Navya debuted with 'Ishtam', and went on to deliver rollicking hits such as 'Mazhathullikilukam', 'Kunjikoonan', 'Kalyanaraman', 'Chathikkatha Chandu' and 'Ammakillikoodu'. She won the State Awards for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in 'Nandanam' and in 2005 for 'Kanne Madanguka' and 'Saira'.