Age : 27 years
Wiki : They say if you have talent, opportunities will come your way. That was the case with Manasi Rachh, the actress who played the role of Shruthi Pathak in the Karan Johar film, Student Of The Year. The movie gave her fame which she still reckons as the best opportunity that has come her way. Before the film was offered to her, she acted in various commercials. But these small acting assignments are not the kind of work she identifies herself with. Manasi has been doing theater since young age and takes pride in hard core acting rather than in commercials.
Biography : The actress recalls the day when she was offered Student of the Year. “Nanadini Shrikent, who was casting for the film, called me for an audition. I had to say the dialogues of another movie. I was hopeful about it and within few days I got a call asking for another audition. This time I was made to say dialogues of the film itself. I was very nervous but I believed I had pulled it off. Luckily, in another few days, they gave me the good news that I was selected for the role”, says Manasi.
In real life, Manasi is very different from the character of Shruti. She is a chilled out girl in contrast to the aggressive and competitive girl she played on screen. “ I am very secure under my own skin and I am content with my work. There is no question in indulging in unnecessary competition in life. “
Manasi is creatively inclined since childhood. As a hobby, writing is her favorite. Apart from that, she takes pleasures in painting and drawing and craft work.
Before Student of the year, Manasi has worked in Mujhse Fraandship karoge which released in 2011and also in the yet to release film titled Charlie ke Chakkar Main. But it was the TV commercials that she got her in the notice of the filmmaker like Karan Johar. Her theatre includes :
Walking to the sun- English, Hindi- Directed by Sunil Shanbag
Confessions- English- Directed by Kashin Shetty
Aisa kehte hain- Hindi- Directed by Manav kaul
Bali aur Shambhu- Hindi- Directed by Manav Kaul
In an interview Manasi says that she had a frolicking time shooting for the film Student of the year. She recalls that since the entire group was about the same age, they jelled well and spent lots of time together even after pack up.