Rashmika Mandanna, who is enjoying the success of her latest film Pushpa, is a renowned actor in the Kannada and Telugu film industry. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that she has taken over the country with her charm and talent. The Kirik Party actor made her mark in the industry in no time and has earned herself the title of ‘National Crush.’

In 2016, Rashmika made her acting debut in the Kannada film Kirik Party. After that, the actress has appeared in several successful commercial films like Anjani Putra, Chalo, Geetha Govindam, Yajamana, Sarileru Neekevvaru, Bheeshma, and Pogaru.

With her fresh off-the-blockbuster success of Pushpa, her character Srivalli became a household name and cemented her position as an audience favourite. She is one of the few actors who has already signed three Bollywood films, even before her official debut in the Hindi film industry.

We bet you didn’t know that the Pushpa star wanted to work in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani? There’s more to Rashmika Mandanna and who better to tell us about it than the actress herself.

Let’s get to know the actress:

What does a day in Rashmika Mandanna’s life look like?

Work, workout, sleep, repeat

A habit that you would like to change?

Explaining myself unnecessarily or apologizing unnecessarily… 

Your take on being the ‘National Crush’… 

People give me respect. They love me and I am extremely grateful. 

A film you watched and wished to be a part of…

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 

A director you would want to work with next…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Zoya Akhtar, Ali Abbas Zafar, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Rajkumar Hirani, I can go on… 

Your take on being a multi-lingual actor…

Love how I am able to reach the homes and the hearts of people across the globe. 

Favourite co-star

When I spend time with my co-actors, they leave a tattoo of experience in my heart. So, I can’t choose one.

Beauty hacks you swear by…

Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm, and a smile… 

What did you do for your birthday?

Cut the cake (didn’t eat it), read and replied to all the lovely messages, travelled to another state.

Pushpa 2? When can we expect it?

Hopefully by the end of this year.

Your favourite scene from Pushpa?

The dam scene… Pushpa’s growth from nothing to the ruler, the confession scene, the first time Srivalli smiles at Pushpa…

What’s next in terms of work?

Thalapathy 66, Animal, Pushpa 2, Mission Majnu, Goodbye…

(Featured Image Credits: Instagram)