Bhavana is one artiste who has enchanted viewers with her debonair charm. She began her career with 'Nammal', with a show-stealing performance as a street smart, chatty, loud, slum dweller. Her looks were underplayed with a dark tone, while her demeanour was positively unrefined. She played the character with complete abandon, making it an unparalleled performance. She won the State Special Jury Award for the same.