Karthika Menon ,better known by her stage name Bhavana , is an Indian film actress. She made her acting debut in Kamal's Nammal (2002), which won her critical acclaim and various honors. In a career spanning eight years, she has appeared in over forty-five films, in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages, while winning one Filmfare and two Kerala State Film Awards. She debuted in the Malayalam film Nammal opposite newcomers Siddharth, 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 break in films.She has acted with almost all actors in Malayalam cinema. She has got many offers lined up in Tamil and did many projects with famous Tamil actors like Ajith Kumar, Madhavan, Jayam Ravi, Bharath and Srikanth.