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Manisha Koirala is a Actor and Producer born on 16 august 1970 at Kathmandu

Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala
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Birth name Manisha Koirala
Birth 16 august 1970 (49 years) at Kathmandu
Awards Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South

Manisha Koirala (born 16 August 1970) is a Nepalese known for her works in Indian cinema, as well as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist. Koirala has primarily worked in Hindi cinema, though she has appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well. She is also an accomplished Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dancer. Born to politician Prakash Koirala and Sushma Koirala in the politically prominent Koirala family of Nepal, 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. 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". She was awarded "Nepal's Humanitarian Ambassador" at the We Care for Humanity's 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards which was held at UN Millennium Hotel in August, 2015.


On 19 June 2010, Koirala married Samrat Dahal, a Nepali businessman, in a traditional ceremony held in Kathmandu. The couple spent their honeymoon in Finland. They met through the online social networking website, Facebook. The couple divorced in 2012.

On 29 November 2012, media news reported that Koirala had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer., She was admitted to Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai,. She flew to the USA for treatment, however the exact ailment was not disclosed.

On 10 December, she underwent surgery. The following day it was reported that the surgery was successful. As of 2 May 2015, she has been cancer-free for two years.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Manisha Koirala (79 films)

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Aap Ke Liye Hum
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Ayesha Takia, Ranvir Shorey

Aap Ke Liye Hum is about an adopted mother, played by Jaya Bachchan, abandoned by her wretched son, played by Ranvir Shorey.
Bhoot Returns, 2h
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Origin Inde
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Manisha Koirala, J. D. Chakravarthy, Madhu Shalini
Roles Namrata Awasthi

Tarun, an architect, moves into a luxurious bungalow with his wife, Namrata, and their children, 10-year-old Taman and 6-year-old Nimmi. During an exploration of the house, Nimmi finds a doll, and includes someone named 'Shabbu' in all her activities. The family mistakes Nimmi's new doll to be Shabbu but are surprised when Nimmi points to an empty space and introduces her invisible friend as Shabbu. Her parents suspect her wild imagination as the reason for her new 'friend'.
Jaihind (2012)
, 2h27
Actors Pooja Gandhi, Manisha Koirala, Ramesh Bhat, Thriller Manju

This is a single handed war on terrorism. Commando in the Indian Army Bharath considers his nation as his mother. He does not want anyone to cut it like piece of cake. He is very strong and stubborn in his decision.
Mappillai (2011)

Directed by Suraj
Actors Dhanush, Hansika Motwani, Manisha Koirala, Vivek, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sathyan
Roles Rajeshwari
Rating29% 1.469081.469081.469081.469081.46908
Saravanan is a do-gooder, who is soft-spoken and admired by one and all. Another person named Child Chinna (Vivek) who is the head of the Namitha Fan Club in his area. Child Chinna and Saravanan come across Gayathri (Hansika Motwani), daughter of arrogant business woman Rajeshwari and they both fall for her. Child Chinna asks Saravanan to help him with his love and when he finds out it's Gayathri he still helped him.
Elektra (2010)

Directed by Shyamaprasad
Genres Drama
Actors Nayantara, Manisha Koirala, Prakash Raj, Biju Menon, P. Sreekumar
Roles Diana

Elektra (Nayantara) lives in a world torn between passion and fixation. She is so possessive of her father Abraham (Prakash Raj), that when he returns home from his plantation in Jaffna, she plans to poison his mind about his wife Diana (Manisha Koirala) having an affair with Isaac (also played by Prakash Raj).
Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De...
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Aman Yatan Verma, Nikita Anand, Moammar Rana
Roles Raashi
Rating41% 2.0691152.0691152.0691152.0691152.069115
There is a proverb which says that whatever is written in one’s destiny in some way or the other actually happens. But if we fight against it, and make the incident happen in a different way- then what? This film follows Rashi (Manisha Koirala) A woman who doesn't know what her destiny has written for her. One day she gets fired from her job and now is ready to leave on the next train, but in that one second that she has to decide whether to take the train or not to, she chooses not to. From then the film follows.
Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish
Directed by Deepti Naval
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Bollywood, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Manisha Koirala, Rajit Kapur, Milind Soman
Roles Juhi
Rating64% 3.2489553.2489553.2489553.2489553.248955
Juhi is an aging prostitute whose son, Kaku, is a wheelchair-bound. She finds it challenging to take care of him with the limited number of customers that now find her attractive. Debu, a not so successful lyricist, is dumped by his boyfriend, and is out on streets. These characters, in need of money and love, bump into each other, after which their lives take a similar direction. Their relationships, born out of mutual needs, change their perceptions about each other, which in turn brings a change in them, finally, a sunny day after days of merciless downpour.
Khela (2008)

Directed by Rituparno Gosh
Genres Drama
Actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Manisha Koirala, Raima Sen, Shankar Chakraborty, Haradhan Bandopadhyay, Roopa Ganguly
Roles Sheela R. Bhowmik
Rating69% 3.473583.473583.473583.473583.47358
Khela is about an idealistic director's (Prosenjit Chatterjee) desire to make a film with a boy who he thinks is just perfect for the role.
Mehbooba (2008)
, 2h42
Directed by Afzal Khan
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Reema Lagoo, Manisha Koirala, Kader Khan, Annu Kapoor
Roles Varsha/Payal

The story follows rich businessman Shravan Dhariwal (Sanjay Dutt). Shravan has everything one can dream of having and what he doesn’t have, he buys it. One day, he meets Varsha (Manisha Koirala) and believes her to be his true love. He proposes to her, and she eventually agrees. The couple get engaged, and go on a small holiday. However, Varsha’s beautiful dream comes to a shocking end when Shravan tells her that his love for her was just a drama to get engaged so he could sleep with her. Heart broken and shattered, Varsha’s whole world collapses around her. She leaves the country and goes as far away as possible from Shravan Dhariwal to start a new life. Shravan goes back home, and says things didn't go well with Varsha.
Sirf (2008)

Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kay Kay Menon, Manisha Koirala, Ranvir Shorey, Sonali Kulkarni, Parvin Dabas, Rituparna Sengupta
Roles Devika
Rating59% 2.9685152.9685152.9685152.9685152.968515
Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, is a city that never sleeps. Rapidly changing at a feverish pace with every passing second, it is always on the move and so are the people living in it. In this story, we take an insight into the lives of the people living in this city and how the pace of the city affects their relationships and how they deal with it. No matter what happens life has to go on.
Tulsi (2008)

Actors Manisha Koirala, Irrfan Khan, Sahila Chadha, Sadashiv Amarapurkar, Tinnu Anand, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Rating67% 3.368053.368053.368053.368053.36805
Tulsi tells the story of Tulsi (Manisha Koirala), married to a drunkard Suraj (Irrfan Khan). The couple is blessed with four kids. One evening, while Suraj is away, his friend (Yashpal Sharma) tries to molest Tulsi. When Suraj gets to know of it, he beats Yashpal black and blue. A furious Yashpal swears revenge. In the meanwhile, Tulsi is diagnosed with blood cancer. Yashpal attacks Suraj and murders him. A distraught Tulsi now decides to get her kids adopted by different families before she's gone.
Anwar (2007)

Directed by Manish Jha
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about terrorism, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Manisha Koirala, Nauheed Cyrusi, Rajpal Yadav, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Yashpal Sharma
Roles Anita
Rating66% 3.3457253.3457253.3457253.3457253.345725
Anwar, a Muslim, lives a middle-class lifestyle in Lucknow, India, with his mother, brother, and sister-in-law, Suraiya. Anwar is researching on ancient Hindu mandirs. The family rents out a room to a poor widow and her attractive daughter, Mehru, whom Anwar falls in love with.
Darwaaza Bandh Rakho
Directed by J. D. Chakravarthy
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Divya Dutta, Gulshan Grover, Chunky Pandey, Aftab Shivdasani, Ram Gopal Varma, Goga Kapoor
Roles Julie
Rating53% 2.665282.665282.665282.665282.66528
Four small time crooks, played by Aftab Shivdasani, Chunky Pandey, Zakir Hussain and Snehal Dabi, turn towards kidnapping for some quick money. They kidnap a millionaire's daughter, played by Isha Shrawani, and they demand money (1 crore). They are forced to barge into the home of a vegetarian Gujarati family of 35. The head of the household is played by Ishrat Ali.
Chaahat Ek Nasha..., 2h20
Directed by Jaya Prakash Reddy
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Manisha Koirala, Aryan Vaid, Sharad Kapoor, Preeti Jhangiani, Sayaji Shinde, Govind Namdev
Roles Mallika Arora
Rating42% 2.1246152.1246152.1246152.1246152.124615
Chaahat – Ek Nasha tells of Mallika Arora (Manisha Koirala), a pop star, who falls in love with Rahul Kapoor (Aryan Vaid), the owner of RK Music World. He thinks of her as his best friend only. Though she is physically attracted to Rahul, she does not want to tie the knot. Rahul and Mallika have had physical relations. However, when he proposes to her, she politely turns him down, saying that she does not believe in wedlock. She is strongly of the view that the instant a couple gets married, love and attraction slip away.