Mannara Handa a.k.a. Barbie is an Indian film actress. She is the cousin of Parineeti Chopra and Meera Chopra. She is debuting in Bollywiood with Anubhav Sinha’s upcoming movie Zid co-starring Karanvir Sharma and Shraddha Das. Her portrayal of an obsessive lover in this movie did not get mixed appreciation.
Mannara was born on 25 May 1991 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar to a Punjabi family. She was brought up in New Delhi. She did her schooling from Summer Fields School, while after doing her graduation; she headed to Mumbai to pursue her dreams to become an actress in Mumbai. She was openly supported by Priyanka Chopra to groom her career. In an interview Priyanka mentioned that she is the “Godmother” for her sisters and will always be. Mannara’s other cousin Parineeti Chopra is also a film actress.
She started her career with modeling. She did a number of commercials on TV for a number of brands – Dabur Amla Hair Oil and then got the chance to do a couple of Telugu movies. Her first movie Zid is directed by Anubhav Sinha. Mannara did some bold shoots for her debut. She got mixed reviews about her first screen appearance. She played character of an obsessive lover. The movie did good in box office.