Surabhi Lakshmi is a Malayali actress who appears in both films and television. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2016 for portraying the role of a struggling middle-aged mother in the Malayalam film Minnaminungu. Surabhi Lakshmi plays the lead in Anoop Menon’s maiden production venture ‘Padma’
She was born to Andy & Radha on 16 November 1986. She hails from Narikkuni in Kozhikode, Kerala. Her siblings are Subitha Santhosh (sister), Sumitha Akhil (sister) and Sudheesh Kumar (brother). Her grandmother Lakshmi is said to be her pillar of inspiration. Surabhi spent her childhood in Koolikkulangara, Mangad (Unnikulam) in North Kerala. She did her schooling in AUP School Mangad, Kerala.
With a merit scholarship, Surabhi passed her BA degree in Bharathanatyam (2009) with first rank from Kaladi Sree Sankaracharya College. She did her Master of Arts (MA) in 2011 in Theatre Arts from the same college with a merit scholarship from the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. In 2012, she completed her Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Performing Arts from MG University, Kerala. She is currently a research scholar at the Kaladi Sree Sankaracharya College. In 2015, she received the Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship for the best student.
She was married to Vipin Sudhakar in 2014 but the marriage ended in a divorce in 2017.
Surabhi’s first love is for theatre arts. Suvarna Theatre’s play called ‘Yakshikathakalum Naattuvarthamanangalum’ won Kerala Sahitya Nataka Academy’s best actress award in 2010. She has also won Best Actress award in 2017 for the drama BOMBAY TAILORS by Athithi School of Performance, Edappally, directed by K Vinodkumar. She won the Abu Dhabi Theatre Fest in 2010 and Flowers TV Best Comedian Award in 2016.
Surabhi came into limelight after winning the reality show ‘Best Actor’ in Amrita TV. After that, she has acted in many films.