How to find meaning when reality hits you | Manisha Koirala | TEDxJaipur

  • Published on Mar 23, 2017
  • In this candid talk, Manisha shares how she discovered the meaning of life when things went down and how she made the worst situation of her life into a narrative of triumph!
    Manisha Koirala is well known for her acting prowess and her ethereal looks which easily pull at audience heartstrings. However, what many may not know about this Nepalese beauty is her quiet confidence and graceful strength which have enabled her rise to success in Bollywood and work in critically acclaimed movies with directors such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Mani Ratnam. Manisha also had her fair share of ups and downs, but it was the diagnosis of cancer in 2012 which caused her to pause and introspect her life deeply. Perhaps it was this very introspection which gave Manisha new goals and motivated her to rise and shine through trying times.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Pretty-licious Dreams

    Awesome..we had to ultimately had to be courageous..thats the only way to live life..stay strong

  • Faiz Zy
    Faiz Zy 9 days ago

    Love from Pakistan. Thank you for your precious time. You are wonderful indeed.

  • rekha rai
    rekha rai 19 days ago

    recently finished your HEALED … its amazing and really proud of you..your courage....hats off MANISHA!!

  • Seher Naveed
    Seher Naveed Month ago


  • Abhishek Singh
    Abhishek Singh Month ago

    Weakness/Trouble led to breakdown which further helps strength to sprout. In short, we just need a little tweak and our weakness gets converted into our strength.

  • Abhishek Singh
    Abhishek Singh Month ago

    Realization always needs a breakdown. Broken but stronger.

  • Sathyasneha Sathya
    Sathyasneha Sathya Month ago

    Really inspiring

  • Seno Rita
    Seno Rita Month ago

    Bravo lady

  • Sakina Akhtar
    Sakina Akhtar Month ago

    Mam from u l have learnt a big lesson.. Really u r an inspirational lady with great vision.. Stay blessed!!

  • Junaid Bhat
    Junaid Bhat Month ago

    Manisha mam u r my fav actress love you😘

  • Vibha Sp
    Vibha Sp Month ago

    Thank u manisha ji , wonderful words

  • Basmattie Basheer
    Basmattie Basheer Month ago +1

    The first movie I saw with Manisha was "CHAMPION." Her bubbly appearance was a breath of fresh air and I have loved her ever since. Had no idea she has suffered through so much. :(

  • Sheila Persad
    Sheila Persad Month ago

    Woww you speak great English👌👌👌❤❤

  • Sheetal Salunkhe
    Sheetal Salunkhe Month ago

    Very inspiring

  • basanta sapkota
    basanta sapkota 2 months ago +1

    A new meaning to life when it seems like you are near the end of the rope.. don’t tie the knot yet.. may be ground is just a inch nearer your feet.. Manisha Di lots of love and respect..brave heart..

  • shine roy
    shine roy 2 months ago

    U r my best actress from my childhood Nd til now

  • Jyothi S
    Jyothi S 2 months ago

    What a beautiful speech. Big hug.

  • Nidaa Khan
    Nidaa Khan 2 months ago

    I am inspired by her story and talk so much good

    B. MILIND 2 months ago +1

    Much blessings to you Manisha ji .
    Thank you for sharing your story that inspire me and other too.

  • Davey Kshetry
    Davey Kshetry 2 months ago +3

    This be the most inspiring and motivating speech so far. Love from Nepal ❤

  • Priya Ampin
    Priya Ampin 2 months ago

    She has given the best example of realisation. She has not given a mere speech but really meant those words. Every human being is unhappy, depressed or sick for one or other reasons, but only this realisation will help them to fight against all odds and live a meaningful and cheerful life.

  • Sharada Singh
    Sharada Singh 2 months ago +32

    Who is Watching in 2019 also??
    Lots of love and respect from Nepal 🙏🙏💓💕💖💞💝

    • Davey Kshetry
      Davey Kshetry 2 months ago

      Here I am 😊 I just love this shoe TedX the best source of utilizing my time

  • Samaa Rana
    Samaa Rana 2 months ago +1

    Manisha g you speaks eloquently and you still today is a very beautiful, innocent, cute woman inside and out. Manisha g I Iove you alot.

  • Prakash Man Shrestha
    Prakash Man Shrestha 2 months ago

    Sister. I am proud of you. You are a gem.

  • Sana Aslam
    Sana Aslam 2 months ago +1

    Love from Pakistan Mam....thbx a lot for sharing this 😍😍😍😍

  • Sanawar Khan
    Sanawar Khan 2 months ago

    Wondering who dislikes such inspirational videos ..

  • Anita verma
    Anita verma 2 months ago

    very realistic

  • Radhae Krishna
    Radhae Krishna 2 months ago

    Well said Manishaji. Films are source of income, acting is your profession, service to unfortunates is your dream, life is waiting to give you more positive surprises. God bless.

  • Anty Aier
    Anty Aier 2 months ago +1

    I'm so glad that you are cured with deadly cancer by the glory of God..god loves you so much.and makes you a better and new manishaji again..with so much love and positive energy.

  • Dipshikha Kandel
    Dipshikha Kandel 2 months ago

    that audience is dead

  • priyanka agarwal
    priyanka agarwal 2 months ago


  • Manisha Joseph
    Manisha Joseph 2 months ago

    We can make worst situation of life a platform for us to grow 👌nice mam

    ARCHANA MULLASSERI 3 months ago

    Hats off Manishaji

  • Runa Das
    Runa Das 3 months ago

    Manisha mam u r truely a woman of high qualities

  • Mamata
    Mamata 3 months ago

    😍😍😍what an inspiration

  • Krishna Rwt
    Krishna Rwt 3 months ago

    Cancer is not a deases bt also a bad luck ...

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    Thanks maim, before an actress, you are big inspiration for me.

  • Mohit Miglani
    Mohit Miglani 3 months ago

    Salute to Dr. Navneet narula

  • Lauren waiba
    Lauren waiba 3 months ago

    great speech manisha koiral with your experiences . good health all the time

  • Susan Q
    Susan Q 3 months ago

    Too good 🌹

  • Shubhangi sharma
    Shubhangi sharma 3 months ago

    Love u ma'am..

  • Bisu Lama
    Bisu Lama 3 months ago

    Manisha you are really inspiring person .You teach the importance of health of our life and encourage us to involve in social service. Thank you very much for this inspiring speech regarding to your own life.

  • Fatuma Abdullahi
    Fatuma Abdullahi 3 months ago

    Good inspiration Manisha koirala ,love from Kenya u r my favorite actress nice words mashaAllah

    ARUN PANDEY 3 months ago


  • Bea K
    Bea K 4 months ago

    Wha is she wearing

  • RoLL CaMeRa AcTiOn
    RoLL CaMeRa AcTiOn 4 months ago

    I don't know why I cry a lot

  • Rini law of attraction
    Rini law of attraction 4 months ago


  • Jhyaku Online TV
    Jhyaku Online TV 4 months ago +1

    Wow beautiful and perfect actress from nepal✌

  • mohit dudeja
    mohit dudeja 4 months ago

    Manisha ji You are Truly a GEM of a Person . Hats off !

  • bhaktosh
    bhaktosh 4 months ago

    a beautiful woman with golden words

  • Baljit Mehmi
    Baljit Mehmi 4 months ago

    Brave girl

  • Prince Aziz Official
    Prince Aziz Official 4 months ago

    I'm from 🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩 i Love you

  • Saumya singh
    Saumya singh 4 months ago

    How ppl who crossed out path is gift if he himself have given pain?

  • sushmita kc
    sushmita kc 4 months ago


  • Fuad Zain
    Fuad Zain 4 months ago

    Great Story!

  • Bidyanand Singh
    Bidyanand Singh 4 months ago

    You are that priceless gem which even hollywood couldn't afford, mam.... A big fan of you!!! 🙏🙏 Salute to the one who challenged even the biggest challenge of life!!!

  • Santoshh Kkashyap
    Santoshh Kkashyap 4 months ago


  • Priya Shishupal
    Priya Shishupal 4 months ago

    very brief and valued speech💕

  • Pooja Sagar
    Pooja Sagar 4 months ago

    I haven’t seen your single movie but now I am really touched with ur words. Very inspiring speech.

  • Ambreen Ahmed
    Ambreen Ahmed 4 months ago


  • Sam Kimani
    Sam Kimani 4 months ago

    A most valuable, meaningful and inspiring presentation. Well done

  • Sumit Verma
    Sumit Verma 4 months ago +1

    I think you got Enlightened🙏🙏

  • YT user
    YT user 4 months ago

    Stay blessed

  • Shaaz Khan
    Shaaz Khan 4 months ago

    Amazing,the life is beautiful with all its flaws..

  • vivre vive
    vivre vive 5 months ago


  • Ms. IQ RA
    Ms. IQ RA 5 months ago


  • Samara
    Samara 5 months ago


  • Laipubam Gayatri Sharma

    One of the best talk. Beautiful...

  • Harbans Singh
    Harbans Singh 5 months ago

    Truly inspiring and big fan of you

  • zeba shamim
    zeba shamim 5 months ago

    God bless manisha ji

  • Mahlaka Asad
    Mahlaka Asad 5 months ago


  • Usha Rogers
    Usha Rogers 5 months ago

    So very inspiring... thanks for showing us that life is a gift from God.

    TENZIN NORDON 5 months ago

    An inspiration one...

  • Maya Kadariya
    Maya Kadariya 5 months ago

    Inspiring! 💕🙏💯we must learn from her!

  • Tenzin TK Truth
    Tenzin TK Truth 5 months ago

    after u get sick! Things do changes? But Why after?

  • swaroopa ambatipati
    swaroopa ambatipati 5 months ago

    Iam huge fan of you!!!😘

  •  5 months ago

    I do not know i couldn't see the beauty of her smile and sri devi with any other actresses she is so unique .god bless her and her services

  • Trinaa Nath
    Trinaa Nath 5 months ago

    Huge love for you and almighty keep blessed you all the way❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Janman News
    Janman News 5 months ago

    Manisha di i am proud of you what you went throught and you wont it i feel you almost enlighten so now you should be more then you

  • Jaya Sunar
    Jaya Sunar 5 months ago

    wow nice speech

  • Ria Flor Agustin
    Ria Flor Agustin 5 months ago

    One of my favorite tedx talks

  • chandana biswas
    chandana biswas 5 months ago

    Love it...

  • Sushil Ghimire
    Sushil Ghimire 6 months ago

    🇳🇵 😍

  • Madhra AL
    Madhra AL 6 months ago +2

    Problems...platform for growth...wisdom is within us !

  • H Dinesh
    H Dinesh 6 months ago +2

    Earlier she was beautiful she is beautiful from inside...

    RITUPARNA MISHRA 6 months ago

    ... Indeed energetic words!!

  • Shaad Dhillon
    Shaad Dhillon 6 months ago

    Beautiful talk

    SANKU 6 months ago

    Manisha Koirala is a stunning and talented actress. In Dil Se, who hit it out of the park!

  • Gourab Kar
    Gourab Kar 6 months ago

    My Favorite Actress 💙
    I hope to meet you mam.

  • Sony kv Vipul786
    Sony kv Vipul786 7 months ago

    Hatts off dear so hear your transformation..

  • Roti Chawal Or Sajawat
    Roti Chawal Or Sajawat 7 months ago


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    Life Style 7 months ago


  • Shinaz Bakar
    Shinaz Bakar 7 months ago

    I love her accent!

  • Meena Shah
    Meena Shah 7 months ago

    mam manishaji I want to meet u..... is it possible at Delhi... I am your fan

  • Fatima Afellah
    Fatima Afellah 7 months ago

    فرق كبير بين تمثيلها وواقعها

  • Raj India
    Raj India 7 months ago

    Manisha ji ...I watched your so many movies ...but I have more respect to you now because now you are in real life from life of glamour

  • Md zeeshan zaki
    Md zeeshan zaki 7 months ago

    I like your film and I pray the god you are always Happy

  • Shamayla Shahzadi
    Shamayla Shahzadi 8 months ago

    Very Nice. Respect

  • snazal singh
    snazal singh 8 months ago

    u r awesome mam...

  • Asma Haque
    Asma Haque 8 months ago

    Loved this!