Manorama is a veteran Hindi actress acted in nearly 100 movies. Her real name was Erin Issac Daniels. She was half-Irish, with an Irish mother and an Indian Christian father.She started her career as a child artist in 1926 in Lahore, under the name Baby Iris. Thereafter she made her debut as in adult actress in 1941 to her final role in Water in 2005, her career extending over 60 years.She started off as a child artist in Khazanchi (1941) under screen name Manorama (given by Shoery) and grew into very successful and highly paid actress of Lahore.After partition she shifted to Mumbai. Actor Chandramohan recommended her to producers. Although she gave super-hit Punjabi film Lachchi, she was relegated to play Dilip Kumar's sister in Ghar Ki Izzat (1948). After her marriage to actor Rajan Haksar, she was slotted into character roles and then to villainous or comedienne roles. After several years of marriage she got divorced.She switched to TV serials & shifted to Delhi for five years where she worked in many series.Her last movie was Deepa Mehta's Water (2005) where she mesmerized Hollywood critics with her performance.