Has invested a large portion of her time and wealth into charitable pursuits via the Kavya Madhavan Foundation
Studied Humanities at the Open University.
She entered the cinema as a child actor in the late 1980s.
Is noted for having retained her rural Neeleswaram dialect.
Tied with Geethu Mohandas for the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kamal's Perumazhakkalam (2004).