Bollywood Actress Mandakini Chand, who gained popularity overnight from the 1985 film Ram Teri Ganga Maili, had become a star, although her stardom could not last long. The actress, who appeared in films like Aag Aur Shola, Majloom, Pyaar Karke Dekho and Tezaab, was associated with gangster Dawood Ibrahim, due to which she faced a lot of controversies. While the actress got many films on the recommendation of Gangster, she also had to lose many films.
After a controversial life, the actress again came into the limelight when she left the glamor industry to marry Bodh Monk Kagyur T Thakur. Today, on the special occasion of the actress’s 58th birthday, know some special things related to the actress-
The real name of the actress who made a mark in the industry by the name Mandakini is Yasmin Joseph, who was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Yasmin gave auditions for many films before making a place in Bollywood but she was rejected from three films. Yasmin, who was facing rejections, finally got Ranjit Virk’s Majloom film which released in the year 1986. Even before the release of this film, 22-year-old Yasmin was noticed by Raj Kapoor and he was convinced of her beauty.
In the very first film, Mandakini wore a white sari and gave such a scene that this scene was counted first in Bollywood’s boldest scene. While some people appreciated her scene very much, there were some people who protested fiercely, accusing the actress and the film of spreading obscenity. The actress was surrounded by controversies but the film got her a nomination for Best Actress in Filmfare.
In 1989, Mandakini suddenly stopped signing films, although many of her films were released in the 1990s. Suddenly pictures of Mandakini and gangster Dawood Ibrahim started appearing everywhere, due to which the news of their affair spread like a fire. Everyone is aware that Dawood was very interested in Bollywood and he has also produced many films. Along with this, there were also reports that Dawood had pressurized Raj Kapoor to cast Mandakini in his film. Then suddenly as soon as Mandakini shifted to Dubai, the news of their affair started getting more air.
Mandakini surprised everyone by suddenly marrying Dr Kagyur T Rinpoche Thakur in 1990 amid reports of an affair with Dawood. After joining Dawood, the actress got notoriety along with the headlines, due to which people were hesitant to sign her in films. After all, after the 1996 film Saudagar, the Bollywood career of the actress came to an end.
After she stopped getting films, Mandakini tried her career as a singer, although both her music albums flopped. After leaving the industry, Mandakini focused on her family life. The actress has a son Rabil and a daughter Rabji Inaya Mandakini. Now the actress follows the Dalai Lama and runs yoga classes in Tibet.