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Bhavya Patel
Born Bharathi
(1963-04-18) April 18, 1963 (age 53)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983 - present
Spouse(s) Mukesh Patel
Awards Karnataka State Film Awards

Bhavya, born as Bharathi, is a South Indian actress. She has acted in several Kannada and a few Tamil and Telugu movies, totaling over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She played the lead actress roles for over 100 feature films and switched over to the supporting character roles post year 2000.[1] She is now settled in Mumbai, India and travels frequently to Bangalore during her shoots [2]


Bhavya began her career with the Siddalingaiah directorial Prema Parva released in 1983. This was closely followed by a lead role in the acclaimed director Bhargava directed Praana Snehita in the year 1983. This also starred Shankar Nag and Tara alongside her and was an average grosser at the box-office. She also got the lead actress role in the Vishnuvardhan starrer Kallu Veene Nudiyitu released in the same year. In 1984, she starred in a very successful film, Baddi Bangaramma where she played the role of an harassed daughter-in-law. As a completely contrasting role, she played a very glamorous role in the V. Ravichandran starrer Pralayantaka in the same year. The following year saw her work extensively in many projects including the Tamil musical hit Geethanjali opposite actor Murali. Her biggest break in Kannada cinema came in the same year with the film Nee Bareda Kadambari. She was widely acclaimed for this role.

Following this success, Bhavya went on to act in several commercial hit films such as Krishna Nee Begane Baaro (1986), Sangrama (1987), Avale Nanna Hendthi and S. P. Sangliana in 1988 and many others to follow in early and mid 1990's. She acted opposite all the leading actors of 1980's and 1990s such as Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Ananth Nag, Shankar Nag, V. Ravichandran, Kashinath among others.

From 2004 till date, Bhavya has switched over to character roles mainly playing mother to the lead actors. Monalisa, Sajini, Moorkha were the first few films of Bhavya as a character artist. She has also worked in Television daily series such as Durga. Bhavya has developed a cult following recently due to her hot rain songs with Vishnuvardhan that are shown frequently in Midnight Masala TV program.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
1983 Prema Parva
1983 Praana Snehita
1983 Kallu Veene Nudiyitu
1984 Baddi Bangaramma
1984 Pralayanthaka
1985 Geethanjali Tamil Film
1985 Nee Bareda Kadambari
1985 Naa Ninna Preetisuve
1986 Punyasthree Telugu film
1986 Prema Jyothi
1986 Krishna Nee Begane Baaro
1987 Karunamayi
1987 Sangrama
1987 Huli Hebbuli
1987 Ravana Rajya
1987 Taayi
1988 Avale Nanna Hendthi
1988 Sangliyana
1988 Muthhaide
1988 Jana Nayaka
1989 Hrudaya Geethe
1989 Gagana
1989 Jaya Bheri
1990 Mathe Haditu Kogile
1990 Aavesha
1990 S. P. Sangliyana Part 2
1991 Hrudaya Haadithu
1991 Lion Jagapathi Rao
1991 Hosamane Aliya
1992 Ravivarma
1992 Solillada Saradara
1993 Kollura Sri Mookambika
1995 Nilukada Nakshatra
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi
2002 Kitty
2004 Monalisa
2005 Gadipaar
2005 Amrithadhare
2005 Moorkha
2006 Odahuttidavalu
2007 Sajini
2007 Preethigagi
2007 Tangiya Mane
2008 Gange Baare Tunge Baare
2008 Gooli
2010 Nooru Janmaku
2012 Rana
2012 Gokula Krishna
2015 Shivam
Geetha Bangle Store
Love You Alia
Prema Pallakki
2016 Chakravyuha



  1. ^ Retrieved March 16, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Bhavya, once more - Deccan Herald". 2004-05-09. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
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  4. ^ Retrieved March 16, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]

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