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.
6 June 1986
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. 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. 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.
At age 16, 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.
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. Bhavana was said to star with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan in a Bollywood film. Her second Kannada film Vishnuvardhana with Sudeep opened to a big response. 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.
In 2016, she starred in a film with Benedic Doray. Recent films of Bhavana include Swapnathekaal Sundaram and Adventures of Omanakuttan.
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.[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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu||Sangeetha Varma|
|Runway||Item Number||Special appearance in the song Osalama Ailasa|
|2006||Chithiram Pesuthadi||Charumathi (Charu)||Tamil||Tamil debut|
|Chinthamani Kolacase||Chinthamani Warrier||Malayalam|
|Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai||Priya||Tamil|
|Chotta Mumbai||'Parakkum' Latha||Malayalam|
|Mulla||Mentally challenged lady||Malayalam||Cameo appearance|
|2009||Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded||Aarathi Menon|
|2010||Happy Husbands||Krishnendu Mukundhan||Malayalam|
|Marykkundoru Kunjaadu||Mary Ittichan||Malayalam|
|Angry Babies in Love||Sarah|
|My Hero Mythri||Herself||Malayalam||Cameo appearance|
|Mukunda Murari||Rukmini||Kannada||Special appearance in the song "Murari Lola"|
|Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka||Shahida Gautham||Malayalam|
|Honey Bee 2: Celebrations||Angel||Malayalam|
|Adventures of Omanakuttan||Pallavi|
|Honey Bee 2.5||Angel/Herself||Guest appearance|
|Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa||Kumari Kamalambika||Guest appearance|
|2019||99||Janaki Devi ( Jaanu)|
|Bhajarangi 2||TBA||Post Production |
|Govinda Govinda||Padmavathi||Post Production |
|Shri Krishna@gmail.com||TBA||Post Production |
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|
|2002||Asianet Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress Award||Nammal|
|2005||Asianet Film Awards||Best Character Actress Award||Daivanamathil|
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