Μαντώ Mando was born in Pireus and raised in Athens by a jazz pianist father and a classic soprano opera mother. From an extremely young age she began to develop her talent and interest in music characterizing her as a "miracle child". At the mere age of 4 Mando had unbelievable vocal abilities and could easily sing opera aries, gospel and jazz music. Her parents, astonished by her musical capability, signed her up at the National conservatory for piano and music theory lessons. Meanwhile, she also took up vocal training and dance lessons.