A 16 yr old hazel eyed peaches & cream complexioned Mandakini captured the fancy of the nation with Raj Kapoor's Ram Teri Ganga Maili hogayi. It created huge amount of uproar for the contoversial scenes which included a breast feeding scene & a bathing under waterfall scene where she was in sheer transparent clothing. We can only speculate whether she was aware of what she was doing ( as matured as a sixteen year old girl can be) Born of a English father & a muslim mather Yasmeen Joseph apparently came from very humble beginnings before being discovered by Raj Kapoor.
There have been many rumours doing the rounds of her being involved / married to the dreaded gangster Dawood Ibrahim which Mandakini has always denied.
Mandakini could never be the top actress that she had shown so much promise of with her first movie, but she will always be remembered in Bollywood.