Manchu Lakshmi at the 60th Filmfare Awards South
|Born||Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna
8 October 1977
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Actress, Television hostess, Producer|
Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, credited as Lakshmi Manchu, is an Indian film actress, singer, model, producer and a television host. She studied in the US and appeared in a couple of American television shows and films and later continued acting in Indian films, mostly in Telugu cinema. She also produces films under the banners of Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures and Manchu Entertainment and has hosted talk shows in Telugu television.
Lakshmi Manchu is the only daughter of actor Mohan Babu and Vidya Devi. She has two younger brothers, Manchu Vishnu and Manchu Manoj. She has graduated with a Bachelors in Theater from Oklahoma City University.
She acted and became known through her role in the American television series Las Vegas, where she played the role of Sarasvati Kumar, the love interest of James Lesure. The show gave her the chance to work with many stars, such as James Caan and Sylvestor Stallone, to name a few. Besides, Las Vegas, she has acted in each one episode in the series Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal and Mystery ER. She has also appeared in commercials for Toyota, AARP and Chevrolet. She has acted in the upcoming English film Basmati Blues.
In 2006, she acted, directed, and produced Perfect Lives, a short film that was showcased at the Wilshire Fine Arts Theater as part of the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles.
- Other Awards
- The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011 - Best Actor in a Negative Role - Anaganaga O Dheerudu
- CineMAA Awards 2012 - Best Supporting Actress - Anaganaga O Dheerudu
|2008||Perfect Lives||Asha||English||Short film|
|2009||Thank You for Washing||Phoebe||English||Short film|
|2011||Anaganaga O Dheerudu||Irendri||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Villain
CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actress
Santosham Best Villain Award
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
|Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Amrutha Valli||Telugu|
|2004-07||Las Vegas||Sarasvati Kumar||English||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2006||Boston Legal||Juror #6||English||"Shock and Oww!" (season 2: episode 18)|
|2008||Mystery ER||Dr. Baker||English||"Eating Away/A Model's Malady" (season 2: episode 5)|
|Desperate Housewives||Nabila||English||"Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else" (season 5: episode 3)|
|2008||Lakshmi Talk Show||Herself||Telugu||Host|
|2011||Prematho Mee Lakshmi||Herself||Telugu||Host|
|2008||Nenu Meeku Telusa...?||Telugu||Ajay Sastry||Manchu Manoj, Sneha Ullal, Riya Sen|
|2010||Jhummandi Naadam||Telugu||K. Raghavendra Rao||Manchu Manoj, Taapsee Pannu, Mohan Babu|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Telugu||Sekhar Raja||Manchu Manoj, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Deeksha Seth|
|2013||Gundello Godari / Maranthen Mannithen||Telugu / Tamil||Kumar Nagendra||Aadhi, Manchu Lakshmi, Taapsee Pannu, Sundeep Kishan|
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