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Rashmika Mandanna


Rashmika Mandanna (/rəʃmɪkɑː mənðənɑː/; born 5 April 1996) is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada films in addition to Tamil and Hindi films. She is a recipient of four SIIMA Awards and a Filmfare Award South.


 Her most commercially successful films include Kirik Party (2016), Anjani Putra (2017), Yajamana (2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020), Bheeshma (2020), Pogaru (2021), Pushpa: The Rise (2021), Sita Ramam (2022) and Varisu (2023). She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – South for her performance in the Telugu romantic comedy Geetha Govindam (2018).


Rashmika Mandanna was born on 5 April 1996 in a Kodava family to Suman and Madan Mandanna in Virajpet, a town in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. She completed her early schooling at Coorg Public School in Kodagu. She studied for a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Journalism, and English Literature at the M. S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Bangalore.


In 2016, Rashmika made her acting debut in Kirik Party, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year in Kannada.[citation needed] She won SIIMA Award for the Best Debut Actress for the role. In 2017, Rashmika appeared in two Kannada films Anjani Putra and Chamak. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada at the 65th Filmfare Awards South for her role in the film Chamak.

Rashmika in PYTV press meet in 2019.


In 2018, she starred in Geetha Govindam opposite Vijay Deverakonda. In 2020, Rashmika starred opposite Mahesh Babu in the Telugu film Sarileru Neekevvaru, which became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films. In the same year, she appeared in the film Bheeshma. In 2021, her first release was the film Pogaru. Later in Sulthan alongside Karthi and in Pushpa: The Rise starring Allu Arjun


In 2022, Rashmika starred in Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu. She then appeared in Sita Ramam and Goodbye. In 2023, she starred in her second Tamil film Varisu opposite Vijay which was one of the highest-grossing Tamil films.


Rashmika was in 24th position in ‘Bangalore Times 25 Most Desirable Women of 2016’ and the winner of the 'Bangalore Times 30 Most Desirable Women of 2017'. In October 2021, she peaked Forbes India's most influential actors on social media.

Rashmika has signed a Hindi film Animal opposite Ranbir Kapoor.


Rashmika began dating her co-star Rakshit Shetty during the making of Kirik Party, and the couple got engaged on 3 July 2017 at a private party in her hometown of Virajpet. The couple mutually broke off their engagement in September 2018, citing compatibility issues.



Animal as


Varisu as Divya


Goodbye as Tara Bhalla


Kirik Party as Saanvi Joseph