Rashmika Mandana (born 5 April 1996) is an Indian actress and model who works mainly in Telugu and Kannada language films. She has received a Filmfare Award and a South Indian International Film Award.
Rashmika made her acting debut in the 2016 Kannada film Kirik Party. She later made her debut in Telugu in 2018 with the romantic drama Chalo. In the same year, she starred in the Romcom film Geeta Govindam, which became one of the highest-grossers in Telugu cinema, which earned her wide recognition. His third Telugu venture was the big-budget film Devdas. This marked his third consecutive successful film in Telugu cinema in the same year.
He starred in commercially successful films like Kirik Party (2016), Anjani Putra (2017), Chamka (2017), Chalo (2018), Geeta Govindam (2018), Yajamana (2019), Sarilaru Nikevaru (2020) and Bhishma . 2020).
|Born||5 April 1996  |
Virajpet, Karnataka, India
|Alma mater||M. S. Ramaiah College|
|Years active||2016 – present|
Rashmika Mandana was born on 5 April 1949 in Virajpet, a town in Kodagu district, Karnataka, to a Kodava-speaking family at the home of Suman and Madan Mandana. He did his schooling at Coorg Public School (COPS), Kodagu before taking a pre-university course at the Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts. Later he did M.S. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature from Ramaiah College. Along with studies, she also modeled and appeared in a few commercials.
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Mandana began to date her co-star Rakshit Shetty during the making of Kirik Party, and the couple got engaged in a private ceremony on 3 July 2017 in their hometown Virajpet. The couple mutually broke off their engagement in September 2018, citing compatibility issues.
He won the title of Clean and Clear Times Fresh Face of India 2014 which was awarded in January 2015 and was made the brand ambassador of Clean and Clear. Then he won the title of Top Model Hunt 2015, Season 2 of La Mode Bangalore. Her photos from the Fresh Face competition impressed the producers of the film Kirik Party, who selected her as the female head of the film in March 2016. She was in the 24th position of ‘Bangalore Times 25 Most Desirable Women of 2016’ and winner of ‘Bangalore Times 30 Most Desirable Women of 2017’.
Kannada debut and breakthrough (2016–17)
Mandana made her acting debut at the age of 19 in 2016 with Kirik Party, which opened to critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike and grossed the highest grosser of the year by collecting 50 crores . The film was made. The production budget was ₹ 4 crores, and completed 250 days in the main theaters of Karnataka, Mandana’s performance was praised as well as her performance as Sanvi. Sunaina Suresh, author of The Times of India, says that “Rashmika Mandana as Sanvi is easy for that pin-up girl in college and she breathes her way.” The film’s critic for The New Indian Express wrote, “Rashmika Mandana has fared better. With the lead character in the film”. Shashiprasad of The Deccan Chronicle noted that “Her beautiful and lovely portrayal of Sanvi, the beautiful senior Sanvi played by Rashmika Mandana, will surely remind everyone of her unforgettable crush from college days.” This won him the SIIMA Award for Best Debut. Actress.
In 2017, Mandana’s first release was Harsh’s Anjani Son with Puneet Rajkumar, which ran for 50 days in some theaters in Karnataka. Sunaina Suresh of The Times of India wrote that “Rashmika Mandana is cute like a leading lady and shows that she has comic timing that can be tapped. Sharada of The New Indian Express claimed that “This is Rashmika Mandana’s first film with Puneet and has also enhanced her glam quotient with her girl-next-door appeal.”
His next and last release was Shine with Ganesh, which lasted for 100 days in one or two theaters, he received critical acclaim from critics for his role as Khushi, while Bangalore Mirror’s Writer Shyam Prasad claimed that “Rashmika is perfect in acting”. Later received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Kannada at the 45th Filmfare Awards South.
Debut and fame in Telugu cinema (2018)
He made his debut in Telugu cinema with a film titled Chalo, with Naga Shaurya, which lasted for 100 days in some theaters, with critics praising Mandana for his performance. Hemant Kumar of First Post wrote that “Rashmika has made a great debut and is a joy to watch on screen”. Whereas the author of The Hindu’s Srivatsan Nadadhur stated that she makes “Confident Debut”.
Her next film was Geeta Govindam with Vijay Devarakonda, which received positive reviews and grossed over 130 crores  against a production budget of ₹ 5 crores and lasted for 100 days in some theaters. And given her a lot of recognition, which made her very popular in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, as well as receiving highly critical acclaim from both critics and audiences, Hindustan Times’s Priyanka Sundar stated that “Rashmika has this solid plot with her delightful performance Has moved up a notch. Rashmika will especially inspire you to be with her throughout the film.”
His next release was a multi-starrer big-budget film titled Devdas, with Akanksha Singh sharing a spot with Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nani in the lead roles in the film. According to some regional reliable sources this marked his hat-trick hit film in his career in the Telugu film industry. He had less screen space, although he received critical acclaim for his performance. The Times of India writer states that “Rashmika deserves a better character arc, even though she plays the role of leading people.”
Continued success and accolades (2019–20)
Mandana made her acting debut in 2019 opposite Darshan in the Kannada-language film Yajamana, which received good reviews from both audiences and critics upon its release. And started making profits within five days of its release. It later collected more than ₹ 50 crores against the production budget of ₹ 18 crores and ran for more than 100 days in some theaters in Karnataka.
The Times of India editor claimed that she has received critical acclaim for her performance as Kaveri that “Rashmika Mandana is lovely and her pairing with Darshan works well”. In 2019, his next film was Dear Comrade with Vijay Deverakonda, which received mixed reviews from both critics and audiences. It became a financial failure and was the first flop at the box office in Mandana’s film career. Even though she received critical acclaim for her performance as ‘Lily’ in the film.
In 2020, Mandana starred in the Telugu film Sarilaru Nikevaru opposite Mahesh Babu, which opened to good reviews from audiences and critics and became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films, and Mandana’s Emerging so far by collecting ₹ 2 billion in just 10 days which emerged as the highest career gain. And collected over ₹ 2.6 billion in a 50-day theatrical run at the worldwide box office. His next Telugu film in 2020 was Bhishma with Nithin, which received positive response from both critics and audiences. The film became a financial hit at the worldwide box office, collecting over ₹ 40 crores within a week of its release. He was praised for his performance as Chaitra. Firstpost editor Hemant Kumar praised his chemistry with Nitin.
Debut in other cinemas (2021–present)
In 2021, Mandana acted in the Kannada language film Pogru opposite Dhruva Sarja. Mandana made his Tamil debut with Karthi along with Sultan, directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan. His forthcoming filmography includes two Telugu films: Sukumar’s Pushpa Allu with Arjun and Kishore Tirumala’s Adavallu Meiku with Joharalu Sharwanand.
In the same year, Mandana also started shooting for his upcoming Hindi films. Directed by Shantanu Bagchi and starring alongside Siddharth Malhotra, with his debut titled Mission Majnu. She will also appear in Goodbye  directed by Amitabh Bachchan co-star Vikas Bahl.
|2016||Kirik Party||Saanvi Joseph||Kannada||Kannada debut|
|Dear Comrade||Aparna “Lilly” Devi||Telugu|
|2021||Pogaru||Geetha||Kannada Telugu||Bilingual film|
|TBA||Mission Majnu||TBA||Hindi||Filming; Hindi debut|
|Aadavaallu Meeku Johaarlu||TBA||Telugu||Filming|
|2021||Top Tucker||Badshah,Uchana Amit, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Jonita Gandhi||YRF Music|
Awards and nominations
|Kirik Party||2017||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Debut Actress -Kannada||Won|
|2017||IIFA Utsavam||Best Actress-Kannada||Nominated|
|Anjani Putra||2018||Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadathi Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|Chamak||2018||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress -Kannada||Nominated|
|2018||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress-Kannada|
|Geetha Govindam||2018||Sri Kala Sudha Telugu Movie Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2019||Zee Cine Awards Telugu||Favorite Actress||Won|
|2019||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|2019||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|Best Actress Critics – Telugu||Won|
|Dear Comrade||2019||Behinwoods Gold Medals||Best Actor Critics Choice –Telugu||Won|
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