Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Born
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy

7 January 1970
Nationality India
Occupation
Years active1998–present
Parent(s)
  • Gopalaswamy
  • Uma
AwardsKerala State Film Awards Second Best Actress (2002 and 2007)

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is an Indian film actress from Karnataka and a classical dancer, qualified in Bharatanatyam.[1][2][3] She has mainly acted in Malayalam films, while also appearing in few Tamil and Kannada films. She has also acted in several television serials.

She won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in her Kannada film Vidaya. Her debut Malayalam film Arayannangalude Veedu alongside Mammootty won her the Kerala State Film Award as the best supporting actor.[1] She was a judge on Asianet's dance show Vodafone Thakadhimi..[4]

Early life

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.[5] Her Mother is a scholar of music who prompted Lakshmi to learn and pursue a career in Bharatanatyam.[6]

Film career

She did her debut in the year 2000 with a Malayalam film Arayannangalude Veedu written and directed by Lohithadas alongside Mammootty which won her the Kerala State Film Award as the best supporting actress. In 2007, Lakshmi again received the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actress for her performances in Thaniye directed by debutant director Babu Thiruvalla and Paradesi directed by P. T. Kunju Mohammed.[7] For the same films, she also received the "Atlas Film Critics Award" for the best woman actor.[8][9]

In 2010, she secured a role in Aptharakshaka directed by P. Vasu, opposite South Indian star Vishnuvardhan. In this Kannada film, her performance as a dancer possessed by an evil spirit was praised by critics and the film-going public as well.[10][11] The film went on to become a mega hit and ran for 35 continuous weeks in the theatres; and it was the last Kannada film of Vishnuvardhan. She also acted in Vishnuvardhan films like Vishnu Sena and Namyajamanru. 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."[12]

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

Her success in Malayalam cinema also got her offers from her native 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, also 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 she soon felt at home.[citation needed]

Dance

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

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards:

Karnataka State Film Awards'

Filmfare Awards South

Asianet Film Awards

Kerala Film Critic Awards

Jaihind TV Awards

Filmography

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 Biju Menon Suresh Krishna Malayalam
Punyam 2002 Sukanya Malayalam
Kanavu Meippada Vendum 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
Boy 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 /
Aran
2006 Sreekutty Mahadevan Mohanlal Major Ravi Malayalam
Tamil
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
Ividam Swargamanu 2009 Maria Mohanlal Roshan Andrews Malayalam
Black Dahliya 2009 Dancer Vani Viswanath, Suresh Gopi Malayalam
Nam Yajamanru 2009 Urmila Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Navya Nair, Ananth Nag T. S. Nagabharana Kannada
Thathwamasi 2010 Sreedevi Vineeth Master Dhananjay, Manikkuttan Swami Viswa Chaithanya (Sunil) Malayalam
Thoovalkattu 2010 Devu Manoj K. Jayan Venu B Nair Malayalam
Aptharakshaka 2010 Saraswathi Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Sandhya, Vimala Raman P. Vasu Kannada
Alexander the Great 2010 Mohanlal Malayalam
Sahasram 2010 Dr.Vrinda 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
Kamal Perak 2011 Stella Alen, Nedumudi Venu, Jose, Thampi, Joseph, Manu Verma, Omega Brothers, Akarsh Natkumar Malayalam
Veeraputhran 2011 Sharada Balakrishnan Naren P.T. Kunjumuhammed Malayalam
Naughty Professor 2012 Karthika Viswambaran Malayalam
916 2012 Malayalam
Little Masters 2012 Rajalakshmi Malayalam
Oru Yathrayil - {Segment : I Love Appa} 2013 Meenakshi 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 Tharattu 2015 Keerthana Madhu,Sharadha Malayalam
Vidaaya 2015 Meera Kannada
Karbonn 2015 -- Amitabh Dayal, Raj Babbar, Padmini Kolhapure, Rati Agnihotri, Vikram Gokhale Mrunalini patil Hindi
Allama 2017 Allama Prabhu's mother Dhananjay, Meghana Raj T. S. Nagabharana Kannada
Kambhoji 2017 Uma Antharjanam Vineeth Vinod Mankara Malayalam
Aruvi 2017 Shobha Parthasarathy Tamil
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava 2018 Aravinda's Mother N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Trivikram Srinivas Telugu
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Seethamma Chiranjeevi Surender Reddy Telugu
Jack & Daniel 2019 Irine Jerald Dileep,Suresh Krishna S.L. Puram Jayasurya Malayalam
Thakkol 2019 Unknown Indrajith Sukumaran Kiron Prabhakaran Malayalam
Salute 2021 Dulquer Salman Rosshan Andrews Malayalam

Television

Year Program Role Language Channel Notes
2006-2007 Lakshmi (TV series) Nethra Tamil Sun TV TV Serial
2006 Swamy Ayyappan Mohini Malayalam Asianet TV Serial
2008 Vodafone Thaka Dhimi Judge Malayalam Asianet Reality show
2011 Golden Couple Anchor Malayalam Jeevan TV Game show
2014 Sree Venkateshwara Kalyana Sridevi Telugu E TV TV serial
2018 Sthree Sakthi Arakkal Beevi Malayalam Asianet News
2021-Present Comedy Stars Season 3 Judge Malayalam Asianet Reality show

She has been presenting her dance performances on different stages worldwide. She has appeared in many commercials especially in Malayalam.

Albums

References

  1. ^ a b c "Metro Plus Bangalore : Framed!!". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 5 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Malayalam Actresses Who Played Mothers On Screen, Before Experiencing Motherhood In Real Life". Times of India. 31 January 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  3. ^ Vipin, Manu (4 December 2014). "There has always been great chemistry between Jayaram and me: Lakshmi Gopalaswamy". Times of India. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram / TV Serials : The grand finale". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 June 2008. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Srikant, Maithri (1 December 2011). "'My dance is visual music'". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Stepping into a new phase". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 December 2007. Archived from the original on 6 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Making a foray into Bollywood". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 February 2008. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Malayalam Cinema News : 'Ore Kadal', 'Thaniye' share critics award for best film". bharatwaves.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  10. ^ "Vishnuvardhan scores with Aptharakshaka". Rediff. 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Aptharakshaka review". bollywoodbilli.com. 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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