Her next two films were Tamil projects, the comedy horror Kanchana and the Venkat Prabhu-directed action thriller Mankatha, starring Ajith Kumar.
She is making her debut in Bollywood with the film Julie 2 (2016).
Raai has completed over a decade in the film industry, acting over 50 films in multiple languages.
Subsequently, she appeared in a number of Tamil films, including the comedy film Kundakka Mandakka (2005) opposite R.
Parthiban, 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 feedback for her portrayal of a lawyer in the latter.
A review from Behindwoods wrote: "The latter (Raai Lakshmi) sizzles even as she is supposed to play the court professional who is caught in the web of smuggling drugs".
She won her first Filmfare Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.
She made her debut in Malayalam in 2007, starring in Rock & Roll opposite Mohanlal.