Karthika is an Indian film actress of Malayalam films. She was active in the movie industry from 1985 to 1989. Karthika's debut movie was Manicheppu Thurannappol.
Karthika was a well known and popular actress of Malayalam cinema during the 1980s. She was at the peak of her career during the late-80s. She was known for her ability to portray simple and bold characters with ease. She was known to be an unconventional beauty with minimal make up and different style in all her movies.
She was introduced into movies by well reputed Malayalam actor and director Balachandra Menon. She was paired with Superstar Mohan Lal the most. Their pairing in movies were so popular and sure success in those days.
She also showed her talent in the popular tamil movie, Nayagan as the daughter of Velu Naykar played by Kamal Haasan.
She left filmdom while at peak of her career for marriage. She prefers to stay out of limelight hence. She is leading a quiet family life in Maldives.She often visits her native at times.