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Born in New York, New York, Lakshmi Devy is an actress, screenwriter and producer of Indian descent. She was raised in the serenely beautiful state of Kerala, India, with her two siblings. From an early age, Lakshmi expressed an artistic talent and passion for the performing arts. As a young theatre performer, she soon delved into a rigorous training system of Indian classical dance technique, which has remained with her into adult life.

Although Lakshmi was always inclined towards drama and dance, the opportunities were sparse where she lived in India. Her mother, a successful doctor and father, a well-known travelogue writer and published author, were keen for her to choose a more traditional, less "frivolous" career path. While studying medicine, she continued to dance, and work in theatre, and eventually on graduating medical school, Lakshmi realized that all she wanted to pursue, was acting.

Her life took a turn when she was spotted shopping at a mall by a fashion choreographer. He offered Lakshmi a modeling job for a print advertisement, and thus starting her modeling career and love for the camera. From stage to screen, Lakshmi decided to hone her craft and attended The Mindscreen Film Institute in Chennai, India as well as The Actor Prepares acting school in Mumbai. She has since worked on close to 100 print campaigns and both local and national TV commercials.

With a successful modeling career underway, Lakshmi left her lucrative career in medicine and became a full-time actor. Her first, of many film roles in India, was the Anand Chakravarthy directed drama 'Nil Gavani Sellathey'. She later starred in numerous South Indian movies, in three distinct local languages of Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, including 'Shivani', 'Cinema Company' and 'Masala Padam', which was also her original screenplay debut.

In 2016, Lakshmi made a permanent move to New York receiving rave reviews from some of the entertainment industry's leading casting directors. She began training with Peter Meiner at the renowned T. Schrieber Studio, joining alumni's Edward Norton and Julia Garner, and improv. classes at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in New York City.

Since arriving to New York, Lakshmi has appeared in several national commercials and print campaigns, including Google 360, Kraft & Heinz and whiskey brand Johnnie Walker to name a few.

More recently, Lakshmi stars in the upcoming TV pilot 'Happy Divorce', directed by Jamal Hodge, and is both acting in and producing, the hysterically funny web-series 'Wank Bank' directed by Kevin Martin.

Under her new production company FiDi Talkies LLC, Lakshmi has written, and is producing, two short films. Set to film in India, 'Daro Mat', which translates to 'Don't be Afraid', is being directed by Unni Krishnan P.P, and 'Idle Hands', which is in pre-production, shoots later this year in New York.

In addition to acting, writing and producing, Lakshmi loves to travel and explore new realms. She is an advanced scuba diver, having taken her scuba license in the Maldives and the Andaman Nicobar Islands. Throughout her young life, Lakshmi's parents exposed her to the many wondrous corners of the world, and its cultures, a tradition she proudly, and often spontaneously, continues today.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liz Rodriguez

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