Bhuvan Ponnanna, which means the world or universe in English, is an Indian actor from Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He was born on December 30, 1989, in Coorg State, which the government abolished and merged with Mysore State in 1973. Bhuvan is five feet and seven inches tall and can converse in various languages like Hindi, Kodava, Telugu, English, and Kannada.

His family consists of his mother and father named Daty Poovaiah and Ulliyada M Poovaiah Brahmagiri respectively. Bhavan also has a younger sibling named Raghav Mandanna. He is extremely close to his family and also seeks career advice from them. Due to his tall frame, several people recommended Bhuvan to try out modeling. He compiled and modeled for various brands.

Bhuvan also appeared in a few television commercials as well. Simultaneously, he also worked on the set of a film as an editor of Visual Effects. Bhuvan debuted on the big screen, in 2010, with a Sudeep directorial Just Math Mathalli. He then followed it up with Manjunatha BA, Kool...Sakkath Hot Maga, LLB, and others. Bhuvan has experimented in his choices by playing negative characters as well. However, though films brought him some fame, it was his appearance on the fourth season of the reality show Big Boss Kannada that made him a household name.

His honest and straight-forward nature managed to impress the audience. Besides Big Boss, Bhuvan was also a part of several projects on small screen. He was also playing a role in Shuba Vivaha but left it due to the makers' decision of not displaying his face on the serial's posters. He also blamed Raghavendra Hunsur, the program's creative head, for the abrupt decision. However, the makers blamed his poor acting ability and dwindling TRP's for the result. Once, paparazzi also caught him drinking alcohol with Andrea.

Like all famous personalities, even Bhuvan has been in the midst of several controversies. In fact, on the set of Colors Super channel's Sanju Mattu Naanu, he got into a physical fight with Pratham. Pratham was his big boss inmate. However, they didn't get along in the house as well. Later, he also launched a complaint with the police force against Pratham. Bhuvan also has a kind heart. In fact, every year, he loves to celebrate his birthday with the residents of an orphanage.