Vijayalakshmi (born 5 June 1976) is an Indian film actress best known by her stage name Rambha. She has acted in over 100 South Indian films and also in Bollywood films. She acted in several successful films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali and Bhojpuri films. She paired up with popular actors like Mammootty, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Venkatesh, Kalabhavan Mani, V. Ravichandran, Karthik Muthuraman, Jayaram, Mithun Chakraborty, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Govinda, Prabhu Deva, Arjun and Vijay. She appeared as a Judge on Kalaingar TV’s Maanada Mayilada.
Rambha started her career with the 1993 Kannada movie Server Somanna opposite Jaggesh. The same year she acted in a Malayalam film Sargam opposite Vineeth. She again paired up with Vineeth in Champakulam Thachan. She then entered Bollywood and was paired up with popular heroes. For the film Sargam, she has won State award and the film received a National Award.
In 1993, she completed the movie Tholi Muddhu opposite Prashanth after its original actress Divya Bharti died suddenly. Her second Tamil movie Ullathai Allitha, which remains her biggest hit till date, gave her a major breakthrough in her career. It was from this movie that she started doing glamorous roles which won her numerous fans. She even had a nickname ‘Thoday Azhagi’ (Miss Thigh) by exposing her thunder thighs. She has had huge success in South Indian films from the mid 90s till early 2000s. People loved her glamour roles and especially her gorgeous smile on the silver screen. She also had very tough competition at that time with hugely popular heroines like Roja, Simran, Meena and Nagma. While approaching the mid 2000s, Rambha stopped doing regular films as a new crop of young heroines started their reign in south Indian films.