Bhavana (actress)

Karthika.B (born 6 June 1986), better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. Bhavana made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Nammal in 2002. In a career spanning nearly two decades, she has appeared in over 80 films and has won two Kerala State Film Awards, including a Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention for Nammal and a Second Best Actress Award for Daivanamathil.

Bhavana
Bhavana Mal Actress.jpg
Bhavana in 2009
Born
Karthika. B[1]

(1986-06-06) 6 June 1986 (age 35)[2]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)
Naveen
(m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

Bhavana was born as Karthika. B on 6 June 1986 in Thrissur district, Kerala, as the daughter of Pushpa and a photographer G. Balachandran. She has an elder brother, Jayadevan.[3][4] She did her schooling at Holy Family Convent Girls High School,Thrissur.

Bhavana has described herself as a restless person and someone who's "hard to handle". She grew up with a dream to become an actress.[5] As a five-year-old, she used to imitate actress Amala's scenes from the Malayalam film Ente Sooryaputhrikku in front of the mirror and was even willing to jump from a building and break her arm, like Amala's character, did in the film.[5]

CareerEdit

At age 16,[5] she debuted in the Malayalam film Nammal taking the stage name Bhavana (Malayalam ഭാവന "enlightenment, imagination") opposite newcomers Sidharth Bharathan, Jishnu and Renuka Menon. The film was a big success and she got several offers in Malayalam. She won many honors and a Kerala State Special Jury Award for the film. Bhavana was an 11th Standard student when she got her break in the film.[6]

In 2010, she starred in her first Kannada film alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, Jackie which was a blockbuster. Following the film's huge success, the film was dubbed into Telugu and Malayalam.[7] Bhavana was said to star with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan in a Bollywood film.[8] Her second Kannada film Vishnuvardhana with Sudeep opened to a big response.[9] She appeared in the Malayalam films Ozhimuri and Trivandrum Lodge in 2012, and Honey Bee and Ezhamathe Varavu in 2013. She played Roshni Mathew, a single mother employed in an IT company, in Shyamaprasad's Ivide, a crime thriller based on the serial killing of IT techies in major US cities.[10][11]

In 2016, she starred in a film with Benedic Doray. Recent films of Bhavana include Swapnathekaal Sundaram and Adventures of Omanakuttan.

Personal lifeEdit

Bhavana married her long time boyfriend and Kannada film producer Naveen on 22 January 2018.[12][13][14][15]

Kidnap and sexual assaultEdit

O n 17 February 2017, she was kidnapped and molested by a gang while travelling from work. The incident happened at night when she was moving from Thrissur to Kochi in her car when a van hit from behind near Athani, Angamaly. A brawl ensued between her driver Martin and the three van passengers, after which they pulled him aside and forcefully entered her vehicle keeping her hostage. They drove for two-and-a-half hours in the city, during which they sexually assaulted her and took pictures and filmed. They dropped her near Kakkanad and ran away.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][excessive citations] Bhavana filed a case with the police. The FIR was registered with allegations of rape, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, and breaches of relevant sections of the IT Act of India.[28]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Years Title Role Language Notes
2002 Nammal Parimalam Malayalam Malayalam Debut
2003 Thilakkam Gauri Cameo appearance
Chronic Bachelor Sandhya
C.I.D. Moosa Meena
Swapnakoodu Padma
Ivar Nandhini
Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu Sangeetha Varma
2004 Parayam Sudha
Chathikkatha Chanthu Indira
Runway Item Number Special appearance in the song Osalama Ailasa
Youth Festival Parvathy
Amrutham Mridula
2005 Bunglavil Outha Aswathy
Hridayathil Sookshikkan Amritha
Police Sethulakshmi
Daivanamathil Sameera
Chanthupottu Rose
Naran Leela
Bus Conductor Sugandhi
Udayananu Tharam Gayathri
2006 Chithiram Pesuthadi Charumathi (Charu) Tamil Tamil debut
Chinthamani Kolacase Chinthamani Warrier Malayalam
Kisan Kilimathi
Chess Dr. Radhika
Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai Priya Tamil
Veyil Meenakshi
2007 Deepavali Susi
Koodal Nagar Manimekalai
Chotta Mumbai 'Parakkum' Latha Malayalam
Aarya Deepika Tamil
Rameswaram Vasanthi
2008 Vaazhthugal Kayalvizhi Thirunavukkarasu
Ontari Bujji Telugu Telugu debut
Mulla Mentally challenged lady Malayalam Cameo appearance
Jayamkondaan Annapurani Tamil
Hero Krishnaveni Telugu
Twenty:20 Ashwathy Nambiar Malayalam
Lollipop Rosebella
2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Aarathi Menon
Winter Shyama Ramdas
Robin Hood Rupa
Mahatma Krishnaveni Telugu
2010 Happy Husbands Krishnendu Mukundhan Malayalam
Aasal Sulabha Pillai Tamil
Jackie Lakshmi Kannada Kannada debut
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Mary Ittichan Malayalam
2011 Kudumbasree Travels Aswathy
The Metro Anupama
Doctor Love Ebin
Vishnuvardhana Bharathi Kannada
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Eliana Malayalam
2012 Nippu Vaishnavi Telugu Cameo appearance
Romeo Shruti Kannada
Ozhimuri Balamani Malayalam
Trivandrum Lodge Malavika
Yaare Koogadali Bharathi Kannada
2013 Topiwala Suman Bedi
Bachchan Dr. Ashwini
Honey Bee Angel Malayalam
Ezhamathe Varavu Bhanu
2014 Polytechnic Ashwathi Nair
Koothara Swathy
Angry Babies in Love Sarah
2015 Mythri Herself Kannada Cameo appearance
My Hero Mythri Herself Malayalam Cameo appearance
Ivide Roshni Mathew
Kohinoor Lilly Cameo appearance
2016 Hello Namasthe Priya
Mukunda Murari Rukmini Kannada Special appearance in the song "Murari Lola"
Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka Shahida Gautham Malayalam
2017 Chowka Bhoomika Kannada
Honey Bee 2: Celebrations Angel Malayalam
Adventures of Omanakuttan Pallavi
Vilakkumaram Aswathy Ananthakrishnan
Honey Bee 2.5 Angel/Herself Guest appearance
Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa Kumari Kamalambika Guest appearance
Adam Joan Shwetha
2018 Tagaru Panchami Kannada
2019 99 Janaki Devi ( Jaanu)
2021 Inspector Vikram Bhavana [29]
Bhajarangi 2   TBA Post Production [30]
Govinda Govinda   Padmavathi Post Production [31]
Shri Krishna@gmail.com  TBA Post Production [32][33][34]

Awards and honoursEdit

Year Award Award Category Awarded Work
2002 Kerala State Film Awards Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention Nammal
2005 Kerala State Film Awards Second Best Actress Daivanamathil
2006 Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Chithiram Pesuthadi[35]
2002 Asianet Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Award Nammal
2005 Asianet Film Awards Best Character Actress Award Daivanamathil

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