Mandana Karimi who became famous overnight with a stint in Bigg Boss 9 was born to an Indian father and Iranian mother. Her birth name is Manizhe Karimi, which is the same name on her Twitter handle as well.
Mandana was an air hostess by profession and slowly she shifted to moedlling where she obtained name and success. She worked in HongKong, Middle East and India.
Main Aur Charles, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 actress Mandana Karimiwas born to an Indian father and Iranian mother.
She started off with modelling and lived in HongKong before shifting base to Mumbai.
Before getting into modelling profession, Mandana used to work as an air hostess.
India and the Middle East
She has modelled in India and the Middle East and worked with designers like Anna Singh, Satya Paul, JJ Valaya and Sandeep Khosla.
"She is comfortable in her own skin and doesn't try too hard to impress or copy anyone else. She is super original," said Mandana about Kangana.
Her debut film was Roy in which she played a small role.
She has acted in Roy, Bhaag Jhonny Bhaag, Main Aur Charles and Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3.
It is rumoured that Mandana Karimi got married to a guy of the name Lalit Tehlan but the marriage was only to get her work permit in India.
Mandana's birth name
Mandana's birth name is Manizhe Karimi and both the marriage certificate and her Twitter handle has that very name.
She is dating popular entrepreneur Gaurav Gupta for the last few months.
When she came to India in 2008, with intro from Rohit Bal, Mandana met Lalit Tehlan whom she started dating and if sources are to be believed then she was even married to him.
The very same sources even revealed that it was only to help Mandana get work permit and once she got it, her relationship also went kaput so she chose to end the marriage.
From modelling she soon jumped to movies, a debut in Roy then small roles in Bhaag Jhonny Bhaag, Main Aur Charles and her last movie Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3. Post shooting for KKHH3, she entered the Bigg Boss house and emerged as the second runner up.
Mandana was never liked by people in the Bigg Boss house, like other firangs will she also hook on to Salman Khan to climb up in Bollywood or will she achieve something on her own.
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