Rishika Singh was born into a family of film personalities. She is the daughter of the famous film director Rajendra Singh Babu and the granddaughter of the Bengali actress Pratima Devi and Shankar Singh, a Mysore-based producer. Rishika, who was born as Rohini Singh, adopted Rishika as her screen name. She was brought up in Bangalore. She predominantly does Kannada movies. Her brother Aditya also features in Kannada cinema. Rishika Singh is the niece to Sangram Singh, Vijayalaksmi Singh and Jai Jagdish who are famous actors. Rishika was first seen in Kannada movies when she debuted with “Kanteerava” in 2011. 

The movie was a remake of the Telugu super-hit “ Simhadri.” The film was directed by Tushara Ranganath and did average business at the box office. In the movie, she played the role of Kasturi. Then in 2011, again, she was seen in a comedy “Kalla Malla Sulla” that had a multi-star cast. Tushara Ranganath and did average business at the box office. In the movie, she played the role of Kasturi. Then in 2011, again, she was seen in a comedy “Kalla Malla Sulla” that had a multi-star cast. Rishika, who played the role of Sanjana, happened to work alongside V. Ravichandran, Ramesh Aravind, and Vijay Raghavendra. This was a remake of the famous Tamil movie of 2002, “ Charlie Chaplin.”

In 2012, Rishika was seen in “ Katari Veera Surasundarangi,” in a special appearance role. The same year she got an opportunity to host a TV show “Ragale with Rishika” which was shown on ZEE Kannada. It was a popular show. In 2013, she came into the limelight with a controversy, where her obscene video clip with her director was made public, and it went viral. She was working in the movie “Benki Birugali” and it was reported that she was seen in some video clip with the director S.K Basheer. The clip was uploaded on the social networking sites. Rishika had also filed a case against the director. The same year she was also seen in the Kannada edition of Big Boss, as one of the contestants.

Rishika got engaged to a businessman from Bangalore in 2012, but somehow the wedding was called off for reasons unknown.

Ranya Rao Kannada Actress

Ranya Rao

Ranya was born in Chikmagalur district which is in Karnataka, India. She is a model and an actress who predominantly acts in South Indian films. She completed her studies in Kodagu and pursued an engineering degree in Bangalore. She obtained this degree from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering. As she wanted to act in movies, she left this college and began learning the art of acting from the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, which is situated in Mumbai. It was at this time that she also began her modeling career. She has a very recent career that started in the year 2014. Her first appearance was in the movie Maanikya, which is a Kannada action drama film. This movie was a remake of Mirchi, which is a 2013 Telugu film. This is the costliest movie to have ever been made in Kannada cinema’s history. The director and main actor of this film Sudeep signed her on to act opposite him. Her role was that of a rich girl, and she was also a part of the main love story in the movie. However, her role was met with mixed reviews. The film did run for more than a hundred days in over twelve cinemas which are a great feat for a first-time actress. It was in June of 2015 that she signed on to play a lead role in the movie Wagah. This was the second film of her career and her first role in a Tamil movie. She was cast against Vikram Prabhu in this film. She simultaneously also took up a part in the Kannada movie Pataki against Ganesh. Both Wagah and Pataki are yet to be released in cinemas. She has a website: ranya.in, on which fans can send messages to her. They are also provided with her email id, with the help of which they can send her emails asking her any questions.


Sharmiela Mandre

Sharmiela Mandre was born in Bangalore, Karnataka and mainly appears in South Indian Films. She has been in the South Indian Film Industry since 2008. She has been a prominent actress in Kannada films and has also acted in a few Tamil and Telugu films. Sharmiela comes from a family of distributors and producers due to which she has had a connection with the industry right from her childhood. Venturing into this industry has been her dream since childhood, and she has sure done well to fulfil that dream of hers. Despite coming from an affluent background full of people having influential connections from the film industry, she chose to make herself capable before fulfilling her ambition. She pursued a course in acting in London and even did modelling for a few years before starting her stint with films and did well there as well. She made her debut with Sajni, a Kannada film in 2007, produced by her sister and in the same year gave her first commercial success, Krishna. Both the movies helped shape up her image in the industry and introduced her to more film offers as well as fans. She has always ensured not to be named as just a glamorous actress and to take up roles that are challenging and give her enough scope to showcase her skills. She is a fitness freak and believes in maintaining herself. Not just this, she involves herself totally in the character that she has to play and the language she has to speak. She made her debut in Tamil with Mirattal and with Kevvu Keka in Telugu for which she also received an award for ‘Best Female Debut’. Seeing her growth and her popularity, this young and beautiful actress sure has a long way to go!

Sharmiela Mandre Kannada Actress