Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a South Indian film actress and a classical dancer. She has acted in several Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada films. Her debut Malayalam film ‘Arayannangalude Veedu’ alongside Mammootty won her the Kerala State Film Award for the best supporting actress. In 2007, Lakshmi again received the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actress for her performances in ‘Thaniye’ directed by debutant film director Babu Thiruvalla and ‘Paradesi’ directed by P. T. Kunju Mohammed. For the same films, she also received the "Atlas Film Critics Award" for the best woman actor.