Manasa is a famous actress in Malayalam. She was the daughter of renowned Malayali cinematographer Hema Chandran and former actress Kanakadurga. She was born in a family with great movie background, and that made her a heroine easily. Manasa was passionate about acting since her childhood. She has taken part in many extra circular activities in her youth to fulfill her zeal to become a good actress, but her mother was against her joining films. Manasa fought a lot with her mother and learnt acting. Manasa is also a Bharatanatyam dancer. She made her silver screen debut with a huge film Bigb starring Mammootty. Even before the release of her debut film, Manasa has fetched another meaty role in Prithviraj film Khakhi. She also acted in few other movies like
Calcutta News, Jubilee, The Trigger, The Snake and Ladder, etc., Apart from movies she came to limelight as Sethulakshmi in the Malayalam serial Makalude Amma. Manasa also acted in a Telugu movie ‘Nandanavanam 120 km’ starring Ajay Varma. Manasa married Tamil hero Vikranth on 21 October, 2009. Vikranth is the brother of Tamil superstar Vijay. Manasa continued her serials and movies even after marriage. Her movie Kanneerenu Madhuram directed by Raghunath Palery is yet to be released.