Original birth name: Yasmeen Roy
Also known as: Mandakini Joseph Thakur
Date of Birth: July 30th, 1969
Place of Birth: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Trade mark: her eyes
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight: 52 kilos
Parents: born to a British mother and a Kashmiri Muslim father
Married/ relationship: married Dr. Kagyur T Rinpoche Thakur who was a Buddhist and had children
Children: yes- step children, biological son born in 1995
Got popular: Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Debut film: Ram Teri Ganga Maili-1985
Top Movies: Dance Dance, Pyaar karke Dekho
Education: basic education
Hobbies: serving people
Favorites: loves to direct a film
Actress Mandakini entered the film industry at the age of 16 years, with the move ‘Ram Teri Ganga Mayili’ which was in the year 1985. She was seen opposite to actor Rajiv Kapoor, who was the youngest son of Raj Kapoor. The actress was seen in some wet scenes, where her top two assets were clearly visible to the audiences and was caught in a controversy.
After doing some more films like Dance Dance and Pyaar Karke dekho, the actress was alleged to be involved in a physical relationship with gangster Dawood Ibrahim. In the year 1994, many photographs of both were seen in the media and Mandakini indirectly accepted that she was the underworld don’s Mistress.
However, as time passed away, her controversies also settled to the bottom and the actress tried her best to see herself in the Hindi film industry. She was seen in the music albums such as “No Vacancy” and ‘ Shambala’ which were successful.
Presently, Mandakini is running Tibetan Yoga and is a follower of Dalai Lama.