Vijaya Lakshmi, విజయలక్ష్మి/రంభ , விஜயலட்சுமி/ரம்பா, best known by her stage name Rambha, is an Indian film actress. Rambha has acted in over 100 South Indian films and also in Bollywood films. She had done several successful films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali and Bhojpuri films. She paired up with popular heroes like, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mammootty, V. Ravichandran, Karthik Muthuraman, Jayaram, Mithun Chakraborty, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Govinda etc. Rambha appeared as a Judge in Kalaingar TV's Maanada Mayilada.
Rambha has acted in several languages and maintained a successful balance in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali etc. She is currently concentrating on Bhojpuri films. Her latest film in Malayalam titled Paayum Puli in 2007 is getting good reviews. Despite being in the mid 30s she did one of her most glamorous roles for this film. Most of her movies are successful. She has acted in two Bengali films and now she has three Hindi films.
Rambha is also the brand ambassador for Magickwoods, Canada-based international company that deals with home, kitchen, and bath vanity high luxury products. For this she has been gifted a black BMW 750Li by the company. She now owns a brand new Land rover whch she gifted to her baby LAANYA.
Rambha started her career as a producer with help of her brother for Three Roses! in which Jyothika, Laila and Rambha are the three lead character. Unfortunately the film failed in the box office despite Rambha acting glamorously.
Rambha was born as Vijaya Lakshmi in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh . Rambha married Mr. Indran Pathmanathan, the founder and chairman of Magickwoods, a kitchen and bathroom manufacturing firm based in Canada, on April 8, 2010, in Tirumala. She is also the brand ambassador of her husband's firm, which has manufacturing facilities in Canada, India & China. She gave birth to a baby girl in Toronto on January 14, 2011.
Rambha's career started with a Malayalam film Sargam (1992 film) opposite Vineeth. She again paired up with Vineeth in Champakulam Thachan. She then entered Bollywood and was paired up with popular heroes like Chiranjeevi, Rajnikanth, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Kamal Hassan, Joseph Vijay, Govinda etc. Her second Tamil movie Ullathai Allitha, which remains her biggest hit till date, gave her a major breakthrough in her acting career. It was from this movie she started doing glamour roles which instantly won her numerous fans. She even had a nickname 'Thoday azhagi' (Gorgeous Thighs) which was given by her fans because she had beautiful big thighs.
Rambha had huge success in South Indian films from the mid/late 90s till early 2000s. People loved her glamour roles and especially her 'thundering' thighs and a gorgeous smile in the silver screen. She also had very tough competition at that time with hugely popular heriones like Simran, Roja, Meena and Nagma all in their prime. While approaching the mid 2000s Rambha started losing her magical touch as age slowly started catching up and a new crop of young heroines started their reign in Tamil films.