There was an beautiful actress of Indian heritage who played an accountant on the NBC series Las Vegas. Can you tell me her name and what she is doing now?
—R.J. Newman, Franklin, N.C.
Lakshmi Manchu was born in Hyderabad, India. Her father, Mohan Babu, has been in more than 500 films and created one of the largest production companies in India, Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, which he named after her. Instead of settling for a cushy life in India, Manchu came to the U.S. and successfully auditioned for guest roles on the TV series Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas and Boston Legal. Now back in India, she is the host of her own talk show. She also has a role in director-actor Corbin Bernsen’s upcoming sci-fi movie Dead Air.