Sreelakshmi Sreekumar is a popular actress who is the daughter of popular Malayalam actor
. Her mother is Kala. Kala is also an actress who has acted in a few Malayalam films such as News, Iniyum Kurukshethram, Peruvannapurathhe Visheshangal and Dasharatham, and some more. Though Kala and Jagathy divorced, Jagathy cared for his daughter Sreelakshmi well. Sreelakshmi Sreekumar entered the film industry through the film Iyer in Pakistan. This film featured Fahadh Fazil. Sreelakshmi has got this chance of acting at the young age of 17. Her father, Jagathy, is not interested in bringing his daughter into the cinema industry.
Jagathy's dream is to make his daughter an IAS officer. But Sreelakshmi's dream is to become an actress. The film is offered to her by her family friend Aroma Mani. After long hesitation, she accepted the movie with her dad's permission. She wanted to fulfill her father's wish and hence rejected the opportunity to play in . Sreelakshmi Sreekumar has also compeered a few TV shows too. Some of them are Isaimazhai and Plus Events, which are telecasted in Asianet Plus. Her latest ventures in Malayalam film industry are
, Karanavar and Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan.
Sreelakshmi Sreekumar is a prominent anchor and actress in the Malayalam entertainment industry. She was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on May 11, 1995. Her parents are Sreekumar and Kala. Her father Jagathy Sreekumar is an Indian actor, filmmaker, and vocalist. He is recognized as one of the most influential actors and best comedians in Malayalam cinema history, having acted in over 1500 Malayalam films during his four-decade career. Her mother, Kala, is Sreekumar's third wife and is a former actress seen in movies like 'Iniyum Oru Kurukshethram,' 'Dasharadham,' 'News,' and 'Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal.'
Her paternal grandfather was the late Jagathy N. K. Achary, an acclaimed dramatist and writer. Sreelakshmi completed her schooling at Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School in Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Since her childhood, Sreelakshmi was passionate about classical dance and was trained in it. She has won several accolades in classical dance contests at the high school and college levels. Even though she had several acting opportunities during her school years, her father was not very keen on letting her take up a career in acting. Her father wanted to make her an IAS officer, and after completing her SSLC, she began attending coaching classes for the civil services examination.
But she eventually went on to work as an anchor in the entertainment business. She has served as the host of several well-known award shows and television reality programs like '
,' 'Plus Events,' and '
Comedy Super Nite
.' She was offered a part in Sathyan Anthikkad's 2011 film 'Snehaveedu' starring Mohanlal, but she turned it down. In 2015, she made her acting debut with the Malayalam comedy movie 'Iyer in Pakistan' directed by Fazal. The movie had an impressive line-up of actors, including
, Sanusha, Siddique, and
. She was the lead actress in 'Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan' directed by Fazil Mohammed.
The film also featured
and Pratap Pothen. She also appeared in "Kranthi," "Karanavar," and "Odum Raja Adum Rani," among other films. She participated in the Malayalam reality television show
in 2018 and was one of the popular contestants of that season. Sreelakshmi Sreekumar married her long-time beau Jijin Jahangir on November 17, 2019, at the Lulu Bolgatty convention center in Kochi, Kerala. Jijin is a commercial pilot based in Dubai, UAE.