Rashmika Mandanna is an Indian actress who is popularly known for her performances in the South Indian films.
She belongs to a Hindu family and was born on 5 April 1996 to Suman Mandanna (Mother) and Madan Mandanna (Father) in Virajpet, Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. She has a younger sister, Shiman Mandanna.
On 3 July 2017, Rashmika Mandanna got engaged to actor, filmmaker, producer & screenwriter, Rakshit Shetty but because of compatibility issues, they parted-off their ways in September 2018.
Rashmika Mandanna did her schooling from Coorg Public School, Kodagu, Karnataka. She did her further studies from Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts, Mysore, Karnataka and completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism, and English Literature from M.S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
She started her career as a model in 2010. In 2014, Rashmika won the title of Clean & Clear Times Fresh Face and became the brand ambassador of Clean & Clear. In the same year, she participated in Lamode Bangalore’s top model hunt where she received the title of TVC.
After impressing from her modelling pictures, the filmmaker of the Kannada film, Kirik Party (2016) gave her the lead role of Saanvi Joseph in this film. The film became the highest grossing film of that year and she won the South Indian International Movie Award for Best Debut Actress in leading role.
Rashmika Mandanna made her Telugu film debut in 2018 with the film, Chalo, in which she played the lead role of L. Karthika, opposite Naga Shaurya. The film went on to become superhit at the box office and she won the Filmibeat Award for Best Debutant Actress.