Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli

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Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli
Born
Nationality India
Other namesLP[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2010-present
TelevisionDharmayutham

Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli is a Tamil film and television actress. A post graduate in human resource management from Madras School of Social Work, she joined the English theatre company Evam as a full-time employee, before venturing into the Tamil film industry. She is also a former National Level cricket player, and national Ultimate Frisbee champion.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli was born into Tamil family.[3] After completing her masters in social work, specialising in human resources, from the Madras School of Social Work, she worked for a corporate company as an HR professional.[3] As she wanted to pursue "something more creative",[3] she started to work with the theatre group Evam, on their managerial side. Although she never got to act in their plays because of a tight work schedule,[4] she called it "a great platform where I could easily learn how things transformed from paper to performance".[3]

Lakshmi Priyaa has been an athlete since childhood. She joined gymnastics even before she was 10 years old and started playing cricket, becoming a part of India's B national cricket team, under which she also played a series against the West Indies. She also pursues Ultimate Frisbee. A member of Chennai Ultimate Frisbee, she has regularly participated at Ultimate Frisbee competitions.[3]

Career[edit]

While selling tickets for one of Evam's plays, director Magizh Thirumeni approached and asked her to play a supporting role in his film Mundhinam Paartheney. She took leave from work and shot for ten days for the film.[4] After working with director K. Balachander on one of his teleserials, and starting to audition for a role in the TV show, Dharmayudham, she decided to pursue acting full-time. She quit her job and attended several auditions for different roles in the show, eventually landing the role of Sharada.[3] Her first film in a lead role was the black comedy Sutta Kadhai. She played a bold tribal girl called Silanthi in the film,[5] which required her to perform stunts as well,[4] and reviews on her performance were positive.[2] Her sole 2014 release was Angels, which marked her Malayalam debut. Her next Tamil release was Kallappadam by debutant director Vadivel.[6][7] About her role, she said that it was a "well defined and powerful character" and "emotionally very strong".[8] Her portrayal of a retired actress, which Baradwaj Rangan described as the "most fascinating, refreshing character" in the film,[9] was lauded by critics, with Sify stating that "Lakshmi Priya shines in the role".[10]

She has finished shooting for the thriller Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka, in which her role would be just 10 minutes long, but have "many shades".[11] She is also working on two supernatural films, Kalam as well as the Potential Studios project Maya starring Nayantara and Aari.[12]

In 2017 she acted in many short films. one among them is called Lakshmi, which was produced by Gautham Vasudev Menon's production company, gave her a "big breakthrough" in Internet memes.

Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Mundhinam Paartheney Prashanthi Tamil
2012 Dharmayutham Sharada Tamil Television series
2013 Gouravam Saravanan's wife Telugu
2013 Sutta Kadhai Silanthi Tamil
2014 Angels Zaina Malayalam
2015 Kallappadam Leena Tamil
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Nila Tamil
2015 Maya Swathi Tamil
2015 Salt Mango Tree Priya Malayalam
2016 Kalaivu Swathi Tamil
2016 Kalam Dheeksha Tamil
2016 Ayynoorum Ayynthum Anu Tamil
2016 Revelations Subha Tamil
2017 Richie Philomena Tamil
2018 Odu Raja Odu Meera Tamil
2018 Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Like to be known as actor, than heroine: Lakshmi Priyaa". CNN IBN. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli talks about life after Sutta Kadhai". Behindwoods. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "All the world's a stage for Lakshmi Priyaa". Deccan Chronicle. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Deepa Venkatraman (30 March 2013). "Bold and Beautiful". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  5. ^ "A small film with big heart | Deccan Chronicle". Archives.deccanchronicle.com. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  6. ^ Nikhil Raghavan (3 February 2014). "Shotcuts: Basha's debut". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Mysskin pens song, sings it himself for Kallapadam". The Times of India. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Kallappadam heroine Lakshmi Priyaa showcases full commitment to her character". Behindwoods. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-columns/kallappadam-a-meta-movie-with-good-ideas-that-needed-better-filmmaking/article7016070.ece
  10. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/kallappadam-review-tamil-pdulGXdejgcbe.html
  11. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/off-the-beaten-track/article7043592.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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