It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
Nepali Movie – Hey Yuwa
Starring – Nir Shah, Dhiren Shakya, Sanchita Luitel, Raj Ballav Koirala, Ranjana Sharma, Binod Puadel, Jose Pandey, Aaditya Budhathoki etc.
Director – Ram Raja Dahal
Watch Nepali movie ‘Hey Yuwa’ in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Badmash
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Usha Poudel, Rajendra Khadgi, Sunil Shrestha, Jimi Gurung, Ranjana Sharma etc.
Director – Dev Kumar Shrestha
A presentation of S2 Creation Nepali movie ‘Badmash’ is a presented by Sunil Shrestha. The movie is made on the story of the producer of the movie Sunil Shrestha. Fight director Rajendra Khadgi and actress Usha Poudel are featured in special roles in the film.
The assistant director of the film is Bani Pokharel, music by Kamal Krishna / Sharan Joshi, choreogrpahy by Shanta Nepali / Pradeep Shrestha / Dikesh, cinematography by Shyam Rayamajhi, editing / graphics by Ishwor Koirala, action by Rajendra Khadgi, script / dialogue by Maunata Shrestha, and produced by Tirtha Shrestha
Today is Bhai Tika, the main day of Tihar. On this day, brothers and sister offer tika and gifts to each others and wish longevity of the lives of each other. We have collected information about how some of the actors and actresses in Nepali movie industry celebrate Bhai Tika.
All three sisters of actor Rajesh Hamal live in the US. As he is currently in the US, Rajesh will celebrate Bhai Tika with his sisters after a long time. In previous years, Rajesh Hamal used to celebrate Bhai Tika with Maina Suchikar (Maina has recently died).
Actress Namrata Shrestha has two elder brothers and she celebrates Bhai Tika with them. For gifts, Namrata offers sweets and other undisclosed gifts to her brothers on the day.
Nepali Movie – Timi Meri Hau
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Niruta Singh, Sushma Shahi, Momor Rana, Sana, Safi Mohamad, Faisal, Babar Ali, Kabita Khadka, Ranjana Sharma, Chanchala etc.
Script/Dialogue – Padam Mahat
Director – Birendra Hamal
This movie was previously posted on July 5, 2007 and this post is the update to the post.
UPDATE – 2016:
Simpal Khanal married a UK resident businessman of Pakistani origin. Rekha has legally divorced in August of 2016. Shayam Bhattarai has also gone to the USA (I don’t have any information if Shyam has met Ranjana Sharma there).
UPDATE: November 2014:
2012 – Actress Rekha Thapa ended her 10-years-long marriage by divorcing Chhabi Raj Ojha. Rekha is having affair with Sudarshan Gautam and Chhabi has high hopes to marry Shilpa Pokharel. (report of Rekha’s divorce, Chhabi talking about his interest on Shilpa Pokharel, and Sudarshan talking about marrying Rekha Thapa.)
2012 – Actress Priyanka Karki‘s marriage with Rochak Mainali didn’t last more that two years. The Miss Teen 2005 revealed about the divorce in 2013, after a year of the event (more about Rochak and Priyanka’s divorce).
2014 – Suleman Shankar (Iku) divorced his wife of 5 years Jaya KC (report on Iku’s divorce).
Saranga Shrestha – Saranga married a US citizen and divorced. She is currently married to a young Nepali guy, Ramesh, living in the USA. Saranga and Ramesh have a daughter.
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Divorce in Nepali movie sector has become a common happening these days. Divorce brings in pain and problems and doesn’t come easy for both the parties involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse in terms of setting a ‘bad example’ in the society.
Let’s analyze some of the high profile problems in marriages of the personalities of Nepali movie industry:
Bhuwan KC / Sushmita KC – Bhuwan KC is known for his affairs with various ladies. Bhuwan KC’s first marriage with Bijaya KC ended when Bijaya went to USA with their kids. Bhuwan found Sushmita KC as his second wife. That too didn’t lasted long and they ‘divorced’ until they reunited again after the release of “Ma Timi Bina Marihalchu”. But, they have divorced again. Bhuwan’s affair with Sharmila Dangol didn’t go far and he is living alone these days. We won’t be surprised if Bhuwan and Sushmita get together after the release of ‘Sathi Ma Timro’ as predicted by friends in Films Nepal. (update- they didn’t get together, but there is rumor that Bhuwan is having an affair with Jiya KC)
Nepali movie – Kanyadan (कन्यादान)
Starring: Biraj Bhatt, Dhiren Sakhya, Arjun Karki, Ranjana Sharma, Kanchan Regmi, Srijana Basnet, Jaya Kishan Basnet, Shovit Basnet
Director: Shovit Basnet
Nepali movie ‘Kanyadan’ is a presentation of Bijaya Gopal Dali for Salon Films Pvt. Ltd. This movie, a 2011 release, is named same as the hit film of 1991, ‘Kanyadan’, directed by Prakash Thapa. (Watch ‘Kanyadaan’ (1991))
National Movies Presents
B S Balami presents, Om Sine Three Star Films’ second movie
A passionate Love Story
Nepali Film – Dhrubatara
Starring – Biren Shrestha, Subhkshya Thapa, Ranjana Sharma, Ram Chandra Adhikari, Mahadev Tripathi, Saru Baral, Sabin Kumar, Radha KC etc.
Written and Direction by Ramraja Dahal
Note – The movie is removed – hence music video will be posted later.
Ranjana Sharma – got lost in the US?
In a latest news, onlinekhabar reports that Ranjana Sharma has gone in hiding in the US. She was in the US for a series of cultural programs organized by Nepali Society, Artist Fourm, America Nepal Chautari, Dharan America Society and other Nepali societies there. The program named "Nameste America" featured other artists like Anju Panta, Jagdish Samal, Manoj Raj Sewa, Tasi Himgyap etc. Ranjana is known to be bold in exposure in Nepali cinema.
Going to the US for cultural program and stay there illegally has been quite common for Nepali artists. In this contest I would like to analyze this trend:
Nepali movie ‘Biratako Chino’ is going to be premiered on August 1, 2010 by Real and Real International in Sydney, Australia. The movie will be featured in other cities later.
The movie is produced and directed by Shankar Ghimire. Featured actors in the movie are Richa Ghimire, Rejina Upreti, Suman Singh, Biraj Bhatta, Ranjana Sharma, Dhruba Dutta, Kalyan Ghimire, Sushil Pokharel , and Sovita Simkhada, among others.
Birtako Chino is based on fun loving youths who later turned out to be the the patriotic towards their county. The actress Richa and director Sankar will attend the premier ceremony in Australia.
Nepali Film – Salam Chha Maya Lai
Starring – Biraj Bhatt, Garima Pant, Binod Manandhar, Ranjana Sharma, Josna Bhattaetc.
Story – Suraj Pradhan
Director – Deepak Khand
Watch Mausam here.
Nepali film ‘Mousam’ is a hit movie featuring Rajesh Hamal, Aryan Sigdel, Ranjana Sharma, Ganesh Upreti, Sharmila Malla etc. The story of the movie is written by the director Shyam Bhattarai.
Shyam’s wife of that time, Ranjana Sharma is also one of the actress in the movie.Ranjana has left Shyam to go and live in the USA. According to reports, Ranjana might have to go back to Nepal as her Green Card application hasbeen rejected by the US government.
The movie is updated in a separate page.
Actress Ranjana Sharma who started her love life in film style, ended it after 7 years of ups and downs about 8 months back. Now, another filmy twist has re-united them.
Ranjana Sharma and director Shyam Bhattarai met while working for a TV serial ‘Gahana’. Shyam Bhattarai introduced Ranjana in big screen movies with Maryada. After a lengthy love affair (about 4 years long), when they decided to marry and live together, Shyamâ€™s family protested on the marriage. Shyam became love sick, lived without food for 7 days, until they married in a temple with the help of his close friends on June 15, 2006. Various misunderstandings and tussle caused them to live separately for the last 8 months. The separation of the two movie artists was widely covered in the media.
Now, they have patched the relationship and have started living together again. Ranjana, in an interview with Nagariknews, told that they were not divorced in the first place. She also said that they have started living together again since Wednesday, November 18, 2009.