Malavika Mohanan is the daughter of ace cinematographer K U Mohanan. Born in Kerala, Malavika grew up in Mumbai with her mother. She had her formal education in a reputed school in Mumbai. She completed her graduation in media studies and advertisement from a popular college in Mumbai; courses in cinematography and photography.
It was actor Mammootty who asked her about her interested in acting in a film. Malavika made her cinematic debut in 2013 with the film ‘Pattom Pole’ directed by Alagappan. She played opposite to Dulquer Salmaan in the film. Malavika played a prominent role in ‘Nirnayakam’ directed by V K Prakash.
She played the role of girlfriend of the lead Asif Ali. Regarding Malavika’s personal interest, she likes to watch the malayalam film ‘Pattaapravesham’. Her favourite filmmaker is ‘Wong Kar-wai’, while his film ‘In the Mood for Love’ is a family favourite.