Manchu lakshmi comedy spoof:
She acted in the American television series Las Vegas, where she played the minor role of Sarasvati Kumar, the love interest of James Lesure. She has played very minor roles in one episode of each of the series Desperate Housewives, Late Nights with my Lover and Mystery ER. She has also appeared in commercials for Toyota, AARP and Chevrolet. She has acted in the upcoming American film Basmati Blues.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.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 expressed that the film would be her breakthrough in films as an actress and revealed that the popular song “Nenjukulle” from the film was shot with her for two weeks. The film released in February 2013 and much to Lakshmi’s shock, her portions were largely edited out of the film and the scope of her role was diminished. The song did not feature in the film either, with Lakshmi apologising to her fans for the episode.