|Website Lakshmi Manchu|
Spouse Andy Srinivasan (m. 2006)
Height 1.74 m
|Role Film actress|
Name Lakshmi Manchu
|Full Name Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna|
Occupation Actress, producer, television presenter
Siblings Manchu Manoj, Manchu Vishnu
Parents Nirmala Devi Manchu, Mohan Babu
Movies Dongata, Gundello Godari, Chandamama Kathalu, Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Pa, Anaganaga O Dheerudu
Similar People Manchu Manoj, Bhanushree Mehra, Mohan Babu, Manchu Vishnu, Sanchita Shetty
"I Made Jyothika Cry" - Lakshmi Manchu Opens Up | Kaatrin Mozhi | RS 58
Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, credited as Lakshmi Manchu, is an Indian film actress, producer and television presenter known for her works in Telugu cinema and American television. The daughter of actor Dr. M. Mohan Babu, she was born into a film family. Both her brothers, Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu are actors in India.
Lakshmi Manchu is the only daughter of actor Mohan Babu and Vidya Devi. She has two younger brothers, Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu. Having started her career at the age of 4, Manchu has been in 20 feature films in India and the U.S. She co-owns Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, a production company that has produced fifty-six feature films to date.
Manchu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Oklahoma City University, followed by a stint at USC for Film Production.
She acted in the American television series Las Vegas, where she played the minor role of Sarasvati Kumar, the love interest of James Lesure. She has played a minor role in one episode of each of the following series: Desperate Housewives, Late Nights with my Lover and Mystery ER. She has also appeared in commercials for Toyota, AARP and Chevrolet. She has also acted in the upcoming American film Basmati Blues.
In 2006, she directed, produced and acted in Perfect Lives, a short film that was showcased at the Wilshire Fine Arts Theater as part of the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles.
In December 2011, she was signed on to portray a role in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Kadal after a successful audition. Portraying the role of Celina, a poor village woman, she expected this film to be her breakthrough in films as an actress. She revealed how this film’s popular song ‘Nenjukulle’ starring her, was shot in just two weeks.
Lakshmi was married to Andy Srinivasan in 2006. She became mother to a girl child on 15 July 2014 through surrogacy.