- Birthday30 July, 1963
- Fun Trivia:Mandakini married a former Buddhist monk and currently, she runs classes in Tibetan yoga and is a follower of the Dalai Lama.
Mandakini is a former Bollywood actress who is best remembered for her 1985 movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili. This unknown girl from Meerut was rejected by at least three film makers before Ranjit Virk signed her up for Mazloom. But before the shooting started, she was discovered by Raj Kapoor at age 22 and cast her in a lead role in the 1985 movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili with the screen name “Mandakini” opposite his youngest son, Rajiv Kapoor. The movie went on to become a blockbuster, and it earned Mandakini a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. As per rumours, she was having an affair with dreaded gangster Dawood Ibrahim but she vehemently denied the linkup .