Mandala Tayde

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© Marco Hofschneider
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© Marco Hofschneider

Facts

Height
172 cm
Hair
Black brown
Eyes
Dark brown
Languages
English, Italian, Spanish, a little French
Training
Central School of Speech and Drama, London; Duse-Studio, Rom, Francesca de Sapio, Rom; Michael Margotta, Rom
Dance
Modern, Salsa, Fandango, Gesellschaftstanz (Kenntnisse)
Sports
horseback riding, basketball, volleyball, swimming, billards
Instruments
guitar
 

Videos

Biography

Mandala Tayde was born in 1975 to a German mother and an Indian father in Frankfurt am Main. She grew up there and finished high school, though she spent most of her time with horses and books. She started working as a model when she was thirteen. That enabled her to travel to Hamburg, Milan, and Miami. In 1995 she was casted for the short film HAWAI 96. After graduation from high school Mandala absolved an actors training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and at the Duse-Studio in Rom. She starred in AMORE A PRIMA VISTA, which turned out to be a major box-office success in Italy. In 1997 Mandala moved to Rome and played the lead in FUOCHI D LARTIFICIO, a huge box-office success in Italy with a 40-million-Euro revenue. The films TRE STELLE, IL CUORE E L SPADA, and AMORE A PRIMA VISTA followed, along with Mandala's first tv-movies in Germany, TÖDLICHE WILDNIS and LIEBE PUR, and her first Indian feature, DIL CHAHPA HAI.

Mandala took great pleasure playing in an otherwise all-male cast during the successful staging of UOMINI SULL' ORLO DI UNA CRISI DI NERVI (Men on the Brink of Nervous Breakdown) in 2004 at the Teatro dei Satiri in Rome.

Mandala's last feature film for German tv was MEINE VERRÜCKTE TÜRKISCHE HOCHZEIT. This film received the 3sat Audience Award, and was awarded as the year's best tv feature by the German National Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Publications

Movies

2013

Rana
(Rana)
ARTE / Le Femis / Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
dir.: Deniz Sözbir
short film
Berlin

2005

Hate 20
(Nicole)
Film Maker SRL
dir.: Alex Infascelli
Rome

2002

Emil & Papaya
(Madeleine)
Schiwago Film
dir.: Cecilia Malmström
Berlin

2001

Santa Maradona
(Lucia Bakshi)
Harold / Rai / Mikado
dir.: Marco Ponti
Turin

2000

I giorni dell'amore e dell'odio
(Marthe)
Metropolis
dir.: Claver Salizzato
Valle d'Aosta
Dil Chahta Hai
(the loved one)
Excel Entertainment
dir.: Farhan Akhtar
Bombay/Goa

1995

Hawaii 96 (filmlet)
(Coco)
dir.: Bobby Roth
Munich

Tv

2013

Aktenzeichen XY... ungelöst - Amberg-Missing
(Anna Poddighe)
ZDF / Securitel
Munich

2009

Dr. Chauvi - Christopher
(Maria)
RTL / Monaco Film
dir.: Peter Stauch
Frankfurt

2008

Wilsberg - Oh Du Tödliche
(Nadja Weismüller)
ZDF / Cologne Film
dir.: Hans-Günther Bücking
Cologne/Münster
Il commissario Montalbano - La pista di sabbia
(Rachele Estermann)
RAI UNO / Palomar
dir.: Alberto Sironi
Sicily

2007

Tatort - Familienaufstellung
(Rojin Lewald)
ARD / Bremedia
dir.: Mark Schlichter
Bremen
Einsatz in Hamburg - Ein sauberer Mord
(Selay Sandal)
ZDF / Network Movie
dir.: Lars Jessen
Hamburg

2006

Vater auf der Flucht
(Sofia)
ZDF / U5 Filmproduktion, Frankfurt/Main
dir.: Franziska Meyer-Price
Mallorca
Ein Fall für den Fuchs - Das Amulett der Inkas
(Mrs. Omari)
SAT 1 / U5 Filmproduktion
dir.: Siggi Rothemund
Frankfurt/Main

2005

Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit (AT: Inshallah)
(Aylin Göcmentürk)
PRO 7 / Rat Pack
dir.: Stefan Holtz
Berlin
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Der Fahrer
(Anja Herbst)
RTL / Action Concept
dir.: Sebastian Ehrenberg
Cologne

2004/05

Un posto tranquillo
(Eva)
RAI / Publispei/RAI
dir.: Claudio Norza
Italy

2004

Traumhotel - Bali
(Sowiemon)
ARD / Lisa Film
dir.: Otto Retzer
Bali / Lombok

2003

Padre e figli (Ragazzi e ragazze)
(Suor Maria)
Palomar S.p.A.
dir.: Gianni Zanasi
Rome
Virgin-Club
(Rosetta)
Box-Film
dir.: Lars Montag
Mallorca

2002

Denninger - Mörderischer Cocktail
(Tereza)
ZDF / UFA
dir.: Matthias Tiefenbacher
Mallorca
SOKO L.E. - Enttäuschte Liebe
(Carmen Rubio)
ZDF / UFA
dir.: Oren Schmuckler
Leipzig

2001

Klinik unter Palmen
(nurse Désirée)
ARD / Wörthersee Film
dir.: Otto Retzer
Dominican Republic

2000

Il terzo segreto di fatima
(Isabel)
Eurolux
dir.: Alfredo Peyretti
Rome

1999

Liebe pur (One more life)
(Sezan Tashan)
Zeitsprung
dir.: Florian Richter
Cologne
Tödliche Wildnis - Sie waren jung und mußten sterben
(Anna)
Polyphon
dir.: Jorgo Papavasiliou
Berlin / Ruegen Island
Amore a prima vista
(Roberta)
Cecchi Gori
dir.: Vincenco Salemme
Naples

1998

Tre Stelle
(Iris Cavalcanti)
Video 3
dir.: Pier F. Pingitore
Rome / Venice
Il cuore e la spada (Tristan und Isolde)
(Brangania)
SAT 1 / Titanus/Taurus Film
dir.: Fabrizio Costa
Saint Malo / Rome

1997

Fuochi d'artificio
(Demiu)
Cecchi Gori/Tiger Productions
dir.: Leonardo Pieraccioni
Tuscany/Maledives

1996

Prinzessin Amina
(Amina)
Titanus/Taurus Film
dir.: Enzo Castellari
Tunesia
Sandokan
(Dora Parker )
Titanus/Taurus Film
dir.: Enzo Castellari
Mysore (India)

Theatre

2011

Uomini sull'orlo di una crisi di nervi
(Ivonne)
Teatro dei Satiri
dir.: I Picari (Roberto D'Alessandro, Augusto Fornari)
Rom