Kavya is one of the famous Malayalam Indian actresses. She is 5’4” tall. She was born on 19th September 1984 in a village Kasargod Kerala India. She is from Shaliya community who are traditionally involved in the weaving business. Her parents were P. Madhavan and Shyamala who call Minu. She got married to Nishal Chandra but after five months they had a break up and could not continue the relation and hence she filed for divorce in in 22nd July 2009.
Kavya had completed her schooling in Rajas High School in Nileswaram and done her Kalathilakam in a sub district school Youth Festival. She later studied Humanities under the Open University system.
Kavya started her career as a child artist in 1980 and later acted in movies from 1991. She acted in Sivapuran in 2009 with the co-star Ananth. The movie was in Tamil all related to the black magic. Kavya played the role of Bhadra Ananth’s girl friend. Sadhu Miranndan in 2008 is a movie related to the bank robbery. Kavya never had a pause in her life and hence continued her career with some more movies like Doshth in 2001 and Runway in 2004.
Kavya is a kind hearted woman who had invested lot of her finance to the charitable institutions .She started an institution named Kavya Madhavan Foundation.
Kavya has achieved State Film Award as Best Actress for her performance in Kamal's Perumazhakkalam movie in 2004.