Miss Nepal beauty contest started in 1994. 20 editions of the contest have been organized to date. Out of the 21 Miss Nepal so far, only 7 Miss Nepal are yet to get married. All the Miss Nepal crowned before Miss Nepal 2010 Sadichha Shrestha have been married. Before I present the list of the husbands of the Miss Nepal, I would like to share a video, I have prepared, listing all the unmarried Miss Nepal from the year 2010 to 2016 and the video clips of their crowning moments:
Here is the full list of the winners of Miss Nepal beauty contests so far:
Married Miss Nepal and their husbands
- Miss Nepal 1994 – Ruby Rana (husband – Prajaya Bikram Shah)
- Miss Nepal 1995 – Sumi Khadka (husband – Chiran Basnyat)
- Miss Nepal 1996 – Poonam Ghimire (husband – Atulya Risal)
- Miss Nepal 1997 – Neelima Gurung (husband photo attached)
- Miss Nepal 1997 – Jharana Bajracharya (husband – Rahul Agarwal)
- Miss Nepal 1998 – Jyoti Pradhan (Dethroned) Niru Shrestha (husband – Prashant Gurung)
- Miss Nepal 1999 – Shewta Singh (husband – Bikash Singh)
- Miss Nepal 2000 – Usha Khadgi (Husband – GP Timilsina)
- Miss Nepal 2002 – Malvika Subba (Husband – Riyaj Shrestha)
- Miss Nepal 2003 – Priti Sitoula (husband – Bijoy Rajbanshi)
- Miss Nepal 2004 – Payal Shakya (husband – Sarun Tamrakar)
- Miss Nepal 2005 – Sugarika KC (husband – Sanat Neupane)
- Miss Nepal 2007 – Sitashma Chand (husband – Ben Price)
- Miss Nepal 2009 – Zenisha Moktan (husband – Dikesh Moktan)
Unmarried Miss Nepal
(As of March 2017)
Nepali actress of ‘The Most Wanted’ and ‘Just For You’, Teluja Khatiwada has married Suman Raj Basnet of Birtamod, Jhapa. The marriage ceremony was organized in Kathmandu on February 18, 2017 at Kundalini Durbar banquet. Film artists, journalists and family members were invited in the cremony.
Who is Tejula Khatiwada?
The bride, Tejula Khatiwada was an actress of the Nepali film industry. She debuted in ‘The most Wanted’ but wasn’t much successful as an actress. I wrote about Tejula Khatiwada in 2009. She had told that she wanted to be a bold actress then. (read the post) Apart from movies, she had also worked in video films, and music videos. Here are some of her movies:
Watch ‘The Most Wanted’ here.
Watch ‘Jawaf’ here.
Nepali actor Rajesh Hamal is one of the top actors in the Nepali film industry. Often called Maha Nayak (Super Actor), Rajesh Hamal ruled the film industry for about a quarter century. He prefers to tell that the film industry grew with him. Hamal is credited for :
- Bringing professionalism in Nepali film industry.
- Being the first educated actor in the film industry. He had done Masters in English literature from Punjab University in India.
- He is considered a no-nonsense actor. Unlike other actors, Hamal kept himself from having affairs with the actresses. Although there were rumours of his affair, all rumours turned fake. Actresses had termed him as the coldest actor in the film industry.
- Rajesh is a good orator and can easily impress the listener by his oratory skills. Proficiency in his English language is also something not seen in the Nepali film industry.
- The height, looks and the physique have also been factors that attracted youngsters of his time.
Rajesh Hamal Love Story
On January 16, 2016, the ex-King of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah visited Shital Niwas – the president’s government residence to participate in the marriage of the younger daughter of the president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari. It was a coincidence that Shital Niwas was also the venue of the marriage of Gyanendra Shah some 46 years ago. At that time, the venue was used for royal events and as a guest house for foreign dignitaries. As a prince, Gyanendra Shah had married Komal Rajya Laxmi Shah in 2027 BS.
During the marriage ceremony, Gyanendra was surrounded by the leaders of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP). RPP is the party formed by the former Panchayat System leaders. The party led by Kamal Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand is considered pro-monarchy and pro-Hinduism. Gyanendra told, “I remember the days of my marriage.”
In the recent days, Gyanendra has been releasing politically motivated press statements. He had expressed his dissatisfaction over the way the leaders have been working and the foreign influence in the Nepali politics.
Yes, the rumour report I shared in October about the affair between Usha Poudel and Sudhanshu Joshi has been proven right – Usha and Sudhanshu have married on November 24, 2016. In a private marriage ceremony held in Virginia, USA, a Nepali priest conducted the rituals.
Watch the video of marriage ceremony:
Last month, they had told that they didn’t have immediate marriage plan although the reports also specify the November 24 marriage. I have no idea whey they had to lie at that time as the marriage plan was all set and preparation was going on. Actress Richa Ghimire and her husband director Shankar Ghimire were some of the most active freiends helping in the marriage ceremony.
According to latest rumours actress Usha Poudel and actor Sudhanshu Joshi are having an affair. There were reports of engagement between the two. But, both Sudhanshu and Usha denied such rumors. They however admitted that they are good friends. Although they have told that they don’t have any immediate marriage plans, those who know them personally say that they are expected to marry soon.
video report about the rumour and the updates:
Who are Sudhansu Joshi and Usha Poudel
The actor of the past, Sudhanshu Joshi is a handsome actor who debuted in ‘Jali Rumal’. The success of ‘Jali Rumal’ established Sudhanshu as an actor. But, after he left Nepal to permanently live in the USA, Sudhanshu is not active in the Nepali film industry. Although he had produced and acted in a movie named ‘Nepal’, the movie wasn’t successful and he hasn’t acted in any movies after ‘Nepal’.
It seems, Bhuwan KC has already married actress Jiya KC. By the way, Jiya was posing in a photo between Bhuwan’s mother and father with Bhuwan KC and Anmol KC by the side, it seems she was a part of the family.
Watch the video report:
Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC love story
The rumour of the affair between Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC started in 2012.
In 2012 there were reports of:
- Bhuwan KC visiting ‘ATM’ shooting sets to meet Jiya.
- They were also spotted together in restaurants.
- In one interview, Jiya had also admitted going to Bhuwan KC’s home and staying there for a night.
- Jiya had told that she would love to marry Bhuwan KC.
- But, both of them had told that they were only friends and they didn’t have an affair (and they continued to say that till now).
In the past, most of the marriages used to be arranged by the parents and relatives. But, in the current time, it is a common practice for the the guys and girls to select their own partners for marriage. Despite of this new trend, there are still marriages that are arranged by the parents and the relative. One such marriage is in making in the popular comedian Hari Bamsha Acharya’s home. His younger son Mohit Bamsha Acharya was engaged to Bindu Thapa in a ceremony held on October 1, 2016 in a resort in Dhulikhel.
The engagement between 27 years old Mohit Bamsha Acharya and 24-years old Bindu Thapa was held in Mirabel Resort and Hotel in Dhulikhel among the families of the two parties and their close friends.
Chhabi Raj Ojha’s next movie ‘Kismat 2’ is releasing in the Dashain this year. It seems, the film team is well prepared not to leave any stone unturned. The lead actress, Shilpa Pokharel has told in an interview that if her family agrees, she is willing to marry Chhabi Raj Ojha. Based on previous statement, I think, she is very unlikely to marry Chhabi and it is only a publicity stunt. This time, Chhabi had prepared the situation by formally divorcing Rekha Thapa in the court.
I did an analysis of the situation and prepared the following video:
A well known actor, featured in leading role in hit film ‘Resham Filili’ Vinay Shrestha has married Aney Thapa in an event held in a party palace in Tinkune. Aney and Vinay were having affair for the last three years. They were engaged last year (I wrote about their engagement at that time).
Vinay had revealed about his affair in June of 2015, two and a half months before the engagement. Aney is a beauty therapist by profession.
Vinay’s affair with Richa Sharma
Vinay Shrestha and Richa Sharma were seeing each other for a long time before they broke up in 2013. They had produced a movie called ‘Visa Girl’. The movie made in association with Chaudhary Group didn’t do well in theatre. The failure of the movie is often cited as the reason that caused the problem in the relationship between Richa and Vinay.
Watch ‘Visa Girl’ here.
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:
At last, actress Garima Pant has announced her marriage with Hari Sharma Thapaliya in Belgium. There were not pandits, no janti and no reception parties in the marriage. Garima and Hari got married in the court by signing the marriage papers.
Garima has used the money saved by not having a lavish marriage, for a noble cause -by donating to a couple of schools in her birthplace. According the the information she shared in her Facebook profile, Garima is going to donate Rs. 700,000 to tow of the schools in her birthplace to set up scholarship funds for poor and talented children.
Looking back into the last year, I have compiled the list of celebrities who broke their fan’s heart by marrying. Although the year started with the devastating earthquake, celebrity marriages were not delayed. Video report on the celebrity marriages:
I had written photo/video reports of most of the marriages at the time they occurred. Links on the detailed reports of each marriages is also added in the following list of celebrities who married last year:
After marrying the chief of the authorized dealer of Samsung mobile in Nepal, Dikesh Malhotra, Zenisha Moktan has now become Zenisha Malhotra.
Watch the marriage and Dikesh applying Sindoor on Zenisha in the following video:
Another report on the marriage (this video gives the highlights of the parties held a day before the actual marriage ceremony):
It is an usual practice in Nepal to change the last name to the wife, to the last name of the husband, after marriage. If Zenisha choses to go with the traditional practice, he will be named Zenisha Malhotra. But, these days, some women prefer to keep their maiden name along with the after-marriage last name. In that case, Zenisha will be named Zenisha Malhotra Moktan or Zenisha Moktan Malhotra. We will surely know the name Zenisha choses for herself in near future.
In an event held in Kathmandu, well known director Nischal Basnet has married a new actress in Nepali film industry, Swastima Khadka. In a private event held on February 17, 2016, among his friends and family, Nischal has married and taken Swastima home. In the evening, a reception party was held to celebrate the marriage. A video report on the wedding:
The wedding was not a surprise event, as Swastima and Nischal were engaged in December, and the marriage was being planned since then. The news of their engagement however was a surprise event for many. The age difference between the bride and the groom was talked a lot at that time. 34-years old Nischal is 14 years older than is 20-years old wife.