Raai Laxmi was born to Ram Rai and Manjula. She made her acting debut in 2005 in the Tamil film Karka Kasadara. Subsequently, she appeared in a number of Tamil films, including the comedy film Kundakka Mandakka. Perarasu's action - masala flick Dharmapuri (2006), and the romance film Nenjai Thodu (2007). In 2008, she began working in more serious films such as the drama film Velli Thirai, in which she played herself, and the action thriller Dhaam Dhoom directed by Jeeva, she received positive feedbacks.
She made her debut in Malayalam in 2007, starring in Rock & Roll opposite Mohanlal. And then in several successful films such as Annan Thambi, 2 Harihar Nagar (2009), Evidam Swargamanu (2009) opposite Mohanlal, and Chattambinadu (2009) opposite Mammootty. She appeared in three Tamil films in 2009, Muthirai, Vaamanan and Naan Avanillai 2. In 2010, she was seen in three films. She made special appearances during song sequences in two of them, In Ghost House Inn and Pen Singam and portrayed a cowgirl in the Tamil film Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam. Raai Lakshmi's first 2011 release was Christian Brothers , which was a huge commercial success. Her next two films were Tamil projects, the comedy horror Kanchana and theVenkat Prabhu-directed action thriller Mankatha, starring AjithKumar. Both films emerged high financial success. In Malayalam films namely Arabian Safari and Santhoshayi Gopiyetta and three Tamil films Oru Ticketla Rendu Cinema, Sowkarpettai and Arjun, Divya Matrum Karthik. After brief gap of two years, after starring along with Ravi Teja in Balupu (2013) she signed another Telugu film Sardaar Gabbar Singh opposite Pawan Kalyan in September 2015. Her upcoming projects are Akira, Sardaar Gabbar Singh (Telugu & Hindi), Julie 2, Shrungara, Rani Ranamma, Yodha 2.