Kavya Madhavan was born on September 19, 1984 in the village of Nileshwaram in Kasargod district, Kerala, India. Her father is P.Madhavan and mother Shyamala. She did her schooling at Nileswaram Rajas High School and entered the film industry as a child artist. She learned dancing during her school days and participated in many competitions and won prizes. She was a Kalathilakam in a Sub District Schools Youth Festival.
kavya madhavan She first appeared in Kamal's film Pookalam Varavayi(1991). Her talent was soon recognized, the she was offered to take up other projects too as a child artist. But when she was in ninth standard, she got an offer to play as a heroin in Lal Jose film Chandanudikkunna Dikkil, and that became a super hit movie.
After her leading role, she became very popular in the Malayalam film industry and she was successful in winning a place for herself in people’s heart. Opportunities and success grew more as she grew up and she was signed for many Malayalam films. It has been claimed that she is the busiest female star in Malayalam who shares successful screen chemistry with several top.
Kavya’s famous films are Mizhi Randilum, Dosth, Madhura Nombarakattu, Sadananthante Samayam and Meesa Madhavan of which the last movie bagged a record collection in malayalam film industry. Her other films are Athisayan, Chakkara Muthu, Iruvattam Manavatti, Annorikkal, Kochi Rajavu, Aparichithan, Perumazhakkalam, Gaurisankaram, Runway, Athisayan, Chakkara Muthu, Thilakkam and many more.
She has also acted in few Tamil films and Kasi was her first film in Tamil which became a successful film. But she seems little hesitant accepting Tamil roles may be because of skin revealing dresses demanded by the industry. vibin42 is visited this cite at 10 40 am 09 09 2009
She is married to Nishal Chandra. There has been speculation that she is considering a divorce after just five months of marriage.