Kavya Madhavan

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In this Indian name, the name Madhavan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Kavya.
Kavya Madhavan
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Kavya Madhavan in the closing ceremony of 54th Kerala School Kalolsavam
Born Kavya Madhavan
(1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 30)[1]
Nileshwaram, Kasargod, Kerala, India
Residence Thammanam, Kochi, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Meenu, Karthika,Kunji
Ethnicity Malayali
Citizenship India
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1991 – present
Spouse(s) nishal chandra (divorced) .

Kavya Madhavan is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. She made her debut in Pookkalam Varavayi (1991) as a child artist. As a heroine Kavya's debut film was Lal Jose's Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999) while she was in the ninth standard. It was a super hit and from then on there was no looking back. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best actress twice, for her performances in the films Perumazhakkalam (2004) and Gaddama (2010).

Background[edit]

Madhavan was born in 1984 in the village of Nileshwaram in Kasargod district, Kerala, India, to P. Madhavan and Shyamala. She attended Nileswaram GLP School and entered the film industry as a child artist. She learned dancing during her school days and participated in competitions. She was a Kalathilakam in a Sub District Schools Youth Festival.[2] She currently resides in DD Village, Thammanam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.[3]

She completed her schooling in National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).[4]

Movie career[edit]

She first appeared as a child actor in Kamal's film Pookkalam Varavayi (1991) at the age of seven. Subsequently she was offered parts in other projects such as Pavam IA Ivachan (1994), Parasala Paatchan Payyannur Paramu (1994) by P.Venu and Azhakiya Ravanan (1996), directed by Kamal.

She was offered the female lead in Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, also starring Dileep, in 1999.[5]

Madhavan is also a trained dancer and has won many awards and accolades.[citation needed]

After the success of Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, Madhavan and Dileep became a popular pairing in Malayalam cinema, and they worked together in 18 movies.[6] Some of their movies are Thenkasipattanam (2000), Darling Darling (2000), Meesa Madhavan (2002) which was one of biggest grosser of the year and was directed by Lal Jose, Mizhi Randilum (2003) in which she played a double role, Sadanandante Samayam (2003), Thilakkam (2003)directed by Jayaraj, Runway (2004) directed by Joshiy, Kochi Rajavu(2005), Lion (2006) again directed by Joshiy, Chakkara Muthu (2006), Inspector Garud (2007), Paappi Appacha (2010), Vellaripravinte Changathi (2011). Most of their movies were in the romantic comedy genre.

She also acted in films together with Mammootty and Mohanlal, and in movies with several stars, such as Christian Brothers and China Town.

She got critical acclaim for her performance of the role of Ganga in Perumazhakkalam for which she won 2004 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and for the role of Ashwati in Gaddama where she played a house maid working in Saudi Arabia. The movie was based on a feature by K. U. Iqbal, published in Bhashaposhini.[7] The movie was directed by her mentor Kamal and she got her second Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for 2011. She also won 2011 Kerala Film Critics Awards for Best Actress, Amrita-FEFKA Film Awards for Best Actress, Best Actress-Malayalam cinema in 59th Filmfare Awards South and Best Actress in Thikkurissy Foundation Awards.[8] She was also nominated in National film award for Best Actress but lost out in the final round. She also was cast in Adoor Gopalakrishnan movie Naalu Pennungal in which she played a supporting role.

Though she had many offers from Tamil cinema, she was very reluctant to act due to her busy schedule in Malayalam. Her first was Kasi (2001) which was the remake of Vinayans Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. She went on to act in En Mana Vaanil and Sadhu Miranda and enjoyed moderate success.

She wrote lyrics for the song "En Khalbillulloru Pennaanu" for the film One Way Ticket.[9] She sang her first movie song for the Malayalam film Matinee (2012).[10]

Personal life[edit]

She married nishal chandra in 2009.[11] After the marriage she went to Kuwait to stay with her husband.[12] However, she returned home in June the same year and did not go back thereafter. She filed a divorce petition with the Family Court at Ernakulam on 24 July 2010.[11][13] Kavya and Nischal had appeared before the Ernakulam Family Court on 25 May 2011 and expressed their willingness for a mutual divorce. She was granted divorce by court on 30 May 2011.

In April 2013 Mathrubhumi Books published a collection of memoirs written by Kavya, titled Kathayil Alpam Kavyam. The memoir gives a glimpse into her childhood memories and the experiences of her school days and in the film industry. The book was released by writers Subhash Chandran and Deedi Damodaran at a function held in K. P. Kesava Menon Hall, Kozhikode, on 11 April.[14]

Filmography[edit]

No. Year Film Role Co-stars Director Notes
1 1991 Pookkalam Varavayi As Geethu's (Baby Shamili) friend Jayaram, Sunitha Kamal
2 1994 Pavam IA Ivachan As Innocent's daughter Jagadish Roy P. Thomas
3 1994 The President Child Artist Innocent
4 1994 Parassala Pachan Payyannur Paramu Neena Sreenivasan/Jagathi Sreekumar P.Venu
5 1996 Azhakiya Ravanan Young Anuradha(Bhanupriya) Mammootty Kamal
6 1997 Oral Mathram as Thilakan's daughter Mammootty Sathyan Anthikkad
7 1997 Snehasindooram Shankar/Devan/Ambika Krishnan Munnaddu
8 1997 Bhoothakkannadi Meenu Mammootty Lohithadas
9 1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan As Manju Warrier's sister Jayaram Sathyan Anthikkad
10 1997 Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Anjali Jayaram Kamal
11 1998 Kattathoru Penpoovu Murali/Sangeetha Mohan Kupplery
12 1999 Chandranudikkunna Dikhil Radha Dileep Lal Jose Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress
13 2000 Madhuranombarakattu Sunaina Biju Menon/Samyuktha Varma/Sarath Kamal
14 2000 Darling Darling Padmaja/Pappy Dileep/Vineeth Rajasenan
15 2000 Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Celin Jayaram Sathyan Anthikkad Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress
16 2001 Thenkasipattanam Devu Dileep Rafi Mecartin
17 2001 Rakshasa Rajavu Daisy Dileep Vinayan
18 2001 Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam Maya Kunchacko Boban M. Shankar
19 2001 Dhosth Geethu (Dileep's Sister) Kunchacko Boban Thulasidas
20 2001 Jeevan Masai Manjari Nedumudi Venu T N Gopakumar
21 2001 Mazhameghapravukal Malu Krishna/Shiju Pradeep
22 2002 Onnaman Suhara Mohanlal Thampi Kannamthanam
23 2002 Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Gopika Jayasurya Vinayan
24 2002 Kasi (Tamil) As Vikram's sister Vikram Vinayan
25 2002 Meesa Madhavan Rugmini (Jagathy's daughter) Dileep Lal Jose
26 2002 En Mana Vaanil (Tamil) Jayasurya Vinayan
27 2003 Thilakkam Ammu (Oduvil's daughter) Dileep Jayaraj
28 2003 Sadanandante Samayam Sumangala (Dileep's wife) Dileep Akbar-Jose
29 2003 Katha Meera Prithviraj/Abbas Sundardas
30 2003 Vellithira As Prithviraj's sister Prithviraj Bhadran
31 2003 Mizhi Randilum Bhadra / Bhama
(Double Role)
Indrajith/Dileep Ranjith Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress
32 2003 Pulival Kalyanam Ganga (Lalu Alex's daughter) Jayasurya Shafi
33 2003 Gowrisankaram Gauri Munna Nemom Pushparaj
34 2004 Runway Gopika Dileep Joshiy
35 2004 Aparichithan Meenakshi Mammootty Sanjev Sivan
36 2004 Greetings Sheethal Jayasurya Shajoon Kariyal
37 2004 Perumazhakkalam Ganga Vineeth Kamal Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
38 2005 Iruvattam Manavatti Bhumika Kunchacko Boban Sanal
39 2005 Annorikkal Ponnu Narain Sarathchandran Wayanad
40 2005 Kochi Rajavu Aswathy Dileep Johny Antony
41 2005 Ananthabhadram Bhadra Prithviraj Santhosh Sivan Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress
42 2005 Seelabathi Seelabathi Narain Shareth
43 2006 Lion Sharika Dileep Joshiy
44 2006 Vadakkumnadhan Bhama Mohanlal, Vineeth Shajoon Kariyal
45 2006 Classmates Thara Kurup Prithviraj Lal Jose
46 2006 Chakkara Muthu Anitha Dileep Lohithadas
47 2006 Vasthavam Sumithra Prithviraj M. Padmakumar
48 2006 Arunam Valli Vineeth Kumar Vinod Mankara
49 2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Chandini Kunchacko Boban/Jayasurya/Mohanlal Sandhya Mohan
50 2007 Inspector Garud Sethulakshmi IAS Dileep Johny Antony
51 2007 Athisayan Maya Jayasurya Vinayan
52 2007 Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri Naadiya / Naadira
(Double Role)
Suresh Gopi K. Madhu
53 2007 Naalu Pennungal Subhadra Ravi Vallathol Adoor Gopalakrishnan
54 2007 Kangaroo Jancy Prithviraj Raj Babu
55 2008 Twenty:20 Ancy Mohanlal Joshiy
56 2008 Sadhu Miranda (Tamil) Priya Prasanna Siddique
57 2008 Madampi Jayalakshmi Mohanlal B. Unnikrishnan
58 2009 Banaras Amritha Vineeth Nemom Pushparaj
59 2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Ancy Mammootty Johny Antony
60 2010 Paappi Appacha Annie Dileep Mamas K. Chandran Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
61 2011 Gaddama Aswathy Biju Menon Kamal Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Kerala Film Critics Awardfor Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
62 2011 Christian Brothers Meenakshi Mohanlal, Dileep, Suresh Gopi Joshiy
63 2011 Chinatown Rosamma Mohanlal, Dileep, Jayaram Rafi Mecartin
64 2011 Bhaktha Janangalude Sradhakku Sumangala Irshad Priyanandanan
65 2011 Venicile Vyaapari Ammu Mammootty Shafi
66 2011 Vellaripravinte Changathi Sulekha / Mary Varghese Dileep Akku Akbar
67 2012 Bavuttiyude Namathil Vanaja Mammootty G. S. Vijayan
68 2013 Lokpal Dr.Geetha Mohanlal Joshiy
69 2013 Players Rose Jayasurya Sanal
70 2013 Breaking News Live Nayana Vineeth, Mythili Sudhir Ambalapaddu
71 2013 Anchu Sundharikal Gauri Lakshmi Biju Menon, Jayasurya, Rimi Tomy Aashiq Abu

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards South

Asiavision Awards
Kerala Film Critics Award
South Indian International Movie Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Vanitha Film Awards
Mathrubhumi Film Awards
Amrita TV FEFKA Film Awards
Kerala Film Audience Awards
Other Awards

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