Lakshmi Rai initially worked as a model before entering the film industry. Lakshmirai modeled in several ads such as Sylcon Footwears, Josco Jewelers and Emmanuel Silks. Lakshmi made her acting debut in 2004 in the Tamil film Karka Kasadara opposite Vikranth. Subsequently she appeared in a number of Tamil films, including the comedy film Kundakka Mandakka (2004) alongside R. Parthiban, Perarasu’s Dharmapuri (2006) opposite Vijayakanth, and Nenjai Thodu (2007). In 2008, she finally got noticed as she starred in the films Velli Thirai, which was a moderate success, and the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom, which brought her high critical acclaim. Lakshmi’s portrayal of Aarthi Ponappa, a lawyer, was widely appreciated, which eventually resulted in her first Filmfare Award nomination in the category for Best Supporting Actress.
However, she became more popular and gained more success in Kerala, appearing in Malayalam-language films. She made her debut in Malayalam in 2007, starring in Rock N Roll. She followed it up with some highly successful films like 2 Harihar Nagar, Ividam Swargamanu and Chattambinadu, regularly acting alongside Malayalam acting legends Mohan Lal and Mammootty. She is currently working on four Malayalam films and one Tamil film.
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