|Bhavana Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||June 6, 1986|
Bhavana is an Indian actor and dancer who has mainly worked in Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil films such as Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu, Ezhamathe Varavu, Hridayathil Sookshikkan, Naran, Chanthupottu, Ivar, Thilakkam, Nammal, Chithiram Pesuthadi, Chathikkatha Chanthu, Runway, Police, Chinthamani Kolacase, Udayananu Tharam, Bus Conductor, Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai, Hero, Chess, Jayamkondaan, Vaazhthugal, Mulla, Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded, Lollipop, Happy Husbands, Jackie, Marykkundoru Kunjaadu, Romeo, Oru Marubhoomikkadha, Doctor Love, Trivandrum Lodge, Nippu, Angry Babies in Love, Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka, Chowka, Honey Bee 2: Celebrations, Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa, Hello Namasthe, Adventures of Omanakuttan, 99, [email protected], Govinda Govinda, and Bhajarangi 2.
Bhavana, Bhavana Menon, Kaathi
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Bhavana studied at Holy Family Convent Girls High School in Thrissur.
- Father – G. Balachandran (Assistant Cinematographer)
- Mother – Pushpa
- Siblings – Jayadev (Older Brother)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Bhavana has dated –
- Naveen (2018-Present) – On January 22, 2018, she got married to Kannada film producer Naveen.
Race / Ethnicity
- Pierced ears
- Pouty lips
Bhavana Favorite Things
- Dress – Salwar Kameez
Source – IMDb
- Growing up, she aspired of becoming an actor.
- In 2002, Bhavana made her Malayalam debut by playing the character named Parimalam in the romantic comedy-drama film Nammal. She co-starred in the film alongside Sidharth Bharathan, Jishnu Raghavan, and Renuka Menon. Also, for this performance, Bhavana won the 2002 Asianet Film Award in the “Best Supporting Actress” category.
- Alongside Prithviraj Sukumaran and Cochin Haneefa, she co-starred as Sameera in the 2005 Malayalam-language film Daivanamathil, based on the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992. This role won her the “Best Character Actress Award” at the Asianet Film Awards in 2005.
- She brought to life the character of Charumathi (aka Charu), a worker at an NGO who fights injustice, in the 2006 Tamil romantic action drama film Chithiram Pesuthadi. This performance won her the “Best Actress” award at the Filmfare Awards South in 2006.
- According to Bhavana, she is a restless person and someone who’s “hard to handle”.
- In 2015, she appeared as Roshni Mathew, a single mother employed in an IT company, in the Malayalam-English language crime drama film Ivide.
- Bhavana was kidnapped and molested by a gang on February 17, 2017, while she was traveling from work at night from Thrissur to Kochi in her car. Reportedly, a van hit her car from behind near Athani, Angamaly and the 3 van passengers forcefully entered her vehicle keeping her hostage. The 3 accused dropped her near Kakkanad and ran away. Following the incident, she filed a case with the police and the FIR was registered with allegations of r*pe, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, and breaches of relevant sections of the IT Act of India.
- In the aftermath of her kidnap and s*xual assault, Malayalam film actor Dileep was arrested for conspiracy in the case.
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