Bhavana Biography

    Bhavana is a South Indian actress who acts in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. She made her debut in Kamal's Nammal, which won her critical acclaim and various honours, including the State award.

    This Thrissur girl, whose real name is Karthika, is the daughter of Asst. Cinematographer, G. Balachandran Menon and Pushpa. She has one brother named Jayaddev, currently living in Vancouver, Canada.

    She debuted in Malayalam film Nammal opposite newcomers like Siddharth, Jishnu and Renuka Menon. The film was a big success and she got several offers in Malayalam. She has acted with almost all actors of Malayalam, including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Jayaram, Prithviraj, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya, etc.

    Then in 2003, she became a part of big hit movies like Chronic Bachelor, C.I.D. Moosa, Swapnakoodu, etc. In 2004, her career turned dim. Her movies like Youth Festival, Parayam, Bunglavil Outha, etc., bombed at the box office.

    She appeared in an Item Number in the film Runway in 2004. Her career was not a successful one in 2004. She got the State Award for Best Character Actress for Daivanamathil in 2006. In 2006, she acted only in two films. Chinthamani Kolacase and Chess were the films and were a success at the BO. Her movie Chotta Mumbai was an average hit with Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal.

    Though she got several Tamil films, she refused them due to tight schedules. Her first Tamil film originally offered to her was Koodal Nagar opposite Bharath but the movie was shelved due to some technical difficulties; however, it was later completed and released in April 2007. Her first released Tamil film Chithiram Pesuthadi was a huge success. After that, she did many Tamil films.

    Her movie Jeyam Kondaan opposite Vinay got positive reviews and she was praised for her prim and proper portrayal of a small town girl. Bhavana depicted a complete new style and look specially in the songs and was noted to have reduced a lot of weight, finally fitting in the profile of glamorous and beautiful Kollywood heroines.

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