Bhavana Biography

Bhavana Biography

Bhavana (Karthika Menon), better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian film on-screen character best known for her work in South Indian movies. She has chiefly acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu movies. Bhavana made her acting presentation in Kamal’s Malayalam film Nammal (2002), which won her basic praise and different respects. In a vocation spreading over finished 10 years, she has showed up in more than 75 movies and has won two Kerala State Film Awards.

Early life

Bhavana was conceived in Thrissur area, Kerala, as the little girl of Pushpa and collaborator cinematographer, late G.Balachandran (passed on 24 September 2015). She has a senior sibling, Jayadev. She learned at Holy Family Girls’ High School, Chembukkavu, Thrissur. Bhavana’s sibling Jayadev is making his entrance in the film business as chief in a Tamil film titled ‘Pattinappakkam’.

Bhavana has depicted herself as a fretful individual and somebody who’s “difficult to deal with”. She grew up with a fantasy to end up noticeably an on-screen character. As a five-year-old, she used to emulate performing artist Amala’s scenes from the Malayalam film Ente Sooryaputhrikku before the mirror and was notwithstanding ready to bounce from a building and break her arm, similar to Amala’s character, did in the film

Personal life

Bhavana got engaged to her long time boyfriend and Kannada film producer Naveen on 9 March 2017.


At age 16, she appeared in the Malayalam film Nammal making that big appearance name Bhavana (Malayalam “edification, creative ability”) inverse newcomers Sidharth Bharathan, Jishnu and Renuka Menon. The film was a major achievement and she got a few offers in Malayalam. She won many respects and a Kerala State Special Jury Award for the film. Bhavana was an eleventh Standard understudy when she got her break in movies. She has acted with all on-screen characters in Malayalam silver screen and has many offers arranged in Tamil and did many ventures with well known Tamil on-screen characters like Ajith Kumar, Madhavan, Jayam Ravi, Bharath, Jiiva and Srikanth.

In 2010, she featured in her first Kannada film close by Puneeth Rajkumar, Jackie which was a blockbuster. Following the film’s colossal achievement, the film was named into Telugu and Malayalam. Bhavana was said to star with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan in a Bollywood film. Her second Kannada film Vishnuvardhana with Sudeep opened to a major reaction. She showed up in the Malayalam movies Ozhimuri and Trivandrum Lodge in 2012, and Honey Bee and Ezhamathe Varavu in 2013. She played Roshni Mathew, a single parent utilized in an IT organization, in Shyamaprasad’s Ivide, a wrongdoing thriller in light of the serial executing of IT nerds in significant US urban communities.

In 2016, she featured in a film with Benedic Doray. Up and coming movies of Bhavana incorporate Swapnathekaal Sundaram and Adventures of Omanakuttan. Swapnathekaal Sundaram, touted to be an “outright family performer”, will see her depicting a housewife and mother to a 9-year-old kid, while Adventures of Omanakuttan will highlight her as Pallavi, a flamenco artist.

Other works

She is the brand ambassador, along with actress Mamta Mohandas, for team Kerala Strikers in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), captained by Mohanlal, who is also one of the owners of the team, and vice-captain Indrajith. She has acted in many advertisements also.


Kerala State Film Award

2002 – Special Jury Award for Best Actress – Nammal
2005 – Second Best Actress – Daivanamathil
Filmfare Awards South
2006 – Best Actress – Chithiram Pesuthadi

Asianet Film Award

2002 – Best Supporting Actress Award – Nammal
2005 – Best Supporting Actress Award – Daivanamathil

Other Awards

2002 – Mathrubhumi Award for Best New Actress – Nammal
2003 – Mathrubhumi Award for Most Entertaining Actress – Swapnakoodu, C.I.D. Moosa
2005 – Grihalakshmy Special Jury Award – Daivanamathil
2005 – Jersey Foundation Award for Best Actress – Daivanamathil
2005 – Kalakeralam Award for Best Actress – Daivanamathil
2006 – Sathyan Award for Best Tamil Actress


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Nammal Parimalam Malayalam Debut movie
Kerala State Film Special Jury Award
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Chronic Bachelor Sandhya
Thilakkam Gauri Cameo appearance
C.I.D. Moosa Meena
Swapnakoodu Padma
Ivar Nandhini
Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu Sangeetha Varma
2004 Parayam Sudha
Chathikkatha Chanthu Indira
Runway Item number Special appearance
Youth Festival Parvathy
Amrutham Mridula
2005 Bunglavil Outha Aswathy
Udayananu Tharam Gayathri Cameo appearance
Hridayathil Sookshikkan Amritha
Police Sethulakshmi
Daivanamathil Sameera Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
Chanthupottu Rose
Naran Leela
Bus Conductor Sugandhi
2006 Chithiram Pesuthadi Charumathi (Charu) Tamil Tamil debut movie
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Chinthamani Kolacase Chinthamani Warrier Malayalam
Kisan Kilimathi
Chess Dr. Radhika
Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai Priya Tamil
Veyil Meenakshi
2007 Deepavali Susi Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Actress
Koodal Nagar Manimekalai
Chotta Mumbai ‘Parakkum’ Latha Malayalam
Arya Deepika Tamil
Rameswaram Vasanthi
2008 Vaazhthugal Kayalvizhi Thirunavukkarasu
Ontari Bujji Telugu Telugu debut movie
Mulla Mentally challenged lady Malayalam Cameo appearance
Jayamkondaan Annapurani Tamil
Hero Krishnaveni Telugu
Twenty:20 Ashwathy Nambiar Malayalam
LollyPop Rosebella
2009 Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded Aarathi Menon
Winter Shyama Ramdas
Robin Hood Rupa
Mahatma Krishnaveni Telugu
2010 Happy Husbands Krishnendu Mukundhan Malayalam
Aasal Sulabha Pillai Tamil
Jackie Lakshmi Kannada Kannada debut movie
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Mary Ittichan Malayalam
2011 Kudumbasree Travels Aswathy
The Metro Anupama
Doctor Love Ebin
Vishnuvardhana[15] Bharathi Kannada
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Eliana Malayalam
2012 Nippu Vaishnavi Telugu Cameo appearance
Romeo Shruti Kannada
Ozhimuri Balamani Malayalam
Trivandrum Lodge Malavika
Yaare Koogadali Bharathi Kannada
2013 Topiwala Suman Bedi
Bachchan Dr. Ashwini
Honey Bee Angel Malayalam
Ezhamathe Varavu Bhanu
2014 Polytechnic Ashwathi Nair
Koothara Swathy
Angry Babies in Love Sarah
2015 Mythri Herself Kannada/Malayalam Cameo appearance
Ivide Roshni Mathew Malayalam
Open Your Mind Sandhya Short film
Kohinoor Lilly Cameo appearance
2016 Hello Namasthe Priya
Mukunda Murari Rukmini Kannada Special appearance in song “Murali Lola”[16]
Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka Shahida Gautham Malayalam
2017 Chowka Bhoomika Kannada
Honey Bee 2:Celebrations Angel Malayalam
Adventures of Omanakkuttan Pallavi
Vilakkumaram Aswathy Ananthakrishnan
Adam Shwetha Filming
Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa Kumari Kamalambika Guest appearance
Mugulu Nage Kannada Guest appearance


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