Mandakini (born 30 July 1963, as Yasmeen Joseph) is a former famous Bollywood actress. The actress was born in in Meerut. Her father was Christian and her mother is Muslim.
She is most remembered for her role in Bollywood film Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985 revealed by Raj Kapoor.
She acted in few more flourishing films, such as Dance Dance with Mithun Chakraborty, Kahan Hai Kanoon with Aditya Pancholi and Pyaar Karke Dekho with Govinda, but never recreated the success of her first movie.
Later she married a Sannyasi of Buddhism and started teaching yoga. She had two children, a son, and a daughter. But in 2000, Mandakini’s son died in a road accident.