Lakshmi Gopalaswamy was born in a Kannada family in Bangalore, Karnataka to M.K Gopalaswamy and Dr.Uma Gopalaswamy. She has a younger brother, Arjun. Her Mother is a Scholar of music who prompted Lakshmi to learn and take career in Bharatanatyam.
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.
In 2010, she secured a dream role in Aptharakshaka directed by P. Vasu, opposite South Super Star Dr.Vishnuvardhan, an Indian star of 220 movies in five different languages. In this Kannada film, her splendid performance as a dancer possessed by an evil spirit has been praised by critics and the film going public as well. The film went on to become a mega hit that run for 35 continuous weeks in the theatres and it was the last Kannada film of the super star. She has also acted in films like Vishnu Sena and Namyajamanru with the late star. Talking about the success of the film, Lakshmi in a recent interview said "I am satisfied with the kind of response I am getting from the audience for my performance in it. I had a desire to act with Vishnuji again and that is fulfilled with this movie."
She acted in the Tamil serial titled Lakshmi and has won much praise.
The acceptance in Malayalam cinema that Lakshmi has received from the audience has made her feel much obliged to Malayalam filmgoers. Her success has also got her offers from her home ground, Kannada film industry, too. Her debut Malayalam film Arayannangalude Veedu got her the Kerala State Award for the best supporting actress. Her second film Kochu Kochu Santhosangal too brought in much acclaim for her acting. Acting afforded her a different kind of exposure. "Initially I was intimidated by the profession, I was too shy to be famous," but soon felt at home.
She says dance will always remain her fave metier; she loves playing good roles in films, like those that integrates semi-classical dance tracks, like Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, in which two classical dance numbers became catchy tunes all over Kerala. Her star status in film firmament notwithstanding, she dreams of metamorphosing into a top-notch dancer.
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a serious student of Bharathanatyam and a dancer of repute. She has been performing since the age of 12, experiencing the inherent satisfaction that takes her through the fascinating journey that art unfolds to devoted seekers. Endowed with classical features, she has grace and a naturalness that complements her attractive personality, beautiful face and expressive eyes to this art form.
She has been presenting her dance performances on different stages world wide. She has appeared in many commercials especially in Malayalam. She has anchored a game show named Golden Couple on Jeevan TV. She has acted in a television serial called Swaami Ayyappan on Asianet.