Born on 28 July 1961 in Palakkad, Bhavana Radhakrishnan is an acclaimed playback singer from Kerala who has received the doctorate in music from the University of Kerala. She is mostly known for singing devotional songs. This singer has performed over 300 stage shows in Kerala. With her extensive knowledge in the field of music, she was chosen for the post of the associate professor for Carnatic music in S.N. College at Kollam. She served at the institution for a number of years propagating music knowledge to many music aspirants of the state.
She got her first break as a playback singer in 1991 with the number 'Thankavilakanamma' which she sang along MG Sreekumar, Baby Kavitha and, Master Jayaram. But she got recognition when she got an offer to sing for the movie ‘Kaliyattam’ which was directed by Jayaraaj. In this movie, the music was composed by Kaithapram and Rajamani (film score). The film went on to receive National Award for Best Actor for
and Best Director award for Jayaraaj.
The film also received Filmfare award for best director and music composer. The film also received Kerala State Film Award in 1997. Bhavana Radhakrishnan received the Best Female Playback Singer for the film along with music composer Kaithapram by the Kerala government.
In 1998, 'Kattathoru Penpoovu’ came, directed by Mohan Kuplari and was a super hit. The film had Murali and Sangita in the lead roles. Bhavna sang the number 'Manassilenthe' along with Sindhu.
In the same year, she sang for movie 'Chitrashalabham' which was directed by K.B. Madu. The film had the composition by Rajamani, Perumbavoor G., and Raveendranath. Bhavna sang the solo number ‘Nanda Kumaaranu’ from the movie. In 2000, she also sang ‘Oru Neela Megham’ for the movie 'Varavaay'.
In the year 2010, she recorded a song for a Mohanlal movie named 'Alexander the Great' which had music by M.G. Sreekumar.