Bhavana Rao is an Indian actress who primarily works in Tamil and Kannada films. In 2008, she made her acting debut in the Kannada movie Gaalipata. For her performance, she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada. Later in 2012, she made her first Tamil appearance in Kola Kolaya Mundhirika. She starred in more Tamil films, including Vinmeengal and Vana Yuddham. After appearing in the movies Attahasa and Parapancha, she received praise for her performance in the Kannada film Satya Harishchandra. For this, she won the SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)- Kannada. In 2019, she made her Bollywood debut in the film Bypass Road.