Su wrote on Feb 3 2009 12:01AM
Manisha Koirala born on 16th August 1970 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her nick name is "Manya", "Manu". Height is 5'5". Her uncle was the Prime Minister of Nepal. Her grandfather B.P. Koirala was Prime Minister of Nepal during the late 50s-early 60s. Two of her grandfather's brothers were also prime minister of Nepal: Girija Prasad Koirala (different times during the 90s and M.P. Koirala (early 50s). Engaged to Christpin Conroy, the current Australian ambassador to Nepal (2001). She is an accomplished Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dancer.
Subhash Ghai had given first break in Saudaagar with co-star Vivek Mushran. Saudaagar did not do as well as it was expected to do. But Manisha set her charms on the industry. She was unusually attractive and was willing to experiment with her talent. Her range began from Love Letter to 1942: A Love Story to more serious ones like Akele Hum Akele Tum, Agnisakshi, Bombay, Khamoshi, Dil Se and Mann.
She had been awarded FilmFare Critics Award as Best Performance(1995) in Bombay and FilmFare Critics Award as Best Performance(1996) in Khamoshi
In a career spanning a decade, the Nepali beauty has done her variety and still has zest to 'work in meaningful projects'. Films apart, the person in Manisha does not shy away from taking on responsibilities to improve the state of people in the country. Women, rather girl children have called her attention and she is doing her bit to make a difference to their lives.