She is running a famous Manis School of Art and has imparted training for more than 70,000 students in the last four decades of her professional journey.
Mani from her childhood was passionate of creating artworks. It may be any of the drawing forms starting from Mysuru Traditional Painting to Tanjore Painting, modern paintings, oil paintings, water, traditional art painting forms she has expertise her skill and infuse life to the works. She has acquainted and practiced over 100 forms of art and crafts.
She has displayed her crafts and has given demonstration on art works at Australia, and cities like Delhi, Chennai, Shillong Madurai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Gwalior, Indore, Patna and other parts of the country.
Being inspired from her mother Leelamma, who is also good artist, Manishekar what started as hobby became her profession. She is recipient of several awards including Karnataka Pragathi Shri Award and Buddha Shanti Award.
She is equally good in sports. She has taken part in several Kho-Kho, Kabbadi competitions and has won prizes. She is also a champion in various sports like chess, volleyball, basketball. She is also good in drawing Mehandi, vegetable carving, Ikebana and she has won several prizes in several art and culture competitions.
'Apart from giving training, I create varieties of design materials and crafts and sale them in India and Abroad with link of many agencies. There is very good demand for art and craft products in market, including in foreign countries. I have a peace of mind and earn handful of money,' she adds.