Manjula was arranged to be married to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon when she was three, in which she looked forward to it all her life but, Apu was to set out to the United States for college. She occasionally works at the Kwik-E-Mart alongside Apu, but she is usually seen as a homemaker. She claims that Fried Green Tomatoes is her favorite book, movie and food. When the octuplets are born, she sternly informs Apu that he cannot pass on until they are out of college.
She has excellent culinary skills, demonstrated by her ability to make a wide variety of dishes using only chickpeas, lentils, and rice, or sometimes only chickpeas and lentils. She says when Apu dies, she will sell the store and marry Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon. She is shown to be very judgmental and nitpicks at nearly every thing Apu does, as well as Marge during their meetings at the Midday Mommies club.
Manjula is also the "Octuplet-Wrangling Super-Breeder" type of mom you meet at the PTA.
Her character was never formally retired after her original voice actress Jan Hooks died in 2014 as Tress McNeille had already replaced her for twelve years. Nevertheless, her character only spoke once more after Hooks' death and due to the Controversy surrounding Apu and by extension herself it is unclear that she will make any future apperances.
Manjula is shown to have a fair-weathered friendship with Marge Simpson, much like the rest of the women Marge hangs out with. Manjula cares for her babies, but sometimes she gets stressed like Apu Nahasapeemapetilon; when he told her of a wonderful dream he had involving his death, she refused to allow him to die before the octuplets left college.
Her relationship with Apu has not always been in good condition. When Manjula discovered that working 18 hours a day including weekends was not how Americans worked, she got mad at Apu, since she thought he didn't want to see her. He compensated for this with seven surprises for Manjula before Valentine's Day, though he nearly suffocated due to being encased in chocolate for one surprise. Apu once had an affair with Annette Taylor. After Homer Simpson discovered this, he and Marge revealed their discovery to Apu, who eventually caved into the guilt and vowed to apologize to Manjula. However, she already knew it from surveillance tapes at the Kwik-E-Mart and kicked Apu out of the house. With some help from the Simpson family, Manjula eventually agreed to give Apu another chance after he completed an often-vengeful list of bizarre grueling tasks fashioned by her, such as performing "My Fair Lady" with the octuplets. Since then, their relationship has been strained, with the couple seen attending marriage counseling, though their relationship may have been improved by the Trappuccino ordeal as they were seen kissing and celebrating their liberation with the octuplets. She happens to get angry whenever Apu talks about Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
- Marge Simpson
- Selma Bouvier
- Mrs. Samson
- Noah's Mother
- Edna Krabappel (deceased)
- Helen Lovejoy
- Luann Van Houten
- Bernice Hibbert
- Lindsey Naegle
- Cookie Kwan
- The name Manjula means "lovely, lovable", "beautiful", "pleasing" and "a spring" in Hindu/Sanskrit/Indian.
|The Simpsons: Season Seven|
|"Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)":||"Radioactive Man":||"Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily":||"Bart Sells His Soul":||"Lisa the Vegetarian":|
|"Treehouse of Horror VI":||"King-Size Homer":||"Mother Simpson":||"Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming":||"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular":|
|"Marge Be Not Proud":||"Team Homer":||"Two Bad Neighbors":||"Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield":||"Bart the Fink":|
|"Lisa The Iconoclast":||"Homer The Smithers":||"The Day The Violence Died":||"A Fish Called Selma":||"Bart on the Road":|
|"22 Short Films About Springfield":||"Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"":||"Much Apu About Nothing":||"Homerpalooza":||"Summer of 4 Ft. 2":|
|The Simpsons: Season Nine|
|"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson":||"The Principal and the Pauper":||"Lisa's Sax":||"Treehouse of Horror VIII":||"The Cartridge Family":|
|"Bart Star":||"The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons":||"Lisa the Skeptic":||"Realty Bites":||"Miracle on Evergreen Terrace":|
|"All Singing, All Dancing":||"Bart Carny":||"The Joy of Sect":||"Das Bus":||"The Last Temptation of Krust":|
|"Dumbbell Indemnity":||"Lisa the Simpson":||"This Little Wiggy":||"Simpson Tide":||"The Trouble with Trillions":|
|"Girly Edition":||"Trash of the Titans":||"King of the Hill":||"Lost Our Lisa":||"Natural Born Kissers":|