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.
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:
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 – Hami Sathi Bhai
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Saranga Shrestha etc.
Director – Rabi Aryal
A presentation of Dilip Rayamajhi, Nepali movie ‘Hami Sathi Bhai’ is made under the banner of Shreya Films. The script of the movie is written by the director Rabi Aryal. The cinematographer of the movie is Raj Bikram Thapa and is produced by Sunil Datt, art by Niruta Singh, music by Suresh Adhikari, action by NB Maharjan, editing by Banish Shah, and choreography by Basanta Shrestha.
Full movie in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Sita
Starring – Bhuwan KC, Sunny Rauniyar, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Saranga Shrestha, Basundhara Bhusal, Rajaram Poudel, Kiran KC, Surendra KC, Rabi Sharma, Ashok Sharma etc.
Director – Ashok Sharma
Nepali movie ‘Sita’ is the second presentation of Film World by Ashok Sharma. The choreographer is Basanta Shrestha, action by Rajendra Khadgi, editing by Harish Patel, cinematography by Mahendra Batra, script / dialogue by Brajesh Khanal, story / music by Sambhujit Baskota.
Nepali Movie – Nirmaya
Starring – Shree Krishna Shrestha, Saranga Shrestha, Ashok Sharma, Deepak Chhetri, Sushil Pokharel, Kiran KC, Rama Thapaliya, Surednra KC, Ramchandra Adhikari, Narayan Tripathi, Hemanta Budhathoki etc.
Director – Ashok Sharma
The Nepali movie ‘Nirmaya’ is a love story drama with comedy and revenge. The script of the movie is written by the musician of the movie Smbhujit Baskota. The movie was released in 1996 and was produced by Kiran Sharma under Films World banner. ‘Nirmaya’ is the fourth movie of Ashok Sharma’s production banner.
Nepali Movie – Aago
Starring – Bipana Thapa, Niruta Singh, Saranga Shrestha, Sushil Chhetri, Basundhara Bhusal, Sushil Pokharel, Sunil Thapa etc.
Director – Narayan Puri
A presentation of Kisan Pokharel for Rodi Films banner, Nepali movie ‘Aago’ was a controversial movie. The government wasn’t happy by the movie so, it had seized the photo-negative of movie. The movie was converted into digital format. ‘Aago’ became super hit movie of its time. To cash the popularity and success of the movie it’s sequel movie ‘Aago 2’ was also made and was released in January 2015. But, the sequel wasn’t that successful in winning the hearts of the viewers.
Like last year, I have collected the photos of the Nepali celebrities celebrating Laxmi Puja. (Visit 2014 Diwali celebration photo feature)
A video report on the Diwali celebration of Nepali actresses:
Photo 1 – Actress Karishma Manandhar decorating the rangoli she made. Choreographer Govinda Rai was also with Karishma during the decoration:
Photo 2 – Actress Ashma DC worshiping the goddess Laxmi on Laxmi Puja. Ashma had also made a rangoli before the evening worship.
Nepali film – 16 Barse Jowan
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Niruta Singh , Jal Shah, Ramesh Upreti, Dilip Rayamajhi, Ishowri Pradhan, Arjun Shrestha.
Director – Sambhu Pradhan
The guest artists in the movie are Saranga Shrestha and Puran Joshi
The movie ‘Shorha Barshe Jowan’ is a multi-starrer, hit movie by Sambhu Pradhan made under Ishwori Arts International banner and Arjun Shrestha presentation.
Nepali Movie – Surakshya
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Dinesh Sharma, Niruta Singh, Sunil Dutta Pandey, Saranga Shrestha, Deepa Shree Niraula, Rabi Shah, Bhuwan Chand, Jitu Nepal, Daman Rupakheti etc.
Director – Amrit Sharma
The movie ‘Surakshya’ is the first presentation of Ram Janaki Pictures by Shyam Pandey. The movie features the music of Madhu Chhetri, choreography by Raju Shah, action by NB Maharjan, cinematography by Shiva – Kishor Dhakal, editing by Shekhar Nautiyabad, script by Amrit Sharma / Rabi Aryal.
Nepali Movie – Chalchitra
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Ganesh Upreti , Saranga Shrestha, Jal Shah, Deepa Shree Niraula, Soniya Malla, Chiranjibi Basnet, Basundhara Bhusal, Laxmi Giri, Shiva Hari Poudel, Deepak Raj Giri, Daman Rupakheti, Jitu Nepal etc.
Director – Bishow Basnet
The movie ‘Chalchitra’ is the fourth presentation of CB Films by Chiranjivi Basnet. The artist Rajudhowj Rana, director Narayan Puri and journalist Rabi Lamichhane are featured in their own roles. Manoj KC, Rubayanath Koirala and Binod Chipalu are the guest artists in the movie.
Nepali Movie – Saubhagya
Starring – Dhiren Shakya, Mausami Malla, Rupa Rana, Subhadra Adhikari, Sushila Rayamajhi, Mukunda Shrestha, Kiran KC, Saranga Shrestha, Sunil Thapa etc.
Director – Madhav Sapkota
The new Nepali movie ‘Saubhagya’ is available here (the movie featuring Rajesh Hamal, Jharana Thapa, Suman Singh, Sonia KC, and Aayush Rijal was released in August of 2012).
The movie ‘Saubhagya’ is the first presentation of Sangam Films, Biratnagar. The child artists in the movie are Kshitiz Karki and Mandira Ranjit. Actress Saranga Shrestha is the guest artist in the movie. The singers in the movie are Udit Narayan Jha, Kabita Krishnamurti, Sadhana Sargam, Kumar Kanchha and Pratima Rao. The movie features the make up of Ashok Rokka, dress design of Durga Poudel, action of Rajendra Khadgi, choreography of Kamal Rai, cinematography direction of Shyam Mohan Shrestha, camera by Gauri Shankar Dhuju, editing by Mukhtar Ahmed and story / script / dialogue of Madhav Sapkota. The lyrics of the movie are written by Madhav Sapkota, Keshav Karki and Hariraj Rajbanshi and music by Chandra Thapa.
Nepali Movie – Sarangi
Starring – Saroj Khanal, Karishma Manandhar, Tika Pahadi, Rabi Giri, Brajesh Khanal, Saranga Shrestha, Deshbhakta Khanal etc.
Director – Laxminath Sharma
A presentation of Trinetra Films, Nepali movie ‘Sarangi’ features Karishma and Saroj in leading role. Deshbhakta Khanal is the chief assistant director of the movie, story written by Suresh ‘Bishwo’, script / dialogue by Brajesh Khanal, lyrics by Kiran Kharel / Laxminath Sharma, choreography by Basanta Shrestha, action by Rajendra Khadgi, editing by Narendra Khadka, cinematography by Deepak Dhakal, and music by Sambhujit Baskota.
Nepali Movie – Golmal
Starring – Deepak Raj Giri, Saranga Shrestha, Prakash Pathak, Laxmi Giri, Simanta Udas etc.
Director – Gyanendra Deuja
The comedy movie ‘Golmal’ was made for Nepal Television by Image Network and Su.Pra. Films. The film made on the story / script / dialogue of Rabi Aryal features action by Roshan Shrestha, cinematography of Gautam Shrestha, editing of Nabaraj Khanal and produced by Subodh Nepal / Prakash Dhungel.
Nepali Movie – Milan
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Karishma Manandhar, Melina Manandhar, Ashok Sharma, Sushila Rayamajhi, Brajesh Khanal, Tika Pahadi, Saranga Shrestha, Mohan Niraula, Rabi Shah, etc.
Director – Laxminath Sharma
The third movie by Yeti Production, ‘Milan’ is a presentation of Dr. Subodh Pyakurel. The story, script and dialogue of the movie is written by Brajesh Khanal, action by Rajendra Khadgi, choreography by Basanta Shrestha, Subodh Shreedhar, camera by Raju Bikram Thapa and music by Sambhujit Baskota.