Manasi Joshi Roy, best known as KKusum for the lead role she played in Balaji’s Kkusum.. She is believed to be a strong headed woman and a great actor due to her performances on small screen. Her father, Arvind Joshi was a Gujarati writer and a director of Gujarati theatre. Manasi’s mother too was an actress on small screen. Genes do affect one’s profession.
She also tried her cards as a producer. When she was an actor, she always dreamt of producing serials which were realistic. She produced Ek Din Achanak in 2011 followed by Fan Club. She acted in the first professional play with her father as a guiding teacher. She did graduate in psychology yet turned towards acting.
Talking about personal front she has been married to Rohit Roy for more than 15 years. She knew him through a common friend from when she was a model. She has a lovely daughter named Kiara.