Mandala Tayde

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Mandala Tayde (born April 27, 1975 in Frankfurt) is an award-winning German actress and model who works in Italy and Germany.[1]


Tayde was raised in Frankfurt by German-Indian parents. She started a modeling career at 13, with a campaign for beauty products. After intensive drama education at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London she moved in 1997 to Italy[2] and played there in the movie Fireworks which earned 36 million euros. She also acted in the praised Indian film, Dil Chahta Hai.

Tayde became famous in Germany for her lead role of Aylin in the TV film Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit, where she acted with Florian David Fitz. This role earned her an Adolf Grimme Award in 2007.[3] At the end of the 1990s she returned to German television in the lead role of the Arabian princess Amina in the TV story in three parts Desert of Fire,[4] a French-Italian-German coproduction. In addition, she played alongside Kabir Bedi in The Return of Sandokan.

Filmography (Partial)[edit]

  • 1996: The Return of Sandokan
  • 1997: Desert of Fire
  • 1998: Tristan und Isolde - Eine Liebe für die Ewigkeit (TV Part 1/2)
  • 2000: Tödliche Wildnis – Sie waren jung und mussten sterben (TV film)
  • 2000: Liebe pur (TV film)
  • 2001: Santa Maradona (Rote Karte für die Liebe)
  • 2001: Dil Chahta Hai
  • 2001: Days of Grace
  • 2006: Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit (TV film)
  • 2006: Vater auf der Flucht (TV film)
  • 2006: Hate 2 O
  • 2008: Tatort – Familienaufstellung
  • 2008: Inspector Montalbano La Pista di Sabbia, horse owner Rachele Esterman
  • 2009: Wilsberg – Oh du tödliche…
  • Guest-starring in a few television series, such as SOKO Leipzig

Other appearances (magazines/interviews)[edit]

  • 1998: PlayBoy German Dezember 1998 edition (magazine)

Personal life[edit]

She has a son named Leon.[5]


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