Aishwarya Lekshmi

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Aishwarya Lekshmi
Aishwarya Lekshmi SIIMA.jpg
Lekshmi at SIIMA, 2019
Born (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 29)
Kerala, India
Alma materSree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Ernakulam
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2017–present
Height5 ft 4.5 in (1.64 m)[1]
RelativesGovind Vasantha (cousin)

Aishwarya Lekshmi (born 6 September 1991) is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films. She began her career as a model in 2014 and made her acting debut in 2017 with the film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela.[2]

She went on to appear in films like Mayaanadhi (2017), Varathan (2018), Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019), Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu (2019). Lekshmi made her Tamil debut with Action (2019) and later starred in Jagame Thandhiram (2021). She won several accolades including a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.[3]

Early life[edit]

Aishwarya Lekshmi was born on 6 September 1991 in Kerala, India.[4][5] Lekshmi attended Holy Angels' ISC school, Trivandrum and completed her MBBS degree from Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences (SNIMS), Ernakulam, in 2017. She also completed her internship there.[2][6] She resides in Trivandrum and Cochin.[7]

Film career[edit]

Lekshmi has been modelling since 2014.[8] She has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Flower World, Salt Studio, Vanitha and FWD Life. She has modelled for brands such as Chemmanur Jewellers, Karikkineth Silks, La Brenda, Ezva Boutique, Akshaya Jewels, Sri Lakshmi Jewellery etc.[6]

She states that she "never planned on acting", but now that she has finished her studies, she decided to give it a try when she chanced upon casting call by Althaf Salim for the family-drama Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela starring Nivin Pauly and was cast in a prominent role.[2] She then did the female lead in romantic thriller Mayaanadhi by Aashiq Abu.[9] The film became a major success and her role as an aspiring actress garnered appreciation. In 2018, she appeared Varathan with Fahadh Faasil. In 2019 Aishwarya appeared in three Malayalam films: Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu and Brother's Day. She also made her Tamil debut with Action (2019), opposite Vishal. She then went on to appear in the Tamil Gangster film, Jagame Thandhiram (2021) alongside Dhanush, in which she played the role of Attilla. Which released in Netflix.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes Films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes
2017 Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Rachel Malayalam Malayalam debut
Mayaanadhi Aparna Ravi Malayalam
2018 Varathan Priya Malayalam
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Pournami Malayalam
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu Meharunnisa Khaderkutty Malayalam
Brother's Day Santa/Peeli Malayalam
Action Meera Tamil Tamil debut
2021 Jagame Thandhiram Attilla Tamil Netflix Release
Kaanekkane dagger Sneha Malayalam Completed[10]
Archana 31 Not Out dagger Archana Malayalam Completed[11]
Kumari dagger Kumari Malayalam Filming[12]
Godse dagger TBA Telugu Filming; Telugu debut[13]
2022 Ponniyin Selvan dagger Poonguzhali Tamil Filming[14]
TBA Bismi Special dagger TBA Malayalam Filming[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Aishwarya Lekshmi awards and nominations
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  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Film Award Category Result Ref
2017 Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Asianet Comedy Awards Most Promising Actor Won
Yuva Awards Best Debut Female Won
2018 Asianet Film Awards Best New Face (Female) Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut Won [16]
7th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress – Malayalam Nominated [17]
Mayaanadhi Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Critics Best Actress – Malayalam Won
Movie Street Film Awards Best Actreess Won [19]
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Second Best Actress Won [20]
Vanitha Film Awards Most Romantic Heroine Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress– Malayalam Nominated [16]
2019 Varathan Asiavision Awards Star of the year Won [21]
CPC Cine Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won [22]
Vanitha Film Awards Popular actress Won [23]
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated [24]
21st Asianet Film Awards Best Actress Nominated [25]
Popular actress Won
8th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Malayalam Won [26]
Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Mazhavil Entertainment Awards Best Actress Won
Best Star Pair (with Asif Ali) Won


  1. ^ Aishwarya Lekshmi – Most Googled (in Malayalam). YouTube. 10 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Aishwarya Lekshmi to play Nivin's heroine". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Winners: 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018 – Times of India ►". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday Aishwarya Lekshmi". The Times of India. 6 September 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Actor Aishwarya Lekshmi tests positive for COVID-19, says she 'took it easy'". The News Minute. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Security Check Required". Retrieved 20 August 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  7. ^ "'Destiny's child' Aishwarya Lekshmi: Meet the debutant heroine of Nivin Pauly's Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  8. ^ "All You Need To Know About Aishwarya Lekshmi, Nivin Pauly's New Heroine". 3 October 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  9. ^ "'Mayaanadhi' actress Aishwarya Lekshmi opens up about the film, Tovino". The Times of India. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Tovino-Aishwarya Lekshmi's Kaanekkaane completed". The New Indian Express. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Aishwarya Lekshmi completes dubbing for 'Archana 31 Not Out'". Times of India. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Aishwarya Lekshmi's Kumari is a mythological horror film". Times of India. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Aishwarya Lekshmi to debut in Tollywood with 'Godse'". The News Minute. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Aishwarya Lekshmi begins to shoot for Ponniyin Selvan". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Nivin Pauly, Aishwarya Lekshmi reteam for Bismi Special". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  17. ^ "SIIMA awards 2017 nominations announced".
  18. ^ "SIIMA 2018: Sivakartikeyan, Nivin Pauly, R Madhavan, Hansika Motwani win big on day 1". Hindustan Times. 15 September 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Home".
  20. ^ "41st Kerala Film Critics Awards: Fahadh Faasil & Manju Warrier Are The Big Winners!". FilmiBeat. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Asiavision Movie Awards 2018 winners list: Ranveer Singh, Dhanush and Trisha honoured [Photos + Videos]". International Business Times. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  22. ^ "CPC Cine Awards 2018: Joju George, Aishwarya Lekshmi & Lijo Jose Pellissery Win Top Honours!". Yahoo! News. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Vanitha Film Awards 2019: Mohanlal, Manju Warrier & Lijo Jose Pellissery Adjudged The Big Winners!". Yahoo! Finance. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Nominations for the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  25. ^ "Asianet Film Awards 2019 Winners List: Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Prithviraj & Others Bag Top Honours!". Yahoo! News. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  26. ^ "SIIMA 2019 winners full list: Dhanush, Trisha, Prithviraj win big". The Indian Express. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2021.

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