|Nick Name||“Manya”, “Manu”|
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1970|
|Birth Place||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Manisha Koirala Height||5′ 5″ (1.65 m)|
|Brother||Siddharth Koirala, actor.|
|Schoool Days||New Delhi’s Army Public School|
|College Days||Vasant Kanya Mahavidhyalaya (VKM) Varanasi|
|She was engaged to||Christpin Conroy, Australian ambassador to Nepal. [Broke up]|
|Skills||Bharatnatyam and Manipuri|
|Accomplishments||UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador|
|First movie||First Love Letter (1991)|
Biography and trivia
* Manisha Koirala was born on 16th Aug 1970 in Kathmandu, Nepal to Sushma Koirala & Prakash Koirala, a Nepalese politician.
* Her family has great political background, her grandfather Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, her great uncles Matrika Prasad Koirala and Girija Prasad Koirala served as Prime Ministers of Nepal for decades.
* She attended ‘Vasant Kanya Mahavidhyalaya’ in Varanasi and ‘Army Public School’ in New Delhi.
* Since from her childhood days she wanted to be a doctor but accidentally entered modeling and films.
* Bollywood actor Siddharth Koirala is her younger brother, they worked together for Anwar in 2007.
* She studied filmmaking in New York and earned a diploma in 2004.
* She is a well trained Manipuri and Bharatnatyam dancer.
* She hosted “Sawaal Dus Crore Ka” TV show on Zee TV with Anupam Kher in 2000.
* She helped Hrithik Roshan when he was in controversy of issuing anti Nepal statement in 2000.
* Manisha Koirala made her film debut through Nepali film Pheri Bhetaula in 1989, her Bollywood debut was with blockbuster hit Saudagar in 1991 opposite Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar.
* In 2001 she was reported to have been engaged with Crispin Conroy, an Australian ambassador but the couple broke up later.
* She met Samrat Dahal on Facebook and they got married on 19th June 2010 in Kathmandu, they went to Finland for honeymoon. Due to irreconcilable misunderstandings they divorced in 2012.
* In 2012 Koirala was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer, she underwent a surgery in USA and in December 2012 it was reported that the surgery was successful.
* Koirala is actively working for several women organizations creating awareness about women’s rights, human trafficking etc.
* In Manisha’s decade long film career she appeared in commercial successful films like Saudagar in 1991, 1942: A Love Story in 1994 with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, Bombay in 1995 alongside Arvind Swamy, Agni Sakshi in 1996 opposite Nana Patekar and Jackie Shroff, Indian in 1996 opposite Kamal Hassan, Gupt in 1997 alongside Bobby Deol and Kajol, Dil Se.. in 1998 with Shahrukh Khan, Kachche Dhaage in 1999 opposite Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn and Namrata Shirodkar, Mudhalvan in 1999 with Arjun,Mann in 1999 with Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji and Sharmila Tagore, Aalavandhan in 2001 with Kamal Hassan, Market in 2003 opposite Suman Ranganathan, Mappillai in 2011 opposite Dhanush and Hansika Motwani.
“I wish I could be like other actresses who claim they haven’t kissed even at the age of 27!I can’t see myself changing nappies and cooking dinner for too long. I’m too independent to live off a man’s earnings.”
“I live my life openly, and I don’t have double standards. Bollywood is very male dominated and hypocritical. It makes its women dance semi-nude on screen, but when it comes to life beyond the screen, it expects them to be virgin white. But I refuse to lead a double life. I am what I am on the surface. Yes I party a lot, I have my friends, but that doesn’t make me a coke addict.”
“I was not serious initially. I thought I would do a couple of films and go back to studies…”
“I can’t play chulbuli roles all over again. Give me roles like I had in Company and Escape from Taliban and I will happily do them. I came from nowhere, made a mark. I am happy. Looking back there are no regrets.”
“In Nepal, where I come from, people die for their beliefs. I can never compromise on my principles. I can’t play games to get roles.”
“I refuse to be a doormat to any man. I will never allow anyone to push me around. I am my own mistress.”
“Just yesterday I wanted to marry Crispin and have his babies. Today we’ve drifted apart. The truth is, Crispin wanted to marry this May. When the date came close I developed cold feet. I realised I wasn’t ready for marriage. Like they say, sometimes the man is right but the time isn’t.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1989||Pheri Bhetaula||–||Prakash Adhikar|
|2||1991||Saudagar||Subhash Ghai||Dilip Kumar,Raaj Kumar|
|3||–||First Love Letter||Shiva||Vivek Mushran,Dalip Tahil|
|4||1992||Yalgaar||Feroz Khan||Feroz Khan,Sanjay Dutt,Kabir Bedi|
|5||1993||Insaaniyat Ke Devta||Bokadia||Raaj Kumar,Vinod Khanna|
|6||–||Anmol||Ketan Desai||Rishi Kapoor|
|7||–||Dhanwan||Vishwanath||Ajay Devgan,Karishma Kapoor|
|8||1994||Yun Hi Kabhi||Kumar Bhatia||Kumar Bhatia,Archana Puran Singh|
|9||–||1942: A Love Story||V Vinod Chopra||Anil Kapoor,Jackie Shroff|
|10||–||Sangdil Sanam||Shomu Mukherjee||Salman Khan,Kiran Kumar|
|11||–||Criminal||Mahesh Bhatt||Nagarjuna Akkineni,Ramya Krishnan|
|12||1995||Bombay||Mani Ratnam||Arvind Swamy,Prakash Raj|
|13||–||Anokha Andaz||Lawrence D’Souza||Asrani,Bindu|
|14||–||Milan||Mahesh Bhatt||Jackie Shroff,Paresh Rawal|
|15||–||Guddu||Prem Lalwani||Shahrukh Khan,Deepti Naval|
|16||–||Ram Shastra||Sanjay Gupta||Jackie Shroff,Dipti Bhatnagar|
|17||–||Akele Hum Akele Tum||Mansoor Khan||Aamir Khan,Adil Rizvi|
|18||1996||Dushmani||Imran Khalid||Mithun Chakraborty,Armaan Kohli|
|19||–||Agni Sakshi||Parto Ghosh||Jackie Shroff,Nana Patekar|
|20||–||Majhdhaar||Esmayeel Shroff||Salman Khan,Rahul Roy|
|21||–||Khamoshi||S L Bhansali||Nana Patekar,Salman Khan|
|22||–||Indian||Shankar||Kamal Haasan,Urmila Matondkar|
|23||1997||Sanam||Aziz Sejawal||Sanjay Dutt,Vivek Mushran|
|24||–||Loha||Kanti Shah||Dharmendra,Mithun Chakraborty|
|25||–||Gupt||Rajiv Rai||Bobby Deol,Kajol|
|26||–||Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein||A Bhattacharya||Vikas Bhalla,Mamik|
|27||1998||Yugpurush||Parto Ghosh||Nana Patekar,Jackie Shroff|
|28||–||Achanak||Naresh Malhotra||Govinda,Farha Naaz|
|29||–||Dil Se..||Mani Ratnam||Shahrukh Khan,Preity Zinta|
|30||–||Maharaja||Anil Sharma||Govinda,Raj Babbar|
|31||1999||Kachche Dhaage||Milan Luthria||Ajay Devgn,Saif Ali Khan|
|32||–||Lal Baadshah||K.C. Bokadia||Amitabh Bachchan,Shilpa Shetty|
|33||–||Laawaris||Shrikant Sharma||Akshaye Khanna,Jackie Shroff|
|34||–||Jai hind||Manoj Kumar||Rishi Kapoor,Kunal Goswami|
|36||–||Kartoos||Mahesh Bhatt||Sanjay Dutt,Jackie Shroff|
|37||–||Mann||Indra Kumar||Aamir Khan,Sharmila Tagore|
|38||–||Hindustan Ki Kasam||Veeru Devgan||Amitabh Bachchan,Ajay Devgan|
|39||2000||Champion||Padam Kumar||Sunny Deol,Rahul Dev|
|40||–||Khauff||Sanjay Gupta||Sanjay Dutt,Simran|
|41||–||Baaghi||Rajesh Kumar Singh||Sanjay Dutt,Aditya Pancholi|
|42||–||Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya||Rajeev Kumar||Arvind Swamy|
|43||2001||Grahan||Shashilal Nair||Jackie Shroff|
|44||–||Chhupa Rustam||Aziz Sejawal||Sanjay Kapoor,Mamta Kulkarni|
|45||–||Lajja||Rajkumar Santoshi||Jackie Shroff,Anil Kapoor|
|46||–||Moksha||Ashok Mehta||Arjun Rampal,Kalpana Pandit|
|47||2002||Company||Ram Gopal Varma||Ajay Devgan,Mohanlal|
|48||–||Jaani Dushman||Rajkumar Kohli||Sunny Deol,Akshay Kumar|
|49||–||Ek Chotisi Love Story||Shashilal K. Nair||Aditya Seal|
|51||2003||Escape From Taliban||U Chattopadhyaya||Nawab Shah|
|52||–||Calcutta Mail||Sudhir Mishra||Anil Kapoor,Rani Mukerji|
|53||–||Market||Jay Prakash||Suman Ranganathan,Aryan Vaid|
|54||2004||Paisa Vasool||Aditya Chopra||Sushmita Sen,Sushant Singh|
|55||–||Tum||Aruna Raje||Karan Nath,Rajat Kapoor|
|56||2005||Chaahat||Jai Prakash||Sharad Kapoor,Aryan Vaid|
|57||–||Mumbai Express||S Sreenivasa Rao||Kamal Haasan,Nassar|
|58||–||Taj Mahal||Akbar Khan||Kabir Bedi,Sonya Jehan|
|59||–||Anjaane||H W. Fernandes||Sanjay Kapoor,Tejasvini Kolhapure|
|60||2006||Darwaza Bandh Rakho||Chakravarthi||Aftab Shivdasani,Chunky Pandey|
|61||2007||Anwar||Manish Jha||Siddharth Koirala,Nauheed Cyrusi|
|62||2008||Tulsi||Ajay Kumar||Irrfan Khan,Sadashiv Amrapurkar|
|63||–||Sirf||Rajaatesh Nayar||Kay Kay Menon,Ranvir Shorey|
|64||–||Mehbooba||Afzal Khan||Sanjay Dutt,Ajay Devgn|
|65||–||Khela||Rituparno Ghosh||Prasenjit,Raima Sen|
|66||2010||Ek Second||Partho Ghosh||Jackie Shroff,Nikita Anand|
|67||–||Dharmaa||Dipendra K. Khanal||Rajesh Hamal,Nikhil Upreti|
|70||–||I Am||Onir||Juhi Chawla,Rahul Bose|
|71||2012||Do Paise Ki Dhoop||Deepti Naval||Rajit Kapur,Sanaj Naval|
|72||2012||Bhoot Returns||Ram Gopal Varma||J. D. Chakravarthy|