Akshaya Rao

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Akshaya Rao
Born 22 August
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–2011

Akshaya is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil films.


Akshaya Rao began her career as a supporting artiste alongside Simran in Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi (2003), before going on to appear in leading roles in Tamil films. Her most high-profile Tamil film till date is Kalabhak Kadhalan (2006), where she portrayed a negative role as the sister-in-law of Arya's character, who wants to seduce him. She continued to feature in low-budget Tamil films throughout the late 2000s, notably starring in Uliyin Osai (2008) written by Karunanidhi and the Vijayakanth-starrer Engal Aasan.[1] By 2012, several of her other proposed films including Imbathukkum Aasai Varum, Manmadha Rajyam, Pattikattu Mappillai, Thasaiyinai Thee Sudinum and the Telugu film, Nakantu Okaru, were started but left incomplete.[2]

In 2014, she featured in Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar's experimental Hindi film Umformung: The Transformation (2014), portraying the leading role. The film opened to critical acclaim and was shown at various film festivals internationally.[3][4]


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi
2003 Parthiban Kanavu Amudha's friend
2006 Thullum Kaalam
2006 Kalabhak Kadhalan Kanmani
2008 Pazhaniyappa Kalloori Madonna
2008 Uliyin Osai Muthunagai
2009 Gaja Pooja
2009 Engal Aasan Viji
2011 Uyarthiru 420
2016 Umformung: The Transformation Hindi film