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Aishwarya Lekshmi
Aishwarya Lekshmi SIIMA.jpg
Lekshmi in SIIMA Awards
Born (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 33)
Alma mater Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Ernakulam (MBBS)
  • Actress
  • producer
Years active 2017–present

Aishwarya Lekshmi (born 6 September 1990) is an Indian actress and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films. She won several accolades including a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.

She made her acting debut with 2017 Malayalam film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela. She went on to appear in Mayaanadhi (2017), Varathan (2018), Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019), Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu (2019). Lekshmi made her Tamil debut with Action (2019).

Early life

Aishwarya Lekshmi was born on 6 September 1990 in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Lekshmi did her schooling at Holy Angel's Convent Trivandrum and Sacred Hearts girls Higher Secondary School, Thrissur and completed her MBBS degree from Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences (SNIMS), Ernakulam, in 2017. She also completed her internship there. She resides in Trivandrum and Cochin.


Lekshmi has been modelling since 2014. She has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Flower World, Salt Studio, Vanitha and FWD Life. She has modelled for brands such as Chemmanur Jewellers, Karikkineth Silks, La Brenda, Ezva Boutique, Akshaya Jewels, Sri Lakshmi Jewellery etc.

She states that she "never planned on acting", but now that she has finished her studies, she decided to give it a try when she chanced upon casting call by Althaf Salim for the family-drama Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela starring Nivin Pauly and was cast in a prominent role. She then did the female lead in romantic thriller Mayaanadhi by Aashiq Abu. The film became a major success and her role as an aspiring actress garnered appreciation. In 2018, she appeared inVarathan with Fahadh Faasil. In 2019 Aishwarya appeared in three Malayalam films: Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu and Brother's Day. She also made her Tamil debut with Action (2019), opposite Vishal. She then went on to appear in the Tamil Gangster film, Jagame Thandhiram (2021) alongside Dhanush, in which she played the role of Attilla. Which released in Netflix.

In 2022, she made her name in the industry through the role as ‘Poonguzhali’ in Mani Ratnam's historical action drama film Ponniyin Selvan: I.

Lekshmi made her debut as a producer with Tamil film Gargi.



Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2017 Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Rachel Malayalam
Mayaanadhi Aparna Ravi (Appu) Malayalam
2018 Varathan Priya Paul Malayalam
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Pinky / Pournami Malayalam
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu Meharunnisa Khaderkutty Malayalam
Brother's Day Santa / Peeli Malayalam
Action Meera Tamil
2021 Jagame Thandhiram Attilla Tamil
Laughing Budha Dr. Angel Malayalam
Kaanekkaane Sneha George Malayalam
2022 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa Shobi Tamil Anthology film
Segment: Nizhal Tharum Idham
Archana 31 Not Out Archana Malayalam
Godse Vaishali Telugu
Gargi Ahalya Tamil Also producer
Captain Kavya Tamil
Ponniyin Selvan: I Poonguzhali Tamil
Ammu Amudha "Ammu" Ravindranath Telugu
Kumari Kumari Devan Malayalam
Gatta Kusthi dagger Keerthy Tamil Filming
2023 Christopher dagger 0TBA Malayalam Filming
King of Kotha dagger 0TBA Malayalam Filming
Ponniyin Selvan: 2 dagger Poonguzhali Tamil Filming

Awards and nominations

Aishwarya Lekshmi awards and nominations
Aishwarya Lekshmi SIIMA.jpg
Lekshmi at SIIMA Awards
Wins 16
Nominations 21
Year Film Award Category Result Ref
2017 Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Asianet Comedy Awards Most Promising Actor Won
Yuva Awards Best Debut - Female Won
2018 Asianet Film Awards Best New Face (Female) Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut Won
7th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Mayaanadhi Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) – Malayalam Won
Movie Street Film Awards Best Actress Won
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Second Best Actress Won
Vanitha Film Awards Most Romantic Heroine Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
2019 Varathan Asiavision Awards Star of the Year Won
CPC Cine Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
Vanitha Film Awards Popular Actress Won
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
21st Asianet Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
Popular Actress Won
8th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Malayalam Won
Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Mazhavil Entertainment Awards Best Actress Won
Best Star Pair (with Asif Ali) Won
2022 Kaanekkaane 10th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Malayalam Won
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