Lakshmi Narayan (born Yaragudipati Venkatalakshmi on 13 December 1952) is an Indian actress known for her work in Indian film industry. Starting to act at the age of 15, she made her silver screen debut as an actress with the Tamil film Jeevanamsam in 1968, in the same year she was starred in the Kannada film Goadalli CID 999 starring Dr. Rajkumar. In 1974, she starred in her first Malayalam film Chattakari which went on to become blockbuster throughout India.
She then went on to appear in a number of commercially successful films in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and various other languages. She has won one National Film Award for Best Actress, nine Filmfare Awards South, three Nandi Awards, Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Karnataka State Award for Best Actress for the movie Hoovu-Hannu, the Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards and various other state awards. Lakshmi made her Bollywood debut in the year 1975, with the women-centric Julie, the remake of Malayalam film Chattakari. After appearing as a lead actress for more than a decade she switched over to character roles.