Raai Laxmi with friends on her birthday
Raai Laxmi with friends on her birthdayRaai Laxmi/Instagram

South Indian actress Raai Laxmi, who was formerly known as Lakshmi Rai, turns 26 on Tuesday, 5 May 2015.

The "Mankatha" actress celebrated her birthday with friends and shared some photos of the surprise midnight party.

The actress has also individually thanked celebs and fans for wishing on her special day.

"Thanks for the advance wishes my sweethearts i feel really special for the kind of love u give me u guys r best much love to all cheers," the actress tweeted on Monday night.

Check out birthday celebration video below:

The bday celebration starts ❤️ thank u guys for a making me feel so special luv u all https://instagram.com/p/2RYshaxNh3/

Posted by Raai Laxmi on Monday, 4 May 2015

Check out the celeb wishes below:

Charmme Kaur

@iamlakshmirai happiest bday babe Shal miss ur party Hv fuuuun

Rana Vikram Singh

@iamlakshmirai wishing you a very happy birthday hun.Lots of goodluck and new successful movies come your way.Love and Cheers✌️✌

Venkat Prabhu

@iamlakshmirai a very happy birthday laks!! God bless!! Have a blast

Dhaya Alagiri

Happy Birthday @iamlakshmirai ! have a wonderful year...

Sanjay Bharati

Happy happy bdayyy to my dear friend @iamlakshmirai wishing u all success and have an awesome bday Darling Lots of love God bless

Varu Sarathkumar

Appppyyyyyy bdayyyyyyyyy sweety..!!! Have an amazing year.!!! Muahhhhh.!!! @iamlakshmirai

On the career front, the actress has so many upcoming films in her kitty, including Tamil films "Bangalore Days", "Shrungara", "Oru Ticketla Rendu Cinema", "Sawkarpettai‬", Malayalam films "Preview", "Arabian Safari" and "Santhoshayi Gopiyetta".

The actress will also be participating in upcoming Malayalam entertainment channel Flowers TV's "Star Challenge" reality show.