Manisha KoiralaPublished: January 24, 2015
Manisha Koirala is an Indian and Nepalese actress, as well as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist. Her first film was Pheri Bhetaula (We Shall Meet Again), a Nepali movie released in early 1989.
Koirala has primarily worked in Bollywood, though she appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well. She is also a Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dancer. She made her acting debut in the Nepali film Pheri Bhetaula (1989). A year later, Koirala made her Bollywood debut with the top-grossing drama Saudagar (1991). She went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses in the 90s with such mainstream films as 1942: A Love Story (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996) and Gupt (1997). Recognised for her acting prowess, Koirala was noted for her performances in films such as Bombay, Akele Hum Akele Tum (both 1995), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Dil Se.. (1998), and Company (2002). She has won the Filmfare Critics’ Award thrice and has received four nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress so far. Although box-office collections of her films have varied considerably, critics have noted that her niche as an actor remains unharmed irrespective of her commercial potent.
She is the daughter of politician Prakash Koirala and Sushma Koirala in the Koirala family of Nepal. Off-screen she is frequented in the media as a “controversy’s child” with her bohemian stance and candid comments often described as “outspoken” and “bold”.
|Place of Birth||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|School||Vasant Kanya Mahavidhyalaya ,Varanasi|
|Debut movie||Pheri Bhetaula (Nepali)|
|Parents||Prakash Koirala – Sushma Koirala|
|Spouse||Samrat Dahal (Divorced)|
|Date of Marriage||19/06/2010|
|Siblings||Siddharth Koirala (Actor)|
Her grandfather Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala was the Prime Minister of Nepal