Manjima Mohan was born in the year 1993 to Vipin Mohan and Kalamandalam Girija. Her father is a cinematographer and her mother is an accomplished dancer. She had her schooling from Nirmala Bhavan Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Later, she took her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Stella Maris College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Since her father was a cinematographer by profession, the talk of cinema was very much there in her house. Moreover, she has developed an affinity for dance due to the influence of her dancer mother.
The actress Manjima Mohan is not new to the world of cinema. She was active as a child artist from 1998 to 2002. She made her first celluloid appearance at the tender age of 5 years in the movie Kaliyoonjal. In this film, she portrayed the childhood of the character played by noted actress Shobhana. She continued to work for another three years as a child artist. In these years, she appeared in the flicks such as Priyam and Maduranombarakaattu. It was due to her performance in the latter she got the Kerala State Award for Best Child Artist. During this active period, she also hosted a television call-in show for kids by the name ‘Hai Kids’. She also appeared in another film by the name Thandavam before taking a break for completing her studies.