Malavika Mohanan (born 4 August 1993) is an Indian actress and model who works predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil language films.

The daughter of cinematographer K. U. Mohanan, Mohanan made her acting debut in 2013 Malayalam film Pattam Pole and Tamil film debut with Petta (2019).

Following a series of lead roles in Malayalam and Kannada films, she won critical acclaim after appearing in Majid Majidi's Hindi film, Beyond the Clouds (2017)

Mohanan has appeared in successful commercial films such as, The Great Father (2017), Petta (2019) and Master (2021).

Malavika Mohanan was born 4 August 1993 and is the daughter of cinematographer K. U. Mohanan

She was born in the town of Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala and grew up in Mumbai

Mohanan completed a degree in Mass Media at Wilson College, Mumbai, hoping to emulate her father as a cinematographer or as a director

Post her graduation, while she was contemplating taking up higher studies, she accompanied her father to a commercial shoot for a fairness cream

The actor subsequently enquired about Mohanan's interest in acting, before offering her a role opposite his son, Dulquer Salmaan, in an upcoming Malayalam film

Mohanan took time to consider the proposal before passing an audition and accepting terms to star in Pattam Pole (2013