Bollywood actress Mandakini joined the star actresses only because of her debut film. She made her Bollywood debut in the year 1985 at the age of 16 with Raj Kapoor's film Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
This film was a hit. Her real name was Yasmin Joseph. Yasmin Joseph changed her name to appear in films. The name of this Bollywood actress has also been associated with underworld don Dawood.
Mandakini, who had shown her acting skills in more than forty films, suddenly stopped getting work in Bollywood. Mandakini is now away from films.
She married Dr. Kagyur T Rinpoche Thakur in the year 1990. She now runs a Tibetan herbal center in Mumbai with her husband. She also teaches yoga.