Karishma Manandhar (born 1971, Nepal) raised in Jharuarashi, Lalitpur is a Nepali actress. She made her acting debut at the age of 14 in the movie Santaan (2042 B.S) Opposite very popular Actor Bhuwan K.C. She is married to the well-known film director Binod Manandhar with whom she worked in the movie Kasturi. She is well-known as Karishma Manandhar by the audience because of her rapid gain of popularity after marriage. She has a daughter Kabita Manandhar with Binod. She was recently awarded with the title of "Best Actress" in November 2007. She is the most popular actress in the history of Nepali film industry. According to some sources, she spent her childhood in poverty and did not have good experiences. Currently, she is in a hiatus position due to her career in the Nepali movie industry. She currently resides in Baltimore. She was also the brand ambassador for Lux beauty soap for few years.