Bhavya, born as Bharathi, is a South Indian actress. She has acted in several Kannada and a few Tamil and Telugu movies. She was a top heroine of Kannada cinema during 1985-1992. She switched over to key supporting roles post 2000.[1] She is settled in Mumbai, India and travels frequently to Bangalore for her shoots [2]

Bhavya
Born
Bharathi

(1966-01-12) 12 January 1966 (age 54)
OccupationActress
Years active1983 - present
Spouse(s)Rahul Verma
AwardsKarnataka State Film Awards

CareerEdit

Bhavya began her career with the Siddalingaiah directorial Prema Parva opposite Murali in 1983. This was followed by a lead role in the acclaimed director Bhargava's Praana Snehita opposite Shankar Nag and the role of Vishnuvardhan's sister in the multi-starrer Kallu Veene Nudiyitu. She next starred in a glamorous role in the V. Ravichandran starrer Pralayantaka and played the harassed daughter-in-law in the successful Baddi Bangaramma. She signed several medium budget movies with newcomers of the time like Vinod Alva (Tavarumane and Namma Oora Devate), Ramakrishna Hegde (Sedina Sanchu), Vijaya kashi (Hosa Balu), Charan Raj (Maruthi Mahime) and Arjun Sarja (Na Ninna Preetisuve and Prema Jyothi) which were all moderately successful. Her big break to the top league came in the form of the heroine's role opposite superstar Vishnuvardhan in Nee Bareda Kadambari. She was widely acclaimed for this role. The success of her major commercial films such as Krishna Nee Begane Baaro, Sangrama, Avale Nanna Hendthi and Ravana Raajya in quick succession established her as the topmost actress of Kannada cinema. She has acted opposite all the leading actors of 1980's and 1990s. Her pairing with Vishnuvardhan in one movie a year from 1985 to 1992 resulted in a string of more hits including Karunamayi, Hrudaya Geethe and Mathe Haditu Kogile. She starred with Ambarish in six films including the acclaimed Hrudaya Haadithu. With Anant Nag she has successfully starred in several romantic films and social dramas. Her pairing with action hero Shankar Nag was the most prolific, including the Sangliyana series and several masala entertainers. She acted opposite V. Ravichandran in three films during the initial phase of their respective careers and gave Kashinath the biggest hit of his career with Avale Nanna Hendthi. She also worked in Tamil/ Telugu films including the musical hit Geethanjali with Murali. She however never got a chance to act opposite Raj Kumar as she was considered too young for him.

From 2002 till date, Bhavya has switched over to character roles mainly playing mother to the younger actors. Her sensitive portrayal as Dhyan's mother in Nanna Preethiya Hudugi and Ramya's mother in Amrithadhare, both directed by the famours Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, warrant special mention. Bhavya has also worked in television daily series such as Durga.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Hero
1983 Prema Parva Murali
1983 Praana Snehita Shankar Nag
1983 Kallu Veene Nudiyitu Chandrashekhar
1984 Baddi Bangaramma Ramakrishna
1984 Prema Jyothi Jyothi
1984 Pralayanthaka Ravichandran
1984 Hosa baalu Vijayakashi
1985 Maruthi Mahime Charan Raj
1985 Geethanjali [Tamil] Murali
1985 Nee Bareda Kadambari Vishnuvardhan
1985 Naa Ninna Preetisuve Ravichandran, Arjun Sarja
1986 Punyasthree [Telugu] Murali
1986 Prema Jyothi Arjun Sarja
1986 Tavaru Mane Vinod Alva
1986 Namma Oora Devathe Vinod Alva
1986 Ella Hengasirinda Ramakrishna
1986 Sedina Sanchu Newcomer Ramakrishna Hegde
1986 Preethi Ambarish
1986 Agni Pareekshe Shankar Nag
1986 Krishna Nee Begane Baaro Vishnuvardhan
1987 Karunamayi Vishnuvardhan
1987 Inspector Kranti Kumar Jai Jagdish
1987 Sangrama Ravichandran
1987 Huli Hebbuli Shankar Nag
1987 Ravana Rajya None
1987 Taayi Shankar Nag
1987 Daiva Shakti Anant Nag
1987 Sattva Pareekshe Sridhar
1988 Avale Nanna Hendthi Kashinath
1988 Sangliyana Shankar Nag
1988 Muthhaide Anant Nag
1988 Jana Nayaka Vishnuvardhan
1989 Hrudaya Geethe Vishnuvardhan
1989 Lorry Driver Shankar Nag
1989 Jaya Bheri Shankar Nag
1989 Amanusha Anant Nag
1990 Mathe Haditu Kogile Vishnuvardhan
1990 Aavesha Shankar Nag, Devaraj
1990 S. P. Sangliyana Part 2 Shankar Nag
1990 Prema Parikshe Ramakrishna, Prabhakar
1991 Hrudaya Haadithu Ambarish
1991 Puksatte Ganda Hotte Thumba Unda Ambarish
1991 Lion Jagapathi Rao Vishnuvardhan
1991 Hosamane Aliya Anant Nag
1992 Ravivarma Vishnuvardhan
1992 Solillada Saradara Ambarish
1993 Kollura Sri Mookambika Sridhar
1995 Nilukada Nakshatra Anant Nag
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi Lokesh
2002 Kitty Supporting role
2004 Monalisa
2005 Gadipaar
2005 Amrithadhare Avinash
2005 Moorkha
2006 Odahuttidavalu
2007 Sajini
2007 Preethigagi
2007 Tangiya Mane
2008 Gange Baare Tunge Baare
2008 Gooli
2010 Nooru Janmaku
2012 Rana
2012 Gokula Krishna
2015 Shivam
Billa
Geetha Bangle Store
Luv U Alia
Prema Pallakki
2016 Chakravyuha
Aham
1944

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bhavya Filmography". Filmibeat. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Bhavya, once more - Deccan Herald". Archive.deccanherald.com. 9 May 2004. Archived from the original on 5 November 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2016.

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