Surabhi Lakshmi hails from the town of Narikunni in Kozhikode, Kerala. Having passed her BA in Bharathanatyam, with a first rank from the Kaladii Sree Sankaracharya College; she has also completed her MA in Theatre Arts, with a passion for the theatre. She was part of Suvarna Theatre’s award winning play “Yakshikathakalum Naattuvarthamanangalum” which won her the Kerala Sahitya Nataka Academy’s Best Actress Award.
Surabhi caught the attention of the mainstream movie directors after her win in the reality show “Best Actor” in Amritha TV in 2008. Following this, she has performed in several films including the following: Thirakkatha, Gulmohar, Katha Thudarunnu, Pakal Nakshatrangal, Kancheepurathe Kalyanam, Housefull, Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal, Njanum Ente Familiyum, among others.
She currently plays a major character in the hit TV serial
on the Media One channel.
Surabhi has professed to loving theatre more than her blink-and-miss roles in the main stream cinema. Although her first love is theatre, she is currently gaining significant popularity for her performances in the Mazhavil Manorama channel soap, Kadhayile Rajakumari by K. K. Rajeev.
While the actress has portrayed serious roles and characters, her sense of humour is excellent, being able to handle jests from her colleagues about her small town upbringing. She recalls with fondness and excitement, her journey from Nirakunni, to receiving the Kerala Sangeet Natak Academy award, to the reality show and finally the silver and large screen, and talks fondly of her family, wistfully wishing “Unfortunately, my father isn’t alive to see it all.”