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Lakshmi Menon (born 19 May 1996) is an Indian film actress, who mainly appears in Tamil films along with Malayalam 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 Sundarapandian in 2012.[2] 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.[3]She received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her roles in Sundarapandian and Kumki.[4]

Lakshmi Menon
Lakshmi Menon at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013.jpg
Lakshmi Menon at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013
Born (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 23)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress, dancer, singer and model
Years active2012–present
Home townKerala,
India

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Early lifeEdit

Lakshmi Menon, born to Malayali parents Ramakrishnan, a Dubai based artist and Usha Menon, a dance teacher, is from Kochi.[5]

CareerEdit

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.[6] Soon after, she played the lead along with Vineeth in another Malayalam film titled Ideal Couple, directed by Ali Akbar.[7] 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.[8] After acting with Sasikumar again in Kutti Puli, she was seen as a demure school teacher Malar in Suseenthiran's action-drama film Pandianadu,[9] which co-starred Vishal.[10] All her four Tamil films, released in a span of one year, were box office hits.[11]

In Naan Sigappu Manithan saw her pairing up with Vishal again.[12] She acted in two Tamil films, Manja Pye with Vimal and Jigarthanda with Siddharth in 2014.[13] She completed Sippai with Gautham Karthik,[14] and Komban had hit the screens and got her a good name for her role Palani ammal. On November 10, 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. Currently in 2016 she has done a movie named Miruthan with Jayam Ravi which is the first Tamil zombie movie released on Feb 19th has garned good reviews and very good opening and with Vijay Sethupathi in Rekka. She is making a movie with Prabhu Deva in Yung Mung Sung.

FilmographyEdit

As actressEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2011 Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya Priya Malayalam Supporting role
2012 Ideal Couple Shanthi Malayalam Supporting role
Sundarapandian Archana Tamil First film as female lead
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South
Kumki Alli Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2013 Kutti Puli Bharathy Tamil
Pandianadu Malarvizhi Chidambaram Tamil
2014 Naan Sigappu Manithan Meera Tamil
Manjapai Karthika Tamil
Jigarthanda Kayalvizhi Tamil
Avatharam Manimeghala Malayalam
2015 Komban Palani Kombaiah Pandian Tamil
Vedalam Tamizh Tamil
2016 Miruthan Renuka Tamil
Rekka Bharathi Tamil
2019 Yung Mung Sung  Yamuna Tamil Filming

As singerEdit

Year Film Song Composer Notes
2014 Oru Oorla Rendu Raja "Kukkuru Kukkuru" D. Imman [15]
2015 Saagasam "Desi Girl" S. Thaman With Silambarasan
2015 Kuzhambi "Oh Coffee Penne" Ramasubramanian.R

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lakshmi Menon celebrates her 17th b'day!". Sify.com. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The S Man". The Hindu. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Lakshmi Menon is back in Malayalam". Sify.com. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. ^ "TN Govt. announces Tamil Film Awards for six years". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Lakshmi Menon's huge crush". Deccan Chronicle. 21 August 2012. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Woman – Child: The Lakshmi Menon Interview". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ Shilpa Nair Anand (30 November 2012). "New face, new promise". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ "A balancing act". The Hindu. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Pandiya Nadu movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Lakshmi pairs with Vishal in next". The Times of India. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Lakshmi Menon's lucky streak continues". Sify.com. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Lakshmi Menon gets the cream of roles!". Sify.com. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Lakshmi Menon to have two releases in May!". Sify.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Gautham Karthik's pairs with Lakshmi Menon". The Times of India. TNN. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  15. ^ http://www.nowrunning.com/lakshmi-menon-turns-singer-for-oru-oorla-/96594/story.htm
  16. ^ "Norway Tamil Film Festival 2013". Sify.com. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.

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