Manisha Koirala Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Husband, Affairs & More

Manisha Koirala

Real NameManisha Koirala
NicknameManu, Manya
ProfessionFilm Actress, Social Activist
Famous For1942: A Love Story (1994)
Agni Sakshi (1996)
Gupt (1997) and Mann (1999)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 63 kg
in Pounds- 139 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack and Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 August 1970
Age (as in 2017)47 Years
Birth PlaceKathmandu, Nepal
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityNepalese and Indian
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolVKM, Varanasi (Till Class X)
Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi
CollegeNew York University
Educational QualificationDiploma in Film Making
DebutBollywood- Saudagar (1991)
Manisha Koirala Saudagar film poster
Nepali Film- Pheri Bhetaula (1989)
FamilyFather- Prakash Koirala (Former Nepalese politician)
Mother- Sushma Koirala
Manisha and her parents
Brother- Siddharth Koirala (Bollywood Actor)
Manisha with her brother Siddharth on rakhi
Sister- N/A
EthnicityNepalese and Indian
Favourite Things
Favourite ColorWhite
Favourite Movies'Masoom', 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest', 'An Officer and a Gentleman' 'Kagaz Ke Phool'
Favourite DirectorMani Ratnam
Favourite ActorKamal Haasan
Favourite BooksFyodr Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot', John Irwing's 'The world according to Garp' and Erica Jong's 'Fear of fifty'
Favourite Ghazal ArtistsBegum Akhtar and Mehdi Hassan
Favourite DrinksWater, Fresh Lime Soda and Strawberry Champagne
Favourite Comic BooksTintin and Archie
Favourite ActressesIngrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Whoopi Goldberg
Favourite PerfumesPrivate Collection and Skate
Favourite SportBasketball
Favourite DestinationKashmir and London
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsVivek Mushran (Bollywood Actor)
Vivek Mushran
Crispin Conroy (Australian Ambassador for Nepal)
Sandeep Chowta (Bollywood Music Director)
Sandeep Chowta
Nana Patekar (Famous Bollywood Actor)
Nana Patekar
DJ Whosane (DJ)
DJ Whosane
Cecil Anthony (Nigerian Businessman)
Manisha Koirala and Cecil
Aryan Vaid (Indian model and actor)
Aryan Vaid
Prashant Chaudhari (Restaurateur)
Prashant Chaudhary
Akshay (Bollywood Actor)
Manisha and her ex-boyfriend Akshay
Christopher Dorris (A sports counselor, author and entrepreneur)
Manisha with her boyfriend Christopher
Samrat Dahal
Manisha-Koirala partying with Samrat-Dahal
Husband/SpouseSamrat Dahal (2010–2012) (American Businessman)
Manisha with her husband Samrat Dahal
Money Factor
Net WorthINR 80 Crore (approx.)

Manisha Koirala Bollywood Actress

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manisha Koirala

  • Does Manisha Koirala smoke?: No (Used to smoke; however she quit smoking after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.)
  • Does Manisha Koirala drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Manisha Koirala is the grand-daughter of former Nepalese Prime Minister, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala. However, she did not use her family status as a launch pad to enter Bollywood.
  • Aside from Bollywood, she has worked in Nepali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayala film industry.
  • Manisha has mastered the art of Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dances.
  • She has won the Filmfare Critics Award thrice for her roles in the movies like Bombay, Akele Hum Akele Tum (both 1995), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Dil Se.. (1998), Lajja (2001) and Company (2002).
  • She wanted to be a doctor but a modeling incident exposed her to acting.
  • Her brother is also a Bollywood actor and they both appeared together in the movie- Anwar. 
  • In November 2012, Manisha discovered that she has Ovarian Cancer as she felt extremely weak and was admitted to the hospital. After seeing doctors in Nepal, India and the US, she finally went for her surgery to the US. Manisha after surgery
  • Manisha does a lot of social work to support women. She fights against violence against women and trafficking of Nepalese girls.
  • In the 90s, the masses considered her as one of the most beautiful Bollywood actresses of that era.
  • She had almost lost the role in 1942 a Love Story in the first screen test. However, she was selected for the role when she asked Vidhu Vinod Chopra to take a second screen test, which she passed successfully.
  • In an interview, Manisha stated that during her younger days, she had a huge crush on actor Sanjay Dutt.