Lakshmi Gopalaswamy

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Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy Performing.jpg
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in performance
Native name ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಗೋಪಾಲಸ್ವಾಮಿ
Born Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Film actress, model
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) Gopalaswamy , Uma
Awards Second Best Actress Award of Kerala (2002 and 2007)

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a South Indian film actress and a classical dancer, qualified in Bharatanatyam.[1] She has acted in several Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. She had also acted in some TV serials. Her debut Malayalam film Arayannangalude Veedu alongside Mammootty won her the Kerala State Film Award for the best supporting actress.[1] She was a judge on Asianet's dance show Vodafone Thakadhimi.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy was born in a Kannada family in Bangalore, Karnataka to M.K Gopalaswamy and Dr.Uma Gopalaswamy.[1] She has a younger brother, Arjun.[3] Her Mother is a Scholar of music who prompted Lakshmi to learn and take career in Bharatanatyam.[4]


In 2007, Lakshmi again received the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actress for her performances in Thaniye directed by debutant film director Babu Thiruvalla and Paradesi directed by P. T. Kunju Mohammed.[5] For the same films, she also received the "Atlas Film Critics Award" for the best woman actor.[6][7]

In 2010, she secured a dream role in Aptharakshaka directed by P. Vasu, opposite South Super Star Dr.Vishnuvardhan, an Indian star of 220 movies in five different languages. In this Kannada film, her splendid performance as a dancer possessed by an evil spirit has been praised by critics and the film going public as well.[8][9] The film went on to become a mega hit that run for 35 continuous weeks in the theatres and it was the last Kannada film of the super star. She has also acted in films like Vishnu Sena and Namyajamanru with the late star. Talking about the success of the film, Lakshmi in a recent interview said "I am satisfied with the kind of response I am getting from the audience for my performance in it. I had a desire to act with Vishnuji again and that is fulfilled with this movie."[10]

She acted in the Tamil serial titled Lakshmi and has won much praise.

The acceptance in Malayalam cinema that Lakshmi has received from the audience has made her feel much obliged to Malayalam filmgoers. Her success has also got her offers from her home ground, Kannada film industry, too. Her debut Malayalam film Arayannangalude Veedu got her the Kerala State Award for the best supporting actress. Her second film Kochu Kochu Santhosangal too brought in much acclaim for her acting. Acting afforded her a different kind of exposure. "Initially I was intimidated by the profession, I was too shy to be famous," but soon felt at home.[citation needed]


Lakshmi Gopalaswamy

She says dance will always remain her fave metier; she loves playing good roles in films,[citation needed] like those that integrates semi-classical dance tracks, like Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, in which two classical dance numbers became catchy tunes all over Kerala. Her star status in film firmament notwithstanding, she dreams of metamorphosing into a top-notch dancer.

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a serious student of Bharathanatyam and a dancer of repute. She has been performing since the age of 12, experiencing the inherent satisfaction that takes her through the fascinating journey that art unfolds to devoted seekers. Endowed with classical features, she has grace and a naturalness that complements her attractive personality, beautiful face and expressive eyes to this art form.


Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South

  • 2007 : Best Supporting Actress – Paradeshi

Asianet Film Awards

  • 2001 - Best Newface award - Arayannangalude Veedu

Kerala Film Critic Awards

  • 2007 : Best Actress - Thainye


Film Year Character Co-stars Director Language
Arayannangalude Veedu 2000 Seetha Mammooty Lohitha Das Malayalam
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal 2000 Asha Lakshmi Jayaram Sathyan Anthikkad Malayalam
Achaneyanenikkishtam 2001 Seetha Malayalam
Punyam 2002 -- Malayalam
Kanavu Meippada Vaendum 2004 Hema Ramya Krishnan Tamil
Poorvapara 2004 Naveen Mayur, Geetha Kannada
Mampazhakkalam 2004 Nirmala Mohanlal Malayalam
Vamanapuram Bus Route 2004 Meenakshi Mohanlal Malayalam
Symphony 2004 Sindhu Jagathy Sreekumar Malayalam
Vishnu Sena 2005 Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Ramesh Aravind, Doddanna, Ashutosh Rana, Kannada
Boyy Friennd 2005 Nandini Ganesh Kumar, Mukesh, Manikuttan Vinayan Malayalam
Kanaka Simhasanam 2006 Seethalakshmi Jayaram Rajasenan Malayalam
Smart City 2006 Sarada Suresh Gopi, Manoj K Jayan B. Unnikrishnan Malayalam
Keerthi Chakra 2006 Sreekutty Mahadevan Mohanlal Major Ravi Malayalam
Paradesi 2007 Khadeeja Mohanlal P.T. Kunjumuhammed Malayalam
Paranju Theeratha Visheshangal 2007 Vijayalakshmi Suresh Gopi Harikumar Malayalam
Thaniye 2007 Home nurse Nedumudi Venu Malayalam
Bheema 2008 Padma Vikram N. Linguswamy Tamil
Bhagavan 2008 Priya Mohanlal Malayalam
Pakal Nakshatrangal 2008 Padma Mohanlal Malayalam
Bhramaram 2009 Latha Suresh Menon, Mohanlal Blessy Malayalam
Thoovalkattu 2009 Devu Manoj K. Jayan Malayalam
Ividam Swargamanu 2009 Maria Mohanlal Roshan Andrews Malayalam
Black Dahliya 2009 Dancer Vani Viswanath, Suresh Gopi Malayalam
Nam Yajamanru 2009 Urmila Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Ananth Nag T. S. Nagabharana Kannada
Thathwamasi 2010 Sreedevi Malayalam
Aptharakshaka 2010 Saraswathi Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Sandhya, Vimala Raman P. Vasu Kannada
Alexander the Great 2010 Mohanlal Malayalam
Sahasram 2010 Doctor Suresh Gopi Malayalam
Shikkar 2010 Rukmini Mohanlal Malayalam
Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomikkatha 2011 Khadeeja Mohanlal, Mukesh Priyadarshan Malayalam
Christian Brothers 2011 Jessy Mohanlal Dileep Suresh Gopi Sarath Kumar Joshy Malayalam
Veeraputhran 2011 Sharada Balakrishnan Naren P.T. Kunjumuhammed Malayalam
Naughty Professor 2012 Karthika Viswambaran Malayalam
916 2012 Malayalam
Little Masters 2012 -- Malayalam
Oru Yathrayil 2013 -- Vineeth Kumar, Remya Nambeesan Priyanandanan, Major Ravi Malayalam
Yathra Thudarunnu 2013 -- Meera Nandan Malayalam
Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty 2013 Herself Mammootty Renjith Malayalam
Ginger 2013 Molykutty Jayaram Shaji Kailas Malayalam
Oru Indian Pranayakatha 2013 Dr.Thulasi Fahad Fazil, Amala Paul Sathyan Anthikkad Malayalam
Swapaanam 2014 Kalyani Jayaram Malayalam
Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla 2014 Geetha Mukesh,Jayasurya Malayalam
Ammakkoru Thaarattu 2015 Madhu,Sharadha Malayalam
Vidaaya 2015 Kannada
Karbonn 2015 Amitabh Dayal, Raj Babbar, Padmini Kolhapure, Rati Agnihotri, Vikram Gokhale Mrunalini patil Hindi

Other works[edit]

She has been presenting her dance performances on different stages world wide. She has appeared in many commercials especially in Malayalam. She has anchored a game show named Golden Couple on Jeevan TV. She has acted in a television serial called Swaami Ayyappan on Asianet.


  1. ^ a b c "The Hindu : Metro Plus Bangalore : Framed!!". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram / TV Serials : The grand finale". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 13 June 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Srikant, Maithri (1 December 2011). "‘My dance is visual music'". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 
  5. ^ "Stepping into a new phase". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Making a foray into Bollywood". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Malayalam Cinema News : 'Ore Kadal', 'Thaniye' share critics award for best film". Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Vishnuvardhan scores with Aptharakshaka". Rediff. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Aptharakshaka review". 19 February 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
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External links[edit]

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy at the Internet Movie Database