Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Mandakini is a beautiful former  Bollywood actress who was active for about twelve  years from 1985 to 1996 and appeared in lead roles of several hit films.
She got fame  by the Raj Kapoor film 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' in 1985 in which she was in lead role opposite youngest son of Raj Kapoor- Rajiv Kapoor.
That film was a huge hit and earned tremendous popularity for Mandakini all over India  and abroad.At the age of 16 she was very cute in that film which the audience liked very much.Even though there was criticism about one or two scenes in that film,  altogether the movie  was a treat for eyes and ears.Ram Teri Ganga Maili was shot at serene exotic beautiful location and it contained beautiful songs.
Mandakini's no other film became as successful as Ram Teri Ganga Maili, but there were many hits in her career with heroes like Mithun Chakraborty,Govinda,Dharmendra,Sanjay Dutt,Jeetendra etc.
In 1986 she acted in a Telugu film 'Simhasanam' directed by Krishna and in that film Krishna and Jayaprada were in lead protagonist roles.Mandakini acted in as 'Vishakanya'.
In 1986 'Aag aur Shola' was a successful film directed by K.Bapaiah in which Jeetendra,Sreedevi and Mandakini handled key roles.
Sanjay Dutt and Mandakini were in lead roles of 1986 film 'Jeeva' directed by Raj.N.Sippy.

Film 'Dance Dance' in which she acted opposite Mithun Chakraborty in 87 was a huge hit at the box office.
In the same year 'Pyar Karke Dekho' acted opposite Govinda was also a huge success.
'Loha' directed by Raj.N.Sippy in 87 was also another box office hit.Dharmendra,Shatrughan Sinha,Mandakini,Madhavi,Kader Khan etc were  in the cast.
'Param Dharam' had Mithun Chakraborty and Mandakini in lead roles and was an action film.
Govinda  acted opposite her in films 'Jung Baaz  and  Pyar Mohabbat'.
'Jeete hain Shaan Se' was a hit film in which  Mithun Chakraborty,Govinda,Sanjay Dutt and Mandakini were in main roles.
'Dushman' directed by Shakti Samanta in 90 was a successful film in which Mithun Chakraborty acted opposite her.
She quit films after 'Zordaar' of 1996 and settled in Mumbai with her family.
Selected Filmography
Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Aag aur Shola
Pyar Karke Dekho
Dance Dance
Param Dharam
Pyar Mohabbat
Jeete Hain Shaan Se
Aakhri Baazi
Naag Nagin
Naya Khoon
Taqdeer Ka Tamasha
Pyar ke Naam Qurban

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