Mandakini is a former Bollywood actress. She had a brief, but controversial career in Hindi movies and was rumored to have a close relationship with underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. Mandakini became a household name after her first movie itself, when, she was cast in the lead role in Raj Kapoor's 1985 movie, Ram Teri Ganga Maili opposite his youngest son, Rajiv Kapoor. The movie was a huge hit, and it caused a huge stir because of two scenes - one in which Mandakini bathes in a waterfall wearing only a flimsy white saree through which her breasts were clearly visible, and another in which she was shown breast-feeding a child. Some critics claimed that the scenes were vulgar and exploitative. Mandakini went on to act in several other successful films but never quite managed to recreate the success of her first movie. Currently, she runs classes in Tibetan yoga and is reportedly a follower of the Dalai Lama.