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Rashmika Mandanna
Actor
Born: April 5, 1996 in Virajpet, Karnataka, India
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Ever since her sensational debut in the Kannada campus romantic comedy Kirik Party in 2016, Rashmika Mandanna has been one of the most sought-after actresses in both Sandalwood and Tollywood. Her meteoric rise to stardom has been accompanied by a number of blockbusters and several accolades, including a SIIMA Award and nominations at IIFA and Filmfare Awards. Popularly dubbed by the media as the `Karnataka Crush`, Rashmika`s notable acting credits include Anjani Putra (2017), Chamak (2017) and Geetha Govindam (2018).

Early Life
Born to M. A. Mandanna and Suman Mandanna on 5th of April, 1996 in Virajpet, Karnataka, Rashmika completed her schooling from Coorg Public School. She then went on to attend Mysore Institute of Commerce & Arts to pursue an undergraduate course, following which she moved to Bengaluru to pursue her bachelor`s degree from M. S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce, with her major subjects being journalism, English literature, and psychology. While modeling and acting in movies, Rashmika managed her final year studies in 2016.

While studying, she participated in the Clean & Clear Times Fresh Face of India in 2014, which she went on to win. Following winning the pageant, she won the second season of La Mode Bangalore`s Top Model Hunt in 2015. She started her modeling career soon after winning her first title and was the ambassador of Clean & Clear for a year in 2014, and is also the face of The Wedding Journals of India as of 2016.

Movie Career
After Rashmika won the Clean & Clear Times Fresh Face of India in 2014, she started modeling, owing to which she became a slightly recognized face. She bagged her maiden role opposite Rakshit Shetty in the 2016 comedy-drama Kirik Party. Her portrayal of Saanvi won her immense praise and the movie also went on to become a critical and commercial success, with it having one of the highest openings in Kannada cinema. Following her successful debut, Rashmika was roped in by director Suni for his 2017 project Chamak, where she starred opposite Ganesh. Her performance in the movie earned the actress a Filmfare Award nomination that year.

In 2018, Rashmika debuted in Telugu with the romantic comedy Chalo, where she was paired opposite Naga Shaurya. The film was a critical and commercial success. The Tollywood romantic comedy Geetha Govindam (2018) and the multi-starrer Devadas (2018) are among the actress` other significant film credits in recent times. His 2019 releases include Yajamana and Dear Comrade. She had Bheeshma and Sarileru Neekevvaru in 2020. In 2021, she was associated with Nanda Kishore`s action-thriller film Pogaru. The movie stars Dhruva Sarja and herself in prominent roles. Her other release of the year includes Sulthan, an action-drama film directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan.
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Did You Know? (5)

  • Rashmika Mandanna made her Telugu debut with romantic drama `Chalo` in 2018 which went on to become a super hit at box office.
  • Rashmika holds a Bachelor`s degree in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature from Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce.
  • Rashmika got her first break after she was spotted by a film director in an advertisement of Clean and Clear.
  • Following her sensational debut in Kirik Party (2016), Rashmika Mandanna's popularity soared to such an extent that the Kannada media dubbed her as 'Karnataka Crush'.
  • Although Rashmika Mandanna is a Kannada film actress, she found it difficult to talk in Kannada in her debut movie, Kirik Party, since her mother tongue is Kodava, a Dravidian language spoken in Coorg. It was her co-star and director Rakshit Shetty who helped her in learning Kannada.
  • Personal Quotes (6)

  • "Your smile can be the reason for so many smiles. Your laughter can be the reason for so many laughters. So would you rather be a grumpy pig or would you want to make this world a better place to live in. Smile! You won`t lose anything, I assure you on that."
  • "I just realized that the more real you are with your people, you are more loved and accepted."
  • "People will love you, people will hate you but none of that will have anything to do with you."
  • "I never thought that people would welcome me with such open arms. I am thankful for all the support that I have received. While on the one side I have received a lot of love and support, there are still people who criticize me. I am trying to balance the positives and the negatives."
  • "I never expected such an explosive welcome, and I am liking it. At the same time, I am trying not to be too excited because an overdose of anything can lead to disappointment."
  • "I want to explore all kinds of characters to see how people will accept me. If they don't accept me in a very different avatar, then I will probably pick subtle roles."
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