Kavya Madhavan made her debut in 1991 as a child artist in Pookkalam Varavayi. Her debut role as a lead actress was in Lal Jose’s Chandranudikkunna Dikhil in 1999, when she was in the ninth grade. Its success then established her status as a leading actress in the industry during the 2000s. Her popular films include Darling Darling (2000), Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000), Thenkasipattanam (2001), Dhosth (2001), Meesa Madhavan (2002), Thilakkam (2003), Mizhi Randilum (2003), Pulival Kalyanam (2003), Runway (2004), Kochi Rajavu (2005), Ananthabhadram (2005), Lion (2006), Classmates (2006), Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007), Madampi (2008), Paappi Appacha (2010), and Christian Brothers (2011). She has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in Perumazhakkalam (2004) and Gaddama (2010).
Kavya Madhavan first appeared as a child actor in Kamal’s film Pookkalam Varavayi (1991) at the age of seven. Subsequently, she was offered parts in other projects such as Pavam IA Ivachan (1994), Parassala Pachan Payyannur Paramu (1994) by P.Venu and Azhakiya Ravanan (1996), directed by Kamal.
She was offered the female lead in Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, also starring Dileep, in 1999.
After the success of Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, Kavya Madhavan and Dileep became a popular pairing in Malayalam cinema, and they worked together in 18 movies. Some of their movies are Thenkasipattanam (2000), Darling Darling (2000), Meesa Madhavan (2002) which was one of biggest grosser of the year and was directed by Lal Jose, Mizhi Randilum (2003) in which she played a double role, Sadanandante Samayam (2003), Thilakkam (2003) directed by Jayaraj, Runway (2004) directed by Joshiy, Kochi Rajavu (2005), Lion (2006) again directed by Joshiy, Chakkara Muthu (2006), Inspector Garud (2007), Paappi Appacha (2010), Vellaripravinte Changathi (2011) and Pinneyum (2016). Most of their movies were in the romantic comedy genre.
She also acted in films with Mammootty and Mohanlal, and in movies with several stars, such as Ee Pattanathil Bhootham, Christian Brothers and China Town.
She got critical acclaim for her performance of the role of Ganga in Perumazhakkalam for which she won 2004 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and for the role of Ashwati in Gaddama where she played a housemaid working in Saudi Arabia. The movie was based on a feature by K. U. Iqbal, published in Bhashaposhini. The movie was directed by her mentor Kamal, and she got her second Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for 2011. She won the 2011 Kerala Film Critics Awards for Best Actress, Amrita-FEFKA Film Awards for Best Actress, Best Actress-Malayalam cinema in 59th Filmfare Awards South and Best Actress in Thikkurissy Foundation Awards. She was nominated in National film award for Best Actress but lost out in the final round. She was part of big grossers like Christian Brothers and China Town in 2011 and was selected as Top Star (Female) 2011 in Malayalam.
She was cast in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Naalu Pennungal in which she played a supporting role.
Though she had many offers from Tamil cinema, she was very reluctant to act due to her busy schedule in Malayalam. Her first was Kasi (2001) which was the remake of Vinayans Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. She went on to act in En Mana Vaanil and Sadhu Miranda and enjoyed moderate success.
She wrote lyrics for the song “En Khalbillulloru Pennaanu” for the film One Way Ticket. She sang her first movie song for the Malayalam film Matinee (2012).
Kavya Madhavan married Nishal Chandra on 9 February 2009, after which she moved to Kuwait. However, she returned home in June the same year and filed for divorce on 24 July 2010. Both Kavya and Nishal appeared before the court on 25 May 2011 and expressed their willingness for a mutual divorce. The divorce was granted on 30 May 2011. After long speculations regarding her relationship with Malayalam actor Dileep and despite both denying it on several occasions, she married him on 25 November 2016 at Vedanta Hotel, Kochi. Many famous from tinseltown attended the wedding including Mammootty, Menaka Suresh, Jomol, Srinda, Meera Jasmine, Jayaram.]
In April 2013, Mathrubhumi Books published a collection of memoirs written by Kavya, titled Kathayil Alpam Kavyam which gives a glimpse into her childhood memories and the experiences of her school days and in the film industry. The book was released by writers Subhash Chandran and Deedi Damodaran at a function held in K. P. Kesava Menon Hall in Kozhikode on 11 April.
|76||2017||Untitled Project||Heroine||Jeethu Joseph|
|75||2016||Kachadathapa||Teacher||Hari P. Nair||Short film|
|72||2015||She Taxi||Devayani (Taxi Driver)||Saji Surendran|
|70||2013||Breaking News Live||Nayana||Sudhir Ambalapaddu|
|71||2013||Anchu Sundharikal||Gauri Lakshmi||Aashiq Abu|
|67||2012||Bavuttiyude Namathil||Vanaja||G. S. Vijayan||Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|61||2011||Gaddama||Aswathy||Kamal||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress
|64||2011||Bhaktha Janangalude Sradhakku||Sumangala||Priyanandanan|
|66||2011||Vellaripravinte Changathi||Sulekha / Mary Varghese||Akku Akbar|
|60||2010||Paappi Appacha||Annie||Mamas K. Chandran||Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|59||2009||Ee Pattanathil Bhootham||Ancy||Johny Antony|
|56||2008||Sadhu Miranda||Priya||Siddique||Tamil film|
|50||2007||Inspector Garud||Sethulakshmi IAS||Johny Antony|
|52||2007||Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri||Naadiya / Naadira
|53||2007||Naalu Pennungal||Subhadra||Adoor Gopalakrishnan|
|45||2006||Classmates||Thara Kurup||Lal Jose|
|49||2006||Kilukkam Kilukilukkam||Chandini||Sandhya Mohan|
|40||2005||Kochi Rajavu||Aswathy||Johny Antony|
|41||2005||Ananthabhadram||Bhadra||Santhosh Sivan||Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress|
|37||2004||Perumazhakkalam||Ganga||Kamal||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress|
|27||2003||Thilakkam||Ammu (Oduvil’s daughter)||Jayaraj|
|28||2003||Sadanandante Samayam||Sumangala (Dileep’s wife)||Akbar-Jose|
|31||2003||Mizhi Randilum||Bhadra / Bhama
|Ranjith||Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress|
|32||2003||Pulival Kalyanam||Ganga (Lalu Alex’s daughter)||Shafi|
|24||2002||Kasi||Lakshmi (Vikram’s sister)||Vinayan||Tamil film|
|25||2002||Meesa Madhavan||Rugmini (Jagathy’s daughter)||Lal Jose|
|26||2002||En Mana Vaanil||Thilaka||Vinayan||Tamil film|
|16||2001||Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam||Maya||M. Shankar|
|19||2001||Dhosth||Geethu (Dileep’s Sister)||Thulasidas|
|20||2001||Jeevan Masai||Manjari||T N Gopakumar|
|15||2000||Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal||Celin||Sathyan Anthikkad||Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress|
|12||1999||Chandranudikkunna Dikhil||Radha||Lal Jose||Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress|
|11||1998||Kattathoru Penpoovu||Yamuna||Mohan Kupplery|
|6||1997||Oral Mathram||Gopika Menon||Sathyan Anthikkad|
|9||1997||Irattakuttikalude Achan||Dhanya||Sathyan Anthikkad|
|10||1997||Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu||Anjali||Kamal|
|5||1996||Azhakiya Ravanan||Young Anuradha (Bhanupriya)||Kamal|
|2||1994||Pavam I. A. Ivachan||Sara Ivachan||Roy P. Thomas|
|3||1994||The President||Child Artist||Unreleased|
|4||1994||Parassala Pachan Payyannur Paramu||Neena||P.Venu|
|1||1991||Pookkalam Varavayi||Geethu’s friend (Baby Shamili)||Kamal|
Kavya Madhavan Photos
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