Early Life and Family Background: Manisha Koirala was born into an influential political family in Nepal. Her father, Prakash Koirala, and her grandfather, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, both served as Prime Ministers of Nepal. Growing up in such a prominent family, she had access to both privilege and the pressures associated with her lineage.

Education and Early Years: Manisha completed her schooling at Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya in Varanasi, India, and later moved to Delhi to study at the Army Public School. Initially, she aspired to become a doctor but eventually shifted her focus to acting and modeling, driven by her passion for performing arts.

Rise to Stardom: Throughout the 1990s, Manisha starred in a series of successful films, becoming one of the leading actresses in Bollywood. Some of her notable films during this period include:

  • 1992: “Dil Se” opposite Shah Rukh Khan
  • 1995: “Bombay” directed by Mani Ratnam
  • 1996: “Khamoshi: The Musical” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • 1999: “Mann” opposite Aamir Khan

Social Activism and Personal Life: Apart from her acting career, Manisha is also known for her social activism. She has been involved in various charitable activities and has worked with organizations focused on women’s rights, cancer awareness, and health issues.

Real Name: Manisha Koirala

Date of Birth: August 16, 1970

Birth Place: Kathmandu, Nepal

Residence: Mumbai, India

Profession: Actress, Social Activist

Nationality: Nepali

Religion: Hinduism

Partner: Samrat Dahal (m. 2010; div. 2012)

Father: Prakash Koirala

Mother: Sushma Koirala

Horoscope: Leo

Age: 53 (as of 2024)

Body Measurements: 34-26-36 inches

Bra Size: 34B

Hip Size: 36 inches

Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)

Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)

Body Type: Slim

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Black