Jharana Bajracharya is one of the leading actresses in Nepali movie industry. She is also considered one of the hottest celebrity in Nepal. The Miss Nepal of 1997, Jharana, has surrounded herself with a lot of controversy with her movies, music and affairs.
Jharana Bajracharya Controversies
Miss Nepal Controversy
People started to notice Jharana after she participated and won Miss Nepal World 1997 beauty contest. But, the contest itself was very controversial. The organizer of Miss Nepal contest Kathmandu Jaycees had already organized the Miss Nepal contest and Neelima Gurung was the Miss Nepal 1997. The organizers of Miss Nepal World was in fact the company that Jaycees had employed to organize the previous Miss Nepal. After Hidden Treasure made an agreement with the Miss World organizers to send the Nepal representative, they just bypassed the original organizers and organized Miss Nepal World. Jaycees gave up the fight and after 1997 only one Miss Nepal – Miss Nepal World was held.
These days both Neelima and Jharana are considered Miss Nepal 1997.
Vulgar role in Hindi Movie
Jharana Bajracharya also starred in a Bollywood movie ‘Love in Nepal’. But the skimpy outfit and hot scenes in the movie created a huge controversy and she had to defend by saying ‘What’s wrong with exposing if you are blessed with natural beauty?’
After the release of the movie, she claimed that she had also received many more offers in Bollywood. But, she also added that, she had to reject them as all of them were more focused on skin show and showpiece rather than acting in them.
Nepali Movie – Shuvakamana
Starring – Karishma Manandhar, Shri Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Bajracharya, Bijaya Giri, Mohan Mishra, Simanta Udas, Sikha Tamang, Ramesh Adhikari etc.
Director – Ujjwal Ghimire
Nepali movie “Shuvakamana” is a presentation of Simanta Udas and is produced under Siddhakali Films banner. Late actor Shree Krishna is the leading actor featured opposite to Miss Nepal 1997, Jharana Bajracharya. The presentation of Simanta Udas the movie is made on the story of the director Ujjwal Ghimire. The screenplay and the dialogues are written by Suraj Subba, music by Sambhujit Baskota, lyrics jointly by Ujjawal Ghimire and Kiran Kharel, choreography by Santa Nepali and Kamal Rai. The fight directo ris Rajesndra Khadgi, cinematographer is Dirgha Gurung, editing by Tara Thapa and background score by Sanjay Shrestha.
I have prepared an experimental video abut a discussion in Twitter about Nepali movies. This is the first in the series – a very dull and completely uninteresting topic. Although, the topic wasn’t interesting at all, the response among Twitter friends was very good. So, I prepared a 3 minutes long video about the discussion.
Watch the video first:
The discussion topic was:
That translates into, “The movies named after weapons – Hasiya, Khukuri, Khurpa, Haityar … What are the other such movies?”
UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (There are 43 actresses featured in this video).
I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.
I wrote his article in May of 2016 – to mark the Nepali Mother’s Day. I am re-writing this article because there are three more updates in the article :
- Sumina Ghimire gave birth to her daughter in December 25, 2015. Sumina Ghimire had gone into hiding after marrying, so it took me nine months to know about her childbirth. (photo and a video report is attached.)
- Simpal Khanal is also expecting a new child soon. Although Simpal had also gone into hiding after marrying a UK resident guy, she had shared the photo of her big belly recently. (a video report is attached – read more about Simpal’s pregnancy here)
- Sumi Khadka is another actress who is pregnant now. Sumi had announced the pregancy on September 26, 2016. Khadka, a former Miss Nepal, was also an actress in a number of movies. Sumi had married Chiran Basnyat in 2015. (A photo is attached.)
Video report (May 2016):
On the Nepali Mother’s Day, I had also collected the mothers of some of the Nepali actresses. The creator, mothers of the beautiful and charming actresses are mostly in the shadow of the limelights of their daughters.
But, today I am collecting the actresses who are themselves mothers. (Update of more photos and video coming soon.)
The son of Hari Bamsha Acharya, Trilok Acharya married a US girl in the USA recently. The family of Hari Bamsha went to the USA for the marriage. Although Trilok had previously married and was living with his wife for some years, the current ceremony was conducted to perform the marriage in Nepali culture and tradition. At the time Trilok married his girlfriend, his mother had died. Both Trilok and his wife had come to Nepal to mourn the death. Now, after things settled, they decided to perform a formal marriage.
Marriage of celebrities to foreign nationals is not much common in Nepal. So, I looked into the celebrities who have chosen foreign partner of their lives. The result is the following video.
Watch the video report:
Nepali Movie – Safe Landing
Starring – Jharana Bajracharya, Niraj Baral, Sushil Pandey, Sumina Ghimire, Dipsikha Shahi, BS Rana, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Director – Sandeep Mark Joshep
watch the full movie in a single part:
Intercaste marriage is still a taboo in Nepali society. People have higher affiliation towards their own religion. Young generations are also obsessed by the caste and even the Gotra, a religious categorization of people in the society. One of the most striking public display of the truth on what the people think about their caste was seen when model and journalist Samriddhi Rai told that she didn’t want to marry the guy in her own caste. She told she didn’t want to look at a Rai guy, because she was forced by her family members to do so. She told she wanted to be a Nepali rather than a girl of Rai-clan.
Samriddhi Rai had to face a lot of protest. She was threatened to be boycotted by the Rai community. When things went nasty, she also released a video with an apology. I did a video report on Samriddhi case. At the time of this writing, the video is watched by 23 K people and there are 79 comments in it. (The video is attached below)
After the Samriddhi Rai incident, I decided to do a small research on the Nepali celebrities who had tied their knot with the partner of different caste. I was surprised to find a lot of celebrities who had chosen the partner of another caste. Preparing a report on all of them would be a long report, so I decided to focus on actresses. Here is the list of 10 actresses who had done inter-caste marriage.
Nepali Movie – Anjuli
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Jharana Bajracharya etc.
Director – Tirtha Thapa
A 2002 release Nepali film ‘Anjuli’ is the first movie under Budhanilkantha Films Production banner. A presentation of Arjun Ramtel, ‘Anjuli’ features Miss Nepal 1997, Jharana Bajrachary, in leading role.
The chief assistant director of the film is the noted director Pradeep Shrestha. The film features the background music of Prashuram Chaudhari, choreography of Raju Shah / Shanta Nepali, action of NB Maharjan, lyrics of Dinesh Adhikari / Krishnahari Baral, cinematography by Shiva – Kishor – Munna Dhakal / Mahendra Thapa, editing of Anil Gautam, story of Arjun Ramtel, music of Prakash Gurung, and produced by Birbal Ramtel.
Watch Nepali movie ‘Anjuli’ full in a single part:
Nepali movie – Dhan Sampati
Starring – Dilip Rayamajhi, Sushil Chhetri, Jharana Bajracharya, Gauri Malla, Sushila Rayamajhi etc.
Director – Raj Kumar Sharma
Watch the full movie in a single part:
On the Nepali Mother’s Day, I have collected the mothers of some of the Nepali actresses in the past.
But, today I am collecting the actresses who are themselves mothers. (Update of more photos and video coming soon.)
- Karishma Manandhar – Mother of an adult daughter Kabita Manandhar.
- Jharana Thapa – A mother of an adult daughter Suhani Thapa
- Suvekshya Thapa – A mother of teenaged daughter
- Sanchita Luitel – A mother of two children
- Richa Ghimire – A mother of two sons and an expectant mother (expecting a daughter soon)
- Jharana Bajracharya – A mother of a son born in April
- Malvika Subba – A mother of a son born in April
- Bipana Basnet (Fake Hisila Yami) – mother of the actress Rista Basnet
- Mausami Malla – A mother of two grown up sons – One of the son’s Vicky Malla was the actor in ‘Samaya’
- Bina Budhathoki is also a mother of a grown up daughter.
- Arunima Lamsal is a mother of a daughter. Arunima herself is a daughter of another actress Bhabu Lamsal.
- Pooja Chand is a mother of a grown up daughter – Divya Chand
- Bina Budhathoki is also a mother of a grown up daughter
- Melina Manandhar is also the mother of a daughter
- Kunjana Ghimire is also the mother of a daughter
- Usha Khadgi also has a daughter
- Anju Pant, a well known singer is also the mother to a daughter.
A photo of actress Karishma Manandhar with her to be actress daughter Kabita Manandhar. Kabita lives in the USA for her studies.
Nepali Movie – Maya Garchhu Ma
Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Jharana Bajracharya, Shrisha Karki, Mithila Sharma, Jayananda Lama, Rabi Shah, Ramchandra Adhikari, Rabi Dangol, Bikrant Basnet etc.
Director – Jayananda Lama
About ‘Maya Garchhu Ma’
A presentation of Cine Man Films, the movie ‘Maya Garchhu ma’ features Miss Nepal 1997, Jharana Bajracharya in leading role with Ramesh Upreti. Actress Shrisha Karki is also featured in leading role. The chief assistant director of the movie is Shyam Bhattarai, The movie is made on the story of Teknanda Lama. The script and the dialogue are written by Maunata Shrestha, music and background score by Dibya Khaling, editing by Banish Shah and Tira Thapa, choreography by Kamal Rai, fight by NB Maharjan, cinematography by Shiva Kishor Dhakal and Ratna Dhakal.
The director , Jayanand Lama is also the producer of the movie.
Watch full movie in a single part:
Nepali Film – Siudoko Sindoor
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Jharana Bajracharya, Niruta Singh, Nir Shah, Basundhara Bhusal, Mukunda Shrestha, Ratan Subedi, Samjhana Budhathoki etc.
Director – Manjukumar Shrestha
A 2001 release movie, ‘Siudoko Sindoor’ is presented by Global Cine Concern, by Birendra Narayan Shrestha. The movie featuring ex-Miss Nepal Jharana Bajracharya also features Niruta Singh and Rajesh Hamal. The movie features the script and dialogue of Surendra Nakarmi, Purushottam Pradhan was assistant cameraperson in the film. Music in the film is composed by Sambhujit Baskota, choreography by Kamal Rai, action by Rajendra Khadgi, editing by Karun Thapa / Prem BK and production / cinematography by the director Manjukumar Shrestha.
Full movie in a single part:
Credit – Hi Tech Entertainment
Star Cast in ‘Siudoko Sindoor’
Rajesh Hamal – The superstar of Nepali film industry Rajesh Hamal’s next movie features him in a woman’s role in Sakuntala. Read the biography of Rajesh Hamal and the full list of his movies in the following link:
Jharana Bajracharya – Miss Nepal World 1997, Jharana Bajracharya has acted in a number of movies. Her acting career didn’t go well. Jharana got married to a Malaysian businessman last year and she is expecting a child in April of 2016.
Niruta Singh – One of the top actress of her time, Niruta Singh left the film industry in 2008. She is reportedly working in Mumbai as an interior designer.
A poster of ‘Siudoko Sindoor’:
The Bollywood film industry is considered one of the largest film industry in the world. The movie industry has gone worldwide because of the popularity of the movies. The opportunity to be a part of the film industry is very difficult. In such an environment, few Nepali artists have established themselves as credible artists. The following video discusses the Nepali artists in Bollywood:
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In addition to the artists mentioned above, other Nepali artists who worked in Bollywood include Jharana Bajracharya (in Love in Nepal) and Karishma Manandhar (in Danga Fasad).
Two ex-Miss Nepal – Miss Nepal 1997 Jharana Bajracharya and Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba have announced their pregnancy at the same time. Both chose Instagram, a social networking site, to break the news to their fans.
Video report on Jharana Bajracharya’s pregnancy:
Video report on Malvika Subba’s pregnancy:
Malvika had waited five and a half months into her pregnancy to announce the news. Sharing a photo of herself with her husband Malvika wrote: “Five years of being together and married in between, we finally decided on being parents again (another story here but maybe for later). And here we are – post-earthquake, post my PCOS and vitamin-D deficiency, in our 2nd trimester, having tried so hard to hide it for the past 5 and half months. It feels so good to share this news publicly as now I can show off my ever growing belly and be healthy and happy.”