Rashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996) is an Indian actress and model who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada language films. She has received a Filmfare Award and a South Indian International Movie Awards.
Rashmika made her acting debut with the 2016 Kannada film Kirik Party. Later she made her Telugu debut with romantic drama Chalo in 2018. In the same year, she starred in the romcom film Geetha Govindam, which has become one of the highest profit earners in Telugu cinema, which earned her wide recognition. Her third Telugu venture was the big budget film Devadas. It marked her third consecutive successful film in the same year in Telugu cinema.
She starred in the commercially successful films such as Kirik Party (2016), Anjani Putra (2017), Chamak (2017), Chalo (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), Yajamana (2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020) and Bheeshma (2020).
Rashmika Mandanna was born on 5 April 1996 in a Kodava-speaking family to Suman and Madan Mandanna in Virajpet, a town in Kodagu district of Karnataka. She did her schooling in Coorg Public School (COPS), Kodagu before she pursued a pre-university course in Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts. She later pursued a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature from the M. S. Ramaiah College. Along with her studies, she pursued modelling and appeared in a couple of advertisements.