Parvathi’s. initials come from her mother’s family name, Thiruvoth Kottuvata. During her schooling years, her family moved to Trivandrum, and she pursued her studies there. She finished her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pangode. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. After finishing her B.A. in English Literature from All Saints’ College at Trivandrum, Kerala, she is currently pursuing her M.A. through distance education. She was a successful television anchor at Kiran TV. She was famous for her phone-in-programs.
Parvathi Menon has acted in five Malayalam films, three Kannada films and one Tamil film (Poo). Parvathi made her entry to prestigious Tamil cinema with Poo opposite Srikanth for which she received critical acclaim including the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Her Kannada movie Male Barali Manju Irali, directed by Vijayalakshmi Singh, was released in 2009. She dubbed her own voice for this movie.