Nepalese actor Manisha Koirala has opened up about her struggle with cancer on Sunday. On the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day, the actress took to her Instagram handle to wish love and success for those undergoing the “arduous” journey of cancer treatment.
The 51-year-old actor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. She successfully overcame it and was declared cancer-free in 2013. She made a comeback to the industry five years later with Dear Maya, a coming-of-age drama. Since then, she had been a part of Netflix’s Lust Stories, Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju, Prassthanam, Maska and 99 Songs.
Sharing a few pictures from her cancer days, Manisha wrote, “On this National Cancer Awareness Day, I want to wish everyone who is going through this arduous journey of cancer treatment, a lot of love and success. “I know the journey is tough, but you are tougher than that.” I want to pay my respects to those who succumbed to it and celebrate it with those who conquered it. We need to spread the awareness on the disease and all the stories that are filled with hope need to be told and retold. Lets be kind to ourselves and to the world. I’d pray for everyones health and wellbeing. Thank you.”
Manisha was born into a prominent family in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and made her Bollywood debut with Saudagar in 1991. She went on to star in films like 1942: A Love Story, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Bombay, Khamoshi: The Musical, Dil Se, Mann, Lajja and Company.
She is the recipient of four Filmfare Awards for her performances in films like Bombay, Khamoshi: The Musical and Company.
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