|Bhavana Rao (ಭಾವನಾ ರಾವ್)|
|Occupation||Film actor, Dancer|
Bhavana Rao, also known as Shikha, is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Kannada and Tamil language films. She made her debut in the Kannada multistarrer Gaalipata (2008) winning critical acclaim for her performance, before playing leading roles in Kola Kolaya Mundhirika and Vinmeengal. She is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and has anchored for various Television programs before becoming a lead film actress 
|2008||Gaalipata||Pavni||Kannada||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada|
|2012||Kola Kolaya Mundhirika||Veni||Tamil|
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