Kavya Madhavan

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Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan 2008.jpg
BornKavya Madhavan
(1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 29)
Nileshwaram, Kasargod, Kerala, India
ResidenceThammanam, Kochi, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesMeenu, Karthika,Kunji
EthnicityMalayali
CitizenshipIndia
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1991 – present
Spouse(s)Nishal Chandra (Divorced)
 
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Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan 2008.jpg
BornKavya Madhavan
(1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 29)
Nileshwaram, Kasargod, Kerala, India
ResidenceThammanam, Kochi, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesMeenu, Karthika,Kunji
EthnicityMalayali
CitizenshipIndia
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1991 – present
Spouse(s)Nishal Chandra (Divorced)

Kavya Madhavan is an Indian film actress who 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]

Kavya was born on 19 September 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.[1] She currently resides in DD Village, Thammanam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.[2]

She completed her schooling in National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).[3]

Movie career[edit]

She first appeared as a child actor in Kamal's film Pookkalam Varavayi (1991), she was just 7 years of age when she acted in the movie. Her talent was soon recognised, and she was offered other projects such as Pavam IA Ivachan (1994) and Azhakiya Ravanan (1996). It was Azhakiya Ravanan directed by Kamal which got her got more public attention. She did a lot of movies after that mostly as a child actor.

She was offered the female lead in Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999) which was the second movie by director Lal Jose who also assisted Kamal in Azhakiya Ravanan. She was in ninth standard when she did the movie.[4] The movie was an instant hit due to the versatile cast, music and story narration and brought both Kavya and Dileep into the limelight.[4]

After her leading role, she became popular in the Malayalam film industry. It has been claimed[by whom?] that she was the busiest female actress in Malayalam. She is also a trained dancer and has won many awards and accolades.[citation needed]

After the success of Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, Kavya and Dileep become very popular pairing Malayalam cinema, producing several big hits and the pair went on to do 18 movies together.[5] Some of their popular movies include 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.

Soon after the divorce with Nishal went on act with her most successful partner onscreen Dileep for Pappy Appacha.[6] Later on she acted in many movies with veteran Superstars of Malayalam cinema such Mammootty and Mohanlal. She also acted in multi-starrer movies like 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 for the role of 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 Nischal Chandra on 5 February 2009 at Kollur Mookambika Temple.[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.

Filmography[edit]

No.YearFilmRoleCo-starsDirectorNotes
11991Pookkalam VaravayiAs Geethu's (Baby Shamili) friendJayaram, SunithaKamal
21994Pavam IA IvachanAs Innocent's daughterJagadishRoy P. Thomas
31994The PresidentChild ArtistInnocent
41994Parassala Pachan Payyannur ParamuNeenaSreenivasan/Jagathi SreekumarP Venu
51996Azhakiya RavananYoung Anuradha(Bhanupriya)MammoottyKamal
61997Oral Mathramas Thilakan's daughterMammoottySathyan Anthikkad
71997SnehasindooramShankar/Devan/AmbikaKrishnan Munnaddu
81997BhoothakkannadiMeenuMammoottyLohithadas
91997Irattakuttikalude AchanAs Manju Warrier's sisterJayaramSathyan Anthikkad
101997Krishnagudiyil Oru PranayakalathuAnjaliJayaramKamal
111998Kattathoru PenpoovuMurali/SangeethaMohan Kupplery
121999Chandranudikkunna DikhilRadhaDileepLal JoseKerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress, Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
132000MadhuranombarakattuSunainaBiju Menon/Samyuktha Varma/SarathKamal
142000Darling DarlingPadmaja/PappyDileep/VineethRajasenan
152000Kochu Kochu SanthoshangalCelinJayaramSathyan AnthikkadKerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress
162001ThenkasipattanamDevuDileepRafi Mecartin
172001Rakshasa RajavuDaisyDileepVinayan
182001Sahayathrikakku SnehapoorvamMayaKunchacko BobanM. Shankar
192001DhosthGeethu (Dileep's Sister)Kunchacko BobanThulasidas
202001Jeevan MasaiManjariNedumudi VenuT N Gopakumar
212001MazhameghapravukalMaluKrishna/ShijuPradeep
222002OnnamanSuharaMohanlalThampi Kannamthanam
232002Oomappenninu UriyadappayyanGopikaJayasuryaVinayanNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
242002Kasi (Tamil)As Vikram's sisterVikramVinayan
252002Meesa MadhavanRugmini (Jagathy's daughter)DileepLal JoseNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
262002En Mana Vaanil (Tamil)JayasuryaVinayan
272003ThilakkamAmmu (Oduvil's daughter)DileepJayaraj
282003Sadanandante SamayamSumangala (Dileep's wife)DileepAkbar-JoseNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
292003KathaMeeraPrithviraj/AbbasSundardas
302003VellithiraAs Prithviraj's sisterPrithvirajBhadran
312003Mizhi RandilumBhadra / Bhama
(Double Role)
Indrajith/DileepRanjithKerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress, Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
322003Pulival KalyanamGanga (Lalu Alex's daughter)JayasuryaShafi
332003GowrisankaramGauriMunnaNemom Pushparaj
342004RunwayGopikaDileepJoshiy
352004AparichithanMeenakshiMammoottySanjev Sivan
362004GreetingsSheethalJayasuryaShajoon Kariyal
372004PerumazhakkalamGangaVineethKamalKerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
382005Iruvattam ManavattiBhumikaKunchacko BobanSanal
392005AnnorikkalPonnuNarainSarathchandran Wayanad
402005Kochi RajavuAswathyDileepJohny Antony
412005AnanthabhadramBhadraPrithvirajSanthosh SivanKerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
422005SeelabathiSeelabathiNarainSharethNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
432006LionSharikaDileepJoshiy
442006VadakkumnadhanBhamaMohanlal, VineethShajoon Kariyal
452006ClassmatesThara KurupPrithvirajLal Jose
462006Chakkara MuthuAnithaDileepLohithadas
472006VasthavamSumithraPrithvirajM. Padmakumar
482006ArunamValliVineeth KumarVinod Mankara
492006Kilukkam KilukilukkamChandiniKunchacko Boban/Jayasurya/MohanlalSandhya Mohan
502007Inspector GarudSethulakshmi IASDileepJohny Antony
512007AthisayanMayaJayasuryaVinayan
522007Nadiya Kollappetta RathriNaadiya / Naadira
(Double Role)
Suresh GopiK. MadhuNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
532007Naalu PennungalSubhadraRavi VallatholAdoor Gopalakrishnan
542007KangarooJancyPrithvirajRaj Babu
552008Twenty:20AncyMohanlalJoshiy
562008Sadhu Miranda (Tamil)PriyaPrasannaSiddique
572008MadampiJayalakshmiMohanlalB. Unnikrishnan
582009BanarasAmrithaVineethNemom Pushparaj
592009Ee Pattanathil BhoothamAncyMammoottyJohny Antony
602010Paappi AppachaAnnieDileepMamas K. ChandranNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
612011GaddamaAswathyBiju MenonKamalKerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Kerala Film Critics Awardfor Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
622011Christian BrothersMeenakshiMohanlal, Dileep, Suresh GopiJoshiy
632011ChinatownRosammaMohanlal, Dileep, JayaramRafi Mecartin
642011Bhaktha Janangalude SradhakkuSumangalaIrshadPriyanandanan
652011Venicile VyaapariAmmuMammoottyShafi
662011Vellaripravinte ChangathiSulekha / Mary VargheseDileepAkku Akbar
672012Bavuttiyude NamathilVanajaMammoottyG. S. VijayanNominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress
682013LokpalDr.GeethaMohanlalJoshiy
692013PlayersRoseJayasuryaSanal
702013Breaking News LiveNayanaVineeth, MythiliSudhir Ambalapaddu
712013Anchu SundharikalGauri LakshmiBiju Menon, Jayasurya, Rimi TomyAashiq Abu

Awards[edit]

Kavya Madhavan during her wedding function
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

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Lalitha Padmini ragini memorial award for Kavya". 
  18. ^ "Viewers Choice Award – Malayalam 2011". 

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