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Manchu Lakshmi at the 60th Filmfare Awards South
|Born||Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna
8 October, 1970
|Occupation||Actress, producer, television presenter|
|Parent(s)||Mohan Babu, Vidya Devi|
Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, credited as Lakshmi Manchu, is an Indian film actress, producer and television presenter known for her works in Telugu cinema and American television. The daughter of actor Dr. M. Mohan Babu, she was born into a film family. Both her brothers, Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu are actors in India.
Lakshmi Manchu is the only daughter of actor Mohan Babu and Vidya Devi. She has two younger brothers, Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu. Having started her career at the age of 4, Manchu has been in 20 feature films in India and the U.S. She co-owns Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, a production company that has produced fifty-six feature films to date.
She acted in the American television series Las Vegas, where she played the minor role of Sarasvati Kumar, the love interest of James Lesure. She has played a minor role in one episode of each of the following series: Desperate Housewives, Late Nights with my Lover and Mystery ER. She has also appeared in commercials for Toyota, AARP and Chevrolet. She has also acted in the upcoming American film Basmati Blues.
In 2006, she directed, produced and acted in Perfect Lives, a short film that was showcased at the Wilshire Fine Arts Theater as part of the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles.
In December 2011, she was signed on to portray a role in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Kadal after a successful audition. Portraying the role of Celina, a poor village woman, she expected this film to be her breakthrough in films as an actress. She revealed how this film’s popular song ‘Nenjukulle’ starring her, was shot in just two weeks.
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu – Gundello Godari (2013)
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu - Chandamama Kathalu (2014)
- Other Awards
|2009||Thank You for Washing||Phoebe||English||Short film|
|2011||Anaganaga O Dheerudu||Irendri||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Villain
CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actress
Santosham Best Villain Award
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
|Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Amrutha Valli||Telugu|
|Gundello Godari||Chitra||Telugu||Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Winner, SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting role
|2014||Chandamama Kathalu||Lisa Smith||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu|
|2004–07||Las Vegas||Sarasvati Kumar||English||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2006||Boston Legal||Juror No. 6||English||"Shock and Oww!" (season 2: episode 18)|
|2008||Mystery ER||Dr. Baker||English||"Eating Away/A Model's Malady" (season 2: episode 5)|
|Desperate Housewives||Nabila||English||"Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else" (season 5: episode 3)|
|2008||Lakshmi Talk Show||Herself||Telugu||Host|
|2011||Prematho Mee Lakshmi||Herself||Telugu||Host|
|2008||Nenu Meeku Telusa...?||Telugu||Ajay Sastry||Manchu Manoj, Sneha Ullal, Riya Sen|
|2010||Jhummandi Naadam||Telugu||K. Raghavendra Rao||Manchu Manoj, Taapsee Pannu, Mohan Babu|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Telugu||Sekhar Raja||Nandamuri Balakrishna, Manchu Manoj, Deeksha Seth|
|2013||Gundello Godari / Maranthen Mannithen||Telugu / Tamil||Kumar Nagendra||Aadhi, Manchu Lakshmi, Taapsee Pannu, Sundeep Kishan|
|2015||Dongaata||Telugu||Vamsi Krishna||Manchu Lakshmi, Adivi Sesh, Brahmanandam|
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