Name- Raai Laxmi
Date of Birth- 5 May 1989
Age- 31 years(as in 2020)
Mother- Manjula Rai
Father- Ram Rai
Sister– Ashwin Rai and Reshma Rai
Marital Status/Marriage- Unmarried
Height- 5’9 approx.
Weight- 59kg approx.
Net Worth- N/A
Raai Laxmi Biography
Raai Laxmi is an Indian actress and model. She is primarily known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada industry. Born on 5 May 1989, she completed her education from Bangalore, India. The actress rose to fame for her work in Kundakka Mandakka (2005) opposite R. Parthiban, Perarasu’s action-masala flick Dharmapuri (2006), and the romantic flick Nenjai Thodu (2007). Post this, she did few serious movies including Velli Thirai, for which she received positive feedbacks and was loved by the audience and critics. But it was her movie “Christian Brothers” which made her the household star. She got lots of praise and in no time became one of the top actresses of the South industry. She has millions of followers on her Instagram account from all over the world who loves her immensely for her looks, acting skills and other talents.
Facts About Raai Laxmi
- Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Prabhas, and Leonardo DiCaprio are her Favorite Actors.
- Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit and Priyanami are her Favorite Actresses.
- Priyadarshan and S. Shankar are her Favorite Directors.
- Austria, Maldives, Goa and Paris are her Favorite Destinations.
- Cricket is her Favorite Sports.
- Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are her Favorite Cricketers.
- Dancing and Travelling are her Favorite Hobbies.
- She was always aspired to make her career in the industry and has worked as a child artist in few ads commercial.
- When she was studying in school, actress Padmini Kolhapure was invited to her school where she announced about her new acting school, which made laxmi to think of making her career in the acting field.
- Eventually her parents were not happy about her decision of becoming an actress but she convinced her family and joined an acting course to hone her acting skills.
- In 2003 and 2004, she won Miss Belgaum title twice and Miss Karnataka title as well, after which she discontinued her studies and gave focus to her acting career only.
- Finally in 2006, she made her acting debut with movie “Karka Kasadara” after director of the movie got impressed by her acting skills in a short movie.
- Her career was full of ups and downs during the initial phase of her struggle as any of her movies were not doing good at the box office.
- Though after doing 14 movies, she finally got her breakthrough role with movie “Dhoom Dhoom” where she played the role of lawyer.
- In 2011, she appeared in movie “Christian Brothers” which was a huge commercial success at the box office making her the household name.
- Over the years, she made it to the list of one of the top actresses of the South industry.
- She has worked in different languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, etc.
- Other than movies, she has also appeared in few item songs including Lucky Lucky opposite actor Ravi Teja.
- Her real name is Lakshmi Rai but she changed it to Raai Laxmi in 2014 on numerical suggestions.
Raai Laxmi Family
She was born in Belagavi, Bangalore, Karnataka into a middle class Hindu family. Her father name is Ram Rai and mother name is Manjula Rai. She has two sisters named Ashwin Rai and Reshma Rai. The actress shares close bond with her family and often shares amazing pictures with them on her Instagram account. She has made her family proud by being one of the known actresses of the south industry.
Raai Laxmi Boyfriend/ Husband
She is currently single and focusing on her career. However earlier, she has been linked with several popular celebrities. In 2008, she was linked with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The rumors of them dating started making the rounds after they were spotted together for few times. However to put an end to those rumors, she said that she was dating a businessmen and will tie the knot with him in next 2 years. Later in 2014, she was linked with another cricketer Sreesanth after they were seen hugging each other in some viral photos. But that also was a rumor as none of them have talked about it. After him, she was linked with actor Vikram Singh but the two broke up mutually after dating for some time. Currently, the actress is single and said in an interview that, “She has had many love failures”.
Raai Laxmi Career/ Movies
She started her career at the age of 16 with Tamil movie Karka Kasadara in 2005. Eventually she got the role after director R. V. Udayakumar had been impressed with her performance in a short film titled Valmiki. Post that, she did number of movies including Kundakka Mandakka, Dharmapuri, Nenjai Thodu, but was not getting even recognition she deserved. Then in 2008, she started working in more serious movies like Velli Thirai, Dhaam Dhoom, etc. and got some positive feedbacks for her acting skills by the critics. Following this, she continued working hard and gave several successful films such as Annan Thambi, 2 Harihar Nagar (2009), Evidam Swargamanu (2009) opposite Mohanlal, and Chattambinadu (2009) opposite Mammootty.
Her career’s turning point came after she did movie Christian Brothers which was a big hit at the box office. Later, her next two Tamil projects “Kanchana” and “Mankatha” also worked well at the office giving her immense popularity and fame on the work front. Since then there is no looking back for her and she has given many hits at the box office. With her dedication, hard work and passion for acting, she has made it to the list of top actresses of the South industry. Here is the list of movies she has been part of:
Year Movies Role(s) Language
2005 Karka Kasadara Anjali Tamil
2005 Kanchanamala Cable TV Kanchana Telugu
2005 Kundakka Mandakka Roopa Tamil
2005 Valmiki Roopa Kannada
2006 Neeku Naaku Saranya Telugu
2006 Dharmapuri Valarmathy Tamil
2007 Nenjai Thodu Asihwarya Tamil
2007 Rock N' Roll Daya Sreenivas Malayalam
2007 Snehana Preethina Lakshmi Kannada
2008 Velli Thirai Herself Tamil
2008 Annan Thambi Thenmozhi Malayalam
2008 Minchina Ota Lakshmi Kannada
2008 Parunthu Rakhi Malayalam
2008 Ragasiya Snehithane Jennifer Tamil
2008 Dhaam Dhoom Aarthi Chinappa Tamil
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Maya/Christina Honai/Serina Malayalam
2009 Muthirai Kavya Tamil
2009 Vaamanan Pooja Tamil
2009 Naan Avanillai 2 Deepa Tamil
2009 Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali Charanya Tamil
2009 Chattambinadu Gouri Malayalam
2009 Evidam Swargamanu Advocate Sunitha Malayalam
2010 In Ghost House Inn Maya/Christina Honai/Serina Malayalam
2010 Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Pakki Tamil
2010 Pen Singam Herself Tamil
2011 Christian Brothers Sofia Malayalam
2011 Kanchana Priya Tamil
2011 Mankatha Sona Tamil
2011 Oru Marubhoomikkadha Meenakshy Thampuran, Malayalam
2012 Casanovva Hana Malayalam
2012 Mayamohini Maya Malayalam
2012 Adhinayakudu Deepthi Telugu
2012 Kalpana Priya Kannada
2012 Thaandavam Geetha Tamil
2013 Vana Yuddham Vijetha Vasisht Tamil
2013 Onbadhule Guru Sanjana Tamil
2013 Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Fouzia Hassan IPS Malayalam
2013 Balupu Herself Telugu
2014 Irumbu Kuthirai Christina Tamil
2014 Rajadhi Raja Radha Malayalam
2014 Aranmanai Maya Tamil
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Lakshmi Tamil
2016 Sowkarpettai Maya Tamil
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Herself Telugu
2016 Akira Maya Hindi
2017 Khaidi No. 150 Herself Telugu
2017 Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Herself Tamil
2017 Julie 2 Julie Hindi
2018 Oru Kuttanadan Blog Sreejaya Malayalam
2019 Where Is The Venkatalakshmi Venkatalakshmi Telugu
2019 Neeya 2 Malar/ Naharani Tamil
2019 Officer Arjun Singh IPS Batch 2000 Herself Hindi
Lakshmi Rai Awards
The actress has won several awards for her performances in the movies. Here are few:
- 2008- Won Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year – Rock N’ Roll.
- 2010- Won Asianet Most Popular Actress Award – Evidam Swargamanu.
- 2012- Won 1st South Indian International Movie Awards for Stylish Star of South Indian Cinema – Female.
- Based on poll by Times of India, she won “Best Actor Award in a Negative Role – Female” for Mankatha.
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