Bhavana Balachandran

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birthname = Karthika Balachandran []
birthdate = Birth date and age|1986|6|6|df=y
birthplace = Thrissur, Kerala India
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Bhavana (Malayalam:ഭാവന, born 6 June 1986) is a South Indian actress who acts in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. She made her debut in Kamal's Nammal which won her critical acclaim and various honours, including the State award.


This Thrissur girl, whose real name is Karthika, is the daughter of Asst. Cinematographer, G.Balachandran Menon and Pushpa. She has one brother named Jayaddev currently living in Vancouver, Canada.


She debuted in Malayalam film Nammal opposite newcomers like Siddharth, Jishnu and Renuka Menon. The film was a big success and she got several offers in Malayalam. She has acted with almost all actors of Malayalam including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Jayaram, Prithviraj, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya etc. Then in 2003, she became the part of big hit movies like Chronic Bachelor, C.I.D.Moosa, Swapnakoodu etc.In 2004 her career turned dim. Her movies like Youth Festival, Parayam, Bunglavil Outha etc bombed at the box-office. She appeared in an Item Number in the film Runway in 2004. Her career was not a successful one in 2004. She got the State Awardfor Best Character Actress for Daivanamathil in 2006. In 2006 she acted only two films. Chinthamani Kolacase, Chess were the films and were successes. Her latest movie Chotta Mumbai is an average hit with top Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal.

Though she got several Tamil films she refused them due to tight schedules. Her first Tamil film originally offered was Koodal Nagar opposite Bharath but shelved due to some technical difficulties, but completed and released recently in April 2007. Her first released Tamil film Chithiram Pesuthadi was a huge success. After that she did many tamil films. But all of them were flop. Her latest release is Jayam Kondaan,which has a very good story line,has become a super hit.She debuted in Telugu Cinema with Ontari. Unfortunately it turned out to be a flop. Her next movie is Hero with Nithin.


* FilmFare Award For Best Actress in 2006
* State Award for Best Character Actress in 2006
* Ujala-Asianet Award for Best Character Actress in 2006
* Mathrubhumi - Medimix Award for New face Actress in 2004


Tamil Films

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