Lakshmi


Name: Yaragudipati Venkatalakshmi

Profession: Indian film actress

Family
Yaragudipati Varada Rao (Father)
Sivachandran (Spouse)

Selected Movies in Telugu
Bandhavyalu
Karpoora Harathi
Mayani Mamtha
Okka Kutumbham
Ma Avida Collector
Suputhrudu
Nindu Dampathulu
Koduku Kodalu
Jeevana Tharangalu
Palletoori Bava
Puttinillu Mettinillu
Manushulu Mattibommalu
Andaru Dongale
Kodenag
Bangaru Kalalu
Ammayila Sapatham
Bangaru Manishi
Eetharam Manishi
Panthulamma
Mallepoovu
Bhavi Powrulu
Pandanti Jeevitham
Chattaniki Kallulevu
Raga Deepam
Porattam
Sravana Megalu
Ananda Thandavam
Praana Daata
Nippu Ravva
Alluda Mazaaka
Ninne Pelladutha
Premante Idhera
Pellia Kannuka'
Bobbili Vamsham
Murari
Preminchu
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo
Sakhiya
Chintakayala Ravi
Eenadu
Midhunam
Moodu Mukkallo Cheppalante

Awards:

National Film Awards

  • 1977 – National Film Award for Best Actress for Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal
  • Filmfare Awards

  • 1976 – Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Julie
  • Filmfare Awards South

  • 1974 – Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for Dikkatra Parvathi
  • 1974 – Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for Chattakari
  • 1975 – Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for Chalanum'
  • 1976 – Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress for Mohiniyaattam (film)
  • 1983 – Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for Unmaigal
  • 1986 – Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress for Sravana Meghalu
  • 1993 – Filmfare Award for Best Kannada Actress for Hoovu Hannu
  • 1998 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (South)
  • Nandi Awards

  • Nandi Award for Best Actress - Panthulamma (1977)
  • Nandi Award for Best Actress - Sravana Meghalu (1986)
  • Nandi Award for Best Character Actress - Murari (2001)
  • Karnataka State Film Awards

  • 1993 – Best Actress for Hoovu Hannu
  • 2008 – Best Supporting Actress for Vamshi
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  • 1978 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for Oru Nadigai Naatakam Paarkiraal
  • Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1974 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for Chattakari
  • Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards

  • 1975 - Most outstanding work of the year for Julie

  • Brief Profile:

    Lakshmi was born and raised in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to veteran Telugu film maker Yaragudipati Varada Rao of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, whose films dealt with important social issues. Her mother Kumari Rukmini was a Tamil actress, whose mother Nungambakkam Janaki was also an actress.

    Lakshmi was nine when she started acting in films. Her first film was Sri Valli, a Tamil film released in 1961. She took a young role of Valli in the movie. She established herself as a successful and popular actress in South India in the 1970s acting in all four South Indian languages: Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Lakshmi rose to fame from her first Malayalam movie Chattakari

    She acted with almost all the leading actors and Stars of South India, but it was her combination with popular actor Anant Nag in 70s and 80s that really struck a chord with the audience. Ananth Nag and Lakshmi are considered one of the all-time greatest pairs in South Indian cinema.