Lakshmi Priya ChandramouliPublished: March 20, 2015
Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli is a Tamil Movie and Television actress. A post graduate in human resource management from Madras School of Social Work, she joined the English theatre company Evam as a full-time employee, before venturing into the Tamil film industry. She is also a former National Level cricket player, and national Ultimate Frisbee champion Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli was born into an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family.
After completing her masters in social work, specialising in human resources, from the Madras School of Social Work, she worked for a corporate company as an HR professional. As she wanted to pursue “something more creative”, she started to work with the theatre group Evam, on their managerial side. Although she never got to act in their plays because of a tight work schedule, she called it “a great platform where I could easily learn how things transformed from paper to performance”.
Lakshmi Priyaa has been athlete from childhood. She joined gymnastics even before she was 10 years old and started playing cricket, becoming a part of India’s B national cricket team, under which she also played a series against the West Indies. She also pursues Ultimate Frisbee. A member of Chennai Ultimate Frisbee, she has regularly participated at Ultimate Frisbee competitions.
While selling tickets for one of Evam’s plays, director Magizh Thirumeni approached and asked her to play a supporting role in his film Mundhinam Paartheney. She took leave from work and shot for ten days for the film. After working with director K. Balachander on one of his teleserials, and starting to audition for a role in the TV show, Dharmayudham, she decided to pursue acting full-time. She quit her job and attended several auditions for different roles in the show, eventually landing the role of Sharada. Her first film in a lead role was the black comedy Sutta Kadhai. She played a bold tribal girl called Silanthi in the film, which required her to perform stunts as well, and reviews on her performance were positive. Her next Tamil release will be Kallapadam by debutant director Vadivel. About her role, she said that it was a “well defined and powerful character” and “emotionally very strong”. Apart from Kallapadam, she has finished shooting for the thriller Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka and the Malayalam film Angels and has signed up a supernatural film called Kalam as well as a Studio Green project starring Nayantara and Aari.
|Real Name||Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli|
|Place of Birth||Chennai,Tamil Nadu|
|Debut movie||Mundhinam Paartheney (Tamil)|
|Known For||Gouravam,Kallappadam,Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka|
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She is a former National Level cricket player