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Manisha Koirala

Name: Manisha Koirala

Height: 5'5"

Date of Birth: 16 August, 1970

Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal

Address: 302 Beachwood Towers, Yari Road, Versova,   Andheri (W), Mumbai 400061

Koirala was born into the eminent political Koirala family of Nepal. Her grandfather, and two of her great uncles were Prime Ministers of the country. She underwent schooling at New Delhi's Army Public School, she nurtured the ambition of becoming a doctor, but a brush with modeling opened paved her road towards a career in Bollywood.

Her first film was Pheri Bhetaula (We shall meet again), a Nepali movie released in early 1989. She debuted in the Hindi film industry with Saudagar, which was directed by noneother than expert filmmaker Subhash Ghai. The film was a hit and she was noted for her fresh, charming beauty. After that she went on to work with celebrated directors like Mani Ratnam, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shekhar Kapoor, Ram Gopal Verma, Rajkumar Santoshi, Mansoor Khan and many others.

She was the female lead in several hit films such as 1942: A Love Story and Bombay. Her performance in the latter won her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. The film marked the beginning of her association with the director Mani Ratnam, and she starred in his next film Dil Se as well in 1998. unfortunately, this film was not successful. 1996 was the most bountiful year of her career with her film Agnisakshi doing exceptionally good business at the box office and her role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Khamoshi: The Musical was widely acclaimed. She played the role of the daughter of a mute and deaf couple in the film. Even though the film failed to actually set the box office ablaze, her performance was applauded. Next she starred alongside Kajol and Bobby Deol in the super hit Gupt. She was cast opposite with Ajay Devgan in the film Company directed by Ram Gopal Verma. This film, based on the Mumbi underworld, was a commercial success and praised by the critics as well. She also starred in the leading role in couple of Tamil and Telugu movies.

In 2004 she tried and burnt her hands in production with the small-budget comic-caper Paisa Vasool in which she starred along with Sushmita Sen. This film was directed by Srinivas Bhashyam and was probably the first ever chick-flick in Indian cinema. It has no male lead or a love story.

Even though  most of her films failed to generate profits, but her position as an actor remains unharmed irrespective of box office collections. She was nominated for Filmfare awards for her performances in 1942:A Love Story, Bombay, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Agnisakshi, Dil se and Khamoshi. She won the award for Bombay, Khamoshi and a surprise award for the film Company. She has won the Screen award once for Khamoshi- The Musical.

In September 1999, Koirala was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Koirala is actively involved in social work both in India and Nepal. In India she labors to promote women's rights and prevention of violence against women. She is also associated with an organization involved in prevention of prostitution of girls who are brought from Nepal and sold in India.

 

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