Karthika Menon (born 6 June 1986), better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian film actress who works in the South Indian film industry. She made her acting debut in Kamal’s Malayalam film Nammal (2002), which won her critical acclaim and various honors.


Her next upcoming movie will be ‘Adam’, in which she star alongside Prithviraj Sukumaran and Narain.

Since then, she has acted in over 75 films with all the leading stars of Malayalam like Mohanlal, Mammootty, Prithviraj, Dileep and others.



. She has won two Kerala State Film Awards for her debut film Nammal and for Daivanamathil.

7. She also won a Filmfare award for her Tamil film Chithiram Pesuthadi in 2006

8. She has also done films in Tamil with Ajith, Madhavan, Jayam Ravi and Jiiva and in Kannada with Puneet Rajkumar and Sudeep, among others.

9. Bhavana is set to be married to Kannada producer Naveen.