Sharmila Mandre Bombastic Photos

Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 22:09 [IST]

Sharmila was born on 28 October in Bangalore. Her paternal grandfather, R.N. Mandre was a veteran in Production, Distribution and Exhibition of Hindi and Kannada films for more than 50 years and built the first air-conditioned theater Sangam in Bangalore and Mysore. Her aunt Sunanda Murali Manohar was a very well known producer who made films like Indian SummerJeans (film)ProvokedJodi (1999 film)Dhaam DhoomMinnaleRamji Londonwaley etc. She was educated at Bangalore's Sophia High School and completed her degree at Mount Carmel College.

She started her film through the Kannada film Sajni, opposite Dhyan and had her first commercial success with the film Krishna opposite Ganesh. Her other films include Navagraha (2008), Venkata in Sankata (2009) and Swayamvara (2010).

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In 2012 she debuted in Tamil with the film Mirattal, a remake of the Telugu film Dhee, and got accolades for her performance in the film. She immediately went on to sign her first Telugu film Kevvu Keka opposite Allari Naresh. In 2013, she changed her name from Sharmila to Sharmiela. In December 2014, it was announced that she was selected to play the protagonist in the Khalid Mohammed's directorial Katha which would be a remake of the same titled film released in 1983. It was reported that she would play the role played by Deepti Naval.After a brief hiatus, she made her came back to Kannada cinema in 2015 with Mumtaz opposite Dharma Keerthiraj which was a commercial success.

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In 2017, she started a new project with Chiranjeevi Sarja titled Aake, a horror story, which is a remake of Tamil film Maya (2015), and her role was essayed by Nayantara. Subsequently, she made a special appearance as a journalist doing a dance number in the Shivarajkumar starrer Leader. In 2018, she produced a Tamil film Evanukku Engeyo Matcham Irukku. In 2019 she went on to produce two more films in Tamil which are up for release in 2020. She also started a Kannada film under her banner starring Sathish NinasamRukmini Vijayakumar and herself directed by Arvind Sastry.