Avantika Vandanapu (born 1 January 2005) also known simply as Avantika is an American actress and dancer. She has worked in several Indian films, predominantly in Telugu language, in addition to commercials. In 2021, she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin. She was also the second winner of the Zee TV reality show Dance India Dance Lil Masters North America.
Early Life and Career
Vandanapu was born into a Telugu family in San Francisco, California. Her family originally hails from Hyderabad in Telangana, India who emigrated to the United States. She took drama lessons at the American Conservatory Theater.
In 2014, Vandanapu won second place in Dance India Dance Lil Masters (North America Edition).
Vandanapu entered Telugu cinema in 2015 and was signed for two movies. She was selected to play the role of Chutki in 14 Reels Entertainment’s Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, which was released in February 2016. However, due to the scheduling conflicts, she could not continue with the movie. Vandanapu officially debuted as a child artist in Brahmotsavam starring Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and Pranitha Subhash which started shooting on 16 September 2015. She then appeared in Chandra Shekhar Yeleti’s film Manamantha. Later, she signed on for Premam starring Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Hassan, in which she portrays the younger version of Madonna Sebastian.
In 2021, Vandanapu played the lead role of Rhea Kumar in the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin which stars Meera Syal, Abhay Deol, Aryan Simhadri, Michael Bishop, Jahbril Cook, Anna Cathcart and Kerri Medders.
Avantika Vandanapu was featured in 2022 movie “Senior Year.”
Avantika Vandanapu is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Avantika Vandanapu is also not married.
Avantika Vandanapu’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $550, 000 – $4 million.