Ashika Ranganath

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Ashika Ranganath
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Ranganath in 2022
Years active2016 - present

Ashika Ranganath is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Kannada language films. She is known for her lead role in the 2016 film Crazy Boy[1] and Raambo 2 (2018).[2][3]

Early life and personal life[edit]

Ashika was born in a [kannada] family to Ranganath and Sudha Ranganath in Hassan district.[4] Her elder sister Anusha Ranganath is also an actress. She studied in Bishop Sargant School, Tumkur and later moved to Bangalore for pre-in Jyoti Nivas College, where she auditioned for a Clean and Clear Fresh Face Bangalore contest, emerging as the runner-up of Miss Fresh Face 2014.[5] She is trained in various dance forms including freestyle, Belly and western.[6][7] In an interview with ZEE5, Ashika said that she had a crush on Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth.[8]


Ashika's career in acting started after Crazy Boy director Mahesh Babu picked her during a Clean and Clear Fresh Face Bangalore contest. She was nominated for the Best Debutant Actress in a Leading Role Award by SIIMA.[9]


  • All films are in Kannada unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes
2016 Crazy Boy Nandini
2017 Mass Leader Shreya
Mugulu Nage Vaishali
2018 Raju Kannada Medium Vidya [10][11]
Raambo 2 Mayuri [12]
Thayige Thakka Maga Saraswathi [13]
2021 Kotigobba 3 Chameli Special Appearance[14][15]
Madhagaja Pallavi [16]
2022 James Herself Special Appearance[17]
Avatara Purusha Siri [18]
Garuda Pooja [19]
Kaaneyaadavara Bagge Prakatane Rashmika Cameo Appearance [20]
Raymo Films that have not yet been released Mohana Completed[21][22]
O2Films that have not yet been released
Untitled with AtharvaaFilms that have not yet been released
Filming; Tamil film[24][25]


  1. "Ashika joins Garuda camp". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  2. "Raambo 2 celebrates 100 days - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  3. "'Raambo 2 gave me popularity and recognition': Ashika Ranganath". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  4. "Team Mugulu Nage shoots at scenic Puducherry". The Indian Express.
  5. "Sharan: Ashika Ranganath | undefined Movie News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. "Russian model debuts in Gurunandan-starrer Raju Kannada medium". The Indian Express.
  7. "Ganesh on shooting spree, no time to chill". The Indian Express.
  8. "EXCLUSIVE: I Am Single: Ashika Rangnath Gets Candid About Her Love Life - ZEE5 News". 6 September 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  9. "Leader challenges brutal cold". The Indian Express.
  10. "Ashika Ranganath joins Raju Kannada Medium". The Times of India.
  11. "Going back to school for Raju Kannada Medium was fun for Ashika". Cinema Express.
  12. "Metrolife: In 'Raambo 2', Ashika acts with two heroes". Deccan Herald].
  13. "More to my role in 'Thayige Thakka Maga' than just glamour, says Ashika Ranganath". The New Indian Express.
  14. "Ashika Ranganath roped in to jiggy with Sudeep - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  15. "Ashika Ranganath to make a special appearance in Sudeep's Kotigobba 3". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  16. "Excited to experiment with the cult character of a village belle in 'Madagaja': Ashika Ranganath". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  17. "A new promotional song for James is in making | Cinemaexpress". Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  18. "Sharan-Suni's Avatara Purusha release date announced". The New Indian Express. 4 November 2021. Archived from the original on 4 November 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  19. "Exclusive: Meet the leading ladies of Garuda". The Times Of India. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  20. "Exclusive: Meet the cast of Kaneyadavara Bagge Prakatane - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  21. "Ashika Ranganath to star opposite Ishan in Pavan Wadeyar's next - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  22. "Pavan Wadeyar's next with actor Ishan is titled Raymo". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  23. "Ashika ranganath to headline a medical O2 thriller". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  24. "Ashika Ranganath's is a kabaddi player in Tamil debut opposite Atharvaa - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  25. "Atharvaa-Sarkunam project in last leg of shooting". 1 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.

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