Manish Gandhi was born on 25 November 1988 in Chandigarh. He started practicing acting at his very early age, as an attempt to understand and express himself about the different religious customs that his mother practiced at home and the ones practiced at his school which was based on Arya Samaj. He attempted to participate in a play in a theater workshop close to his school, but was rejected several times, so he created his own acting group and performed the same play in a school competition and won the competition. His education continued in DAV College in Chandigarh, where he studied Bio-informatics and was actively involved in almost all acting activities in his college. He was a leader of a project funded from the Chandigarh Administration and created a new theatre education program for children in government schools. In 2009 he won a scholarship from Inlaks Foundation and graduated in Acting from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. Manish has performed in TV commercials, TV series, films and theater plays. He played the lead role in the film "Rizwaan" in 2010, the role of Addu in the TV series "
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2" broadcast on Colors, directed and acted in the theater play "Cock" which had more than 50 performances in Mumbai and other theater stages all over India. He created his own theater company for children called ClustalZ Theater Repertoire which has the goal to help children express themselves through acting. In 2013 Manish received a two-year scholarship from Inlaks Foundations to study acting in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).