Chandra Lakshman

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Chandra Lakshman
Born Chandra Lakshman
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Chandra Laxman, Chandra Lekshman
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Chandra Lakshman(Malayalam:ചന്ദ്രാ ലക്ഷ്മണ്‍)is an Indian film and television actress. She debuted in the 2002 Tamil film Manasellam and has since then appeared in various Malayalam and Tamil films and TV series. She is probably best known for her performances as Sandra Nellikadan, Rini Chandrasekhar, Ganga and Divya in the TV series Swantham, Megham, Kolangal and Kadhalikka Neramillai, respectively.

Career[edit]

Chandra Lakshman was born to Lakshman Kumar and Malathi into a brahmin family in Thiruvananthapuram. Later family shifted to Chennai, where she also did her schooling and graduation.[1] She had her education from J. N School, Chennai, M.G.R Institute of Hotel Management and Madras University.[2] A trained bharatanatyam dancer, she was doing her hotel management training, when director Santhosh saw her and decided to cast her in his film Manasellam.[1]

She made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil film Manasellam, enacting the sister character of the film's lead actor Srikanth. Her performance in the film made possible her entry into the Malayalam film industry, landing the lead female role in the action thriller Stop Violence (2002) alongside Prithviraj Sukumaran.[1] Subsequently, she starred in a number of supporting roles in Malayalam-language films like Chakram, Balram vs. Taradas and Khaki.[1]

She, however, shot into limelight through her appearances in TV series.[1] She first appeared in the series Swantham, in which she played the role of Sandra Nellikadan, a villainous character, which was highly appreciated by critics and made her a household name.[1][3][4] She then starred in series like Devi,enacting a multi-dimensional character, Stree, playing a homely character and Jwalayayi alongside Nedumudi Venu, playing also a villainous character.[1] For her portrayal of Rini Chandrasekhar in Megham, she also received rave reviews and several awards.[3] In Tamil, she rose to fame after her performance as Ganga, again a character with negative shades, in the famous Kolangal-series, in which she starred alongside Devayani. She is also well known for her performance as Divya and Akhila in the popular series Kadhalikka Neramillai and Vasantham, respectively.[5] She has appeared in some advertisements also.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Manasellam Bala's sister Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as " Manasantha"
Stop Violence Angelina Malayalam
April Maadhathil Tamil
2003 Chakram Madhuri Malayalam
2005 Kalyana Kurimanam Kasthuri Malayalam
Boy Friend Khader's daughter Malayalam Special Appearance in the song
2006 Balram vs. Taradas Shanimol Malayalam Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as "Monica" and "Basha: The Boss" respectively
2007 Payum Puli Moosa Bhai's daughter Malayalam Dubbed into Tamil and Telugu as "Puliyattam" and "Evidaine Sare" respectively
Kaakki Meenakshi Malayalam
2010 Thillalangadi Shreya Das Tamil

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2003 Swantham Sandra Nellikadan Malayalam
Kumkumam Malayalam
2004 Megham Rini Chandrasekhar Malayalam
2004 Kadamattathu Kathanar Kadambari Malayalam
2005 Devi Devi Malayalam
2006 Unniyarcha Thumbolarcha Malayalam
Stree Malayalam
Jalam Malayalam
2006-2007 Swantham Suryaputhri Ganga Malayalam
2006–2007 Kolangal Ganga Tamil
2007 Jwalayayi Ganga Malayalam
2007-2008 Kadhalikka Neramillai Divya Tamil
2009-2012 Vasantham Akhila Tamil
2009-2011 Magal Shakthi Tamil
2010 Mazhayariyathe Meera Malayalam
2011-2014 Mamathala Kovela Shakthi Telugu
2011-2013 Thulasi Thulasi Tamil
2012-2013 Sondha Bandham Shakthi Tamil
2014–2016 Pasamalar Thamarai Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Change of image". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-01-19. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  2. ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=2&no_of_displayed_rows=5&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=
  3. ^ a b "Cultural and award nite on Friday". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  4. ^ "The Bad and The Ugly". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Stepping into the same shoes". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 

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