It's wedding bells for one of the most popular Malayalam actresses Kavya Madhavan.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Kavya announced that her fiance is a computer engineer named Nischal Chandra. "He is now working with the National Bank of Kuwait as a technical advisor and we plan to get married by early next year. I have a few projects to complete before that," she said.
Born in Nileshwaram in Kasargod district, the 24-year-old actress entered the Malayalam film industry as a child artist in the film Pookkalam Varavayi (1991).
But she came into the reckoning when she played a role in acclaimed director Kamal's Azhakiya Ravanan in 1996.
And since then she has not looked back and has acted with superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayaram. Her most successful films have been with actor Dileep. Her popular films include Meesha Madhavan, Madhamabhi, Classmates and Ananthabhadram.
Kavya said she is happy that her fiance is familiar with her profession. "He too has acted in films when he was young, and moreover our families have known each other for long. Acting is not like other professions so I am very happy that he knows what it is all about," said the actress, who won the Kerala state best actress award for her role in Perumazhakalam in 2004.
When asked about her career after marriage, Kavya said: "I would like to sign off at the peak of my career. But it is too early to say that I won't act after marriage."