Mandakini was born on 7 January 1969, as Yasmeen Joseph is a former Bollywood actress was born in an Anglo Indian family in Meerut her mother is a Hindu and her father is English.
Mandakini became a household name after her first movie itself. At the age of 16, she was cast in the lead role in Raj Kapoor's 1985 movie, Ram Teri Ganga Maili opposite his youngest son, Rajiv Kapoor. The movie was a hit, and it earned Mandakini a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. The film also caused a huge stir because of two scenes - one in which Mandakini bathes in a waterfall wearing only a flimsy white saree through which her breasts were clearly visible, and another in which she was shown breast-feeding a child.
After that there were no films that could shape her career. ...» read full biography