Bhavani (born 9 November 1953), an Indian film and television actress best known for her work in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu cinema.
Born in Chennai and was married Malayalam producer/music director Reghu Kumar, known for films like Thalavattam and Hello My Dear Wrong Number. They had two daughters: Bavitha and Bhavana. She made a comeback through the Malayalam film Thandavam. Currently, she is acting in Tamil serials.She is grand daughter of yesteryear Telugu actress singer Rushyendramani. Her mother tongue is Telugu.
Bhavani's debut film was the Kannada-language Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu (1974), which won her the Best Actress award and in which she shared screen space with legendary actress, mentor and maternal grandmother Rushyendramani, who received the Best Supporting Actress award for the same film. With 75 films in a span of four years to her credit, Bhavani was considered as one of the leading actresses during the 1970s in the Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam film industries. She also has the distinction of acting with veteran actors like Prem Nazir, Jayan, and Sukumaran in Malayalam, Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth in Kannada, R. Muthuraman, Jaishankar, M. G. Ramachandran, and Sivaji Ganesan in Tamil, and N. T. Rama Rao, Chandramohan, Nandamuri Balakrishna, and Sridhar in Telugu. She was noted for her performance in the Malayalam movie Lisa. Currently she is busy in TV series doing mother and negative roles.
|2005||Kadamattathu Kathanar (TV series)||Asianet||Malayalam|
|2010||Mundhanai Mudichu||Sun TV||Tamil||Replaced by Rekha Suresh|
|2011||Muthaaram||Sun TV||Tamil||Replaced by J.Lalitha|
|2014||Kalyana Parisu||Sun TV||Tamil||Replaced by Dharini|
|2014||Akka Thangai||Kalignar TV||Tamil|