Rashmika Mandanna is a model and actress from India who mainly works in Telugu and Kannada film industries. The actress has made a big name for herself with her amazing acting and charming screen presence. Rashmika is one of those highest-paid actresses in Tollywood. 

Bio and Date of Birth: Rashmika Mandanna was born on April 5, 1996, in the Virajpet town of Kodagu district in Karnataka. She was born in a Kodava-speaking family to Suman and Madan Mandanna. 

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The actress is 5 feet and 6 inches tall. 

Early Life and Education: Rashmika Mandanna did her schooling at Coorg Public School and then went to the Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts for her pre-university course. She did her bachelor’s in Psychology, Journalism, and English Literature from the M. S. Ramaiah College. Alongside her studies, Rashmika pursued modeling and appeared in some advertisements as well. 

Despite getting immense success and fame, Rashmika is a moody and bubbly girl who often behaves like a child. 

Career: Rashmika Mandanna won the Clean & Clear Times Fresh Face of India 2014 title and 2015 and was eventually made the brand ambassador. Next, she won La Mode Bangalore’s Top Model Hunt 2015, Season 2, and her pictures from the event went viral. This worked like magic for Mandanna, who was cast as the female lead for her debut Kannada film. The film became the highest-grossing film of the year, and it was just the beginning of a wonderful career for the young actress.

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Rashmika Mandanna’s screen presence earned her millions of fans across the country. Next, she featured in Anjani Putra in 2017. She also featured in Chamak, and the movie ran in theatres for 100 days. Rashmika got many awards for her performances in the Kannada Film Industry.

Rashmika Mandanna took a major step in her career in 2018 when she made her Telugu debut opposite Naga Shourya in Chalo. The actress earned huge praise from Tollywood film critics for her performance in the movie. 

Her next and probably the biggest break came in 2018 when she starred opposite Vijay Devarakonda in Geetha Govindam. Made under a budget of just Rs. 5 crores, the film went on to earn a whopping Rs. 130 crore. This was the movie that got Mandanna nationwide fame. 

The next big film of Rashmika Mandanna was Devadas that she did opposite Akkineni Nagarjuna. 

Her fame took a giant leaf after she once again shared the stage with Vijay Devarakonda in the very popular Dear Comrade. She also did a Kannada film called Yajamana the same year in which she starred opposite Darshan.

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In 2020, Rashmika bagged another amazing opportunity as she got to share the screen with Mahesh Babu in the Telugu film Sarileru Neekevvaru. It was one of the highest-grossing Telugu films. 

Rashmika started 2021 with the Kannada film Pogaru, in which she starred opposite Dhruva Sarja. 

Upcoming Projects: Mandanna is working on Sulthan that will be her first Tamil film. 

She will also be seen in few Telugu films: Pushpa opposite Allu Arjun and Aadavaallu Meeku Johaarlu opposite Sharwanand

She is also set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Siddharth Malhotra in Mission Majnu.

Personal Life, Boyfriend, and Marriage: Rashmika Mandanna briefly dated her co-star from Kirik Party, Rakshit Shetty, before getting engaged to him on July 3, 2017. However, things didn’t work out between the two, and they parted their ways, citing compatibility issues. 

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There are rumors that Rashmika Mandanna is dating film director Chiranjiv Makwana.


  • Rashmika Mandanna won the Best Debut Actress-Kannada award at South Indian International Movie Awards for Kirik Party.
  • Next, she won the Best Actress award at Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadathi Awards for Anjani Putra.
  • She won two awards for Geetha Govindam: Favourite Actress Award at Zee Cine Awards Telugu and Critics Best Actress-Telugu at Filmfare Awards South.