Bhavana (born 6 June 1985) is a South Indian actress who acts in Malayalam and Tamil) movies. She made her debut in Kamal's Nammal which won her critical acclaim and various honours, including the State award. This Thrissur girl, whose real name is Karthika, is the daughter of Asst. Cinematographer, G.Balachandran and Pushpa. She has one brother named Jayaddev studied at the Vancouver Film School in Canada.