her studies at St. Teresa's School and College. She started her career at the age of 16 when she was studying for pre-university degree. She had to discontinue her studies to concentrate on her career.

Career

Her debut into films happened in the early '80s and in a short period of time, she became one of the top heroines of the time. Though Lissy had paired with almost all the top heroes of the eighties, it was along with Mohanlal and Mukesh, that she was able to create magic on screen. Even at the peak of her career, she acted as sister roles, the girl next door, and as the heroine's friend. Known for her stunning and mesmerizing looks, she was able to grab the hearts of viewers. Along with Malayalam films, Lissy also had appeared in several Tamil, and Telugu films. Lissy is most remembered for her roles in Chithram, Thalavattom, Odaruthammava Alariyam, Mutharamkunnu P.O. and Boeing Boeing. As she stated in an interview with manam magazine she was introduced to Tamil films by Kamal Haasan as his heroine in his home production, Vikram.

Personal life

She fell in love with the noted film director Priyadarshan, and married him on 13 December 1990. After marriage, Lissy gave up acting and adopted the name Lakshmi for religious reasons. After the birth of their son, Lissy converted to Hindu religion from Catholicism.Lissy filed for divorce on 1 December 2014 in a Chennai family court and was divorced on 1 September 2016, after 26 years of marriage.
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