Rashmika Mandanna Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Rashmika Mandanna is an Indian actress and model who mainly works in Telugu and Kannada films. She is popularly referred to as the ‘Karnataka Crush’ by the Indian media and Kannada film industry.


Rashmika Mandanna was born on Friday, 5 April 1996 (age 25 years; as of 2021) in Virajpet (Virajapete), Kodagu, Karnataka. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Rashmika Mandanna in childhood

She did her schooling from Kodagu’s Coorg Public School (COPS) and went to Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts to pursue a pre-university course. After completing her schooling, Rashmika attended Bengaluru’s MS Ramaiah College of Arts Science & Commerce to pursue her graduation in Psychology, Journalism, and English Literature. While in college, she won the Clean & Clear Fresh Face 2014 contest and started taking up modelling assignments.

Rashmika Mandanna as the winner of the Clean & Clear Fresh Face 2014 Contest

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6”

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Family & Boyfriend

Rashmika Mandanna is the daughter of Madan Mandanna and Suman Mandanna. She has a younger sister, Shiman Mandanna.

Rashmika Mandanna with her father

Rashmika Mandanna with her mother

Rashmika Mandanna with her family

Rashmika met Rakshit Shetty (actor) during the making of her film “Kirik Party.” The duo fell in love and got engaged to each other on 3 July 2017 in a private ceremony in Virajpet. In September 2018, the couple mutually called off their engagement, citing compatibility issues.

Rashmika Mandanna’s engagement picture

Rashmika is in a relationship with the film director Chiranjiv Makwana.

Rashmika Mandanna’s boyfriend, Chiranjiv Makwana


Rashmika Mandanna started her career as a model in 2014 by participating in the Clean & Clear Fresh Face of India contest. In the same year, she was made the brand ambassador of Clean & Clear. Next, she received the title of TVC in Lamode Bangalore’s top model hunt. Her pictures from the contest caught the eyes of the makers of the film “Kirik Party,” who offered her the lead in the film.

Rashmika Mandanna as the winner of Clean & Clear Fresh Face 2014

Rashmika made her acting debut in 2016 with the Kannada film “Kirik Party” in which she played the role of ‘Saanvi Joseph.’ The film was a huge hit and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year. Next, she appeared in two commercially successful films “Anjani Putra” and “Chamak.”

Rashmika Mandanna in Kirik Party

In 2018, Rashmika made her Telugu film debut with the romantic drama “Chalo.” In the same year, Mandanna featured in the romantic comedy “Geetha Govindam,” which became one of the highest profit earners in the history of the Telugu Cinema.

Rashmika Mandanna in Geetha Govindam

Subsequently, she featured in the Telugu film “Devadas” and established herself as one of the leading actresses of Telugu Cinema. In 2020, Rashmika bagged her debut Tamil film “Sultan.”

Rashmika Mandanna in Devdas


  • In November 2019, Rashmika faced a nasty experience when a troll made a collage of her childhood pictures and called her a ‘dagar,’ which means prostitute in Kannada. The actress lashed out at the troll when she saw the meme. [1]
  • On 16 January 2020, the Income-Tax Department conducted a raid on Rashmika Mandanna’s house on the suspicion that Rashmika had evaded taxes. Around 15 Income Tax Officials arrived at her house in Kodagu to carry out a search and seizure operation. Interestingly, Rashmika was not present at her home when the raids were being conducted. [2]


  • Food: Dosa
  • Actor(s): Ian McKellen, Shah Rukh Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ranveer Singh, Channing Tatum
  • Actress(es): Sridevi, Emma Watson
  • Musician(s): Justin Bieber, Shakira


  • Her hobbies include travelling and gymming.
  • She has got an ‘Irreplaceable’ tattoo inked on her right forearm.

    Rashmika Mandanna’s tattoo

  • Rashmika commands a huge fan following on her Instagram account with over 3.2 million followers.

    Rashmika Mandanna’s Instagram Profile

  • Rashmika was placed first in Bangalore Times list of ’30 Most Desirable Women of 2017.’

    Rashmika Mandanna placed first in Bangalore Times list of ’30 Most Desirable Women of 2017

  • Mandanna is one of the very few actresses who has entered Tollywood’s Rs. 100 crore club in a short span.
  • Rashmika is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in the Telugu and Kannada film industries.
  • In November 2020, search engine giant Google recognized Rashmika Mandanna as the “National Crush of India” for the year 2020. [3]
  • On 21 December 2021, she shared a photo of her arm on social media and talked about the pain that she had to suffer for being an actor as she had to keep her arm hairless.

    Rashmika Mandanna’s Instagram story in which she talked about the dark side of being an actor

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