Manisha grew up with her paternal grandmother in Varanasi, India. She studied in Vasant Kanya Mahavidhyalay. Then she re-found to New Delhi and was enrolled in Army Public School. As soon as completing her school, Manisha had planned to go through medicine and become a doctor.
Instead of getting a doctor, fate led her to modeling, and then onto the tinsel screen in Nepal in a 1989 movie ‘Pheri Betaula’. She then re-located to Bombay and debuted in a Bollywood movie titled ‘First Love Letter’ which was released in 1991.
Manisha has won five awards for her performance in ‘Bombay’, ‘Khamoshi: The Musical'(two awards), ‘Company’, and ‘Escape from Taliban’.
She has obtained a Diploma in Film Making from New York, U.S.A., and is a member of the Independent Film-Makers Society. She is also the goodwill ambassador on U.N.F.P.A.. She is actively involved in bettering the status of girls, women’s rights, prevention of violence against women, too as in the active prevention human trafficking, specially Nepali women, who are abducted and sold as prostitutes. She is well versed in the Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dance forms.
Manisha is engaged to Christpin Conroy, the Australian ambassador to Nepal.
|Day of Birth||16 August 1970|
|Place of Birth||Kathmandu, Nepal|
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