Aishwarya Lekshmi

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Dr Aishwarya Lekshmi
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Born (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 29)[1]
Alma materHoly Angels' I.S.C School, Thiruvananthapuram Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Ernakulam
medical doctor
Years active2014–present
Height164 cm (5.38 ft)[3]
RelativesGovind Vasantha (cousin)

Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress and model from Trivandrum, Kerala. She began her career as a model in 2014 and made her acting debut in 2017 with the film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, followed by Mayaanadhi (2017), Varathan (2018), Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu (2019) establishing herself as a leading actress in Malayalam cinema.[4] She won several accolades including Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.[5] She was selected as the "Most Desirable Woman" of 2018 by Kochi Times.

Early life[edit]

Lekshmi attended Holy Angels' ISC school, Trivandrum and completed her MBBS degree from Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences (SNIMS), Ernakulam, in 2016. She also completed her internship there.[4][6] She resides in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.[7]


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.[4] She then did the female lead in romantic thriller Mayaanadhi by Aashiq Abu. The film became a major success and her role as an aspiring actress garnered appreciation. She signed for the lead role in Telugu film Naa... Nuvve, but later opted-out. In 2018, she signed by Varathan with Fahadh Faasil. She was also featured in webseries Karikku. She made her Tamil debut with the Vishal-starrer Action.


Films that have not yet been released Films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2017 Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Rachel Malayalam Debut film
Mayaanadhi Aparna Ravi Malayalam
2018 Varathan Priya Malayalam
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Pournami Malayalam
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu Meharunnisa Khaderkutty Malayalam
Brother's Day Santa Malayalam
Action Meera Tamil Tamil debut
2020 Jagame Thanthiram dagger TBA Tamil Filming
2021 Ponniyin Selvan dagger Poonguzhali Tamil Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards won 14
Nominations 2
Year Award Category Film Result
2017 Asianet Comedy Awards Most Promising Actor Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Won
Yuva Awards Best Debut Female
2018 Asianet Film Awards Best New Face (Female)
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Second Best Actress Mayaanadhi
Vanitha Film Awards Most Romantic Heroine
Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut – Malayalam
SIIMA Best Actress – Malayalam (Critics)
Best Debut Actress – Malayalam Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Nominated
2019 Asiavision Awards Star of the year Varathan Won
Vanitha Film Awards Popular actress
21st Asianet Film Awards Popular actress
Best Actress Nominated
CPC Cine Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won
SIIMA Best Actress - Malayalam
Mazhavil Entertainment Awards Best Actor (Female)
Best Star Pair (along with Asif Ali) Vijay Superum Pournamiyum


  1. ^ "Aishwarya Lekshmi birthday".
  2. ^ "Aishwarya Lekshmi birthplace".
  3. ^ Aishwarya Lekshmi - Most Googled (in Malayalam). YouTube. 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Aishwarya Lekshmi to play Nivin's heroine". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Winners: 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018 - Times of India ►". The Times of India.
  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.

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