A London-based actress, Mandana is the youngest of three children of a Welsh father and an Iranian mother, though she has only visited Iran once in her life.
Her father, a construction worker, tried to influence Mandana into the business after her elder brothers declined the trade. However, after advise from a school English teacher, Mandana decided to go into acting. She started off helping back-stage at the theatre, and soon progressed to acting roles. Since then, she's also appeared on t.v. in popular programs such as ITV's Bad Girls.