Dove-eyed, luscious long hair, million-dollar smile, village belle looks, and extraordinary acting chops – Kavya Madhavan is an actor Keralites continue to adore, despite she has been away from the limelight for a few years now. Kavya Madhavan, who ventured into cinema as a child actor, later emerged as an inseparable part of M-Town. She has mostly romanced with Dileep on-screen, who she later married. They were an impressive onscreen couple and every other movie lover from Kerala wanted to see them together in real life. As Kavya Madhavan is celebrating her birthday today, let’s take a look when she romanced with Dileep on screen.
Kavya Madhavan and Dileep shared the screen for the first time in ‘Chandranudikkunna Dikhil’. The film was helmed by Lal Jose and it also marked Kavya’s first movie as a lead actress. She was around 16 when she romanced Dileep in the film. She played Radha, who is in love with Mukundan. Their romanced and the film worked well and the audience wanted to see more of their chemistry on screen.
Lal Jose once again brought back the dynamic duo for his directorial ‘Meesa Madhavan’. Dileep played the titular Madhavan, who is a petty thief and Kavya Madhavan played his childhood friend Rukmini. ‘Meesa Madhavan’ utilized the chemistry between both of them. The songs ‘Ente Ellam Ellam Alle’, and ‘Karimizhi Kuruviye’ explored the chemistry between them and they earned a secure place in the hearts of cinephiles.
Kavya Madhavan played the role of Ammu in Jayaraj’s film ‘Thilakkam’. Dileep essayed the role of Unni in the film. The duo played a couple in ‘Thilakkam’ and the film has some romantic moments of the duo.
This time Dileep and Kavya Madhavan didn’t rope into the shoes of lovers, but a married couple. Directed by Akku Akbar, the film revolved around Sadanandan, a school teacher, who is superstitious and does everything according to astrology. The family drama won hearts as Sadanandan and Suma’s (Kavya Madhavan) relationship was impressive. The film was released in 2003 and it won the hearts of cinephiles for all the right reasons.
Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan chose to cast Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in his 2016 film ‘Pinneyum’. They married for real a couple of months after the release. The film told the story of a couple, who has a daughter and is under financial constraints. The love story not only caught the attention of cinephiles but also impressed critics. ‘Pinneyum’ also marks their most recent film together.