Manisha Koirala

Bollywood Actress | Cancer Survivor | UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador | Social Activist


Noted for her acting prowess, her movie '1942: A Love Story' marked a turning point in Manisha Koirala's career, earning her praise and the Filmfare Award for 'Best Actress'. She is considered to be one of the most versatile actors, playing diverse kinds of roles all through her acting career.

She was appointed as the 'Goodwill Ambassador' for the United Nations Population Fund in 1999 and 2015, and was involved in the relief works after the Nepal earthquake 2015. She promotes various causes such as Women's Rights, Prevention of Violence Against Women, Prevention of Human Trafficking and Cancer Awareness. 

After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, she fought back and battled through her illness, returning to hold the reigns of her career.  Her role in her comeback film 'Dear Maya' was well placed to convey Maya's vulnerability and gradual awakening. Her life journey is truly inspiring! 

Manisha calls being cancer free a “rebirth”. Her maxim is “When you have no choice but to face it you will do it ”.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Manisha Koirala is the recipient of several accolades, including four ‘Filmfare Awards’.

She won the ‘Priyadarshini Academy – Smita Patil Memorial Award’ in 1994.

She also won the ‘Woman of the Year Award’ in 2014 and ‘Spirit of Inspiration Award’ in 2015.

Why Manisha Koirala?

Manisha Koirala often talks about the valuable lessons that she learnt from the worst period in her life and the tough times that made her strong. Despite having been through situations that many wouldn’t ever be able to recover from, she showcased great strength and transformation. She often delivers motivational talks in hospitals and various organizations and speaks about how she managed to overcome life’s challenges gracefully. 

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