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Kavya Madhavan


Born in the village of Nileshwaram in Kasargod district, Kerala, India to P. Madhavan and Shyamala. She started to learn dance while studying in Nileswaram Rajas High School. She was the kalathilakam (A title bestowed to the artist who proves her skills in most artistic fields during a Sub District youth festival.) in Kasargod.

Kavya entered the industry as a child artist in the film Pookkalam Varavayi (1991) doing the role of a School Girl. She came to public attention when she did the childhood part of the heroine character in Kamal's Azhakiya Ravanan (1996). Since then, she has acted in over 25 films in Malayalam and a few in Tamil. She is noted for having retained her rural Nileshwaram accent.

Awards and Achievements


State Awards -

2004 Best Actress - Perumazhakkalam

Film Critics Award 2000 - 2nd best actress (Chandranudhikkunna Dikkil)

Bharathan Award 2000 - Navagatha Prathibha (Chandranudhikkunna Dikkil)

Lux Asianet Film Award 2000 - Special Jury Award - Kochu Kochu Santhoshanghal, Madhuranombara Kattu

Kerala Film Audience Award - Monisha Puraskaram

Atlas Film Award 2001 - 2nd best actress Kochu Kochu Santhoshanghal

4th Raju Pilakkad Chalachithra Award - Oomapenninu Uriyadapayan

Kerala Film Audience Award 2003 - Best Actress – Oomapenninu Uriyadapayan Mathrubhumi Medimix Award 2002 - Popular actress of the year & Best Star Pair (Dileep & Kavya)

Kavya Madhavan