Jahnavi Kamath is an Indian actress born in Mangalore, India. She acted as a child artist in the Kannada serial ‘Mugilu’, directed by K. M. Chaitanya. She pursued a course in journalism and graduated from Christ College in Bangalore. She was trained in acting as well as dancing. She has a touch in classical dance and also salsa dance. She performed in various stage plays such as First Leaf, ‘Antaheen’, and Gumma Banthu Gumma. She joined the teams of Prithvi and Ranga Shankara, who conducted several plays and short films. Importantly, she also attended training for the famous Kalaripayattu, a form of martial art that originated in Kerala. As her dramas boosted her confidence, the Tamil industry gave her the center stage in chasing her dreams of making it into the cinema industry by giving her two successive films in 2012 titled as ‘Otha Veedu’, and ‘Pudhiya Kaaviyam’ (Kaadhal Kaviyam). Both the films were low-budget movies, and though they did not make any impact on the box office, Jahnavi’s talent was well appreciated by the audience and critics, alike. Making her first impression, the best impression, she made her entry into the Kannada film industry.
It was the same man, K. M. Chaitanya, who introduced her as a child artist, welcomed her, and gave her the first Kannada debut movie in ‘Paraari’, where she plays a role of a village girl. The motion picture got released in 2013. In the meantime, she was booked for two Tamil movies, ‘
Appavin Meesai’, and ‘Kristina’. She also signed up for the Kannada premiere, ‘Chitranna’, but there is no information about the film till now. Soon, she bagged another role in the Kannada motion picture, ‘
Bhagyaraj’, which is still in progress. She then came back to the small screen in 2015 with Preethi Enderanu, which was also directed by K. M. Chaitanya. It appears that Jahnavi still has a dream of pairing with Abhishek Majumdar for her plays, and with Puneeth Rajakumar and Diganth for her Kannada motion pictures.