Raai Laxmi is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly appears in Tamil and Malayalam as well as Telugu and Kannada films. She made her Bollywood debut with the film Julie 2. Raai has completed over 14 years in the film industry, acting in over 50 films in several languages.

Birth Name

Lakshmi Rai

Nickname

Krish, Lucky Rai, Lakshmi, Lachu, Krishna, Raai Lakshmi

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Raai Laxmi was born on the 5th of May 1987, in Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Age

She’s currently 32 years old.

Residence

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

She is of Saurashtrian heritage.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Raai completed her primary schooling from Bangalore, before moving to Belgaum, where she studied until grade 8. After which, she decided to discontinue her studies to become an actress.

Family Details

  • Father – Ram Rai (Businessman)

  • Mother – Manjula Rai (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Ashwin Rai (Older Sister), Reshma Rai (Older Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Raai Laxmi has dated –

  • S. Sreesanth – Raai and Indian bowler S. Sreesanth dated one another in the past. However, the two denied the accusation. Sreesanth told the press, that I happened to visit Lakshmi Rai on the sets of her Kannada film and before you knew it, the tabloids called us an item.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2008) – Raai and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni started dating one another after they had met during an IPL success party in 2008. At the time, she was the brand ambassador for the Chennai Super Kings. The duo instantly clicked and started doing the rounds with each other. However, their wonderous relationship did not live past the same year and they split. In a biopic of Dhoni’s titled M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), her part of the ordeal was rumored to be entered before the release of the film.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7½ inches
  • In centimeters – 172 cm
  • In meters – 1.72 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 123 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Starring as the titular character in Julie 2 (2017), Christina in Irumbu Kuthirai (2014), Maya in Aranmanai (2014), Balupu (2013), Sofia in Christian Brothers (2011), Priya in Muni 2: Kanchana (2011), Sona in Mankatha (2011) and as Aarthi Chinappa in Dhaam Dhoom (2008).

Film Debut

Laxmi made her debut Tamil theatrical film appearance as Anjali in Karka Kasadara in 2005. Also, cast in the lead role were actor Vikranth, Diya and Vadivelu. The same year, she also made her Telugu and Kannada debut in Kanchanamala Cable TV and Valmiki, respectively. In 2007, Laxmi made her Malayalam debut with Rock N’ Roll which earned her an Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year. Raai made her debut Hindi theatrical film appearance as Maya in AR Murugadoss’s Akira in 2016. She was cast alongside actress Sonakshi Sinha who played the titular character.

Television Debut

In 2015, she appeared as one of the contestants in a reality show, Star Challenge that aired on Flowers TV.

Brand Endorsements

She appeared in a number of television commercials and print ads such as Bru, Josco Jewellery, Saravana Stores,Fair & Lovely, M. K. Fabrics, amongst others.

Raai Laxmi Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan
  • Favorite Actresses – Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Priyamani, Priyanka Chopra
  • Favorite Beverage – Bubble Tea
  • Favorite Kajal Stick Brand – Sephora
  • Favorite Directors – S. Shankar, Priyadarshan
  • Favorite Lipstick Shade – Cream Paint
  • Favorite Destination – Austria
  • Favorite Hobbies – Listening Music, Singing
  • Favorite Color – Black, White
  • Favorite Food – Biryani, Rasam sadham with Appalam, Bisi Bele Bath, Saurashtrian Kheema, Japanese Chicken Curry with Rice

Raai Laxmi Net worth

Raai Laxmi has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019. She charges Rs 40 to 50 lakhs per film. She lives in a posh house with her family in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raai Laxmi

  • Raai belongs to a Saurashtrian Kutch family and has her ancestral roots in Belgaum as well.
  • Her family named her Lakshmi after Goddess Lakshmi.
  • She was always interested in the cultural activities and worked as a child artist in some ads commercials when she was 8 years old.
  • She was just 15 when she made her debut in acting. She won Miss Belgaum in 2003 and 2004 and Miss Karnataka title.
  • She was just 15 years old when she made her acting debut in the Tamil film Karka Kasadara in 2005.
  • She was born as Lakshmi Rai but in 2014 she changed her name to Raai Laxmi on numerological suggestions.
  • She finds actor Prabhas as the hottest in Tollywood.
  • She is often called as the Selfie Queen of South Indian film industry.
  • In 2008, Raai was the chosen brand ambassador for the Indian Premier League’s Chennai Super Kings team.
  • In 2011, Raai was made the brand ambassador of Kerala Strikers for the Celebrity Cricket League.
  • Raai has been featured on the cover of several magazines such as FWD, Cinesprint and Glamour.
  • In May 2016 she signed to perform her third item number in Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva.
  • In October 2016, she signed to perform her fourth item number with Chiranjeevi in his 150th film Khaidi No. 150.
  • In 2017, she made her Bollywood debut with a bold avatar in the film Julie 2 which was her 50th film.
  • In 2018, she starred in the Malayalam film Oru Kuttanadan Blog as Sreejaya alongside Mammotty and Anu Sithara.
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