Manisha Koirala Biography: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Awards, Parents, Siblings, Spouse, Instagram, Height, Wiki

February 24, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Manisha Koirala Singh Grover, a talented actress from Nepal, has made a name for herself in the Indian film industry. 

Primarily known for appearing in Hindi films, she has ventured into other regional industries such as Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali, and English cinema.

 Throughout her career, she has delivered remarkable performances in movies like “1942: A Love Story” (1994), “Agni Sakshi” (1996), “Gupt” (1997), and “Mann” (1999). 

Recognizing her exceptional acting skills, she was honored with the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Actress.


  • Full name: Manisha Koirala Singh Grover
  • Stage Name: Manisha Koirala,
  • Born: August 16, 1970
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Height: 1.65m
  • Parents: Prakash Koirala and Sushma Koirala.
  • Siblings: Siddhartha Koirala
  • Spouse: Samrat Dahal,
  • Children: None
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net worth: $20 million. 

Early life and education

Manisha Koirala, a renowned actress, was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 16, 1970. She hails from a family with a significant political background. She was raised by her parents, Prakash Koirala and Sushma Koirala. 

Her grandfather, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, served as the Prime Minister of Nepal in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Additionally, two of her great-uncles, Girija Prasad Koirala and Matrika Prasad Koirala, also held the prestigious position of Prime Minister in Nepal. She grew up with one sibling, Siddhartha Koirala.

During her formative years, Koirala resided in India, specifically Varanasi, where she spent significant time at her maternal grandmother’s residence.  

Manisha Koirala, a renowned actress, possesses an impressive educational background. She holds a diploma in filmmaking from the prestigious New York University, showcasing her dedication and passion for the cinematic arts. 


 After starting her career with the film Pheri Bhetaula in 1989, she appeared in the Hindi drama Saudagar in 1991. Despite facing several commercial failures, she later established herself as a prominent actress by starring in romantic dramas such as 1942: A Love Story (1994) and the Tamil-language Bombay (1995). 

Her success continued with several commercially successful films like Agni Sakshi (1996), Indian (1996), Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), Kachche Dhaage (1999), Mudhalvan (1999), Company (2002), and Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002). 

In 2001, Koirala sought treatment in New York City before returning to India four years later. Despite her health challenges, she has maintained a presence in the film industry, although she now selects projects more carefully. 

Additionally, Koirala has actively engaged in social work, dedicating her efforts to advancing women’s rights, combating violence towards women, and fighting against the trafficking of Nepali girls for prostitution.

 Awards and nominations


  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for Bombay
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for Bombay
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for Khamoshi: The Musical
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for Company


  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Akele Hum Akele Tum
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Khamoshi: The Musical
  • Filmfare Award for Be Actress for Dil Se.
  • People’s Choice Award for Best Actress for Lajja
  • People’s Choice Award for Best Actress for Mann – Soul’s Heart

Social Media

  • Twitter: @mkoirala: 
  • Instagram: @m_koirala: 
  • Facebook: Manisha Koirala:

Personal Life

After tying the knot with Samrat Dahal, a successful businessman from Nepal, Koirala’s marriage lasted from 2010 to 2012. Unfortunately 2012, her life took an unexpected turn when she received the devastating news of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

However, through her unwavering determination and the implementation of rigorous medical treatment, she was able to triumph over this formidable disease and enter a state of remission.

During a recent interview, Koirala expressed her satisfaction with the current state of her life and confidently stated that she does not desire to enter into matrimony once more. Additionally, she mentioned that while she is open to embracing motherhood, she is in no rush to pursue it.


Nepali films

  • Pheri Bhetaula 
  • Bishweshwar 
  • Maya Premi 
  • Himalini 

Hindi films

  • Saudagar 
  • First Love Letter 
  • Anmol 
  • Dhanwan 
  • Yalgaar 
  • Insaniyat Ke Devta 
  • 1942: A Love Story 
  • Yuhi Kabhi 
  • Sangdil Sanam 
  • Dushmani: A Violent Love Story 
  • Criminal 
  • Akele Hum Akele Tum 
  • Anokha Andaaz 
  • Bombay
  • Agnisakshi 
  • Indian 
  • Khamoshi: The Musical 
  • Gupt: The Hidden Truth 
  • Dil Se.. 
  • Yugpurush 
  • Mann 
  • Kachche Dhaage 
  • Mudhalvan 
  • Company 
  • Ek Chhotisi Love Story 
  • LOC Kargil 
  • Escape from Taliban 
  • Paisa Vasool 
  • Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story 
  • Tulsi 
  • Khela 
  • Elektra 
  • I Am 
  • Mappillai 
  • Dear Maya 
  • Chehre 
  • Bhoot Returns 
  • Sanju 
  • Prassthanam 
  • 99 Songs 
  • Shehzada 

Tamil films

  • Bombay 
  • Mudhalvan 
  • Padayappa 
  • Baba 

Telugu films

  • Mudhalvan 
  • Padayappa 

Malayalam films

  • Elektra 

English films

  • Escape from Taliban 

 Net Worth

Manisha Koirala, a renowned actress known for her work in Indian films, particularly Hindi films and Nepali and English films, has an estimated net worth of $20 million. 

Her successful Bollywood career, ventures into regional cinema, lucrative brand endorsements, and smart investments in the real estate sector have all significantly impacted her financial success and prosperity.

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