Rashmika Mandanna (Kannada: ರಶ್ಮಿಕಾ ಮಂದನ್ನ; 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, and become one of the most popular and highest paid actresses in South Indian cinema and also the recipient of several awards, She 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 major commercial hit at box office. In the same year, she starred in the romcom film Geetha Govindam, which emerged as one of the highest grossing film of the year, which earned her huge recognition and established her as one of the leading actresses of Telugu cinema.