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 well-known actresses.
In 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.
In 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.
She 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.