Manish Wadhwa (born 23 April 1972, in Mumbai) is an Indian actor and voice actor. He began his career performing at the theatre in Mumbai for comedy show Khatta Meetha. He has also recorded voices for commercials and other advertisements. He is also a member of AVAIndia, which is an association group for Indian actors and voice artists. Currently, he is playing the character of Shivanand in Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani Manish Wadhwa played the role of Gopal Verma in "Mastaani" , the 2005 Hindi film.He is best remembered for epic role of Chanakya in TV serial Chandragupta Maurya aired on NDTV Imagine.