Birth: 08-12-1962, Hyderabad, India
Madhavi is a South Indian film actress. She played the heroine for 17 years, in films of seven languages, namely, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Bengali, and Hindi.
Director Dasari Narayana Rao gave her a starring role in the Telugu film Thoorupu Padamara when she was a teenager. The film became a huge hit. K. Balachander then cast her in a supporting role in his Telugu film Maro Charithra (1978).
She repeated her role in the Hindi remake Ek Duje Ke Liye (1981), which became the top grossing film of 1981. She earned a Filmfare Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Director K. Balachander was so impressed with her performance in both films, that he introduced her to the Tamil film industry with the film Thillu Mullu (1981) with Rajinikanth. By the end of the decade, she was starring opposite superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi film Agneepath (1990).
Her other films include Garjanai, Thambikku Entha Ooru, Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal and Viduthalai. Being talented, she showed her ability in movies like Enga Oor Kannagi, Needhi Dhevan Mayakkam and Nirabaraadhi.