Manisha Koirala is Nepalese actress who has done a number of Bollywood movies and has appeared in several Nepali, Telegu, Tamil and Malayalam movies as well. She made her acting debut through a Nepali movie “Pheri Bhetaula” which was released in 1991. She was one of the leading actresses of 1990’s of Bollywood industry.
Manisha Koirala’s Early Life and Family Relationship
Manisha was born to Prakash Koirala and Sushma Koirala and was a granddaughter of Bishweshwor Prasad Koirala. She grew up in Banaras and attend VKM, Vanarashi till 10 standards and shifted to Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi.
Her aim and ambition were to be a doctor but later on, she made her career in acting. She received a degree in filmmaking from New York University, U.S.A. Returning back to India in 2004, she joined Independent documentary filmmaker society. She is also a well-trained dancer in Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dance.
She is married to Samrat Dahal (a businessman in Nepal) on 19th June 2010 in a traditional ceremony. But this relationship could not last longer and get divorced in 2012.
Manisha Koirala ‘s Career
This Nepali actress made her Bollywood debut from Subhash Ghai’s “Saudagar” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Anupam Kher, Amrish puri and many others Bollywood legends. She got a chance to enrolled in “1942: A Love Story”, “Bombay”. Her performance was well appreciated in the movies and was awarded by “Filmfare Awards for Best Tamil actress.
She has done several movies such as “Ek Chotisi Love Story”, “Anjaane- The Unknown”, “Mumbai Express”, “Mohbooda”. Beside love story movies, she has also done horror movies directed by Ram Gopal Verma’s “Bhoot Returns” which was released in 2012. Her next flick movie “Dear Maya” is to be released in 2017.
Besides acting career, she is involved in social organizations promoting women’s rights, violence against women, human trafficking of Nepal and involved in supporting earthquake victims of Nepal during 2015.
Moreover, she is a motivational speaker and involved in awareness program about the cancer disease. She was herself a cancer victim and went through surgery treatment in New York and got rid of cancer after 2 years on 2nd May 2015.
Manisha Koirala’s Achievement and Award
Being one of the successful actresses she has won many awards and nominations. Her awards and nominations include 3 Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards, Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards. She was also honored with Gorkha Dakshina Bahu by the King of Nepal for her success and achievement in Indian Film Industry. She was also appointed as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2015.
Manisha Koirala ‘s Net Worth
Manisha has played more than 50 Bollywood movies. She has an estimated net worth of 8 hundred million INR which she collected from her acting career. She has got many properties in Nepal and India.
In February 2017, she had given speeches on “Health is Our Responsibilities” at Sneh Foundation and on “Cancer is Conquerable” at Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad. She is actively participating in generating awareness against cancer and trying to make comeback in movies industry.