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|Born||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|
|Parents||Captain P K R Nair|
She was known for her ability to portray simple and bold characters. She was an unconventional beauty who wore minimal makeup and different hairstyles in all her movies.
Karthika was introduced into movies by the Malayalam director Balachandra Menon. She came to the Malayalam movie industry as a junior artist, She was one of the group dancers of the movie Oru painkilikadha. Then she was noted by that movie director Balachandra Menon and he casted her in his next film " Manicheppu Thurannappol" as heroine. She was most frequently paired with Mohan Lal. She also appeared in the popular Tamil movie Nayagan as the daughter of Velu Naykar, played by Kamal Haasan.
She left filmdom for marriage while at peak of her career. She now prefers to stay out of the limelight and is leading a quiet family life in the Maldives. Her husband is a medical doctor and her father is a retired military officer.
- Nayagan (1987)
- Poovizhi Vasalile (1987)
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