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Rashmika Mandanna
Rashmika Mandanna spotted during Goodbye promotions at JW Marriott.jpg
Mandanna in 2022
Born (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 26)
Alma materM. S. Ramaiah College
Years active2016–present

Rashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996)[1] is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada films besides few Hindi and Tamil films.[2] She is a recipient of four SIIMA Awards and a Filmfare Award South.[3] She made her acting debut with the Kannada film Kirik Party (2016), and went on to work in the Telugu film Chalo (2018), the Tamil film Sulthan (2021), and the Hindi film Goodbye (2022).[4]

Rashmika's most commercially successful films include Anjani Putra (2017), Geetha Govindam (2018), Yajamana (2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020), Bheeshma (2020), Pogaru (2021), Pushpa: The Rise (2021), and Sita Ramam (2022).

Early life and education

Rashmika Mandanna was born on 5 April 1996 in a Kodava family[5] to Suman and Madan Mandanna in Virajpet, a town in Kodagu district of Karnataka.[6][7] She completed her early schooling from Coorg Public School in Kodagu.[8][9] 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.[6]


In 2016, Rashmika made her acting debut in Kirik Party, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing films in Kannada of the year.[10] Rashmika's performance received praise from multiple reviewers.[11][12] She won SIIMA Award for the Best Debut Actress for the role.[13] In 2017, Rashmika appeared in two Kannada films Anjani Putra and Chamak. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada at 65th Filmfare Awards South for her role in the film Chamak.

Rashmika in PYTV press meet in 2019
Rashmika in PYTV press meet in 2019

In 2018, she starred in Geetha Govindam opposite Vijay Deverakonda, which was also wildly successful.[14] In 2020, Rashmika starred opposite Mahesh Babu in Telugu film Sarileru Neekevvaru, which became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films.[15] In the same year she appeared in the film Bheeshma. In 2021, her first release was with the film Pogaru.[16] Later in Sulthan alongside Karthi and in Pushpa: The Rise starring Allu Arjun.[17] In 2022, Rashmika starred in Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu. She then appeared in Sita Ramam.[18]

Rashmika was at 24th position of 'Bangalore Times 25 Most Desirable Women of 2016'[19] and the winner of the 'Bangalore Times 30 Most Desirable women of 2017'.[20] In October 2021, she peaked Forbes India's most influential actors on social media.[21]

Rashmika is also signed for a Tamil film Varisu starring Vijay and the Hindi film Animal opposite Ranbir Kapoor.[22][23]

Personal life

Rashmika began dating her co-star Rakshit Shetty during making of Kirik Party, and the couple got engaged on 3 July 2017 in a private party at her hometown of Virajpet.[24] The couple mutually broke off their engagement in September 2018, citing compatibility issues.[25][26]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2016 Kirik Party Saanvi Joseph Kannada [27]
2017 Anjani Putra Geetha Kannada
Chamak Kushi Kannada
2018 Chalo L. Karthika Telugu [28]
Geetha Govindam Geetha Telugu
Devadas Pooja Telugu
2019 Yajamana Kaveri Kannada
Dear Comrade Aparna "Lilly" Devi Telugu
2020 Sarileru Neekevvaru Samskruthi Telugu
Bheeshma Chaithra Telugu [29]
2021 Pogaru Geetha Kannada [16]
Sulthan Rukmani Tamil [30]
Pushpa: The Rise Srivalli Telugu [17]
2022 Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu Aadhya Telugu [31]
Sita Ramam Afreen (Waheeda) Telugu [18]
Goodbye Tara Bhalla Hindi [32]
Mission Majnu dagger TBA Hindi Completed [33]
2023 Varisu Not yet released TBA Tamil Filming [34]
Animal dagger TBA Hindi Filming [35]
Pushpa 2: The Ruledagger Srivalli Telugu Filming [36]

Music video

Year Song Language(s) Label Ref.
2021 "Top Tucker" Hindi
YRF Music [37]

Awards and nominations

Award Category Work Result Ref.
6th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress – Kannada Kirik Party Won [13]
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Actress – Kannada Nominated [38]
Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadathi Awards Best Actress Anjani Putra Won [39]
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Kannada Chamak Nominated [40]
7th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Kannada Nominated [41]
Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2019 Favorite Actress Geetha Govindam Won [42]
8th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Telugu Nominated [43]
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nominated [44]
Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu Won
9th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Telugu Dear Comrade Nominated [46]
Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu Won
Best Actress – Kannada Yajamana Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) – Kannada Won
Best Actress – Telugu Sarileru Neekevvaru Nominated [47]
10th SIIMA Awards Pushpa: The Rise Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu Won
67th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nominated [48]
Lokmat Stylish Awards Most Stylish Youth Icon Won [49]

See also


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