Kausalya born Kavitha
Shivashankar on 30 December 1977, who has starred mainly in
Tamil and Malayalam films. She was pursuing a modelling
career, before she debuted in the 1996 Malayalam film April
16 by Balachandra Menon.
The following year, she appeared in her first Tamil film
Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga and went on to star in several
successful films, including Nerukku Ner, Priyamudan, Pooveli
and Vanathai Pola.
She had starred in over 30 films in Tamil and Malayalam in
lead roles, while securing a Filmfare Award for Best Actress
for her performance in Pooveli. By the mid-2000s, she turned