Raasi, also credited as Mantra, is a South Indian actress who has acted in a number of Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada movies. She made her acting debut in Mamatala Kovel as a child artist in 1986. Her debut film in Tamil was Priyam. Raasi rose to fame with Subhakanshalu. She played a negative character in Nijam which is directed by Teja. She was labelled 'traditional' after Gokulamlo Seetha. Her first movie was Girafthar in Hindi. She paired with superstar Mithun Chakraborty in Rangbaaz (1996), Suraj (1997) and Jodidar (1997). Her debut film in Telugu was Subhakanshalu. Her hits like Snehithulu, Pandagah, Devulu and Gilligajalu proved her mettle as an actress. Following a prolific year in 1996, she received offers including the Vijay-starrer Love Today and the Ajith Kumar-starrer Rettai Jadai Vayasu. Recently she has acted in Vaalu and Kalyana Vaibhogame.