A. Lavanya Devi

(1979-12-01) 1 December 1979 (age 42)
Other namesLavanya Neelima

Lavanya (born December 1, 1979) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil films and serials. Lavanya rose to fame portraying supporting roles in Tamil films during the 1990s, before moving on to work in television in the 2000s.[1]


Lavanya studied at M. A. Krishnaswamy Higher Secondary School in Chennai and then Velankanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Hosur, Tamil Nadu before embarking on a career in films. Early notable roles she appeared in includes her character in K. S. Ravikumar's Padayappa (1999), where she played the wife of Nassar's character, Jodi (1999), Sethu (1999), Sangamam (1999) and Thenali (2000), where she portrayed an interviewer. She also did some roles as the lead actress, notably in the Malayalam film, Aram Indriyam (2001). She subsequently went on to appear in over one hundred films, mainly in supporting roles.[2][3] She has been as a supporting actress in Naan Than Bala (2014), a tale of Dharma's triumph over evil that has received mixed reviews from critics.[4]

Lavanya moved into work in television roles and notably portrayed a princess in the historical drama series, Romapuri Pandian.[5]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Suryavamsam Swapna
1998 Kondattam Purushothaman's daughter
1998 Uyirodu Uyiraga Anjali's friend
1999 Padayappa Suryaprakash's wife
1999 Suyamvaram Pallavan's sister
1999 Sangamam Selvam's sister
1999 Jodi Uma
1999 Kannupada Poguthaiya The bride
1999 Sethu Abitha's sister
2000 Thenali Raj TV reporter
2000 Kannaal Pesavaa Sandhya
2001 Aram Indriyam
2001 Samudhiram
2001 12B
2002 Jagathy Jagadeesh in Town Rasika Malayalam film
2002 Kamarasu
2002 Run
2002 Sundhara Travels TV reporter
2002 Arputham Vasanthi
2002 Samasthanam Sudha
2002 Villain
2003 Military Nandhini
2003 Aethirree Priya's friend
2003 Indru Mudhal
2003 Alai Meera's friend
2003 Anjaneya
2003 Thirumalai Uma
2003 Anbe Un Vasam
2003 Joot Eashwaran's sister-in-law
2003 Sindhamal Sitharamal
2004 Gajendra
2006 Iyappa Saamy
2006 Thalaimagan Abhirami
2006 Aavani Thingal Rasathi
2007 Manikanda Manikanda's sister
2007 Mudhal Kanave Lavanya
2009 Sindhanai Sei Madhu
2009 Saa Boo Thiri Shanthi
2010 Pen Singam Sivakami
2010 Naane Ennul Illai Vaani
2010 Anandhapurathu Veedu Raadhika
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Mrs. Charles Antony
2013 Machinichi
2013 Thirumathi Thamizh
2014 Naan Thaan Bala Poochi's wife


  1. ^ "Picture 1153161; Tamil TV Serial Actress Lavanya; New Movie Posters". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Star Kitchen 120; Actress Lavanya Special Cooking". YouTube. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Star Kitchen 121; Actress Lavanya Special Cooking". YouTube. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Naan Than Bala movie review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Lavanya to don a new avatar — Times of India". Times of india. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2017.