Manisha Koirala She was born in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 16, 1973, and studied at the Army Public School, in New Delhi. Koirala is also an accomplished Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dancer.
Koirala was born into a politically powerful Koirala family; her grandfather, and two of her great uncles were Prime Ministers of Nepal. Her first movie was the Subhash Ghai directed Saudagar.
She went on to star in many hits such as 1942 - A Love Story and Bombay. Her performance in the latter gave her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. The film was directed by Mani Ratnam, and she starred in his next film Dil Se. She starred with Ajay Devgan in the film Company directed by Ram Gopal Verma but succeeding films, of which she did many, did not do as well at the box office.