Lakshmi Rai Biography:Lakshmi Rai is a South Indian actress who recently made news when she was linked with cricketer Dhoni.
Lakshmi Rai is a Mangalorean but was born in Belgaum, Karnataka on 5th May 1981 to Ram Rai and Manjula. She is from the Bunt community of coastal Karnataka and has two older sisters, Reshma and Ashwini. Lakshmi's nickname is Krishna, her mother tongue is Kannada. Before entering the film industry she modelled for brands like Bru coffee, Fair and Lovely, and Saravana’s stores.
The actress was romantically involved with cricketer Sreesanth but now she is going out with the Indian cricket team captain Dhoni.
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This 27 year old actress started her career at the age of eight when she appeared in a few ads which were shot in Belgaum.
Lakshmi won the Miss Belgaum crown in 2003.
In 2004, Lakshmi made her debut in the Tamil movie Karka Kasadara. Malayalam cinema actor Mohanlal loves to work with her and they have worked together in three movies.
She was appreciated for her acting in the Tamil movie Dhaam Dhoom (2008). Lakshmi shared great chemistry with Jayam Ravi in this romantic movie and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Tamil Supporting Actress Award.
Lakshmi has also acted in Prakash Raj's Velli Thirai (2008) and A. M. R. Ramesh's Minchina Ota (2008).
In Vikram Bhatt's production Muthirai (2009) she will play a character named Kavya. Bollywood item dancer Rakhi Sawant will also be seen in this movie. Other movies she will be seen in are Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam and Naan Avanillai 2. In Naan Avanillai 2 her co-stars are Jeevan, Sangeeta, Shweta Menon, and Hema Malini.
Lakshmi will soon be seen as a Punjabi girl in the Hindi movie HHey Gujju with Himesh Reshammiya playing a double role. This movie is scheduled to release in January 2010. She will also be seen in the Malayalam movie Chattambinadu with actor Mammootty