Manasi Joshi Roy is an Indian film and television actress. She is the sister of Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi. She has appeared in the Bollywood film Student of the Year 2. She was India’s first Star Movies host on Bol Bollywood.
Manasi Joshi Roy was born on Monday, 15 April 1968 (age 55 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Aries. Her ancestors hail from Patan, Gujarat. She did her schooling at Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School, Mumbai. She pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Mithibai College, Mumbai. During childhood Manasi used to spend most of her time in theaters, helping her uncle and father to prepare for their shows. she was inspired by her father and decided to become an actor.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 65kg
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 36-32-38
Manasi Joshi Roy belongs to a Gujarati Brahmin family of actors and performing artists.
Parents & Siblings
Manasi’s father, Arvind Joshi, was a Gujarati theatre actor, director and producer and her mother, Usha Joshi, is a homemaker. Manasi Joshi Roy has a brother, Sharman Joshi, a Bollywood actor.
Husband & Children
Manasi Joshi Roy got married to Rohit Roy, an Indian actor, on 23 June 1999. Their wedding was a mix of Indian and Bengali traditions. They have a daughter, Kiara Roy, who is a student at Brown University.
Pravin Joshi & Sarita Joshi
Pravin Joshi, an Indian stage actor and director, was the uncle of Manasi Joshi Roy. Pravin was married to Indian television actress Sarita Joshi. Pravin and Sarita have two daughters Purbi Joshi, and Ketki Dave (both are actors). The Indian TV actress Gulki Joshi is also Manasi’s cousin. The Indian TV actress Riddhi Dave is Pravin Joshi’s granddaughter and Manasi’s niece.
Manasi Joshi Roy was in a relationship with Rohit Roy for 7 years before tying the knot in 1999. They met for the first time at Indian Director, Kunal Kapoor’s, office where Rohit was working at that time. Gradually, they became friends and soon, fell in love with each other.
Manasi Joshi Roy follows Hinduism.
During her college days, Manasi Joshi Roy began her theatre career with a Gujarati play which was directed by her father, Arvind Joshi. She has performed in Arvind’s plays, which explored father-daughter relationships. She has acted in many plays like Eni Sugandhno Dariyo, and Tamari Neha, and I ought to be in the pictures. She played the lead female part in the Hindi version of the play All The Best (1992), produced by Feroz Abbas Khan. The play turned out to be a smash hit and was staged for the next 8 years.
Manasi made her television debut with the TV show Gaatha on Star Plus. She has played many roles including Sudha in Saaya (1998–1999) on Sony TV, Chandni “Uparwali” in Gharwali Uparwali (2000–2003) on Star Plus, and Madhuri Pankaj Sharma in Dhhai Kilo Prem (2017) on Star Plus. Manasi made an appearance in Sheela Ramani in Saturday Suspense (1997), a suspense thriller series, on Zee TV. In this show, Manasi had an episodic role. She has also hosted several shows on TV like Entertainment Now and Tara Rum Pum Pum.
In 2005, She participated in Season 1 of the celebrity dance reality show, Nach Baliye. She participated with Rohit Roy.
Manasi made her Bollywood debut with the film Just Married in 2007. She has appeared in many short films like Ek Din Achanak, Cute Meeta Love, and Love Story. She also appeared in the Bollywood film, Student of the Year 2.
Manasi Joshi Roy started modelling after graduating, she has modelled for over 100 commercials including Hair & Care, Close Up, Surf, Kellogs, and Ponds.
Manasi, along with Rohit Roy, have served as executive producers on three short films, Rice Plate, Gubbare, and Puranmaashi. She has also produced nine short films for Zoom TV and Behind the Scenes for the singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Manasi owns a production house, Magicworks under which she produced a feature film Pankh with Whitefeather Films & 3 short films for Dus Kahaniyaan by Sanjay Gupta.
- Her Short Film, Unresolved, was selected for the International Film Festival of South Asia in Toronto, Canada.
- In 1999, she won the Screen Award for the TV series Saaya (1998–1999).
- In 1993, she won the Movie Magazine Bagpiper “Discover a Star Scheme” contest.
- Manasi Joshi Roy is often seen endorsing brands with Rohit Roy on her social media accounts.
- She loves reading and travelling. She has travelled to many countries including the USA, Greece, Spain, and Maldives.
- In 2012, she began to write blogs, her blogs are called This, That, and The Other and have been published in DNA India, The Quint and Hindustan Times Brunch.
- In May 2015, She and Rohit Roy appeared as a guest on Simply Chat, a talk show, with Sameer Soni.
- Manasi is often spotted consuming alcohol.
- Manasi’s friends and family call her by the nickname Ms Google, as she is always well-informed about every topic.
- Manasi’s favourite colour is white.