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Manchu Lakshmi at the 60th Filmfare Awards South
|Born||Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna|
|Occupation||Actress, producer, television presenter|
|Parent(s)||Mohan Babu, Vidya Devi|
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 very minor roles in one episode of each of the series Desperate Housewives, Late Nights with my Lover and Mystery ER. She has also appeared in commercials for Toyota, AARP and Chevrolet. She has 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 expressed that the film would be her breakthrough in films as an actress and revealed that the popular song "Nenjukulle" from the film was shot with her for two weeks. The film released in February 2013 and much to Lakshmi's shock, her portions were largely edited out of the film and the scope of her role was diminished. The song did not feature in the film either, with Lakshmi apologising to her fans for the episode.
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu – Gundello Godari (2013)
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu - Chandamama Kathalu (2014)
- Other Awards
- The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011 – Best Actor in a Negative Role – Anaganaga O Dheerudu
- CineMAA Awards 2012 – Best Supporting Actress – Anaganaga O Dheerudu
|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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