Kavya Madhavan... with her innocent looks and big beautiful eyes captured
the hearts of movie goers at the tender age of 7, when she debuted as a child
artist with the film 'Pookalam Varavayi' (1991). The 1996 movie 'Azhakiya
Ravanan' again as a child artist gave her more public attention. However her
debut film as a heroine was the super hit 'Chandranudikkunna Dikkil' (1999)
directed by Lal Jose, while she was in still in school, in the ninth standard.
Born in the village of Neeleswaram in Kasargod district, this simple and
down to earth girl have come a long way and made it big working with almost
all the well known directors in the Malayalam industry. Trained as a dancer,
she was a known name in school youth festivals and has won many prizes in
Her major films include Thenkasi Pattanam (2000), Meesha Madhavan (2002),
Oomapenninu Uriyadapayan (2002), Mizhi Randilum (2003) Perumazhakkalam (2004),
Anandabhadram(2005), Classmates (2006) etc. She played female oriented roles
in films like Gaurisankaram (2003) and Mizhi Randilum which incidentally was
a double role. But it was her superb portrayal in 'Perumazhakkalam' which
fetched her rave reviews and the State award for Best actress. Her portrayal
in the film could be undoubtedly termed as her career best.
Kavya got several offers, she was initially reluctant to act in other South
Indian languages. Then she relented and entered the Tamil tinsel world with
Kasi (2003) opposite ace actor Vikram. Though the movie was good, it could
not create much ripple at the box office, and Kavya's next stint in Tamil
movies was in 2008 with Sadhu Mirandaal.
In February 2008, Kavya tied the knot with Nishchal Chandra
from Kayamkulam, which ended in a year.After long speculations regarding her
relationship with Malayalam actor Dileep, She married him on 25 November 2016.The
couple have acted in 21 films together, being the lead pair in 16 of them.