Monica was born to Hindu father Maruthi Raj and Christian mother Gracy. Later, Monica was converted to Islam and changed her name as M.G.Rahima. Rahima tied the knot with Malik. Malik is a Chennai-based entrepreneur, who hails from Madurai. Malik is into import and export of electronic items.
Monica made her acting debut in Avasara Police 100 and did so many films as a child artist in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. She mostly appeared in supporting roles, before taking lead roles Since 2000s. She is probably best known for performances in the films Azhagi, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi and Silandhi. In 2012, she changed her name to Parvana for Malayalam films. Her upcoming films are Fire, Scam and Chandravamsha.