What can you say about Lakshmi Menon apart from the fact that right now she embodies success in Kollywood. Well, that’s not entirely accurate – she is not just a hit in Tamil, but with the release of Avatharam in Kerala which is running to packed houses, she is starting to gain a footing there too!
It was last year that a well-known media entity crowned her the ‘Fastest Rising Star in the South’. Not just among the female actors mind you, among all of them!
Now, here’s the icing on the cake or the proverbial cherry on top – the darling diva, with her girl next door attributes and persona, is barely out of high school!!
It was recently reported that she now draws a paycheque that puts her in the prestigious Rs 1 crore club. That by itself is just too much of an achievement for a girl in her teens who came in to the industry out of nowhere.
She was spotted as an amateur dancer by the outlaw Mollywood director Vinayan who launched her with her debut movie in Malayalam. Though that did not gain her much acclaim, it did give her enough of a platform to proceed to the highly competitive Kollywood industry, where soon she started delivering one hit after another.
From Kumki, Kuttippuli, Pandiyanadu, Manjapai and Naan Sigappu Manithan, which were all consecutive successes for her, she has now delivered what might be the biggest smash hit of them all – Jigarthanda!
Jigarthanda came out on August 1 and has been making huge collections at the box office and gathering impressive reviews from critics as well as the fans. Let us see where the movie ends up in the pages of Kollywood history and let us also see where the young starlet’s career goes from here…
Right now though, Lakshmi Menon is soaring high!
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