Biography of Manisha Koirala

Last updated on February 2nd, 2016 at 09:16 am

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala hails from influential Koirala family in Nepal and she started her movie career back home in 1989 by ‘Pheri Bhetaula’ and a few advertisements like Mega Wool advertisement. She didn’t see much future in Nepal and headed towards Bombay (called Mumbai these days) India in search of roles in Bollywood movies.

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Manisha got a break in Subhash Ghai’s ‘Saudagar’ released in 1991. The movie turned out to be the biggest hit of the year – helping Manisha to establish herself in Bollywood in her first attempt. But, during 1992-1993 she went through a number of unsuccessful movies until Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1994 love story movie ‘1942: A Love Story’ following by a Tamil film by Mani Ratnam ‘Bombay’ in 1995.

Actress Profile

  • Name – Manisha Koirala
  • Date of birth – August 16, 1970
  • Birth place – Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Education – Vasant Kanya Mahavidhyalaya (VKM), Varanasi up to Grade 10,  Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi (APS), Diploma in filmmaking from New York in 2004.
  • Spouse – Samrat Dahal (married on June 19, 2010) and divorced in 2012
  • Health – Diagnosed with cancer in November 29, 2012. Currently being treated in USA.
  • Family history – Grandfather BP Koirala was the first elected prime minister of Nepal. Great-uncles  great-uncles, Girija Prasad Koirala and Matrika Prasad Koirala were also prime minsters of Nepal. Her fatehr Prakash Koirala is also a prominent politician and an ex-cabinet minister.


Nepali movies:

  • Pheri Bhetaula (1989)
  • Dharma (2010)

Full listing of Hindi movies, Tamil movies, Telugu movies, Malayalam movies, Bengali Movies are available in .


  • Manisha is known for drinking too much in parties (a news about Manisha being drunk in 2012 in xnepali)
  • Manisha had gone through various unsuccessful affairs (An extensive list of Manisha’s boyfriends in xnepali)
  • She couldn’t get along with her husband and expressed her feelings in her Facebook status.
  • Controversial statement on support of then-king Gyanendra Shah is believed to have ended the possibility of her entering Nepali politics.


  • 1995, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, Bombay
  • 1996, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Bombay
  • 1997, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Khamoshi: The Musical
  • 1997, Star Screen Award Best Actress, Khamoshi: The Musical
  • 2003, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Company
  • 2004, Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, Best Actress, Escape From Taliban
  • 2006 – Gorkha Dakshin Bahu honored by the then King of Nepal for achievement in the Indian Film Industry

Nominated in:

  • 1995 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, 1942:A Love Story   
  • 1996 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, Akele Hum Akele Tum   
  • 1997 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, Khamoshi: The Musical
  • 1999 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, Dil Se

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  • Wikipedia (and the references mentioned in the Wikipedia article)
  • Various other websites

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