Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, credited as Lakshmi Manchu, is an Indian film actress, producer and television presenter known for her works in Telugu cinema and American television. The daughter of veteran actor Mohan Babu, Lakshmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Oklahoma City University. She made her acting debut chandamama kathalu pdf download the American television series Las Vegas, where she played the minor role of Sarasvati Kumar, the love interest of James Lesure.
She then appeared in one episode of each of the following series: Desperate Housewives, Late Nights with my Lover and Mystery ER. She has also appeared in commercials for Toyota, AARP and Chevrolet. In 2006, she directed, produced and acted in Perfect Lives, a short film that was showcased at the Wilshire Fine Arts Theater as part of the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles. Lakshmi has garnered the South Indian International Movie Award, two Filmfare Awards South, the state Nandi Award, and is appearing in the upcoming American film Basmati Blues.
Lakshmi Manchu is the only daughter of actor Mohan Babu and Vidya Devi. She has two younger brothers, Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu. Having started her career at the age of 4, Manchu has been in 20 feature films in India and the U.
She co-owns Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, a production company that has produced fifty-six feature films to date. In December 2011, she was signed on to portray a role in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Kadal after a successful audition. Portraying the role of Celina, a poor village woman, she expected this film to be her breakthrough in films as an actress. Nenjukulle’ starring her, was shot in just two weeks.