Advani Lakshmi Devi is a well-known veteran actress of the Kannada film industry. She has been a part of the film industry for more than 50 years now. She has portrayed many roles such as that of Mother, Vamp, Lead and even Grandmother in some of her films. She has performed in more than 50 films at least. She has a daughter named
, who is also an actress. She too has performed in many Kannada movies and is best known for her roles opposite Dr. Rajkumar in films like Yaarivanu, Haalu Jenu, Eradu Nakshatragalu, etc.
Advani Lakshmi Devi started working as an actress in the year 1956 where she worked in a film titled “Bhakta Vijaya” which was the story of a devotee named Vijaya. The film also received an award for being the “Best Feature Film in Kannada”. After that, there was no looking back for Lakshmi Devi. She featured in films like “Gandhada Gudi” and “Sri Srinivasa Kalyana”, where she played the role of a mother and everyone remembers her for that role. Her filmography includes films like “Shukradese” which was about good fortune, “Mangala Suthra” about marriages in India during the 50s, “Mane Thumbida Hennu” about the married life of a woman and so on. She also played the role of Seete in the 1960 film named “Dashavathara”. Her film “Gandhada Gudi” of 1973 had a sequel made in 1994 titled “Gandhada Gudi Part 2”.
She had a versatile career in the film industry for many roles that she has portrayed. She was cast as the film lead i.e. leading protagonist, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and a grandmother too. She has performed all her roles with dedication and is popular for them till date. Her last movie was “Gandhada Gudi-2” in the year of 1994. After that, she made a comeback as an actress in the year 2003 with her movie “Kutumba”. She is often confused with another actress named M.N. Lakshmi Devi, who is also a star veteran Kannada film actress with a career spanning over 60 years and having 600 films to her credit.