Bhavana Rao

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Bhavana Rao (ಭಾವನಾ ರಾವ್)
Born Shimoga, India
Other names Shikha
Occupation Film actor, Dancer
Years active 2008–present

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.[1][2][3][4] She is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and has anchored for various Television programs before becoming a lead film actress [5]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2008 Gaalipata Pavni Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2012 Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Veni Tamil
2012 Vaare Vah Roopa kannada
2012 Vinmeengal Meera Tamil
2013 Vana Yuddham Chandini Tamil
2013 Attahasa Chandini Kannada
2014 Crazy Star Kannada
2014 Bahuparak Kannada Special appearance
2016 Parapancha Kannada


  1. ^ Sunayana Suresh (2012-03-10). "Bhavana Rao's next releasing this week". The Times Of India. TNN. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Shika's triple delight - Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ TNN (2008-12-22). "‘I won’t succumb to the casting couch’". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Benign and beaming Bhavana Rao". IndiaGlitz. 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ "Bhavana Rao rechristens her name to ‘Shikha’ |". 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 

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