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Who is Bhavana Menon?

Karthika Menon (born 6 June 1986), better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Malayalam and a few Kannada and Tamil films. Bhavana made her acting debut with the Malayalam film Nammal in 2002.

Kerala actress Bhavana Menon finally speaks about ‘sexual assault case’ on Women’s Day

Mollywood actress Bhavana Menon talked openly about her atrocities and the crises she encountered afterward. In a show named ‘Global Town Hall’, Bhavana participated in an event organized in association with ‘We the Women of Asia’ connected to Women’s Day, on March 08. 

Bhavana was seen answering the questions asked by the host and senior journalist Barkha Dutt. Bhavana said that she faced backlash on social media; people used to come of news channels and blamed her for being out at night. Some used to say that she was making a false case and gaining sympathy. 

Bhavana said, “My whole life turned upside down. I was constantly searching for something to blame. I used to think that it was a long nightmare. I blame myself following the incident. The court proceedings started in 2020. I had to be there in the court for 15 days.”

The actress recalled,  “many people stood by me during those days of agony. But I was alone at the court. And I felt devastated. But then I realized that I must fight. I realized that I had done nothing wrong. I realized that I should prove my innocence. When I came out of the court on the 15th day, I felt I’m a survivor and not a victim. My mind convinced me that I’m a survivor,” said Bhavana.

Bhavana Menon Biography, Wiki

Karthika Menon was born on June 6, 1986, better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian actress, who works in the film industry south of India. She has appeared in films in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu and has established herself as a leading actress.

Bhavana made her film debut in the Malayalam film Nammal in 2002, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention. During a career of more than a decade, she has starred in more than 75 films and won two Kerala State Film Awards.

On 17 February 2017, she was allegedly kidnapped and molested by a gang while traveling from work. The incident happened at night when she was moving from Thrissur to Kochi in her car when a van hit from behind near Athani, Angamaly.

A brawl ensued between her driver Martin and the three van passengers, after which they pulled him aside and forcefully entered her vehicle keeping her hostage. They drove for two-and-a-half hours in the city, during which they sexually assaulted her and took pictures and filmed.

They dropped her near Kakkanad and ran away. Bhavana filed a case with the police. The FIR was registered with allegations of rape, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, and breaches of relevant sections of the IT Act of India.

Bhavana Menon Biography Wikiepdia
Bhavana Menon
Real NameKarthika Menon
Nickname(s)Bhavana, Kaathi
Famous RoleSameera in Malayalam film Daivanamathil (2005)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 51 kg
in Pounds- 112 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)33-25-34
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 June 1986
Age (as of 2021)35 Years
BirthplaceThrissur district, Kerala, India
Zodiac signGemini
HometownThrissur district, Kerala, India
SchoolHoly Family Convent Girls High School,Thrissur, Kerala
DebutFilm Debut: Nammal (Malayalam, 2002), Chithiram Pesuthadi (Tamil, 2006), Ontari (Telugu, 2008), Jackie (Kannada, 2010)
FamilyFather– G. Balachandran (Assistant Cinematographer, Died)
Mother– Pushpa
Brother– Jayadev
Sister– Not Known
HobbiesListening to music, watching movies, reading books
ColorsBlack, green, yellow
Film DirectorBala
ActorsRajinikanth, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan
ActressesPreity Zinta, Shobana
Music DirectorsIlayaraja, A.R. Rahman
DestinationsSingapore, Goa
SportsTennis, cricket
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/BoyfriendNaveen (Kannada Producer)
Husband/SpouseNaveen (Kannada Producer)
Marriage Date22 January 2018
Marriage PlaceThiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Thrissur

Bhavana Menon Career

At age 16, she debuted in the Malayalam film Nammal taking the stage name Bhavana (Malayalam ഭാവന “enlightenment, imagination”) opposite newcomers Sidharth Bharathan, Jishnu, and Renuka Menon. The film was a big success and she got several offers in Malayalam.

She won many honors and a Kerala State Special Jury Award for the film. Bhavana was an 11th Standard student when she got her to break into the film.

In 2010, she starred in her first Kannada film alongside Puneeth Rajkumar, Jackie which was a blockbuster. Following the film’s huge success, the film was dubbed into Telugu and Malayalam. Bhavana was said to star with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan in a Bollywood film.

Her second Kannada film Vishnuvardhana with Sudeep opened to a big response. She appeared in the Malayalam films Ozhimuri and Trivandrum Lodge in 2012, and Honey Bee and Ezhamathe Varavu in 2013. She played Roshni Mathew, a single mother employed in an IT company, in Shyamaprasad’s Ivide, a crime thriller based on the serial killing of IT techies in major US cities.

In 2016, she starred in a film with Benedict Doray. Upcoming films of Bhavana include Swapnathekaal Sundaram and Adventures of Omanakuttan. Swapnathekaal Sundaram, touted to be an “out-and-out family entertainer”, will see her portraying a housewife and mother to a 9-year-old boy, while Adventures of Omanakuttan will feature her as Pallavi, a flamenco dancer.

Bhavana Menon FAQ’s

Who is Bhavana Menon?

Karthika Menon (born 6 June 1986), better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Malayalam and a few Kannada and Tamil films. Bhavana made her acting debut with the Malayalam film Nammal in 2002.

How old is Bhavana Menon?

Bhavana Menon is currently 35 years old.

Who is Bhavana Menon’s husband?

Bhavana married her long-time boyfriend and film producer Kannada, Naveen, on January 22, 2018.

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