An Actress of Substance
Manisha Koirala is a renowned Nepalese actress. She was born in Kathmandu, Nepal to a politically connected family, on 16th August 1970. The age of Manisha Koirala is 51 years. Manisha has worked predominantly in Bollywood and Tamil film industry.
She had a brief experience in modeling before embarking on her acting career with the Nepali film Pheri Bhetaula (1989). While discussing about Manisha Koirala it must be mentioned that her big break came when she was cast in Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar (1991).
Success in Silver Screen
The success of Saudagar was followed by a string of films featuring Manisha, most of which failed commercially and critically. She eventually established herself in Bollywood with the critically acclaimed 1942: A Love Story (1994), which was directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and with the Mani Ratnam directed Bombay (1995). Bombay is a Tamil-language romantic drama set in the backdrop of Bombay riots of 1992, whose dubbed Hindi version also was a huge commercial success like its original Tamil one.
Without mentioning of these two films, no biography of Manisha Koirala would have a ring of completeness to it.
Then there was no looking back for the splendid actress Manisha Koirala. Soon she was seen in lead roles in a number of commercially successful films, which includes Agni Sakshi (1996), Indian (1996), Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), Kachche Dhaage (1999), among others.
Her sensitive performance of an ambitious wife who at the same time loves her family in Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) garnered critical acclaim as did her spellbinding performance as a daughter of deaf-mute parents in Khamoshi: The Musical(1996); the maiden directorial venture of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Mani Ratnam directed Dil Se…(1998) is another landmark film in her career. Mann (1999), Lajja (2001), Escape from Taliban (2003) aresome of the other important films in the remarkable career of Manisha Koirala.
Triumph Against Cancer
Manisha got diagonized with ovarian cancer in 2012. After a long battle with the lethal disease, she emerged cancer-free in 2015. She told media that the diagnosis and the following treatment changed her as a person and she learnt to embrace joy in small things, which we often take it for granted.
Manisha Koirala took a break from her acting career for five years because of her ovarian cancer, and did feature in some films since 2017. She played pivotal roles in the coming-of-age drama Dear Maya (2017), in the Netflix production Lust Stories(2018), did a small but significant role in the superhit biopic Sanju (2018) and did some other roles, but her acting career post 2017 didn’t take off to any great heights.
A Social Activist
Manisha is actively engaged in various social issues, such as women’s rights, cancer awareness, prevention of violence against women, prevention of human trafficking. Manisha was also involved in the relief works related to April 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Though there are no authentic information in public domain about the net worth of Manisha Koirala net worth of her, according to https://www.celebnetworths.com/, is 11 million USD.
She began her journey in films in 1989, with the Nepali film Pheri Bhetaula.
She is presently single. Manisha married Samrat Dahal in 2010 and they got divorced in 2012. She had a series of past affairs.
She had ovarian cancer.