Actress Manisha Koirala is keen on adopting a baby girl. The 46 year old actress, who battled cancer five years ago, said she is excited about the adoption.

"If everything goes well, I'm planning to adopt a baby girl. I just hope everything goes right and it all falls into place. I want to be there for the child, and I'll make sure that I plan my life around this. I'm super excited about this new phase in my life, and I can't wait for it to begin," said the actress to TOI.

The actress also shared information on how she envisions to raise her child.

"I'll pass on my wisdom and the lessons learnt out of life's experiences to her. I'll also teach her to appreciate the abundant beauty that lies in everything God has created," she said.

Manisha Koirala debuted in 1991 film Saudagar and went on to star in films like 1942: A Love Story, Dil Se... and Bombay. Her last Bollywood film, Chehere: A Modern Day Classic, released in 2015 and she will now be seen in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic of Sanjay Dutt playing the role of Nargis.

Bollywood actresses Raveena Tandon and Sushmita Sen adopted as single mothers several years ago. Raveena adopted Pooja, then 11, and Chhaya, then 8, in 1995. Both Pooja and Chhaya are now married. Sushmita is the mother of 16-year-old Renee, whom Sushmita adopted in 2000. In 2010, she adopted Alisah when she was three-months-old.