Kavya Madhavan- Wiki, Age, Biography, Family, Husband and Affairs

Kavya Madhavan is an ex-Indian -actress who was born on 19th September 1984 and has contributed greatly to the Malayalam film industry.

She was born in the village of Nileshwaram, Kerala, India. Along with it, she also took dance lessons during her school days and won many competitions.

The actress made her career debut in the year 1991 in Kamal’s film Pookalam Varavayi. The film industry noticed her talent at a very young age. This gave her the opportunity to prove herself with other new projects as a child artist.

She is also fond of writing books, poems and songs. She wrote lyrics for the movie Akashwani. Kathayil Alpam Kavyam is a book in which she wrote about all the experiences and up and downs she faced in her life. Kavya, with her brother, opened a clothing store Laksyah. She is also a brand ambassador of famous jewellery, beauty and clothing brands. 

Her favourite hobbies other than writing and dancing are cooking and travelling, and Kavya Madhavan is a former Indian actress by profession. She was born on 19th September 1984 (age as of 2021 is 37 years) in Kasargod, Kerala, India, to mother Shyamala Madhavan and father P. Madhavan. The Zodiac sign of her is Virgo.

Her brother’s name is Mithun Madhavan, and by profession, he is a fashion designer and producer. They belong to a Malayali family.

She worked in more than 75 movies. She is a great and successful actor in the late 2000s.


The actress completed her education at Jaycee English Medium School, GLP school, and Rajah’s high school in her hometown, Rajah’s High School in Nileshwar.

Likewise, she also completed her college and became graduated.


Kavya started her acting career in childhood itself. When she was just six years old, she played a child artist role in the movie Pookkalam Varavayi in 1991. After her acting in Pookkalam Varavayi, many roles were offered to her.

Therefore, she did movies like Pavan IA Ivachan, Parassala Pachan Payyannur Paramu and Azhakiya Ravanan in 1994 and 1996, respectively. 

Her debut as a female lead role in the movie is Chandranudikkuna Dikhil in 1999, when she must be just 14 years old. Chandranudikkuna Dikhil is a movie directed by Lal Jose and written by Babu Janardhan.

Kavya’s pair with Dileep became a popular pair in Malayalam movies. The movie is a big success for her. They both worked together in more than 20 movies.

Similarly, she also worked with Mammootty and Mohanlal in their films.

After that, she also acted with several co-stars in movies like Christian Brothers, China Town etc.

Her supporting role movie is Naalu Pennugal by director Adoor Gopalakrishnan.

Her journey from child artist to female lead actress is very successful as she is one of the great actresses in the Malayalam cinema industry. Because of her acting, she had also been offered many roles in Tamil cinema, but due to her busy schedule, she refused to do some of the movies.

Movies List:

Here are some of the movies or films done by Kavya since she begins her acting career:

  • Pookkalam Varavayi- Year 1991
  • Mayilppeeli- Year 1992
  • Pavan IA Ivachan- Year 1994
  • The President- Year 1994
  • Parassala Pachan Payyannur Paramu- Year 1996
  • Azhakiya Ravanan- Year 1996
  • Oral Matharam- Year 1997
  • Bhoothkkannadi- Year 1997
  • Kattathoru Penpoovu- Year 1998
  • Chandranudikkuna Dikhil- Year 1999
  • Darling- Year 2000
  • 5 Sundrikal- Year 2015
  • She Taxi- Year 2015
  • Akashvani- Year 2016
  • Pinneyum- Year 2016


In year 2009, on 9th February, Kavya married Nishal Chandra and moved to Kuwait. They returned home in June of the same year after that Kavya and Nishal filed a divorce with mutual understanding on 24 July 2010 and got divorced in the year 2011 on May 25.

Consecutively, after getting a divorce, she married her co- star and popular actor Dileep in 2016 on 25 November in a hotel name Vedant Hotel, Kochi.

From their marriage, they have a daughter name Mahalakshmi born on 19th October 2018. She will be 4 years old this year (2022).

Net Worth:

Her net worth is around $4 million through acting.


Kavya Madhavan is a popular actress. Similarly, she is also famous on Instagram through her post and stories. She motivates her followers through captions and informational reels. Total of 216k followers are there on her handle. She doesn’t have any verified accounts. So there is the possibility that her fans are managing this account.

Instagram I’d: @kavya_madhavan__

Twitter I’d: @imkavya

Achievements and Awards:

 She is bagged with several achievements and awards in her whole career:

  • Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair in 2002.
  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2004 and 2010, respectively.
  • Asianet Film Award for Best Actress in 2009, 2011 and 2012, respectively.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress- Malayalam in 2012.

As a result, there is no doubt she is the best actress.

Kavya Madhavan- Wiki/Bio




Actress, Singer, Dancer, Lyricist

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)

in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”

Eye Colour


Hair Colour


Personal Life

Date of Birth

19 September 1984 (Wednesday)

Age (as in 2019)

35 Years


Nileshwar, Kasaragod District, Kerala

Zodiac sign





Nileshwar, Kasaragod, Kerala


• Jaycee English Medium School, Nileshwar
• GLP School, Nileshwar

• Rajah’s High School, Nileshwar




Aluva, Kochi


Cooking, Reading, Writing, and Dancing

Relationships & More

Marital Status


Marriage Date

First Marriage: 9 February 2009
Second Marriage: 25 November 2016

Marriage Place

Vedanta Hotel, Kochi (second marriage)



• First Husband: Nishal Chandra (actor; 9 February 2009-30 May 2011)
• Second Husband: Dileep


Son– None
Daughter– Mahalakshmi (from her second marriage with Dileep; born on 19 October 2018)
Step Daughter– Meenakshi (Dileep’s daughter from his first marrige to Manju Warrier)


Father– P Madhavan
Mother– Shyamala Madhavan


Brother– Mithun Madhavan (Fashion Designer and Producer)
Sister– None

Lesser-known Facts:

In childhood, Kavya took the training of Mohinyattam and Bharatnatyam. She took training from her Gurus. Guru Shyamala and Guru Kuttamathu Janardhan Maash.

She used to participate in several performances while in school.

She is a successful actor because of her father. Her father desired that she should become an actress. After watching an ad of Kamal that there is a need of a child artist he sent her photos, and by that day, her journey towards becoming a successful actor began.

Kavya also done two short films in the year 2006 and 2016, respectively. Name of the short films are Bhoomikkoru Charamageetham and Kachadhappa.

She also sang a song in the movie Daivame Kaithozham reading with her beautiful voice. She loves to wear western dresses.  


Kavya and his husband Dileep name came in the case where the accused, Pulsar Suni stated that Kavya gave her money to molest the actress in the car on 17th February 2017. Actress’s name is not known.

According to rumours, many the people doubted Dileep when he divorced Manju Warrier in 2015. The reason behind the divorce with his wife is Kavya Madhavan people termed.

In short, Kavya Madhavan is a popular actress, singer, writer and dancer. Here is some of the facts and information about Kavya Madhavan.


 1. Does Kavya Madhavan have a child?

Yes, she is blessed with a daughter name Mahalakshmi. She also has a stepdaughter named Meenakshi.

2. Is Kavya Madhavan married or not?

Kavya is married to Dileep, who is her co-star. Before marrying Dileep she married Nishal Chandra and parted ways in 2011.

3. Who are Kavya Madhavan’s parents?

Shyamala Madhavan and P. Madhavan are her parents.

4. What is the age of Kavya Madhavan?

37 years old as in 2021.

5. Where is Kavya Madhavan from?

She is from Nileshwar, Kasargod district, Kerala, India.

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