Rashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996), is an Indian model and actress who appears predominantly in Kannada and Telugu films. She starred in the commercially successful 2016 film Kirik Party. Became one of most popular and highest paid actresses in South Indian film industry. She is popularly dubbed by the media and Kannada film industry as the 'Karnataka Crush'. Bangalore Times placed her first place in the list of '30 Most Desirable Woman of 2017'. She is one among very few actresses to enter Tollywood ₹100 crore club in a short span.
Rashmika made her Telugu debut with romantic drama Chalo in 2018, the film went on to become a super hit at box office. In the same year, she starred in the romcom film Geetha Govindam, which has become one of the all-time highest profit earners in the history of Telugu cinema, which earned her huge recognition. Her third Telugu venture was multistarer big budget film titled Devadas, which turned out to be an average hit at Indian box office, It marked her third consecutive hit film in the same year in Telugu film industry after achieving a first hatrick-hit in Kannada film industry, established herself as one of the leading actresses of Telugu cinema.
She starred in the commercially successful films such as Kirik Party (2016), Anjani Putra (2017), Chamak (2017), Chalo (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018) and Yajamana (2019). Consecutive success of films, making her one of the most sought-after actresses in South Indian film industry.