Karthika Menon, better known by her stage name Bhavana, is a popular actress in Mollywood, who actively appears in South Indian films. Bhavana began acting when she was 16 with a supporting role in the 2002 Malayalam film Nammal, which earned her appreciation and awards.
She subsequently has acted in more than 60 films to date, mostly in Malayalam, followed by Tamil Telugu and Kannada. Her notable film credits include Daivanamathil, Chithiram Pesuthadi, Kudumbasree Travels, and Honey Bee among many others. She has won acclaims and awards for her contribution to cinema, including two State awards, one Filmfare South among others.
Bhavana was born on the 6th of June 1986, in Thrissur, Kerala, India. She is currently 35 years old.
|Birth Name||Karthika Menon|
|Nickname||Kaathi, Bhavana, Thakkidu|
|Date of Birth||June 6, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Thrissur, Kerala, India|
|Age||35 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Dancer|
|Residence||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
Family and Education
Bhavana is the daughter of Pushpa and assistant cinematographer G. Balachandran. She has an elder brother named Jayadev. She attended Holy Family Girls’ High School, Chembukkavu, Thrissur.
She married Kannada film producer and longtime friend Naveen on January 22, 2018.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 3 inches|
Centimeters – 160 cm
Meters – 1.6 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 58 kg|
Pounds – 127 lbs
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Petite Body Frame|
She first appeared in the 2002 Malayalam film Nammal alongside Siddharth. She received Kerala State Film Special Jury Award and Aisanet Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.
Bhavana made her Tamil debut with the 2006 film Chithiram Pesuthadi starring alongside Narain, and played the role of Charu. She made her debut in Telugu and Kannada with the 2008 film Ontari and 2010 film Jackie, respectively.
She hasn’t appeared in television series except promotional talk shows.
She is well knwon for her role Sameera in 2005 Malayalam film Daivanamathil.
- Kerala State Film Award – 2002, 2005
- Filmfare Awards South – 2006
- Asianet Film Award – 2002, 2005
Bhavana Net Worth
Bhavana has a net worth of $3 million US dollars. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Mollywood.
- Actors – Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan
- Actresses – Preity Zinta, Shobana
- Musicians – Ilayaraja, AR Rahman
- Color – Green, Yellow, Black
- Holiday Destination – Goa
Bhavana is one of the popular actresses in the south thus winning the likes of million of people, thanks to her charming looks, bubbly smile and attractive eyes.
Inspired to become an actress at her early age, she used to imitate her favourite scenes from movies in front of the mirror. She even broke her arms while trying to imitate actress Amala from the Malayalam movie Ente Sooryaputhrikku.
She is bets known for her role Sameera in Malayalam film Daivanamathil.
Apart from doing films, Bhavana is also a brand ambassador of numerous products and brands, including the Textile giant in Kerala Pulimoottil.
She is also the brand ambassador for the celebrity cricket league franchise ‘Kerala Strikers’ along with actress Mamta Mohandas.
Bhavana hit the headlines of every news channel for all the wrong reasons. The actress was abducted and allegedly raped in a car by a group. Police had nabbed them. Many form film fraternities came in support of her at her bad times.
Bhavana is also a trained dancer.