Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli is a well-known Tamil actress who reigns both in Tamil Television and Film industries simultaneously. Like many other successful actors, she too started her acting career from the theatre, but not exactly by acting on stage. She worked full time for an English Theatre company named Evam, from where she was chosen for a Tamil film.
Lakshmi Priyaa originally hails from a Tamil Brahmin family of orthodox culture, where no one thinks of taking up acting as a career. She too completed her studies and achieved Master’s degree in Human Resources from Madras School of Social Work and joined a corporate company in Chennai as a HR professional. Even initially she joined the theatre group only as management personnel, but later on developed interest for acting when she was offered a role in a Tamil film. She was also a good sports person from very early stage of her life and played cricket in national level and became a national champion in Ultimate Frisbee as well.
The acting career of Lakshmi Priyaa started with the film ‘
Mundhinam Paartheney’, directed by
Magizh Thirumeni who selected her for a short supporting role there. She carried on with her full-time job till she got multiple offers for roles in films and in a television serial too. She played the short role of the wife of a character named ‘
Saravanan’ in the Tamil film ‘
Gouravam’. But she got her first lead role in the film ‘
Sutta Kadhai’, where she played the role of a bold tribal girl named ‘Silanthi’ and this film earned her enough acclamation from the common audiences and also from film critics. She also played the role of ‘Zaina’ in the film ‘
Angels’. But her debut TV show is ‘
Dharmayutham’, where she plays the important role of a lawyer in a legal firm. This popular serial started from August 2012 and is still aired on Star Vijay TV channel in weekends and is directed by A.L. Abinandran.
Now Lakshmi Priyaa’s next film ‘Kallapadam’ is waiting to be released soon and it was directed by a debutant director Vadivel.