Kavya Madhavan is an Malayalam film actress who works in Malayalam cinema. She made her debut in Pookkalam Varavayi as a child artist. As a heroine Kavya’s debut film was Lal Jose’s Chandranudikkunna Dikhil 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 and Gaddama.
Date of birth: September 19, 1984
Place of birth: NileshwaramNationality:
Kavya was born in a little village called Nileswaram, in the Kasargod district of Kerala, on the 19th of September, 1984. Her parents are P. Madhavan and Shyamala.
She did her studies from the Nileswaram GLP School. Kavya’s interest in the performing arts was apparent right from when she was a little girl and she learnt dancing during her school days and was proficient enough to take part in dance competitions.
Kavya got involved with the Malayalam film industry when she was just a child and she made her debut into the industry as a child artist for the film Pookkalam Varavayi in 1991. She continued to do more films as a child actor in the films like Pavam IA Ivachan in 1994.
Her first film as heroine happened when she was a teenager, in the ninth grade .Her film Chandranudikkunna Dikhil opposite actor Dileep was a 1999 film that was directed by Lal Jose. This film was a huge hit at the box office and offers started soon pouring in for her.
Kavya struck up such a successful on screen pairing with actor Dileep and the pair was a part of so many commercially successful films that the two were often referred to as the ‘Golden Pair’. Besides her debut film Kavya acted opposite Dileep in films like the super hit film Meesa Madhavan in 2002, Paapy Appache in 2010, Randilum, Sadanandante Samayam, Dhosth and Madhuranombarakattu.
Kavya has been a part of other films with different male actors as her male lead, in films such as the Iruvattam Manavatti, Kochi Rajavu, Runway and Aparichithan.
Besides Dileep, Kavya has acted with almost all the top male actors of the Malayalam film industry like superstars Mohanlal and Mammootty, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Prithvieaj, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya, Vineeth and Biju Menon.
Kavya has been appreciated for her performances with the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in the 2004 film Perumazhakkalam and 2010 film Khaddama.
Kavya is a multi-talented star and her literary skills were showcased in the song “En Khalbillulloru Pennaanu” whose lyrics were penned by her, for the film One Way Ticket.
She has seen pain in her personal life due to the unfortunate failure of her marriage. She had married Nischal Chandra in 2009, at the Kollur Mookambika Temple. Thereafter, she left for Kuwait with her new husband to reside there with him, but she soon returned alone, in June, to never go back again. Her divorce came through in May, 2011.