Bhavana made her debut with the Malayalam film Nammal, which opened the door of several good offers for her. She later moved to Kollywood and has also been signed for a Telugu film, Ontari. The actress was last seen in the Malayalam film, Chotta Mumbai, starring Mohanlal in the lead.
Bhavana will now be seen in a cameo role in Dileep's upcoming film, Mulla, directed by Lal Jose and scripted by Sindhuraj with Biju Menon, Innocent, Salim Kumar, and Rizabava also in the cast. Bhavana's last film with Dileep was Chess directed by Raj Babu. She has also signed the multi-starrer Twenty:20 being produced by Dileep.