Rashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996) is an Indian film actress and model who works predominantly in Tollywood (Telugu) and Kannada cinema. She is popularly dubbed by the media and Kannada film industry as the 'Karnataka Crush'. Mandanna is one among very few actresses to have a film gross ₹1 billion in such a short span, and one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in Tollywood and Kannada cinema.
Mandanna made her acting debut in Kannada 2016 film Kirik Party. In 2017 she starred in two commercially successful films, Anjani Putra and Chamak. 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 multi-starrer big budget film titled Devadas. It marked her third consecutive successful film in the same year in Tollywood after achieving a first hat trick-hit in Kannada film industry, established herself as one of the leading actresses of Tollywood and Kannada 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) The back to back success of films has made her one of the most sought-after actresses in south Indian film industry.