Lakshmi Menon
Lakshmi Menon

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Lakshmi Menon (born 19 May 1996) is an Indian actress, who mainly appears in Tamil films. After making her acting debut in a supporting role in the Malayalam film Raghuvinte Swantham Raziya (2011), she played the female lead in her debut Tamil film Kumki in 2012.Sundarapandian, as well as her next three Tamil releases, were commercial successes and she was labelled as "the fastest rising star in Tamil cinema" by Sify. She is a winner of Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South in 2013. She has also received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her roles in Sundarapandian and Kumki.

Early life

Menon was born to Malayali parents Ramakrishnan, a Dubai based artist, and Usha Menon, a dance teacher from Kochi.

Career

In 2011, Malayalam director Vinayan, who saw her during Bharatanatyam telecast, cast her in his film Raghuvinte Swantham Raziya. She was in her eight grade when she acted in the film. Soon after, she played the lead along with Vineeth in another Malayalam film titled Ideal Couple, directed by Ali Akbar. After she began acting in Malayalam cinema, she was featured on the cover of a magazine and it caught the attention of director Prabu Solomon, who cast her in Kumki opposite Vikram Prabhu. Watching her performance, director Prabhakaran offered her the lead role in Sundarapandian opposite M. Sasikumar, which released before Kumki and marked her Tamil debut. After acting with Sasikumar again in Kutti Puli, she was seen as a demure school teacher Malar in Suseenthiran's action-drama film Pandianadu, which co-starred Vishal. All her four Tamil films, released in a span of one year, were box office hits.In Naan Sigappu Manithan saw her pairing up with Vishal again. She acted in two Tamil films, Manja Pye with Vimal and Jigarthanda with Siddharth in 2014. She completed Sippai with Gautham Karthik, and Komban had hit the screens and got her a good name for her role Palani ammal. On 10 November, her movie Vedalam movie was released in which she portrayed the role of sister for Ajith Kumar and she was well praised by the critics for the performance in that movie. In 2016 she did a movie named Miruthan with Jayam Ravi which was the first Tamil zombie movie, released on 19 February and garnered good reviews with a very good opening and with Vijay Sethupathi in Rekka. The next project Pulikkuthi Pandi (2021) is Lakshmi Menon's third film under M. Muthaiah's direction, and the film will also mark the actress comeback on big screens after four years.

As singer

Year Film Song Composer Lyricist Co Singer 2014 Oru Oorla Rendu Raja "Kukkuru Kukkuru" D. Imman Eknaath Sathyan 2015 Saagasam "Desi Girl Desi Girl" S. Thaman Madhan Karky Silambarasan Kuzhambi "Oh Coffee Penne" Rama Subramanian .R Ko Sesha
Source: Wikipedia

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Lakshmi Menon Filmography

Rekka
Yamapasam
Miruthan
Vedalam
Komban
Jigarthanda
Indrudu
Manjapai
Sippai
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