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Bhavana is an Indian film actress who works in the Kannada film industry. A Bharatanatyam dancer, she has received three Karnataka State Film Awards and acted in Shanti, a film that entered the Guinness Book of Records. Bhavana Ramanna is a director of HomeTown Productions, a production house that conducts dance and music shows.[1][2] In the run-up to the 2014 general elections, Bhavana Ramanna was named one of the star campaigners for the Congress party in Karnataka, a role she had performed in the 2013 assembly elections in the state. Bhavana Ramanna is reported as being among the contenders for a nomination to the upper house (Vidhana parishad) of the Karnataka legislature in Karnataka, as an MLC. Bhavana was born as Nandini Ramanna before her name was changed by Kodlu Ramakrishna.[3] She started her career with a Tulu film, Maribale. The film did not do well, but Bhavana was noted by the Kannada film producers. After Maribale she got noticed further for her role as a cop in No.1, a Kannada film. As she found the going easy her inconsequential film Nee Mudida Mallige brought her sour experience.[4] She got a chance to act in debutant director Seetharam Karanth’s Chandramukhi Pranasakhi, where she acted alongside Prema, but still the film failed though she got rave reviews and the industry accepted her as a good actress.[5] Bhavana did Kavitha Lankesh’s Deveeri which got Aravindan Puraskar award. In Rashtrageethe she got a vamp role from noted director K. V. Raju. She was not in a position to denounce the offer, as the director was a stalwart. Director and cinematographer of Malayalam films Dinesh Babu offered her a role opposite Ramesh Aravind, but to Bhavana’s bad luck Deepavali, also starring Vishnuvardhan failed at the box office.[6] She was also in a song in Vishnuvardhan's Parva .[7] Bhavana did an Item Dance in film Ninagagi.[8] Bhavana acted in Kavita Lankesh's second film, Alemaari.[9][10] Alemaari, made for the National Film Development Corporation, was previewed at many prestigious film festivals.[11] but the Films Division did not release her film.[12] Shanti, an off-beat Kannada film directed by the noted writer, Baragur Ramachandrappa, has earned the rare distinction of being the second Indian film to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.[13][14] It has entered the Guinness Book for in the category `Fewest actors in a narrative film'. It was adjudged the second best film for the State award.[15] Bhavana moved to Mumbai and even did a Bollywood film, Family, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan.[16] Bhavana was adjudged the "Best Actress" for her role in Bhagirathi.[17][18] She was one of Top Kannada Actresses of 2010 by Rediff
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