Bhavana Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki

Bhavana Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki

Bhavana (born 6 June 1986), better known by her stage name Karthika Menon, is an Indian film actress, who works in the South Indian film industry. She has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu language films, and has established herself as a bankable lead actress. Bhavana made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Nammal in 2002, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention. In a career spanning over a decade, she has appeared in over 80 films and has won two Kerala State Film Awards.


Bhavana Family

Bhavana was born as Karthika Menon on 6 June 1986 in Thrissur district, Kerala, as the daughter of Pushpa and assistant cinematographer G. Balachandran. She has an elder brother, Jayadev. She studied at Holy Family Girls’ High School, Chembukkavu, 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.

Bhavana Boyfriend/Husband

Bhavana got married to her long-time boyfriend and Kannada film producer Naveen on 22 January 2018.

Kidnap and sexual assault

On 17 February 2017, she was kidnapped and molested by a gang while traveling 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. 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.

Bhavana Career/Movies

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 to 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 Benedict Doray. Upcoming films of Bhavana include Swapnathekaal Sundaram and Adventures of Omanakuttan. Swapnathekaal Sundaram, touted to be an “out-and-out family entertainer”, will see her portraying a housewife and mother to a 9-year-old boy, while Adventures of Omanakuttan will feature her as Pallavi, a flamenco dancer.


Bhavana Filmography

Years of Title Role Language Notes
2002 Nammal Parimalam Malayalam Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention
Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Chronic Bachelor Sandhya Malayalam
2003 C.I.D. Moosa Meena Malayalam
2003 Swapnakoodu Padma Malayalam
2003 Ivar Nandhini Malayalam
2003 Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu Sangeetha Varma Malayalam
2004 Parayam Sudha Malayalam
2004 Chathikkatha Chanthu Indira Malayalam
2004 Youth Festival Parvathy Malayalam
2004 Amrutham Mridula Malayalam
2005 Bunglavil Outha Aswathy Malayalam
2005 Hridayathil Sookshikkan Amritha Malayalam
2005 Police Sethulakshmi Malayalam
2005 Daivanamathil Sameera Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005 Chanthupottu Rose Malayalam
2005 Naran Leela Malayalam
2005 Bus Conductor Sugandhi Malayalam
2006 Chithiram Pesuthadi Charumathi (Charu) Tamil Tamil debut
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase Chinthamani Warrier Malayalam
2006 Kisan Kilimathi Malayalam
2006 Chess Dr. Radhika Malayalam
2006 Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai Priya Tamil
2006 Veyil Meenakshi Tamil
2007 Deepavali Susi Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Actress
2007 Koodal Nagar Manimekalai Tamil
2007 Chotta Mumbai ‘Parakkum’ Latha Malayalam
2007 Aarya Deepika Tamil
2007 Rameswaram Vasanthi Tamil
2008 Vaazhthugal Kayalvizhi Thirunavukkarasu Tamil
2008 Ontari Bujji Telugu Telugu debut
2008 Jayamkondaan Annapurani Tamil
2008 Hero Krishnaveni Telugu
2008 Twenty:20 Ashwathy Nambiar Malayalam
2008 Lollipop Rosebella Malayalam
2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Aarathi Menon Malayalam
2009 Winter Shyama Ramdas Malayalam
2009 Robin Hood Rupa Malayalam
2009 Mahatma Krishnaveni Telugu
2010 Happy Husbands Krishnendu Mukundhan Malayalam
2010 Aasal Sulabha Pillai Tamil
2010 Jackie Lakshmi Kannada Kannada debut
Nominated-Suvarna Film Awards For Best Debutant- Female
Nominated-Udaya Film Awards for Best Actress
Nominated-SandalwoodStarAward for Best Debutant -Female
Nominated- Sandalwood Star Award for Best Actress
2010 Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Mary Ittichan Malayalam
2011 Kudumbasree Travels Aswathy Malayalam
2011 The Metro Anupama Malayalam
2011 Doctor Love Ebin Malayalam
2011 Vishnuvardhana[30] Bharathi Kannada Nominated-Suvarna Film Awards For Best Actress
Nominated-Udaya Film Awards For Best Actress
Nominated- SIIMA Award For Best Actress – Kannada
2011 Oru Marubhoomikkadha Eliana Malayalam
2012 Romeo Shruti Kannada Nominated-Udaya Film Awards For Best Actress
Nominated-Suvarna Film Awards For Best Actress
Nominated- Sandalwood Star Award For Best Actress
2012 Ozhimuri Balamani Malayalam
2012 Trivandrum Lodge Malavika Malayalam
2012 Yaare Koogadali Bharathi Kannada
2013 Topiwala Suman Bedi Kannada
2013 Bachchan Dr. Ashwini Kannada
2013 Honey Bee Angel Malayalam
2013 Ezhamathe Varavu Bhanu Malayalam
2014 Polytechnic Ashwathi Nair Malayalam
2014 Koothara Swathy Malayalam
2014 Angry Babies in Love Sarah Malayalam
2015 Ivide Roshni Mathew Malayalam
2015 Open Your Mind Sandhya Malayalam Short film
2016 Hello Namasthe Priya Malayalam
2016 Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka Shahida Gautham Malayalam
2017 Chowka Bhoomika Kannada
2017 Honey Bee 2: Celebrations Angel Malayalam
2017 Adventures of Omanakuttan Pallavi Malayalam
2017 Vilakkumaram Aswathy Ananthakrishnan Malayalam
2017 Adam Joan Shwetha Malayalam
2018 Tagaru Panchami Kannada Nominated – City Cine Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) – Kannada
2019 99 Janaki Devi ( Jaanu) Kannada
2019 Inspector Vikram TBA Kannada Filming
2019 Bhajarangi 2 TBA Kannada Filming



Kerala State Film Awards
2002 – Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention – Nammal
2005 – Second Best Actress – Daivanamathil
Filmfare Awards South
2006 – Best Actress – Chithiram Pesuthadi
Asianet Film Award
2002 – Best Supporting Actress Award – Nammal
2005 – Best Character Actress Award – Daivanamathil Other awards
2002 – Mathrubhumi Award for Best New Actress – Nammal
2003 – Mathrubhumi Award for Most Entertaining Actress – Swapnakoodu, C.I.D. Moosa
2005 – Grihalakshmy Special Jury Award – Daivanamathil
2005 – Jersey Foundation Award for Best Actress – Daivanamathil
2005 – Kalakeralam Award for Best Actress – Daivanamathil
2006 – Sathyan Award for Best Tamil Actress