Renowned South Indian actress Bhavana aka Karthika Menon got engaged to Kannada producer Naveen in a small ceremony on Thursday in the presence of family and close friends here, a source said.
"Bhavana and Naveen got engaged earlier today. It was a very private affair. The wedding is most likely to happen in August," a source close to Bhavana told IANS.
Actor Anoop Menon congratulated the couple via a Facebook post.
"No two ways about it, the best couple in recent times. I'm so happy for dearest Bhavna and Naveen. And for those who don't know him in person, he is a gem. Wishing them a great life ahead," Menon wrote.
In a photo from the engagement ceremony, which has leaked online, actress Manju Warrier and a few others can be seen with the couple.
A popular face among all the four southern film industries, Bhavana has been in a relationship with Naveen for nearly four years.
Naveen was an actor before he turned producer. He played the lead role in the Kannada film Naayaka (2010) before turning co-producer of Romeo two years later.
Though she has acted in a handful of films in Kannada, Bhavana has played female leads in films with A-listers, including Jackie (Puneeth Rajkumar), Vishnuvardhana (Sudeep), Romeo (Ganesh) and Topiwala (Upendra).
Bhavana went on to act with Puneeth and Sudeep again and was most recently seen in Chowka, which has turned out to be among the first hit films of 2017.
She is currently shooting for Malayalam films "Adam" and "Honey Bee 2".
(With IANS Inputs)