- Birthday16 August, 1970
- Fun Trivia:She is an accomplished Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dancer.
- Famous Quote:People, who are not celebrities, should also be responsible for spreading social messages.
Manisha Koirala, a Nepali by nationality, was studying to become a doctor. However, as luck would have it, she took up a few modeling assignments while living in Delhi and gradually developed interest in acting leading her to shift her base to Mumbai. Her first Hindi film was Subhash Ghai-directed Saudagar that released in 1991. For the next two years post her debut, none of her films worked before 1942: A Love Story happened. Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Bombay was another project that brought her fame and recognition. Akele Hum Akele Tum and Khamoshi: The Musical are some other films that she is best known for. Manisha suffered from ovarian cancer in 2012 and managed to win her battle against it.