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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Pavithra Lokesh

Pavithra Lokesh is a popular South Indian Actress born on 19th February. She is the daughter of yesteryear actor Mysore Lokesh, who has acted in about 300 Kannada movies. She also has a brother named Adi Lokesh who has acted in several Kannada movies. She got married in 2008 to Suchendra Prasad. The couple has a son named Viskrutha. She entered into movies at the age of 16. After her father had passed away, she was given the offer to act in a movie as a heroine, and she agreed. She did several other movies in the lead role which were not big hits and at some point of time she felt that acting was not her cup of tea and decided to focus on her studies. However, things changed when she got a small role in a movie which went on to be a block buster hit. Since then she has only focused on acting without worrying about the length of the role. She is originally from Mysore and was finding it difficult to be traveling to Bangalore quite often. After completing her graduation, she made a conscious decision to move completely to Bangalore to concentrate on her career in acting. Now that she is acting in Telugu movies as well, she is shuffling between Bangalore and Hyderabad. She has also informed that she liked Hyderabad as the people she was working with were very professional and treated her well. After completing her studies, she was working in a company in Bangalore, which she quit later as she found the 9 AM to 5 PM job monotonous. She had a lot of dreams like completing MBA, becoming an IAS officer and much more. However, there were many deviations in her choices, and she ended up being an actress. However, she has no complaints as she gets to do new things every day as per the various roles are given to her.  Another Version Of Pavithra Lokesh: Pavithra Lokesh is a Kannada actor, who works in south Indian film industry. She is from Mysore. Pavitra Lokesh started working when she was sixteen, her father Mysore Lokesh who is a noted film actor with over 300 Kannada movies to his credit in his career. She did many art films, including Girish Kasaravalli's films. She has won State awards and National Film Awards. Pavitra Lokesh simultaneously started doing commercial films. She worked for a year in a company in Bangalore before coming into film industry. Her Kannada serial became a huge and was remade it in Telugu for ETV and that is how she was introduced to the big screen. Some of the movies in which she acted Yajamaana, orange, Naayi Neralu, Akash, Nayi Neralu are Ulta Palta, Veera Madakari, Prasthanam, Home Science, Dangura, Rose. She is the choice of Telugu directors when it comes to casting a beautiful woman for a mother role in Telugu movies. Pavitra Lokesh turned heroine at the age of 21 in Kannada movies. She did dozens of Kannada films that went unnoticed by many movie lovers. Later she got the chance to act as a mother and sister-in-law in in Telugu movies. Prasthanam and actor Siddharth's movie ‘Baava’ has given a big break in the film industry. She has a brother name Adi Lokesh, who is also known for negative roles in Kannada film industry.

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