Bhavna Balakrishnan is a television anchor who has hosted several TV shows. Born on 21st May, this Chennai-born girl started her career as an RJ aka Radio Jockey for the local station Chennai Live (104.8 FM). Radio lovers liked her voice and listened to her program frequently. But Bhavna had other ideas as she joined
Beach Girls, a Raj TV reality show. Alongside Poornitha Kalyani, Bhavna presented the serial with various celebrities appearing on “Beach Girls” as special guests. With sun-kissed beaches as the backdrop, the hosts and guests have a candid chat with some unknown facts getting disclosed. Apart from the interviews, there were fun-filled games involving the artists as well.
Delhi Ganesh, Khushboo, Rajakumaran were some of the notable guests having appeared on “Beach Girls.” Bhavna could only host the first season before leaving the production. She also wrote weekly columns for the prestigious national daily “The Indian Express” for its Chennai edition. Her columns consisted of conversations with the trending artists of the film industry. On 6th December 2011, she got married to Nikhil Ramesh in an arranged marriage. Later, she moved to Vijay TV as she resumed anchoring with another reality contest “Super Singer.” One of the keenly watched singing competition, Bhavna received much recognition for her hosting skills aided by her impeccable sense of humor and style quotient.
She got Globus Style Award under the category of “Stylish Anchor” in 2013. With Ma Ka Pa Anand and
Priyanka Deshpande as her co-hosts, she continues to present Super Singer and “Super Singer Juniors.” She has also anchored the fifth season of Jodi No.1. She has also attended several city-based events as a chief guest. Bhavna is an MBA degree holder too. This 5 feet 9-inch tall personality has added dancing as one of her hobbies. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She is a part-time singer and she performed her version of 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem. She believes that it is a reward to work on kids’ show as she loves their innocence. She also admits that there has always been a bit of anxiety while addressing the spectators but it is a common tendency for every presenter.
On the controversial Jallikattu issue, she jumped to the defense of her Kollywood colleague Trisha as the actress of “
Khatta Meetha” fame got trolled for her support for the ban of the contentious sport. Bhavna slammed the protesters for using abusive comments and emphasized the need for mutual respect. She currently lives in Mumbai with her husband and travels to Chennai for her shoots. She has confessed that her partner does not watch her programs but always gives invaluable tips. Despite being one of the highly-paid anchors in Tamil television world, she has never shied away from any challenges. Her willingness to improve her Hindi language skills serves as one of the examples for the current generation to accept their problems as motivation for their success.