Sharmiela Mandre

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Sharmiela Mandre
Sharmiela Mandre at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013 (cropped).jpg
Mandre in 2013
Born (1990-10-28) October 28, 1990 (age 32)[1][2]
Other namesSharmila Mandre
EducationSophia High School, Bangalore
Years active2007–present
RelativesSunanda Murali Manohar (aunt)

Sharmiela Mandre (born 28 October 1990) is an Indian actress and producer who primarily works in Kannada films. She made her acting debut with Sajni (2007) and then received success with Krishna, the same year. Mandre turned producer with the Tamil film Evanukku Engeyo Matcham Irukku (2018).[3]

Post her debut, she received praises for the Kannada films Venkata in Sankata (2009) and Swayamvara (2010). She made her Tamil debut with Mirattal (2012) and Telugu debut with Kevvu Keka (2013). For the latter, she received SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut – Telugu nomination. Mandre's other notable work include Aake (2017) and Gaalipata 2 (2022).[4]

Early life and background[edit]

Mandre was born on 28 October 1990[2][5] in Bangalore, Karnataka. Her father Dayananda Mandre is a businessman and a car-racing enthusiast. Her grandfather Ramananda Narayanrao Mandre[6] was a film producer, distributor and the founder of Sangam Talkies, Bangalore. Mandre's paternal aunt Sunanda Murali Manohar, was a film producer.[7] She completed her schooling from Sophia High School, Bangalore.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mandre changed her name from Sharmila Mandre to Sharmiela Mandre in 2013, adding an extra "e" to her name. She termed it as a personal choice.[9][10]

In 2020, Mandre suffered injuries after the car that she was travelling crashed against a pillar in Bengaluru.[11]


Debut and early success (2007-2011)[edit]

Mandre made her film debut with Sajni in 2007, which was produced by her aunt Sunanda Murali Manohar. She portrayed a college student opposite Dhyan.[12] noted, "Newcomer Sharmila rocks and has a bright future ahead for her."[13] She had her first commercial success with the film Krishna opposite Ganesh.[14] mentioned, "Sharmila, in her second film, proves that she is talented."[15] Ee Bandhana was her final release of the year.[16] In 2008, she appeared opposite Darshan in Navagraha[17] and played a special role in Mast Maja Maadi.[18]

She had two releases in 2009. She first appeared opposite Sriimurali in Shivamani.[19] She then appeared in Venkata in Sankata alongside Devadas Kapikad and Ramesh Aravind.[20] stated, "Sharmila Mandre manages to look pleasing on screen."[21] In 2010, she first appeared opposite Diganth in Swayamvara.[22] Deccan Herald said, "Sharmila is restrained and oozing glamour wherever required."[23] She then appeared in Kari Chirathe opposite Duniya Vijay.[24] In 2011, she appeared opposite Prem Kumar in Dhan Dhana Dhan.[25]

Career expansion (2012-2017)[edit]

Mandre made her Tamil film debut with Mirattal, a remake of the Telugu film Dhee. She appeared opposite Vinay.[26] She received positive critics review for her performance.[27] In 2013, she made her Telugu film debut with Kevvu Keka opposite Allari Naresh.[28] Times of India said, "Sharmeila Mandre's role makes for an enjoyable character." She received SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut – Telugu nomination for her performance.[29][30]

Mandre appeared opposite Tarun Chandra in Goa.[31] Times of India noted, "Sharmiela Mandre steals the show with a graceful performance."[32] In December 2014, it was announced that she was selected to play the protagonist in the Khalid Mohammed's directorial Katha, a remake of 1983 film of the same name, reprising Deepti Naval's role. But the film got scrapped.[33] In 2015, she portrayed the titular role in Mumtaz, opposite Dharma Keerthiraj. It was a commercial success.[34] The New Indian Express wrote, "Sharmiela Mandre looks pretty but does not bring any depth."[35]

Mandre had two releases in 2017. She appeared opposite Chiranjeevi Sarja in Aake, a remake of Tamil film Maya (2015), playing a single mother.[36] Deccan Chronicle noted, "Sharmiela Mandre 'scares' with her top-notch acting and the rest revolves around her."[37] While, The News Minute stated, "Sharmiela Mandre is shining on screen."[38] In the same year, she also portrayed a journalist in Shivarajkumar's Leader.[39] She learned belly dancing for her role in the film.[40]

Hiatus and recent work (2018-present)[edit]

Mandre took a hiatus of 4 years, from acting due to her production work. She made her screen comeback with Gaalipata 2 in 2022. She portrayed a teacher opposite Pawan Kumar.[41][42] The Hindu mentioned, "Sharmila Mandre justify her character."[43] The film was a commercial success.[44]

Mandre will next appear in Mandala: The UFO Incident, alongside Anant Nag and Prakash Belawadi.[45][46] She also has her productions Dasara with Sathish Ninasam in her kitty.[47]

Other work and media image[edit]

Mandre started her own production house named Sharmiela Mandre Productions, in 2018. She has produced Tamil films Evanukku Engeyo Matcham Irukku (2018) and Naanum Single Thaan under her production house.[48][49] She will next produce the upcoming films, which include the Tamil films Sandakkari and Kaadhal Konjam Thookala, and the Kannada film Dasara, in which she stars too.[50][51]

Mandre ranked 10th in 2012 and 8th in 2014 in Bangalore Times' 25 Most Desirable Women List.[52][53] In its 30 Most Desirable Women List of 2020, she ranked 20th.[54]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not been released yet

As actor[edit]

  • All films are in Kannada, unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Sajni Sajni [55]
Krishna Anjali
Ee Bandhana Shruthi
2008 Navagraha Kiran
Mast Maja Maadi Herself Special appearance
2009 Shivamani Shruthi
Venkata in Sankata Reporter
2010 Swayamvara Anusha
Kari Chirathe Shruthi
2011 Dhan Dhana Dhan Charmi
2012 Mirattal Deepika Tamil film [56]
2013 Kevvu Keka Mahalakshmi Telugu film [57]
2014 Goa Un­known
2015 Mumtaz Anjali / Mumtaz
2017 Aake Sharmila Desai / Maya [58]
Mass Leader Sharmiela
2022 Gaalipata 2 Sharmila [59]
2023 Mandala: The UFO Incident Maya [60]
DasaraFilms that have not yet been released Anika Completed [61]

As producer[edit]

Year Title Cast Language Ref.
2018 Evanukku Engeyo Matcham Irukku Vimal, Ashna Zaveri Tamil [62]
2021 Naanum Single Thaan Attakathi Dinesh, Deepti Sati Tamil [63]
2023 SandakkariFilms that have not yet been released Vimal, Shriya Saran Tamil
DasaraFilms that have not yet been released Sathish Ninasam, Sharmila Mandre Kannada [64]
Kaadhal Konjam ThookalaFilms that have not yet been released Kalidas Jayaram, Amala Paul, Dushara Vijayan Tamil [65]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2008 Hello Gandhinagara Awards Best Debut Actress Sajni Won
2010 South Scope Style Awards Most Stylish Actress - Kannada Swayamvara Won [66]
2013 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Female Debut – Telugu Kevvu Keka Nominated [67]

See also[edit]


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