Birth date: 16th August
1942: A Love Story
"Manisha Koirala hails from a royal family of Nepal. And with her grandfather having been one of Nepal's prime ministers, it wouldn't have come as surprise if the science student (with Biology as her major subject) had got into some political profession. But her passion for facing the camera outweighed the genetic path. And much against the will of her family, the Nepali beauty came down to the city of Mumbai to reach for her dreams. She got her huge break in the form of Subhash Ghai's blockbuster 'Saudagar'. And there was no looking back after that. Manisha has always been a top-notch actress, with successful films like 'Akele Hum Akele Tum', '1942 A Love Story', 'Bombay', 'Khamoshi' and 'Gupt,' to name just a few, to her credit.
The actress has taken her career a step further by turning producer. Her first home production, 'Market', may not have done great business, but Manisha continues to work at becoming as successful a producer as she is an actress."
I think it's safe to say that I've done a poor job of hiding my affection for this actress. Manisha is one of my favorites, and I am always happy to see her in a new film.
I first saw her in Jaani Dushman, and then again in Gupt. It was the Gupt performance that really sold me on her, and she's only impressed me since. Manisha has had a few movies that didn't turn out as well as I'm sure she hoped, but her triumphs are considerable. Her performance in 1942: A Love Story is brilliant. She's also made a few controversial films, such as Bombay, which takes a look at how Hindus and Muslims get along, and Lajja, dealing with the treatment of women in India. She's not afraid to face the challenges of these roles, and her work is always a treat.