Sharmiela Mandre at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013
(1989-10-28) October 28, 1989 (age 24) Bangalore, India
Sharmiela Mandre (Kannada: ಶರ್ಮಿಳ ಮಾಂಡ್ರೆ) (born 28 October 1989), is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Kannada films. She started her film career through the Kannada film Sajni, opposite Dhyan and had her first commercial success with the film Krishna opposite Ganesh. Her other hit films include Navagraha (2008), Venkata in Sankata (2009) and Swayamvara (2010), having done so she has established herself as a leading contemporary actress in Kannada cinema. In 2012 she debuted in Tamil with the film Mirattal and got accolades for her performance in the film which was a remake of the Telugu hit film Dhee. She immediately went on to sign her first Telugu film Kevvu Keka opposite Comedy star Allari Naresh. In 2013, she changed her name from Sharmila to Sharmiela.