The 44-year old actor, who is best known for her roles in acclaimed films like Bombay, 1942- A Love Story and Dil Se, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

“Maybe someday I’ll be free of fear of relapse and adopt a baby girl...till then having a family of my own is a distant dream,” tweeted Manisha, who got married to Samrat Dahal in year 2010 and got divorced in 2012.

When she was about her Bollywood dreams, the actress said, "I want to see myself on the screen but it has to be with good script, good actors, and director. I have been getting lot of offers, but they say it's an important role with two scenes. I will not do that and I am not interested."

The actor, who hails from Nepal made her debut in Bollywood with 1991 film Saudagar and went on to work with directors like Mani Ratnam, Ram Gopal Varma, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raj Kumar Santoshi.

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