Rashmika Mandanna was born in a middle-class family in Virajpet (Virajapete), Kodagu, Karnataka. Rashmika Mandanna in childhood.She was inclined towards acting from a very young age.In 2014, she won the Clean & Clear Fresh Face contest and became the brand ambassador of Clean & Clear. Rashmika Mandanna as the winner of Clean & Clear Fresh Face 2014.Subsequently, she started taking up modelling assignments.In 2016, Rashmika participated in Lamode Bangalores top model hunt where she caught the eyes of the makers of the film Kirik Party who offered her a lead role in the film.Mandanna met Rakshit Shetty (actor) on the sets of her film Kirik Party and fell in love with him. The duo got engaged to each other on 3 July 2017 in a private ceremony in Virajpet. Rashmika Mandanna with Rakshit Shetty.In September 2018, the couple mutually called off their engagement citing compatibility issues.After Kirik Party, Rashmika featured in two highly successful films Anjani Putra and Chamak..She made her Telugu film debut in 2018 with the romantic drama Chalo..In the same year, Rashmika appeared in the romantic comedy Geetha Govindam, which went on to become one of the highest profit earners in the history of the Telugu Cinema. Rashmika Mandanna in Geetha Govindam.