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.
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
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.
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
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
Kerala State Film Special Jury Award
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu||Sangeetha Varma|
|Runway||Item number||Special appearance|
|Udayananu Tharam||Gayathri||Cameo appearance|
|Daivanamathil||Sameera||Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2006||Chithiram Pesuthadi||Charumathi (Charu)||Tamil||Tamil debut movie
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|Chinthamani Kolacase||Chinthamani Warrier||Malayalam|
|Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai||Priya||Tamil|
|2007||Deepavali||Susi||Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Actress|
|Chotta Mumbai||‘Parakkum’ Latha||Malayalam|
|Ontari||Bujji||Telugu||Telugu debut movie|
|Mulla||Mentally challenged lady||Malayalam||Cameo appearance|
|2009||Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded||Aarathi Menon|
|2010||Happy Husbands||Krishnendu Mukundhan||Malayalam|
|Jackie||Lakshmi||Kannada||Kannada debut movie|
|Marykkundoru Kunjaadu||Mary Ittichan||Malayalam|
|Angry Babies in Love||Sarah|
|Open Your Mind||Sandhya||Short film|
|Mukunda Murari||Rukmini||Kannada||Special appearance in song “Murali Lola”|
|Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka||Shahida Gautham||Malayalam|
|Honey Bee 2:Celebrations||Angel||Malayalam|
|Adventures of Omanakkuttan||Pallavi|
|Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa||Kumari Kamalambika||Guest appearance
|Mugulu Nage||Kannada||Guest appearance|