Bhavana is an Indian film actress, who works in South Indian film industry. She has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu language films and has established herself as a bankable lead actress. In a career spanning over a decade, she has appeared in over 75 films and has won two Kerala State Film Awards.

Birth Name

Karthika Menon


Kaathi, Bhavana, Thakkidu


Actress, Dancer

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

She was born on June 6, 1986 in Peringavu, Thrissur, India.


She is currently 32 years old.


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sun Sign



She attended Holy Family Convent Girls High School in Chembukkavu, Thrissur.




Indian (Malayali)



Family Details

  • Father – Late G.Balachandran (Assistant cinematographer)
  • Mother – Pushpa
  • Siblings – Jayadev (Film director)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Bhavana has dated –

  • Naveen (2018-Present) – Bhavana got married to her long time boyfriend and Kannada film producer Naveen on 22 January 2018.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m


  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 127 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-28-35
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Body Shape


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

She is well known for her role Sameera in 2005 Malayalam film Daivanamathil.

Film Debut

  • Bhavana made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Nammal in 2002, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention.
  • Bhavana made her Tamil debut with the 2006 film Chithiram Pesuthadi starring alongside Narain and played the role of Charu. She made her debut in Telugu and Kannada with the 2008 film Ontari and 2010 film Jackie, respectively.

Television Debut

She hasn’t appeared in television series except promotional talk shows.

Bhavana Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan
  • Favorite Actress – Preity Zinta, Shobana
  • Favorite Musicians – Ilayaraja, AR Rahman
  • Favorite Film Director – Bala
  • Favorite Color – Green, Yellow, Black
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Goa, Singapore

Bhavana Net worth

Bhavana has a net worth of $3.5 million dollars as of 2019. She takes 50 – 60 lakhs per film and is one of the highest paid actress in Mollywood. She has a couple of cars such as a Tata Nano and a Jaguar XJ. She lives with her family in a luxury traditional house in Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Social Media Portfolio

The budding actress is not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bhavana

  • Bhavana started her acting career in 2002 by playing the role of Parimalam in the Malayalam film Nammal.
  • At the age of 5, Bhavana injured her hand while trying to copy the style of actress Amala.
  • She is bets known for her role Sameera in Malayalam film Daivanamathil.
  • Apart from doing films, Bhavana is also a brand ambassador of numerous products and brands including the Textile giant in Kerala Pulimoottil.
  • She along with actress Mamta Mohandas is the brand ambassador for team Kerala Strikers in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
  • 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 2010, she starred in her first Kannada film alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, Jackie which was a blockbuster.
  • In 28 June 2017, actor Dileep was interrogated by the Kerala Police in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of actress Bhavana.


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