Manisha Koirala has been a part of the Hindi film industry for three decades. And we’ve spent this time constantly being awed by her scintillating performances and powerful screen presence.

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Don’t take our word for it, just take a look at her journey in pictures: 

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Koirala made her debut in Hindi movies with Saudagar in 1991. And even today, it stands as one of the most popular debuts ever made. 

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Fast at the heels of Saudagar, came her second hit, Yalgaar. 

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Pretty soon, the nation was humming ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga and the girl in question was Manisha in 1942: A Love Story.

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And to think, she wasn’t the first choice for the film! 

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Manisha’s next project was Bombay, which established her as an actor who could charm the audience with both, her powerful performance and her captivating screen presence. 

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From there on, there was no looking back. Remember her stunning style on display in Akele Hum Akele Tum?

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But it was Khamoshi that cemented her place as the reigning queen of everlasting beauty. 

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From Gupt to the Dil Se, Manisha took over every frame as her own with her impeccable performance and doe-eyed beauty. 

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Stunning does not even begin to describe it!

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Slowly, Manisha started donning different hats, but her acting prowess was never in question. 

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From 2012 to 2014, Manisha battled cancer and took a break from the movies. Later, with her comeback, she left people stunned, yet again.  

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Her recent projects, both Sanju and Lust Stories, have once again made the world fall in love with her, and rightfully so. 

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What a queen!