Paris Laxmi (Indian actress) Bio, Facts.
Paris Laxmi
Born Name: Myriam Sophia Lakshmi Quinio
Date of Birthday: 16 July 1991
Place of Birth: Aix-en-Provence, France
Occupation: Dancer, actress
Spouse(s): Pallippuram Sunil (m. 2012)
Siblings: Theo Elie Narayan

Myriam Sophia Lakshmi Quinio (born 16 July 1991), known professionally as Paris Laxmi is a dancer and actress born in France and settled in Kerala, India. With her husband Kathakali dancer Pallippuram Sunil, she runs the Kalashakti School of Arts in Vaikom, Kerala.

Paris Laxmi was born in Aix-en-Provence, France to Yves Quinio a drama artist and poet and Patricia Quinio, a sculptor. She visited India with her family annually since the age of 5. Due to their parents' attraction to India, Laxmi and her brother received a bi-cultural education, between France and India.

In France, she started training in Bharatanatyam with Armelle Choquard (disciple of Sri V.S. Muthuswami Pillai and Smt. Sucheta Chapekar) from the age of 9 and later from Dominique Delorme (disciple of Sri V.S. Muthuswami Pillai and Padma Subrahmanyam). She also trained under Smt. Sucheta Chapekar in Pune and at Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam's Nrithyodaya School of Dance in Chennai.

On September 14, 2012 at Vaikom Mahadeva temple, she married Pallippuram Sunil, Kathakali dancer from Kerala. Together they created in 2012 the Kalashakthi School Of Arts and inaugurated a theatre cum-class-room, the Kalashakthi Mandapam in 2014 in Vaikom, Kerala where they both teach their respective dance forms and organise Art performances and workshops.

Paris Laxmi made her debut in Amal Neerad's Big B and then gained attention by her role in Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days as Kuttan's Michelle.

Dance career
Paris Laxmi has been trained in various dance styles: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Flamenco and Hip-hop from the age of five; and Bharatanatyam from the age of nine.

Laxmi is an active and well-known dancer who has performed throughout India and abroad as a Bharatanatyam soloist and with her husband Pallippuram Sunil.

Sunil and Laxmi created the duet 'Sangamam' in 2012 and in 2015 their first creation, Krishna Mayam, a classical dance fusion of Kathakali and Bharatanatyam showcasing stories and manifestations of Lord Krishna with compositions from the Kathakali and Bharatanatyam repertoires. 'Sangamam - Krishna Mayam' has toured all over India, Gulf countries and Europe since 2015 for various temples, theatres, associations and festivals like Soorya Festival.

Laxmi has also presented a Contemporary dance creation called 'Seasons on Earth' in 2016 at Kalashakti Mandapam in Vaikom and the Kerala Museum in Kochi; and a Flamenco dance creation in 2017 at Kalashakti Mandapam and Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.

Source: Wikipedia

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