Karishma Manandhar Biography

Name Karishma Manandhar
Birth Date February 8, 1974
Birth Place Lalitpur, Nepal
Age 42 years
Nationality Nepali
Education SLC from Shuvatara School
Husband Binod Manandhar
Children Kabita Manandhar (daughter)
Zodiac Taurus
Height 5 feet 7 inch
Waist Measurement 26 inch
Bust Measurement 35 inch
Eye Black
Hair Black

 Karishma Manandhar Biography

Born to the mother Komal KC in Jharuarashi of Lalitpur on 9th June 1974, the real name of Karishma is Bunu. She had just turned fourteen years when she did her first movie ‘Santaan’ opposite to Bhuwan KC in 1988. It was then that she changed her name from Bunu to Karishma and soon she became popular as Karishma. After playing her role in Mayalu, Karishma realized that she must get training if she is to make her career as an actress. So, she visited Mumbai and took training under well-known actress Madhumati to enhance her acting skills where she got an opportunity to play in the movie Choron Ki Barat which was directed by acclaimed director Sunil Agnihotri. She was also signed in to play in an Indian movie – Dangaa Fasaad. Later, she decided to establish her name in Nepali film Industry and returned back to Kathmandu. She was approached by cinematographer Gauri Shankar Dhuju for brand advertisement. Later, Dhuju introduced Karishma to Binod Manandhar. Karishma signed in to play as a lead actress in the movie Kasturi that was being directed by Binod Manadhar and it was then that the two of them met. Karishma met Binod at the sets of movie Kasturi and then the two of them began to see each other. When both of them were sure that they were the right partner for each other, Karishma Married Binod Manandhar. Karishma left Nepal and went on to live in Baltimore, USA for few years but she missed Kollywood and returned to Nepal where she continued to play in movie.

Childhood and Education

Karishma spent her childhood in Lalitpur. She had not a very good experience as a child. She received her formal education from Shuvatara School from where she completed her SLC Level education. She did not continue her education further as she got busy playing movies. She was a fast learner. Although she had no formal training in acting or dancing, she soon dominated the Nepali cinema industry with her pretty face.

Family and Home

Karishma Manandhar married Binod Manandhar, the successful Producer. She is living with her husband and her only daughter Kavita Manandhar. Her mother Komal KC has turned 66 years (in 2016) and she is living in Godavari, near to Karishma’s house and she participates in celebrations that are organized in Karishma’s house. Karishma has no brother.

Karishma Manandhar Movies



1988 Santaan Kanta
1989 Danga Fasad (Hindi)  
1989 Mayalu  
1992 Truck Driver  
1994 Bhauju  
1999 Ek Number Ko Pakhe  
2000 Ranabhoomi  
2000 Basanti Basanti
2000 Dhukdhuki  
2000 Panchhi  
  Ziddi Priya
2002 BabuSaheb  
2012 Maya’s Bar Maya


The tattoo of Nepal’s National Flower- Red Rhododendron right above the heart has made Karishma look prettier and young even when she is in her early forties.

 2007 Best Actress Award

 Karishma as a producer

12 years before, Karishma had produced a movie – Babu Saheb. It was a bitter experience for Karishma as she suffered huge loss from the movie. After 12 years, Karishma has ventured into film production again. Fagu, the production of Karishma’s banner was released on 19th February 2016. Unfortunately, the movie had to compete with Ko Afno and Soldier and the movie could not do well. Fagu is the festival of colours. This is a female oriented movie that depicts life of woman in Terai. Shilpa Pokhrel is the lead actress of the movie while it is directed by Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar.

Daughter Kabita

Karishma Manandhar daughter is named Kabita who has completed her Bachelor’s level education from Baltimore Maryland, USA. According to the recent update, Karishma is planning to direct a movie in which she wants to star cast her daughter as a lead actress.

 Karishma’s secret to fitness

In a Karishma Manandhar interview, she has said that she exercises a lot to stay fit. Every morning, she takes green tea and then skips 1000 times on a skipping rope. Later, she lifts 2.5 kg dumbbells before heading towards Fitness Club to do Yoga. Shawashan, Anulombilom, Namaste Yog, and Surya Namaste are her favourite Yoga posture. Thus, she spends almost two hours on exercise every morning. According to her, you should know what and when to eat to remain fit. She usually takes her breakfast at 9am and drinks plenty of water. But she says that she is not picky about things she should eat. Anything that provides her with essential nutrients is good for her.

Favourite Beverage Beer and Red Wine
Favourite cocktail drink Mart Eye
Daily Schedule
07:00 am Green Tea on Bed
07:00am- 09:00am Exercise and Yoga
09:00am Breakfast (Fruits)
11:00am Lunch
12:00 Work
3:00pm Brand Endorsement
6:00pm Meet Friends and Socialize
7:00pm Watch News, Use Social Media
8:00pm Light Dinner
9:00pm Go to Bed

 Contact Karishma

Karishma is currently living in her house in Godavari.

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Karishma Manandhar tattoo


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