Nepali born Manisha Koirala was launched by director Subhash Ghai in Saudagar. She was hailed as a beauty who could act. She has worked with acclaimed directors such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ram Gopal Varma and Mani Ratnam.
Despite limited box-office success, Manisha is respected in the industry for her acting ability.
Manisha is single although she has been steadily linked to a number of men.