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Kavya Madhavan
Born September 19, 1984 (1984-09-19) (age 25)[1]
Nileshwaram, Kerala, India
Other name(s) Minu
Years active 1991 - present

Kavya Madhavan (Malayalam: കാവ്യാ മാധവന്‍ ‌) is a popular Malayalam film actress.

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Early life

Kavya Madhavan was born on September 19, 1984 in the village of Nileshwaram in Kasargod district, Kerala, India, to P. Madhavan Shyamala. She did her schooling at Nileswaram Rajas High School and entered the film industry as a child artist. She learned dancing during her school days and participated in competitions and won prizes. She was a Kalathilakam in a Sub District Schools Youth Festival.

Movie career

She first appeared in Kamal's film Pookalam Varavayi (1991). Her talent was soon recognized, the she was offered to take up other projects too as a child artist. But when she was in ninth standard, she got an offer to play as a heroin in Lal Jose film Chandanudikkunna Dikkil, and that became a super hit movie.

After her leading role, she became popular in the Malayalam film industry and she was successful in winning a place for herself in people’s heart. It has been claimed that she is the busiest female star in Malayalam.

Kavya’s films are Mizhi Randilum, Dosth, Madhura Nombarakattu, Sadananthante Samayam and Meesa Madhavan of which the last movie bagged a record collection in malayalam film industry. Her other films are Athisayan, Chakkara Muthu, Iruvattam Manavatti, Annorikkal, Kochi Rajavu, Aparichithan, Perumazhakkalam, Gaurisankaram, Runway, Athisayan, Chakkara Muthu, Thilakkam and many more.

She has acted in few Tamil films and Kasi was her first film in Tamil which became a successful film. But she seems little hesitant accepting Tamil roles may be because of language problems and her chubby body figure when compared to other tamil actress.she was arrested on 2001 for immoralactivity

Personal life

She is married to Nishal Chandra[2]. Now she has filed for obtaining divorce from her husband due to personal issues. She is now back into films and has started acting again.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2000: Film Critics Award - 2nd best actress (Chandranudhikkunna Dikkil)
  • 2000: Bharathan Award - Navagatha Prathibha (Chandranudhikkunna Dikkil)
  • 2000: Lux Asianet Film Award - Special Jury Award - Kochu Kochu Santhoshanghal, Madhuranombara Kattu
  • 2001: Kerala Film Audience Award - Monisha Puraskaram
  • 2001: Atlas Film Award - 2nd best actress Kochu Kochu Santhoshanghal
  • 2002: Mathrubhumi Medimix Award - Popular actress of the year & Best Star Pair (Dileep & Kavya)
  • 2003 -Asianet Film Awards- Best Star Pair Award, Meesha Madhavan
  • 2003: Asianet Film Awards- Best Actress Award - Oomapenninu Uriyadapayan
  • 2003: 4th Raju Pilakkad Chalachithra Award - Oomapenninu Uriyadapayan
  • 2003: Kerala Film Audience Award - Best Actress – Oomapenninu Uriyadapayan
  • 2004: Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress - Perumazhakkalam
  • 2005: Kerala Film Critics Association - Best actress - Anadhabhathram
  • 2006: Vanitha Surya Tv flim award - Best actress - Anadhabhathram
  • 2007: Mathrubhumi PSS Limited Award - Popular actress
  • 2007: Sathyan Memorial Award - best actress
  • 2010: Asianet Film Awards- Best Actress Award - Banaras
  • 2010: Mathrubhumi-Amrita Film Awards- best actress( banaras)

Notable Films

Year Film Role Opposite Director
1996 Azhakiya Ravanan Young Bhanupriya Mammootty Kamal
1997 Oral Mathram Heroines Sister Sathyan Anthikkad
1997 Bhoothakkannadi Lohithadas
1999 Chandranudikkunna Dikkil Radha Dileep Lal Jose
2001 Thenkaashippattanam Devu Dileep Rafi-Mecartin
2001 Padom Onnu Kumarante Kudumbam
2001 Raakshasa Raajaavu Dileep Vinayan
2001 Dosth Geethu Kunchacko Boban/Dileep Thulasidas
2002 Onnaman Mohanlal Thampi Kannamthanam
2002 Oomappenninu Uriyaadaappayyan Gopika Jayasurya Vinayan
2002 Kaasi (Tamil) As Vikram's sister Vikram Vinayan
2002 Meesa Madhavan Rugmini Dileep Lal Jose
2003 Thilakkam Ammu Dileep Jayaraj
2003 Sadaanandante Samayam Sumangala Dileep Akbar-Jose
2003 Katha Prithviraj/Abbas Sunderdaas
2003 Vellithira As Prithviraj's sister Prithviraj Bhadran
2003 Mizhi Randilum Bhadra/Bhama(Double role) Dileep Ranjith
2003 Pulivaal Kalyaanam Ganga Jayasurya Shafi
2003 Gaurishankaram Gauri Munna Nemom Pushparaj
2004 Runway Gopika Dileep Joshiy
2004 Aparichithan Meenakshi Mammootty Sanjev Sivan
2004 Greetings Sheethal Jayasurya Shajoon Karyal
2004 Perumazhakkalam Ganga Vineeth Kamal
2005 Iruvattam Manavaatti Bhumika Kunchacko Boban
2005 Annorikkal Ponnu Narain Sarathchandran Wayanad
2005 Kochi Raajaavu Aswathy Dileep Johny Antony
2005 Ananthabhadram Bhadra Prithviraj Santhosh Sivan
2005 Seelabathi Seelabathi Narain Shareth
2006 Lion sarika Dileep Joshiy
2006 Vadakkum Naathan Bhama Vineeth Shajoon Karyal
2006 Classmates Thara Kurup Prithviraj Lal Jose
2006 Chakkara Muthu Anitha Dileep Lohithadaas
2006 Vasthavam sumithra Prithviraj Padmakumar
2007 Inspector Garud Sethulakshmi IAS Dileep Johny Antony
2007 Athisayan Maya Jayasurya Vinayan
2007 Naadiya kollappetta raathri Naadiya/Naadira(Double Role) Prithviraj K Madhu
2007 Naalu Pennungal Adoor Gopalakrishnan
2007 Kangaroo jancy Prithviraj Raj Babu
2008 Twenty:20 Ancy Joshiy
2008 Sadhu Miranda (Tamil) Priya Prasanna Siddique
2008 Madambi Jayalakshmi B Unnikrishnan
2009 Banaras Amritha Vineeth Nemom Pusparaj
2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Ancy Mammootty Johny Antony

Upcoming Films

Year Film Role Opposite Director Notes
2010 Christian Brothers Meenakshi Dileep Joshy fliming
2010 Pappy Apaachaa Ancy Dileep Mammas Chandran Vishu Release
2010 China town NA Mohanlal Rafi Mecartin filming

References

Related Links

Malayalam Film Actress Kavya Madhavan's Orkut Forum








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