Lakshmi, a diehard fan of Sharada, appears like her, to sell Kulukki Sarbath
Sreekaryam (Thiruvananthapuram): The TikTok fame Lakshmi who runs a ‘kulukki sarbath’ shop in front of the Kerala University Karyavattom campus restarted her shop after the pandemic lockdown. This 38-year-old woman always appears in her favourite actor Sharada’s costume as a tribute to the great actor. As the Karyavattom campus become active, the ‘sarbath’ of Lakshmi is also going viral.
Lakshmi has been selling ‘sarbath’ in front of the campus for the last five years. Every day, she adorns various looks of Sharada. Lakshmi is running this business to raise her three children amidst hardships.
Her customers often confuse her as a migratory labourer due to her appearance, she says. Lakshmi wishes to become an actress. She loves to dance as well. She says that her business has improved as her dancing and acting videos have gone viral on TikTok.
After the ban of TikTok in India, she shifted to Facebook and Instagram reels. She received good recognition there as well. The biggest dream of Lakshmi is to meet Sharada and act in a movie.
Lakshmi and her family live in a rented house, Nandana Bhavan, in PT Chacko Nagar near Medical College. Anil Kumar, a daily wager, is her husband and they have three children: Ananthakrishnan, Nandukrishnan and Aiswarya.