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Lakshmi Gopalaswamy

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Native name  ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಗೋಪಾಲಸ್ವಾಮಿ
Role  Film actress
Occupation  Film actress, Model
Siblings  Arjun Gopalaswamy
Name  Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Years active  2000–present
Upcoming movie  Yathra Thudarunnu

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy's serious face while wearing blue and green dress

Born  7 January 1970 (age 50), Bengaluru
Awards  Second Best Actress Award of Kerala (2002 and 2007)
Parents  Uma Gopalaswamy, M.K Gopalaswamy
Movies  Oru Indian Pranayakadha, Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, Arayannangalude Veedu, Aptharakshaka, Keerthi Chakra
Similar People  Navya Nair, Aparna Gopinath, Meera Vasudevan, Vani Viswanath, Raai Laxmi
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Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a South Indian film actress and a Classical dancer, qualified in Bharatanatyam. She has acted in several Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. She has also acted in some TV 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. She was a judge on Asianet's dance show Vodafone Thakadhimi..

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Early life

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Lakshmi Gopalaswamy was born in a Kannada family in Bangalore, Karnataka to M. K. Gopalaswamy and Dr. Uma Gopalaswamy. She has a younger brother, Arjun. Her Mother is a scholar of music who prompted Lakshmi to learn and pursue a career in Bharatanatyam.

Acting

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy wearing a colorful dress and jewelries while trees on her background

In 2007, Lakshmi again received the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actress for her performances in Thaniye directed by debutant film director Babu Thiruvalla and Paradesi directed by P. T. Kunju Mohammed. For the same films, she also received the "Atlas Film Critics Award" for the best woman actor.

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy wearing jewelries and blue beaded dress with touch of color yellow and cream

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. 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."

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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.

Dance

She says dance will always remain her favorite metier; she loves playing good roles in films, 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:

  • 2000:Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress – Arayannangalude Veedu
  • 2007: Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress – Thainye
  • Karnataka State Film Awards'

  • 2014 : Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress - Vidaaya
  • Filmfare Awards South

  • 2007 : Best Supporting Actress – Paradeshi
  • Asianet Film Awards

  • 2001 - Best Female debut - Arayannangalude Veedu
  • Kerala Film Critic Awards

  • 2007 : Best Actress - Thainye
  • Jaihind TV Awards
  • 2007 : Best Supporting Actress – Paradeshi & Thainye
  • Television

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

    References

    Lakshmi Gopalaswamy Wikipedia