Malavika (born Shweta Konnur Menon on 19 July 1981) is an Indian actress who acted mainly in Tamil films.
She has been a Fair & Lovely cream model girl in the North as well as a successful actress.
Malavika was born to Aishwarya and Brigadier Jayvibhav Konnur in Bangalore.
Malavika shot to fame at the age of 19, with her debut in the Tamil movie Unnai Thedi with Ajith directed by Sundar.C, the film went on to be a major blockbuster and started her career, it was released in 1999. Another hit followed in the multi-starrer Anandha Poongatre co-starring Ajith, Karthik and Meena, she let show of her acting skills in the film Rojavanam which established her as an actress and left her with three hits from three films.
But her fame was short lived with the film Pooporika Varukirom. The cast, even included Sivaji Ganesan but was still a flop. Her films from 2001 to 2003 were all duds at the box-office, the only exception was Seenu. She wandered into Tollywood with Priya Nestama but returned with Surya in Perazhagan in a song. In 2004, she had the opportunity to star alongside Kamal Haasan in Vasool Raja MBBS but later in that year she ventured in to Bollywood again and acted in C U at 9.
Since then her career has gone up with performances in Chandramukhi alongside Rajinikanth, Jyothika, Prabhu and Nayantara. She also appeared in an item-number for the hit song VaaLa Meenukum in Chithiram Pesuthadi. She was applauded for the role she had in Thiruttu Payale where she played a lady in Jeevan's hands.
She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai.
Malavika married Sumesh in March 2007. The couple are blessed with a baby boy on November 26th 2008 in Mumbai.