Raai Laxmi Biography – an Indian Actress and Malayali Model

Lakshmi Rai, professionally credited as Raai Laxmi, is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.

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Real Name: Lakshmi Rai
Profession: Indian actress
Birthplace: Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Known as: Model
Age: 33

Lakshmi Rai, professionally credited as Raai Laxmi, is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi languages.

Raai Laxmi Biography
Raai Laxmi Biography
Raai Laxmi Biography
Lakshmi Raibagi

5 May 1989 (Age 33)

Belgaum, Karnataka, India
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2005–present

Early life

Raai Laxmi was born in Belgaum, Karnataka to Ram Rai and Manjula Rai. She belongs to the Saurashtrian Kutchi community.

Many people search for Lakshmi Raai’s husband’s name but she is not yet married and her marital status is single. Also, although there are many rumors circulating about her relationship and boyfriend, she has not confirmed it yet.

Raai Laxmi Biography
Raai Laxmi Biography

Acting career

Early career (2005–2010)

In 2005, Laxmi made her film debut in the Tamil-language Karka Kasadara after director R. V. Udayakumar saw her performance in the Kannada short film Valmiki. Subsequently, she appeared in a number of Tamil films, including the comedy film Kundakka Mandakka (2005) opposite R. Parthiban, Perarasu’s action-masala flick Dharmapuri (2006) and the romance film Nenjai Thodu (2007).

In 2008, she began working in more serious films such as the drama film Velli Thirai, in which she played herself, and the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom, directed by Jeeva. She received positive feedback for her portrayal of a lawyer in the latter. A review from Behindwoods wrote: “The latter (Raai Laxmi) sizzles even as she is supposed to play the court professional who is caught in the web of smuggling drugs”. She won her first Filmfare Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.

She made her debut in Malayalam in 2007, starring in Rock n’ Roll, opposite Mohanlal. She followed it up with several successful films such as Annan Thampi (2008), 2 Harihar Nagar (2009), Evidam Swargamanu (2009) opposite Mohanlal, and Chattambinadu (2009) opposite Mammootty. She appeared in three Tamil films in 2009, MuthiraiVaamanan, and Naan Avanillai 2.

In Vaamanan (2009), she played a glamorous supermodel. In 2010, she was seen in three films. She made special appearances during song sequences in two of them, In Ghost House Inn and Pen Singam, and portrayed a cowgirl in the Tamil film Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam.

Public Recognition and Success (2011–2014)

Raai Lakshmi’s first 2011 release was Christian Brothers. Her next two films were Tamil projects, the comedy horror Kanchana and the Venkat Prabhu-directed action thriller Mankatha, starring Ajith Kumar. She played a negative character in the latter, which was received positively by critics. Following Kanchana‘s success, she was signed on to reprise the role in its Kannada remake, Kalpana (2012). Her 2014 films were Irumbu Kuthirai, Aranmanai in Tamil and RajadhiRaja in Malayalam.

Recent work (2016–present)

In 2016, she signed two Tamil films, Bangalore Naatkal and Sowkarpettai. After a brief gap, she performed her second item number opposite Pawan Kalyan in his Telugu film Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016). She debuted a Hindi film Akira.

She signed to perform her fourth item number with Chiranjeevi in his 150th film Khaidi No. 150 (2017), and later in Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017) in Tamil with Raghava Lawrence. Raai Laxmi portrayed the lead role in her second Hindi film Julie 2 (2017).

In 2018, she made her comeback to Malayalam cinema with the Mammootty starrer Oru Kuttanadan Blog.

In 2019, she starred in horror movies Where Is the Venkatalakshmi in Telugu and then Neeya 2 in Tamil which were failures. She also starred in the Bollywood film, Officer Arjun Singh IPS Batch 2000.

Raai_Laxmi with MS Dhoni
Raai Laxmi with MS Dhoni

Filmography (Raai Laxmi Biography)


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
List of Raai Laxmi film credits
Year Title Role(s) Language Notes
2005 Karka Kasadara Anjali Tamil Tamil debut
Kanchanamala Cable TV Sireesha / Kanchanamala Telugu Telugu debut
Kundakka Mandakka Roopa Tamil
Valmiki Lakshmi Deshpande Kannada Kannada debut
2006 Neeku Naaku Saranya Telugu
Dharmapuri Valarmathy Tamil
2007 Nenjai Thodu Aishwarya Tamil
Rock n’ Roll Daya Sreenivas Malayalam Malayalam debut
Snehana Preethina Lakshmi Kannada
2008 Velli Thirai Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
Annan Thampi Thenmozhi Malayalam
Minchina Ota Lakshmi Kannada
Parunthu Rakhi Malayalam
Ragasiya Snehithane Jennifer Tamil
Dhaam Dhoom Aarthi Chinappa Tamil
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Maya / Christina Honai / Serina Malayalam
Muthirai Kavya Tamil
Vaamanan Pooja Tamil
Naan Avanillai 2 Deepa Tamil
Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali Charanya Tamil
Chattambinadu Gouri Malayalam
Ividam Swargamanu Adv. Sunitha Malayalam
2010 In Ghost House Inn Serina Malayalam Special appearance in the song “Ole Ole”
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Pakki Tamil
Pen Singam Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song “Adi Aadi Asaiyum Edupu”
2011 Christian Brothers Sofia Malayalam
Kanchana Priya Tamil
Mankatha Sona Tamil
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Meenakshy Thampuran,
Manasi Thampuran
2012 Casanovva Hana Malayalam
Mayamohini Maya / Katrina Malayalam
Adhinayakudu Deepthi Telugu
Kalpana Priya Kannada
Thaandavam Geetha Tamil
2013 Attahasa Vijetha Vasisht Kannada Guest appearance
Onbadhule Guru Sanjana Tamil
Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Fouzia Hassan IPS Malayalam
Balupu Herself Telugu Special appearance in the song “Lucky Lucky Rai”
2014 Irumbu Kuthirai Christina Tamil
RajadhiRaja Radha Malayalam
Aranmanai Maya Tamil
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Lakshmi Tamil
Sowkarpettai Maya Tamil
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Herself Telugu Special appearance in the song “Tauba Tauba”
Akira Maya Hindi Hindi debut
2017 Khaidi No. 150 Herself Telugu Special appearance in the song “Ratthaalu”
Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song “Hara Hara Mahadevaki”
Julie 2 Julie Hindi
2018 Oru Kuttanadan Blog Sreejaya Malayalam
2019 Where Is the Venkatalakshmi Venkatalakshmi Telugu
Neeya 2 Malar / Nagaraani Tamil
Officer Arjun Singh IPS Batch 2000 Durga Dayal Singh Hindi
2021 Mirugaa Lakshmi Tamil
Jhansi I.P.S Jhansi I.P.S Kannada
Cinderella Thulasi / Akira Tamil Dual role
2022 The Legend Herself Tamil Special appearance in the song “Vaadi Vaasal”
2023 Bholaa Hindi
Anandha BhairaviFilms that have not yet been released TBA Telugu Filming
Gangster 21Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming
Raai Laxmi Biography
Raai Laxmi Biography

Television (Raai Laxmi Biography)

List of Raai Laxmi television credits
Year Title Role Language Channel Notes
2009 Anu Alavum Baiyamillai 2 Host Tamil Vijay TV Reality show
2015 Star Challenge Contestant Malayalam Flowers TV
2020 Poison 2 Sara Hindi ZEE5 Web series
Bigg Boss (Telugu season 4) Guest Telugu Star Maa Reality show
2021 Comedy Stars Season 3 Celebrity Judge Malayalam Asianet

Awards and Nominations (Raai Laxmi Biography)

List of Raai Laxmi awards and nominations
Year Award Category Film Result
2009 Asianet Film Awards Most Popular Actress Evidam Swargamanu Won
2009 Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Nominated
2011 Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Mankatha Nominated
2012 South Indian International Movie Awards Stylish Star of South Indian Cinema Won

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