Manisha Koirala, is a Bollywood actress of Nepalese origin. She was born on 16 of August 1970 in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is the daughter of Nepal’s politician, Prakash Koirala and is the granddaughter of Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala who was the Prime Minister of Nepal during the late 1950s.
Initially she wanted to be a doctor, but performing a modelling assignment paved her way to becoming an actress. Apart from Hindi, she has acted in several other languages. She made her acting debut through the Nepali movie, ‘Pheri bhetaula’ which was released in 1989. Her Bollywood debut was in the year 1991 with the movie ‘Saudagar’. The movie was a top grossing drama, which helped Manisha to establish herself as one of the leading ladies of the Bollywood in the 1990s.
Manisha Koirala received the “Filmfare Critics” Award three times. She also was the co-host of a TV show, named ‘Sawaal dus crore ka’, with
Anupam Kher, as her co-host.
She has actively participated for the eradication of many social issues. She is also a ‘United Nation’s Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador’ and promotes women’s rights. She was married to ‘Samrat Dahal’, a Nepali businessman but divorced in 2012. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer for which she underwent surgery in USA. Now, she has been cancer free for over two years.