Thursday, August 7, 2014


Bhavani is an actress who appeared as heroine and  also acted  in supporting roles of all South Indian languages such as 'Telugu,Tamil .Kannada and Malayalam' in the 70's.She has  acted in around 75 films in her  career.
Bhavani was very active during 70's and during that period she acted opposite 'Prem Nazir,Jayan,Ravi Kumar,Raghavan,Sukumaran,Hari' etc in more than 15 Malayalam movies and actors like 'Sivaji Ganesan,Muthuraman,Jayashankar, etc in  around 15  Tamil films.
Bhavani hails from Andhra Pradesh and attained big  popularity by acting in Malayalam films.
Her film 'Lisa' which was a super-hit  Malayalam horror film of 1978  boosted her popularity immensely.Jayan,Prem Nazir,Seema,Vidhubala,M.G.Soman,Jayabharathi,Ravi Kumar' etc acted in it which was directed by 'Baby' who became 'Lisa Baby' thereafter.
'Neelathamara' was a successful hit film of 1978 in which Ambika debuted as heroine and Ravi Kumar was the hero.Bhavani also acted in this movie.
'Sarapancharam' was a super-hit blockbuster film of 1979 which was directed by Hariharan and Jayan acted in the lead role.Sheela was the heroine.

'Sarpam' was another horror film directed by 'Baby'  which was also a successful film.Prem Nazir,Seema,Bhavani,Vidhubala,Jayan etc acted in it.
'Anupallavi' was also a hit film directed by Baby  in which Bhavani acted  as heroine

opposite Ravi Kumar.Jayan and Sree Vidya also acted in it.
'Saraswathiyamam' was a successful movie of 1980 in which Bhavani and Raghavan acted as the lead pair.
Bhavani married music director Raghu Kumar who was  the producer of some of her Malayalam films and she  left the film scenario in 1980 after acting in the film 'Muthuchippikal'.Bhavani  but reappeared in 2002 by acting in  a character role of  the Mohan Lal film 'Thandavam'.
She again acted in Malayalam films like 'Katha' and 'Kalabham' and now acting in Tamil serials.Bhavani is settled in Chennai and she has two daughters.
Her husband film producer/music director Raghu Kumar died on February 20, 2014.
Selected Filmography
Ninakku Njanum Enikku Neeyum
Sthree Oru Dukham
Kalpa Vriksham
Ammuvinte Attinkutty
Itha Oru Theeram
Ival Oru Nadodi
Sara Pancharam
Anu Pallavi
Valeduthavan Valal
Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku

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