Mannara was born on 25 May 1991 in Bokaro, Jharkhand. She has completed her education at Summerfields School, New Delhi. She is the cousin to actress Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra and Meera Chopra. She grew up in Delhi and was educated at Summer Fields School, New Delhi. She has pursued a BBA degree. Mannara started her career in modeling. She has done about 13 commercials, three of them with Priyanka Chopra. The Dabur Amla Hair Oil ad won her an instant recognition and after that she got an offer in Telugu films. She had also appeared in Amit Trivedi’s song ‘”Bas bajna chahiye”, the theme song for Gaana.com. Besides, she has worked as a fashion designer and as an assistant choreographer, being trained in dance forms like hip hop and belly dancing.