Raai Laxmi was born on May 5th, 1989, in Bangalore, India. Raai is an Indian film model-cum-actress appearing predominantly in South Indian films. Young Raai Laxmi initially appeared in modeling and advertisements before entering the film industry. She made her acting debut in 2005 for a Tamil language film Karka Kasadara. Speaking about her early career in an interview this is what Raai Laxmi has to say: I have developed some kind of obsession towards arts, be it dancing, stage shows, or even modeling. It’s always my habit to carry my photos, to be precise, my portfolio since I used to do modeling. The minute he saw my portfolio, Mr.Udaykumar who was searching for a new face for his film Karka Kasadara signed me up Subsequently she appeared in a number of Tamil films. Though she got noticed and was most sought after in the industry, she has to wait for her first real taste of success. It happened in 2008, with more serious films such as Velli Thirai, in which she played herself, and the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom. Her portrayal of a lawyer in the latter garnered her a Filmfare Award nomination in the category for Best Supporting Actress. And this sounded the arrival of a leading star in the South film industry. She followed this up with several successful films in Malayalam and is now un-disputed queen of Mollywood. After the success of movies like Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam, Kanchana, Mangatha, and Aranmanai in Tamil.