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RashmikaMandanna at Bheeshma event.jpgRashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996) v is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada language film, in addition to a few Tamil and Hindi films  She is a recipient of a Filmfare Award South and a SIIMA Award.

Mandanna has appeared in several commercially successful films, including Kirik Party (2016), Anjani Putra (2017), Chalo (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), Yajamana (2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020), Bheeshma (2020), Pogaru (2021) and Pushpa: The Rise (2021).

Early life and education

Rashmika Mandanna was born on 5 April 1996 in a Kodava family to Suman and Madan Mandanna in Virajpet, a town in Kodagu district of Karnataka.  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 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. ] Rashmika’s performance received praise from multiple reviewers.   She won SIIMA Award for the Best Debut Actress for the role.[10] 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.

In 2018, she starred in Geetha Govindam opposite Vijay Deverakonda, which was also wildly successful.  Her portrayal of a ruthless woman in the romantic comedy was praised for subverting usual tropes of Indian cinema.

In 2020, Rashmika starred opposite Mahesh Babu in Telugu film Sarileru Neekevvaru, which became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films.

Rashmika was at 24th position of ‘Bangalore Times 25 Most Desirable Women of 2016’ and the winner of the ‘Bangalore Times 30 Most Desirable women of 2017’. In October 2021, she peaked Forbes India’s most influential actors on social media, surpassing Samantha, Vijay Deverakonda, and Yash.

Rashmika is also signed for an untitled Tamil film starring Vijay and the Hindi film Animal opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

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. The couple mutually broke off their engagement in September 2018, citing compatibility issues.


Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2016 Kirik Party Saanvi Joseph Kannada
2017 Anjani Putra Geetha Kannada
Chamak Kushi Kannada
2018 Chalo L.Karthika Telugu
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
2021 Pogaru Geetha Kannada
Sulthan Rukmani Tamil
Pushpa: The Rise Srivalli Telugu
2022 Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu Aadhya Telugu
Mission Majnu dagger TBA Hindi Completed
Goodbye dagger TBA Hindi Completed
Sita Ramam dagger Afreen Telugu Completed
Thalapathy 66 Not yet released TBA Tamil Filming
2023 Pushpa 2: The Ruledagger Srivalli Telugu Filming
Animal dagger TBA Hindi Filming

Music video

Year Song Language(s) Label Ref.
2021 “Top Tucker” Hindi
YRF Music

Awards and nominations

Rashmika Mandanna awards and nominations

Rashmika at the 2022 SIIMA Awards
Wins 6
Nominations 8

List of awards and nominations
Film Award Category Result Ref.
Kirik Party 6th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress – Kannada Won
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Actress – Kannada Nominated
Anjani Putra Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadathi Awards Best Actress Won
Chamak 65th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Kannada Nominated
7th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Kannada Nominated
Geetha Govindam Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2019 Favorite Actress Won
8th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Telugu Nominated
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Telugu Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu Won
Dear Comrade 9th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Telugu Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu Won
Yajamana Best Actress – Kannada Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) – Kannada Won
Sarileru Neekevvaru 10th SIIMA Awards Best Actress – Telugu Nominated
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