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Overview (3)

Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Birth NameYasmin Jozeph
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Attractive, talented, young Mandakini won the hearts of millions of Indians worldwide in her performance in "Ram Teri Ganga Melli". Thereafter her name was a household name. She starred with Mithun Chakraborty in another hit movie "Dance Dance" which won many accolades for her. Since her other passion was singing, she released two albums named: "No Vacancy", and "Shambala". in 1990 she married Dr. R. Thakur of Bombay, India, and since then the marriage has been intact. She has a son from this marriage. Since 1996 her fans have not seen any new releases, and many hope that she returns to the silver screen again.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Thakur, R. (1990 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Older brother Bhanu was Gulshan Grover's secretary. Bhanu later married Gulshan Grovers ex wife Filomina.
In 1986, Mandakini released a pop disco album with Bappi Lahiri. It was titled "Dancing City". She sang all the songs in her own voice in the album. The album was originally recorded with Nazia Hassan. After Bappi and Nazia had a major showdown, Bappi signed Mandakini and dubbed Mandakini's voice over Nazia Hassan's.
Younger brother received a lot of offers to act in the 1990's. His name is Rustom Joseph.
Sister passed away in 2013.
Sister named Parveen Khan. She was born from Mandakini's mother Munni's first marriage.
Was engaged to actor Ashish Chanana.
In 1990, Mandakini launched her home production banner "A.M.A Productions". It was opened in partnership with her secretary Ajit Dewan and Aditya Pancholi. They each took their respective initials and got "A (Ajit),M (Mandakini),A (Aditya). "A.M.A. Productions". They launched the film Naam Cheen. It was then Mandakini had problems with Ajit over money. Ajit and Aditya replaced her from the film without informing her. They even completed the film without Mandakini knowing. Mandakini was awaiting the announcement of the shooting. Mandakini felt cheated by Aditya for not informing her.
Was engaged to a man named Aslam Khan.
Was involved with B.Subhash.
Mandakini younger sister Chhoti has down syndrome.
Starred in Yusuf Salim's shelved film Pativrata (1985). Starring Kamran Rizvi ,Mandakini.
Director Sawan Kumar Tak wanted to launch Mandakini's sister Pravin (Praveen) as a lead actress in films. She declined the offer.
Starred in the shelved film "Majnoon" (1986). Starring Brando Bakshi, Mandakini.

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