Mandakini was born in an Anglo Indian family in Meerut. Her father, Joseph is British and her mother is Muslim.
In 1990, Mandakini married a former Buddhist monk, Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur. Thakur gained fame in childhood as the baby featured in Murphy Radio advertisements in the 1970s and 1980s. They have a son named Rabbil and a daughter Rabze Innaya Thakur.
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