Lakshmi Menon (actress)
Lakshmi Menon at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013
|Born||19 May 1996|
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, singer and model|
Lakshmi Menon (born 19 May 1996) is an Indian film actress and singer, who mainly appears in Tamil films along with Malayalam films After making her acting debut in a supporting role in the Malayalam film Raghuvinte Swantham Raziya (2011), she played the female lead in her debut Tamil film Sundarapandian in 2012. Sundarapandian, as well as her next three Tamil releases, were commercial successes and she was labelled as "the fastest rising star in Tamil cinema" by Sify.She received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her roles in Sundarapandian and Kumki.
In 2011, Malayalam director Vinayan, who saw her during Bharatanatyam telecast, cast her in his film Raghuvinte Swantham Raziya. She was in her eight grade when she acted in the film. Soon after, she played the lead along with Vineeth in another Malayalam film titled Ideal Couple, directed by Ali Akbar. After she began acting in Malayalam cinema, she was featured on the cover of a magazine and it caught the attention of director Prabu Solomon, who cast her in Kumki opposite Vikram Prabhu. Watching her performance, director Prabhakaran offered her the lead role in Sundarapandian opposite M. Sasikumar, which released before Kumki and marked her Tamil debut. After acting with Sasikumar again in Kutti Puli, she was seen as a demure school teacher Malar in Suseenthiran's action-drama film Pandianadu, which co-starred Vishal. All her four Tamil films, released in a span of one year, were box office hits.
In Naan Sigappu Manithan saw her pairing up with Vishal again. She acted in two Tamil films, Manja Pye with Vimal and Jigarthanda with Siddharth in 2014. She completed Sippai with Gautham Karthik, and Komban had hit the screens and got her a good name for her role Palani ammal. On November 10, her movie Vedalam movie was released in which she portrayed the role of sister for Ajith Kumar and she was well praised by the critics for the performance in that movie. Currently in 2016 she has done a movie named Miruthan with Jayam Ravi which is the first Tamil zombie movie released on Feb 19th has garned good reviews and very good opening and with Vijay Sethupathi in Rekka. She is making a movie with Prabhu Deva in Yung Mung Sung.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2011||Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya||Priya||Malayalam|
|Sundarapandian||Archana||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress|
Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - South
|Kumki||Alli||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress|
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|2014||Naan Sigappu Manithan||Meera||Tamil|
|2015||Komban||Palani Kombaiah Pandian||Tamil|
|2019||Yung Mung Sung||Yamuna||Tamil||Filming|
|2014||Oru Oorla Rendu Raja||"Kukkuru Kukkuru"||D. Imman|||
|2015||Saagasam||"Desi Girl"||S. Thaman||With Silambarasan|
|2015||Kuzhambi||"Oh Coffee Penne"||Ramasubramanian.R|
Awards and nominations
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South – Sundarapandian
- Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress - Sundarapandian and Kumki
- Vikatan Award For Best Debut Actress Sundarapandian
- The Chennai Times Film Award for Promising Newcomer (Female) – Sundarapandian
- SIIMA Award for Best Female Debutant – Sundarapandian
- Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actress – Sundarapandian
- SIIMA Award for Rising Star of South Indian Cinema (female)
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- Shilpa Nair Anand (30 November 2012). "New face, new promise". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "A balancing act". The Hindu. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Pandiya Nadu movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Lakshmi pairs with Vishal in next". The Times of India. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Lakshmi Menon's lucky streak continues". Sify.com. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Lakshmi Menon gets the cream of roles!". Sify.com. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Lakshmi Menon to have two releases in May!". Sify.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Gautham Karthik's pairs with Lakshmi Menon". The Times of India. TNN. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Norway Tamil Film Festival 2013". Sify.com. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.