Mandana Karimi

Manizhe Karimi, is an Iranian actress and model based in India

Manizhe Karimi, is an Iranian actress and model based in India. After working on several successful modelling projects around the world, she appeared as a lead actress in the Bollywood film, Bhaag Johnny. Mandana Karimi is smoking up the show with her beauty and drama.

Iranian beauty, Mandana has made her debut in Bollywood with a cameo in Roy and  later on appeared in Bhaag Johnny and now on bigg boss 9. The diva has many secrets unfold, from her secret marriage to her air hostess career, there are many things which you are not aware of.

The epitome of glamour, Mandana look the same as Hollywood diva Liz Hurley and now, she is is all set to make her other big-screen appearances with Kya kool hai hum 3 and Main Aur Charles. Born to Iranian mother and Indian Father, Mandana Karimi was brought up in Tehran, Iran. This Diva was born on 19th Mar 1988. Her birth name is Manizhe Karimi, which was seen in her leaked marriage certificate. Mandana Karimi is an Iranian model turned actress. She was born on March 19, 1988 in Tehran, Iran. Her mother Zahra is an Iranian and father Ali Riza is an Indian. She lived in Iran till she was 15 and then moved to Dubai and completed her education there. She made her bollywood debut with Bhaag Johnny movie opposite Kunal Khemu and Zoa Morani. She has done few modelling assignments in India and in the middle East. She is complimented for her looks being similar to Hollywood beauty Elizabeth Hurley. She shot to fame for her participation in the reality show Bigg Boss Nau. As per the latest reports, Mandana Karimi has been signed on to participate in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 9. Apparently, the actress was initially not keen on being a part of a dance show as she thinks she is not a good dancer. However, she agreed to be a participant on the show. As per the latest reports, Mandana Karimi is dating entrepreneur Gaurav Gupta. According to the sources, they are holidaying in Japan which is said to be an official meeting of both their parents. Mandana and Gaurav might tie the knot soon. Mandana Karimi was seen as one of the contestant in Bigg Boss season 9. The show was hosted by Salman Khan and Prince Narula was the winner of the season. Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 was a Bollywood film which starred Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi in lead roles. Mandana played the role of a girl named Shaalu Karjatiya. The film was directed by Umesh Ghagde and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. Mandana would like to shape her career like Kangana Ranaut has in these past couple of years. She didn't give a thought to acting till she visited India on a modelling assignment in 2010.


In 2011, she started taking lessons in Hindi and later enrolled herself at Barry John's acting academy to discover the nuances of the art. She also began learning dance. In 2013, the young girl signed two movies back to back. She made her debut with the flick Bhaag Johnny opposite Kunal Khemu followed by Kya Kool Hain Hum 3. Mandana Karimi is a gorgeous Irani model who is now a part of Indian TV and film industry. She has taken birth on 19th May 1986 in Tehran, where she lived till the age of 15 years. She is the origination of two different sectarians. Her father is an Indian while her mother is from Iranian Muslim community. After completing her 15th years, she moved to Dubai, pursue her studies there. She has done several modeling assignments and also worked in Bollywood movies. If news is to be believed, Mandana was dating with a businessman named Gaurav Gupta but after few time the couple broke off and now she is single. Mandana has started her Bollywood career with Kunal Khemu starer latest release movie ‘Bhaag Johnny’. Before appearing in the movie she has spent a lot of her time in learning Hindi. She has never even thought about being an actress. She has also worked in several modeling shows and in 2011 she attended Barry John’s Acting Academy to learn all the technicalities of acting. In 2013, she was approached by director Shivam Nair of Bhaag Johnny. The movie was produced by T- Series. She has also signed another contract for Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 againstTussar Kapoor. There is a good news for viewers that the beautiful girl now appearing in Bigg Boss 9. We only can wish her a good luck for her Bigg Boss journey. Hot Mandana Karimi in Bigg Boss 9 paired with Keith Sequeira.  Mandana Karimi is a well-known Iranian model and actress who has taken a place in the hearts of viewers with her good looks and brilliant acting skills. She made her debut on silver screen with her cameo role in film ‘Roy’. After that she came into prominence with the lead role of Rachel D’Costa in Shivam Nair’s 2015 film ‘Bhaag Johnny’. This film also features Kunal Khemu and Zoa Morani as lead roles. She was last seen played  the role of Liz in Prawaal Raman’s thriller film ‘Main Aur Charles’. This film also featured Randeep Hooda, Tisca Chopra, Adil Hussain and Richa Chadda in lead roles. Currently, she is seen as a contestant in one of the popular reality show Bigg Boss 9. Karimi started her career as an air hostess, and later quit that job to pursue a career in modelling.[7] In 2010, after working on various international modelling projects, she came to Mumbai for three months on a modelling contract.[3] About her experience in India she said, "I had a different experience, staying without my family. I absolutely loved it! Work was great, but at that time, I had other contracts around the world. Then, in 2013, I decided to move to Mumbai and try acting."[3]

Karimi has done TV commercials with Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor.[5][8]

In February 2015, she made a guest appearance in the film Roy.[2] Later that year, in September, her movie Bhaag Johnny was released.[2] She also appeared in the October 2015 film, Main Aur Charles, where she played the role of Charles Sobraj's assistant. Karimi's next film, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3, a sex comedy, was released on January 22, 2016.[5][9]

Karimi was a contestant in reality TV show, Bigg Boss 9, where a group of celebrities from various walks of life live together in a large house. One of the contestants get eliminated every week, based on public votes. The show went on air in October 2015 on Colors. She was one of the third finalists of the season. In an interview, Karimi said, "The first film that I watched was Sholay when I was 8 or 9 years old. My father was one of the few people in Iran who possessed a tape of the film, though the government didn't allow to keep video cassettes." She further commented, "Mainly, I've grown up watching Iranian films, especially by directors like Majid Majidi and favorite actress is Golshifteh Farahani."[5]

A marriage certificate claiming that Karimi is married to model Lalit Tehlan surfaced in 2011. The document dated February 18, 2011 states that they had an Arya Samaj wedding. However, Karimi denied any such marriage at that time and said the two were just dating.[10][11]

Karimi speaks Persian, English and Hindi.[5]




Publish Date April 27 2016

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