Manisha Koirala is a Nepali actress who mainly
appears in Hindi films in India, though she has worked in several South Indian
and her native country's films. Noted for her acting prowess, Koirala is the recipient of several
accolades, including four Filmfare Awards—and is one of India's most
September 1999, Koirala was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.She is actively involved in social
work, specifically working with organisations to promote women's rights,
prevention of violence against women, and also to prevent the human trafficking
of Nepali girls for prostitution.
May 2013, after her cancer treatment, Koirala said she intends to use her
celebrity status and personal story to inspire others who are battling the
dreaded disease. "All I want to do from now onwards is to be useful to
people who could need [a] little advice," she said in her first interview
since undergoing cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre.
was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2015 and involved in the relief
works after the Nepal earthquake 2015.She has turned into be a Motivational
speaker after her battle with cancer; and gives motivational talks on various
topics at various multinationals, schools, hospitals and other organisations.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.