Karthika is a charming, elegant, and exuberant actress who handled mainstream roles in Malayalam Cinema
during 1985 to 89 and quit the film field at the peak of her career due to marriage.
Once the intellectual film director Balachandra Menon was attending a marriage ceremony in Trivandrum and he happened
to witness a lovely young girl talking to a baby girl of about 3 or 4 years.He just watched their conversation for
fun and was impressed by the way of that young girl talking to the little girl.The young girl understood that Menon was watching them, but she continued the gestures and expressions which she was
using to make the baby girl cheerful and interested to speak up.The movements and expressions of that
young girl was impressive so that Balachandra Menon asked about her details.He revealed to her that he was
searching for a new face as heroine for his next movie and offered her that role.
Thus Karthika unexpectedly became the heroine of 'Manicheppu Thurannappol' as heroine of Balachandra Menon in 1985.Menon's films would not be flops and as usual that film also clicked fairly well and Karthika became part
of Malayalam film industry.Karthika hails from Trivandrum and her father is a retired Military Officer.
Karthika was in the film field only for 4 years but she was able to portrait several unmemorable characters
in that period.She was heroine of Mohan Lal films quite often and the pair was always liked by the audience.
In her career the Sathyan Anthikkad films 'Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam' and 'Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street'
were super duper hits and excelled in comedy sequences which are still remembered by the audience.Mohan Lal
was superb in these films and in both these films as a charismatic girl who was very bold was portrayed by her.
Sreenivasan was also having important roles in both those films.The 'House Owner' and 'Goorkha' of Mohan
Lal were marvelous and excellent.
In the film 'Desadanakkili Karayarilla' directed by P.Padmarajan Sari and Karthika manifests school students
who are immature teenage students committing foolishness and facing so many problems later..In another Padmarajan film 'Kariyila Kattu pole' also she was the heroine since she was able to portray her characters effectively well and admired by Padmarajan also.
In the film 'Thalavattam' she was a doctor and also the daughter of Dr.Ravindran who owned a mental
Hospital.Mohan Lal acted as the mental Patient 'Unni' who was under treatment in Dr.Ravindran's hospital
and he fell in love with Karthika's character.Dr.Ravindran had his revenge against 'Unni' which made the spectators very sad indeed.
Her film 'Idanazhiyil oru kalocha' with actor Vineeth revealed her dancing talents and the film directed by Bhadran was nice.Karthika is well trained in classical dances and presented
dance programs many times on stage.
She had also acted in a Tamil film 'Nayagan' as the daughter of 'Velu Naykar' played by Kamal Hassan and also in another Tamil film 'Poovizhi Vasalile'.
She quit films for marriage and now lives in Maldives with her husband who is a medical doctor.
Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street
Ente Entethu Mathram
Kariyila Kattu pole
Idavazhiyil Oru Kalocha
January Oru Orma
Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham