Kavya Madhavan's 25th year in Mollywood
Kavya Madhavan's 25th year in MollywoodKavya Madhavan/Facebook

Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan, who began her acting career as a child artiste, has been in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The actress celebrated her 25th anniversary in a surprise private function with her close friends.

Kavya has also shared a video of the celebration on her Facebook page, in which she is seen having a great time with her friends, including actress Suja Karthika.

Even though she began her career in the 1991 movie "Pookalam Varavaay" with Baby Shamilee, she was not recognised for her role in it. In the year 1994, Kavya acted in three movies, but became a familiar face for Kerala audience through the hit song "Vennilla Chandanakinnam" in the 1996 movie "Azhakiya Ravanan." Later, she became part of the movies "Oral Mathram," "Bhoothakkannadi," "Irattakuttikalude Achan," "Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu," among others.

Kavya, who has acted in almost 72 films, is waiting the release of Khais Millen's directorial venture "AakashVani" with Vijay Babu that is scheduled to hit the screens on 19 February.

Check out Kavya Madhavan's notable movies below:

Chandranudikkunna Dikhil

Kavya made her debut as a lead heroine named Radha opposite Dileep in Lal Jose's 1999 flick "Chandranudikkunna Dikhil." She won the Kerala Film Critics Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in the romantic family entertainer.

Thenkasipattanam

The actress played a pivotal role in the Rafi Mecartin directorial as the sister (Devootty) of Suresh Gopi (Kannan) and Lal (Dasan). She was seen opposite Dileep in the comedy blockbuster entertainer, which became the highest grossing Malayalam film in 2000.

Meesa Madhavan

Lal Jose's 2000 release romantic comedy entertainer "Meesa Madhavan" also went on to become a blockbuster and Kavya was lauded for her performance in the movie in the role of Rukmini opposite Dileep (Madhavan).

Perumazhakkalam

The Kamal directorial is one of the best movies of Kavya in her acting career spanning 25 years and the actress won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her turn as Ganga opposite Vineeth.

Anandabhadram

Kavya's turn as Bhadra in Santhosh Sivan's "Anandabhadram" is one of the notable character she has done. In the song "Pinakkamano," inspired by the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, she looked gorgeous. She won Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress for her performance in the fantasy-thriller.

Classmates

Lal Jose's hit 2006 movie "Classmates," in which Kavya played the role of Thara Kurup, was a blockbuster in Malayalam. She was seen opposite Prithviraj Sukumaran in the romantic entertainer, which also starred Indrajith Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Narain and Radhika.

Gaddama

Director Kamal's "Gaddama" released in 2011 is one of the best movies of the actress, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress, Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress, for her turn as a village girl Aswathi who faces many troubles after shifting to Saudi Arabia.

She Taxi

After a break of two years, Kavya made her comeback to acting with Saji Surendran's 2015 movie "She Taxi" opposite Anoop Menon. She did the bold role of a taxi driver Devyani in the flick, set mainly in a Tibetan village. Though the movie opened to mixed reviews, it was one of the much awaited movies of the actress.