South Indian Actress Rashmika Mandanna, who has made her place in the hearts of millions of fans in South cinema based on her beauty and talent.
Rashmika is one of the most popular actresses in the South film industry. And especially her film pairing with Vijay Devarakonda is very popular.
Today, her popularity has increased so much that people also know her by the name of Karnataka Crush!❤️️, also she was known as Karnataka Girlfriend or Gf of Karnataka. Rashmika has been awarded the title of ‘National Crush of India‘ by Google for the year 2020.
So here we know about one of the highest paid actresses of South Film Industry.
The Journey from a middle class family to becoming a Karnataka crush.
Rashmika Mandanna made her debut into the film world only a few years ago but she became quite famous due to her beauty and Acting talent.
Biography/Wiki of Rashmika Mandanna
|Real Name||Rashmika Mandanna|
|Other Name||Karnataka Crush|
|Date of Birth||⌛ 05 April 1996|
|Birth Sign(Zodiac)||♈ Aries|
|Hobbies||Travelling and Gyming|
|Profession(s)||Actor and Model|
|Appearance||Sandalwood (Kannada film industry|
Tollywood (Telugu film industry)
Kollywood (Tamil film industry)
|Hometown||Virajpet, Kodagu, Karnataka, India|
|Debut||Film (Kannada): Kirik Party (2016)|
Film (Telugu): Chalo (2018)
Film (Tamil): Sultan (2020)
|Famous For||Geeta Govindam film|
|Physical Appearance & More|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||5′ 6” feet-inches|
|Weight||approx. 55 Kg|
|Parents||Father: Madan Mandanna|
Mother: Suman Mandanna
|School(s)||Coorg Public School (COPS), Kodagu|
Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts, Mysore
|College/University||Ms Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce, Bengaluru|
|Qualification||Bachelors in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature|
|Favorite Place||No Information|
|Favorite Food||Breakfast- Avocado Toast|
Lunch- South Meal
Dinner- Light Meal
|Favorite Colour||Pink & White|
|Favorite Movies||No Information|
|Favorite Actor(s)||Salman Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ranveer Singh, Ian McKellen, Channing Tatum|
|Favorite Actress||Sridevi, Ema Watson|
|Favorite Musician(s)||Justin Biber & Shakira|
|Net Worth & Income Sources|
|Salary||₹1 crore per film from 2020|
|Net Worth||$3 million (approx.)|
|Income Sources||Film, Ads|
|Boyfriend/Ex-Fiance:||Rakshit Shetty, Chiranjiv Makwana|
Rashmika Mandanna Family and Boyfriends
Rashmika Mandanna was born in middle-class Kanndian family. Rashmika’s father name is Madan Mandanna and her mother name is Suman Mandanna. She has a younger sister named Shiman Mandanna. Rashmika lives in the village of Kodagu district with her family.
Rashmika Mandanna’s Family Photos
Rashmika Mandanna was engaged with the South Indian Actor Rakshit Shetty. Who also worked with a Rashmika in her debut film Kirik Party.
In 2020, she is in a relationship, she has affair with Anupama Parameswaran’s boyfriend Chiranjiv Makwana who is film director and producer. He also the writer of Hollywood film SCOOB!.
Early Life and Career
Rashmika was born on 5 April 1996 in Virajpet, a town in Kodagu district of Karnataka.
She had a great interest in acting since childhood, due to which she was shown in front of the TV at a young age.
Although she was also very good in studies. She did her primary study from the Coorg Public School (COPS), Kodagu and Pre-university course in Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts, Mysore.
She graduated in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature from the Ms Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce, Bengaluru.
She also modelled when she was in college(2012), due to which she also appeared in many TV ads. Rashmika contested the Clean and Clear Times Fresh Face of India in 2014, winning the first position.
After that, Rashmika was made the brand ambassador of Clean and Clear. The same year she was awarded the TVC title at Lamod Bengalore’s Top Model Hunt.
✔️ Debut in the Kannada Film Industry
After winning these titles, She caught the attention of many film makers.
And that’s why she got the opportunity to act as a lead actress in her first film. Her first film was titled Kirik Party which was released in 2016. She got more than expected from her first film.
Kirik Party is an Indian Kannada-language romantic comedy film. Made in a budget of only 4 crores, this movie collected more than 50 crores. Together, the movie became Biggest Hit of the Year at South Cinema. Kirik Party is an Indian Kannada-language romantic comedy film. Made in a budget of only 4 crores, this movie collected more than 50 crores. Together, the movie became Biggest Hit of the Year at South Cinema.
And she became very popular with the entry in this film.
While doing a Kirik Party Movie, she fell in love with actor Rakshit Shetty of the same movie and they both got engaged on 3 July 2017.
But this relationship did not last long and they broke off their engagement in September 2018 citing compatibility issues.
In 2017, she starred in two Kannada movies Anjani Putra and Chamak.
Anjani Putra is an Indian Kannada action masala film, where she shared a screen with Puneeth Rajkumar. The film had a box office collection of around 45 crores while the budget was 15 crores.
Chamak is an Indian Kannada-language romantic comedy film. Where she played the character of a gynaecologist.
✔️ Debut in the Telugu Film Industry
In 2018, she made her debut in the Telugu film industry with a Romantic Drama movie called Chalo. Chalo Movie has collected more than 24 crores while its budget was 3 crores.
Through this Telugu film, she brought her brilliant acting to the masses, but she had gained her stardom since Geeta Govindam movie. Where she was seen opposite Vijay Devarakonda.
This film was the biggest success of Rashmika’s career. This film won many awards and made with the budget of only 5 crores, this movie proved to be a blockbuster by collecting 130 crores.
This movie not only made She recognized in South Cinema but she also made a place in the hearts of people all over India. She was awarded the Filmfare Awards for Best Telugu Actress Critics for this movie.
Later in 2018, she was seen in the role of Pooja in Devadas film, which is Rashmika Mandana’s third Telugu film. In this film, she shared a screen with Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani and Akanksha Singh.
She acted in Kannada-language action movie Yajamana and Telugu movie Dear Comrade in 2019. The film Dear Comrade did not get so much hit at the box office in South Cinema but its Hindi dubbed version was liked by the people.
In early 2020, she appeared as a lead actress in two Telugu films Sarileru Neekevvaru and Bheeshma.
✔️ Upcoming Movies of Rashmika Mandanna & Debut in Tamil Film Industry
Rashmika’s upcoming films are Pogaru, Sultan and Pushpa. Where Sultan is the first film in the Tamil film industry for Rashmika.
Pushpa is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action thriller big-budget film. In this film, she has seen the opposite of the Stylish Star Allu Arjun.
Pogaru is an upcoming Indian Kannada-language action drama film. In this film, Dhruv Sarja acted as the lead actor and she acted as the lead actress.
Rashmika Mandanna Age and Birthday
Rashmika Mandanna’s age is today 24 years.
Rashmika celebrates her birthday on 05 April every year and her Date of Birth is 05 April 1996.
🎬 Filmography – List of Movies
|2016||Kirik Party||Saanvi Joseph||Kannada|
You can see how Rashmika’s acting career was through the awards she got.
👑 Awards and Honours
|2014||–||Clean and Clear Times Fresh Face of India||Won|
|2014||–||Lamod Bengalore’s Top Model Hunt||Won|
|2017||Kirik Party||South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) for Best Debut Actress (Leading Role)||Won|
|2017||Kirik Party||IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Anjani Putra||Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadathi Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2018||Chamak||Filmfare Awards South for Best Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Chamak||SIIMA – Kannada for Best Actress (Leading Role)||Won|
|2019||Chalo||Filmibeat Award for Best Debutant Actress||Won|
|2019||Geetha Govindam||Zee Cine Awards for Favorite Actress||Nominated|
|2019||Geetha Govindam||SIIMA Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2019||Geetha Govindam||JFW award – Sensational Actor||Won|
|2019||Geetha Govindam||Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Critics Choice||Won|
|2019||Dear Comrade||Behindwoods Gold Medal (Best Actor Critics Choice)||Nominated|
Controversies of Rashmika
📌 Rashmika’s film Dear Comrade was released in four South Indian languages, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. While promoting the film, She said that she was feeling difficult to speak the language (Kannada). Responding to this topic by the Kannadigas. She was trolled on social media for making Anti-Kannada comments.
📌 In November 2019, she faced a nasty experience on the photo-sharing platform Instagram. When a troll made a collage of her childhood pictures and called her a “Dagar”, which means prostitute in Kannada. Later she posted a story on her Instagram account regarding this topic. Check out her entire story here:
📌 She is subjected to some intense trolling by a segment of fans on social media due to her passionate lip-lock with Vijay Devarakonda at the end of the teaser of the Dear Comrade film. To end this unwanted controversy going on the internet, She spoke openly on this issue and clarified it in a dignified way. She said, “The special scene of the film demanded it and I should do justice to my role. No film should be judged solely on the basis of lip-lock scenes. It should be seen as a whole film”. Watch the teaser video here:
📌 In a fun interview in 2017, she was asked that, according to her, who is ‘Mr. Showoff’ in the Kannada film industry. While the actress was not hesitant to answer the question while afraid of the dispute, later he took the name of “Yash“. It was so annoyed by the fans of Yash that for a long time, they were trolled on social media and finally got the support of Facebook and a long apology tweet was posted. Check-out her entire post here:
Dear all, At the outset let me share that I too am indeed extremely unhappy and disturbed by this sudden turn of events with regard to a talk show, which was shot 7 months back, even before the release of Kirik Party. The interview was aired on Star Suvarna during the release of Kirik Party and re telecasted recently.
I have no disrespect towards Yash Sir or anyone. In fact on many occasions, I have expressed my admiration towards Yash Sir, his talent and how he has inspired everyone, including myself. The media has sadly ignored that I mentioned Santhu Straight Forward as the movie that I enjoyed most at that time. When you edit and take just two lines from the most non serious part of the show and give it spin… the context is lost. That is really sad. It wasn’t a statement I made but it was a game of rapid fire and never in my dreams I had any idea that this would be taken so seriously ignoring my admiration and all the positive statements I had made about him. I am sorry if I have hurt any of your feelings. I did not intend to. My upbringing will never let me do that. I request everyone to have a look on my other interviews and fb lives where I have appreciated Yash Sirs work and when asked I have also expressed my desire to work with him.
The media has been extremely supportive of my career ever since I entered the industry and has supported me in my every move. I whole-heartedly request the same media to kindly not blow this issue out of proportion and further hurt Yash sir and his near and dear ones. Let us please leave this bitter episode behind and look forward to better things. My sincere apologies for the misunderstanding caused Nimma aashirvada sadaa irali. Nimma Rashmika
📌 On 16 January 2020, Rashmika Mandana’s house was raided by the Income-Tax Department on suspicion that she had committed tax evasion. Around 15 Income Tax officials arrived at her house in Virajpet to conduct searches and seizure operations. Interestingly, while the raids were being conducted, she was not present at her house.
Some Unknown Facts About Rashmika Mandanna
- She is allergic to potato, tomatoes and cucumber.
- There is no fixed time to meal Rashmika. When she is free from work, she takes meal.
- She do workout in the evening time.
- Cheat meal for her: Sweet, Dessert and Cream.
- She has acted in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films.
- She gave a hat-trick in her career in the Telugu film industry.
- In such a short period, she is one of the very few actresses whose film has grossed over ₹1 billion.
- She is tattooed on her right hand with an “Irreplaceable” name.
- She is popularized by media and Kannada film industry as ‘Karnataka Crush’.
- Rashmika uses Instagram more than other Apps in her mobile.
- She is a huge freak for Anime.
- In the interview, she said on Vijay Thalapathy is “I wish he was mine”.
- Rashmika has a huge fan following on her Instagram account with over 6.6 million followers Worldwide. (Instagram Account of Rashmika Mandanna)
- She was placed first in Bangalore Times list of “30 most Desirable Woman 2017“.
Rashmika Mandanna’s Tattoo and its Meaning
Popular South Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna’s tattoo became a hot topic.
She became very popular in India with hit films like ‘Chalo‘ and ‘Geeta Govindam‘.
Not only this, her tattoo is also going on hot topic in media and internet, what will be the name written on her hand as it represents the tattoo?
The tattoo name on her hand reads as, “Irreplaceable”.
Rashmika’s tattoo was first seen in public at the audio release event of the film Devdas.
Now the question is, what does the tattoo in her hand mean? She was never explained why she got this special word permanently written on her skin.
After her breakup with ex-fiance Rakshit Shetty, people started guessing that tattoos were dedicated to them.
Reports suggested that despite their breakup, Rakshit Shetty is an “Irreplaceable” factor of her life.
According to some reports, the Kirik Party actress got this tattoo when she was in college. It is entirely dedicated to no one but herself. It means that she as a person is “Irreplaceable“.
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