Avantika Vandanapu

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Avantika Vandanapu
Avantika Vandanapu Headshot.jpg
Years active2005 – present
Notable work
Zee TV Dance India Dance Lil Masters North America

Avantika Vandanapu is an American actress, dancer, singer, and model. She worked in several Telugu and Tamil movies. She was the second winner of the Zee TV reality show Dance India Dance Lil Masters North America.[1]


Avantika started her artistic career through dancing when she was five years old. She initially started taking classes in semi-classical dance. Later, she started learning the South Indian classical dance form, Kuchipudi, at the age of 7. In 2014, Avantika also won second place in the first North American edition of ZeeTV's reality show, Dance India Dance Lil Masters.[1][2][3][4][5]

Avantika officially debuted as a child artist in Brahmotsavam starring Mahesh Babu, Kajal Agarwal, Samantha and Pranitha which started shooting on 16 September 2015. She then appeared in Chandra Shekhar Yeleti's film Manamantha. Later, she signed on for Premam starring Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Hassan, in which she portrays the younger version of Madonna Sebastian.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Brahmotsavam Supporting (Mahesh Babu's cousin) Telugu Released on 20 May 2016
2016 Manamantha Supporting Telugu, Malayalam Released on 4 August 2016
2016 Premam Supporting (Sindhu) Telugu Released on 7 October 2016
2017 Balakrishnudu Supporting (Young Regina Cassandra) Telugu Released on 23 November 2017
2017 Oxygen Supporting Telugu Released on 30 November 2017


  1. ^ a b "Avantika Vandanapu from Union City was selected as one of the top ten finalists out of more than 10,000 contestants". tricityvoice.com. 13 August 2014.
  2. ^ "9-Year-Old Girl Wins 'Dance India Dance' North America". indiawest.com. 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ "9-YEAR-OLD AVANTIKA WINS 'DANCE INDIA DANCE' N. AMERICA". indiajournal.com. 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ "20th Festival of India Results" (PDF). fiaonline.org.
  5. ^ "special performance by Avantika Vandanapu 2nd place in "Dance India dance L'il Masters" and more". telugucommunitynews.com.

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