Malavika was born to Aishwarya and Brigadier Jayvibhav Konnur. Malavika married Sumesh in March 2007. The couple are blessed with a baby boy on November 26th 2008 in Mumbai.At the age of 19, she rose to the fame with the acting debut in the Tamil movie Unnai Thedi directed by Sundar.C, the film went on to be a major blockbuster and started her career, it was released in 1999. She then starred in Poongatre which was also a super hit. She enacted in the film Rojavanam, which established her as an actress and left her with three hits from three films. But the film Pooparika Varugirom in which she acted was 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 with multistars and also appeared in a fast beat 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. Her upcoming movies are Nippulanti Nijam.