January 28, 2023

Mandakini (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 1, 2022

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Short Biography

Mandakini was born on 30-07-1963 in Meerut in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Film Actress who is known for her work in Bollywood as well as Telugu and Bengali movies. She is popularly known for her role as Ganga in Raj Kapoor's Bollywood film Ram Teri Ganga Maili opposite Rajiv Kapoor.

Other Name: Yasmeen Joseph, Mandakini Joseph Thakur, Mandakini Thakur
Appearance: Bollywood Telugu Bengali

Mandakini Complete Bio & Career

Yasmeen begins her career at a very early age. She wants to become an actress. So, she gave many auditions in the beginning and faced rejection several times but did not lose hope. At that time, nobody knew that Meerut girl will become a beautiful and successful actress in the Hindi film Industry.
She again gave the audition and met with Mr. Ranjit Virk who is a renowned film director. He liked her acting and gave her a chance to work in his movie "Mazloom". He changed her name from Yasmeen to Mandakini. When the film was released and applied in Cinemas. All the shows were full and the film was a super hit and an actress gained fame as Mandakini.
Before her movie was released, Raj Kapoor signed her for the film "Ram Teri Ganga Maili" (1985) in which, she was cast in the lead role and individuals gave a lot of love to her acting in this film. All the shows were full and this film got the blockbuster title of the year.
After this success, she became popular and got new offers for films. She did work in the "Kahan Hai Khoon" movie directed by Aditya Pancholi Who is a renowned actor as well as a director. She also did work with Mithun ChakraBorti (actor) in the film "Dance Dance" and with Govinda in the movie "Pyaar Karke Dekho".
Later on, she breaks up with Bollywood in 1996 after the movie "Zordaar" and moved to Mumbai where she spent quality time with her husband and kids. After a few years, she appeared in pop music albums named "No Vacancy" and "Shambala". Unfortunately, both albums flopped. Currently, she is running Yoga classes with her spouse in Mumbai, India.

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Mandakini Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Joseph
Mother Munni Joseph
Brothers Rusom Joseph, Bhanu Joseph
Sister Parveen Khan (step-sister)
Husband Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur (Since 1990)
Son Rabbil Thakur
Daughter Rabze Innaya Thakur
Daughter-in-law Bushra Butt (Associate Producer)

The actress was born to an Anglo family on 30th July 1963 in Meerut, India. Her father is Joseph, a British man & her mother Munni Joseph belongs to a Hindu family. She has two brothers named Rusom Joseph & Bhanu Joseph and a step-sister named Parveen Khan. In 1990, she got married to Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur, a popular radio star who earned fame as a child artist for Murphy Radio in the 1970s. He belongs to a Buddhist monk. Together the couple has a daughter named Rabze Innaya Thakur and a son named Rabbil Thakur. Her son is married to Bushra Butt, an associate producer.

Mandakini with her husband Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur, daughter Rabze Innaya Thakur, son Rabbil Thakur & daughter-in-law Bushra Butt: Photo shared on her Instagram.

Photos of her son Rabbil Thakur & daughter-in-law Bushra Butt during enjoying AEON 400 CC Bike riding on Red Sand Desert.

Life's Important Dates Of Mandakini

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 28
Hip Size 36
Body Figure 34-28-36
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Hazel Blue
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Buddhism
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Dancing, Listening to Music, Travelling, Watching TV
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood Film - Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
Telugu Film - Simhasanam (1986)
Bengali Film - Andha Bichar (1990)
Best Movies Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
Best Friends Rajiv Kapoor
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red, Black
Favorite Film Director Raj Kapoor
Favorite Movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mandakini

  • Her birth name is Yasmeen Joseph.
  • Her name Mandakini was kept by Shri Raj Kapoor Sahib, the greatest showman of Indian cinema.
  • She made her acting debut in Raj Kapoor's Bollywood film Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985.
  • She won the best actress film fare nomination award for her debut film 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' in 1986.
  • She worked in around 50 movies including Hindi, Telugu & Bengali languages.
  • She was last seen in the Bollywood film Zordaar in 1996.
  • She is running Tibetan yoga classes with her husband where they teach yoga to people of any age and follow the Dalai Lama's techniques. She is also the owner of the Tibetan medicine center which is also famous with the name of Tibetan Herbal Center.

She opened her official account on Instagram by sharing a photo of her first photoshoot, by JP Singhal on 01-05-2020.

Recently, the actress celebrated her 57th birthday on 30 July 2020 by giving a grand party to her Kith and kins and posted her photographs on social media.

She and her husband strongly follow the Dalai Lama: Mandakini wishes happy birthday to the 14th Dalai Lama by sharing an old photo of the blissful opportunity of meeting him.

After a very long time, she was seen in a Hindi music video 'Maa O Maa' along with his son Rabbil Thakur & model Babita Banerjee, which was released on 23-08-2022.

In Oct 2022, she appeared as a guest on the set of Indian Idol Season-13 on the day of the Top 15 contestants' dream debut performance.

Mandakini Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

59 years, 5months, 29 days old age Mandakini will turn 60 on 30 July, 2023. Only 6 months, 1 days, 3 hours,18 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Mandakini has celebrated the total number of 60 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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