Celebrities and Gossips

These are the latest news about the celebrities, artists and gossips in the Nepali film industry

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Anju Panta 2nd marriage, this is the new groom

Popular singer Anju Panta has married a lyricist, a journalist and a pastor of a Church, Thir Koirala. In a private ceremony Thir and Anju Panta got married in a Church among their close relatives and friends.

Anju had announced her love affair on the Valentine’s Day of 2021. In another occasion she had told that they had decided to get married on the last Valentine’s Day. After that she had indicated that she might be getting married soon. Her daughter Paritoshika had also told that she wanted her mother to get married.
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Rabi Lamichhane Channel, Galaxy 4K to be the first 4K Channel in Nepal

Well known media personality Rabi Lamichhane has launched a new television channel in an event held in Kathmandu. Lamichhane had recently left News24 television to start his own venture. In the Nepal’s first 4K television channel Lamichhane’s role will be of managing director.

The new channel is named Galaxy 4K. Rabi Lamichhane’s program in his previous TV station, News 24 TV is based on a low resolution SD (standard definition) technology. 4k has many times the screen pixel compared to SD.

Galaxy 4K Television has brought some of the best names in their field:

  • Deepak Raj Giri is running a program called Crime Patrol Nepal
  • Rajesh Hamal is running Ko Banchha Crorepati season 2
  • A Hindi TV serial Ramayana will be telecasted in Nepali languge
  • Saregama Lil Champs -another Indian reality TV show featuring Kali Prasad Baskota, Nhyu Bajracharya and Indira
  • Ramesh Prasai will run a talk show “Lal Mohar”
  • Rabi Lamichhane will run Sidha Kura .. (dot dot), The Leader and Kamka Kura. The leader will be a reality show that will be further announced in Baisakh.
  • Mahabir Pun will run a technology program – Avishkar

The 24/7 TV station will feature regular news telecast.

Shweta Khadka & Majhi Basti controversy

Actress Shweta Khadka announced the construction of Majhi Basti in 2017. For that, she had registered an organization after her late husband Shree Krishna Shrestha.

The Shweta Shree Foundation’s website says:

Shweta Shree Foundation (SSF) was established on 26th February, 2017, as a non-profit,charity oriented towards social service. SSF focuses on providing help to underprivileged and ultra-poor people so that they can help themselves to face their economic and social hardships and eventually become independent. The Foundation was established in the fond memory of Late Shreekrishna Shrestha, one of the famous cine and theater actors of Nepal, by his life companion Mrs. Ranjana Khadka who is well-known by her nick name SHWETA.

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Sapana Roka Magar – BBC 100 in Trouble from Binaya Jung Basnet

The teenage girl who was selected to be one of the Top 100 women in the world seems to be in trouble as she parted her ways from her mentor Binaya Jung Basnet.

A video report I prepared on the case:

Sapana has shared this post in her Facebook page.

Film shooting restarts – December Falls, Kausid, Ganapati, Timro Mero Saath, Churifuri …

The shooting in the Nepali film industry has re-started now. A lot of new movies are being shot and the ones that halted are also restarting.

Currently, Aryan Sigdel and Upasana Singh Thakuri are shooing in Pokhara. They are shooting for the movie ‘December Falls‘. Upasana debuted in ‘Captain’ opposite to Anmol KC. With Upasana and ARyan the movie also features Suman Thapa Rohit, Salon Basnet, Dayaram Dahal and Naresh Bhattarai. The director of the film in Prabin Jha. After completion of the shooting in Pokhara the team will complete the movie in Kathamdnu. The movie is made on the story by BP Khanal, dialogue by Kedar Bhusal and the movie is expected to be released on Shrawan 1, 2078.

Similarly, Reecha Sharma is busy in the shooting of her next movie ‘Kausid’. This is Reecha’s first production venture after she got married last year.
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Nepali Movie – Aama (Mithila Sharma, Surakshya Panta)

The movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal, featuring Mithila Sharma and Surakshya Panta in leading roles is released in YouTube. Right after release, the movie has been very successful in attracting a huge amount of Nepali viewers.

Nepali Film – Aama (2020)
Starring – Mithila Sharma, Surakshya Panta, Deshbhakta Khanal, Sarita Giri etc.
Director – Dipendra K. Khanal

The movie was released right before the lockdown. The movie was taken off the theater before people watched it. It was released again after 9 months of lockdown. But, the viewers didn’t go to theater to watch it. The movie was released online after a copy was shared online. The movie is produced by Sharmila Pandey. In addition to direction and script D.K. Khanal is also the cinematographer of the movie.

Watch the full movie here:

Please comment what do you think of the movie.
This is the third movie by the name “Aama”. The first Nepali movie was titled ‘Aama’ and was produced by Nepal government.

The second movie featured Shiva Shrestha and Saroj Khanal. The movie is not available online now.

Astika Shrestha – Miss Nepal 2020 contestant No. 21

The Contestant number 21 of Miss Nepal 2020 is Dr. Astika Shrestha. A recent graduate of MBBS is currently doing her internship. More details will be added in this post soon.

Astika graduated from St. Xavier’s school in 2012 and St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar in 2014 before she started medical studies.

After being selected one of the finalists of Miss Nepal 2020, Astika Shrestha wrote, “Hey everybody! I’m really thrilled to finally put this up on my feed! CONTESTANT NO. 21, Miss Nepal 2020. Thankyou for showering me with all the love and support in these past few days! I’ve been living my dreams and I’ll need your constant support throughout. Follow me through my journey in Miss Nepal! Let’s go!”

After the completion of MBBS, Astika is doing her internship at the Nepalgunj Medical College teaching hospital, Dashbigha, Kohalpur.


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25 Years of Miss Nepal – Newar, Khas Arya girls

This report was posted by Barsat Karki in Anand Nepal’s YouTube channel in the following video:

Stats from the 25 Miss Nepal competitions

Newar Winners – 13/25
Khas Winners – 7/25
2 Limbu Winners, 1 Gurung, 1 Tamang and 1 Marwadi Winner

Shrestha Winners within Newar Winners – 6/13
(5 winners were from the last 10 years)

Newar Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 9/13
Khas Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 6/7
Other Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 1/7
Total Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 16/25

SAD TRUTH
It is obvious that Newar and Khas Women dominate Miss Nepal as winner with 20/25 wins in total. It is also the case that Women from Kathmandu Valley are more likely to be Miss Nepal. Luckily this fact is changing quickly because in the last 10 years only half of the winners were from Kathmandu Valley compared to the previous decade than this where 8/10 where from Kathmandu Valley. Also Educated Women are more likely to be Miss Nepal as well because 20/25 Winners had completed their Bachelors Degree. In my opinion Miss Nepal mirrors how ethnicities other than Newar and Khas are deprived from resources that would enable them to participate and qualify in these pageants .
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Miss Nepal 2020 contestants

Miss Nepal 2020 contest is being held in a different environment this year. They still have 21 contestants participating. The contestants are:

The contest finalist were selected in an event held on November 3. The audition for the contest at 9 different cities were held in March of 2020. Because of the lockdown, the contest was delayed. Now, the contest is being held with high degree of precaution.

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Nepali Movie – A Mero Hajur 3

The superhit movie of theater is proving to be superhit in YouTube.
Although some of the viewers think that Anmol KC and Suhana Thapa lacked acting skills, the viewership is exactly opposite.

‘A Mero Hajur 3 was released in 2018 and was liked by the viewers. The movie made on the story of a celebrity and his fan is produced by Sunil Kumar Thapa. The movie directed by actress Jharana Thapa is her second directional venture. Her first direction ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was also successful. In her second movie, she had introduced her own daughter Suhana Thapa in leading role. She has signed Anmol KC in a record breaking remuneration in the Nepali film industry.

One of the most important gossip from the movie is the relationship between the lead actors, Anmol and Suhana. Suhana has told that she is highly impressed by the actor. Both of them are devotee of Lord Krishna and they have a lot of things in common. For Suhana, Anmol KC has broken his record of not-repeating-actresses in his film. Anmol is being featured opposite to Suhana in upcoming movie ‘A Mero Hajur 4’. That is a record in itself because, Anmol had never repeated actresses in his previous movie.

Watch the movie:
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Dashain 2020: Nepali Celebrities Dashain

I have been sharing photos of Nepali celebrities celebrating Dashain for the last few years. Here are some of the photos of the 2020 edition of the biggest festival in Nepal. This list contains Dashain photos of the celebrities of Nepali film industry.

Two video reports on the celebration of 2020 Dashain:
Video 1 – Celebraties Dashain Tika

Video 2 – Prime Minister and President offer Dashain Tika and Dashain wishes

Jharana Thapa with her husband Sunil Kumar Thapa and daughter Suhana Thapa
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Mithila Sharma Biography

Nepali actress Mithila Sharma is one of the senior most artists in the Nepali film industry. She started her entertainment career in 2030 BS at the age of nine by dancing in a program. One of the audience of her first public show was the King Birendra.

Name : Mithila Sharma
Date of Birth – Ashoj 30, 2020 BS
Place of Birth – Kathmandu
Education – Diploma in Dancing and Home Science

Mithila is usually featured in serious character roles. While other actresses preferred the leading roles, Mithila chose character roles. She was featured as mothers, sisters, sister-in-laws and similar characters. With movies she was also featured in various television serials.


(Mithila Sharma during the shooting of her 2020 release movie, ‘Aama’)

In addition to acting and dancing she had also worked as a teacher in various schools and dance schools. She had taught a lot of actors and dancers in her career as a teacher. In addition to working in other institutions he has also established her own training institute – Mithila Kala Kendra.
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Biography of Udaya Sotang and Manila Sotang couple

One of the most popular husband-wife couple of Nepali music industry is Uday and Manila Sotang couple.
The husband and wife have already released more than 11 albums. Their popular songs are Aadi Bato, Maya Namara, Aaja Timro, Bhijyo Sirani.

Originally from Darjeeling, Udaya and Manila came to Nepal in the late 80s to do voice tests at Radio Nepal. Today, they are some of the most celebrated artists, with huge attendance in concerts. One of Uday’s cousin was a huge fan of late Narayan Gopal. Uday used to sneak into his cousin’s room to practice in the harmonium secretly. Uday started singing early. He sang in his school and there were many fans of his in his school days. He started sining in contests in his grade eight, nine and tenth grade. Before he graduated from the school, the school offered him to release an album called Filingo. He was a successful singer even before he finished his grade ten.

On the other hand, Manila was trained by her uncle, to sing bhajans. When Manila heard Uday’s songs, she liked his voice even before she met him. When she finally met Uday, she was surprised to find him so young. Because of his voice he had expected Uday to be a lot older. They later were in the same group of singers to perform in various events. Uday was having an affair with somebody else when Manila met him. She tried to help him patch up with his girlfriend when they broke up. That instead brought her closer to Uday and they ended up marrying while Uday was studying in Grade 11. By the time he graduated from Grade 12, they already had their first child, Shreya Sotang. Now, Shreya is also a new sensation in the Nepali music industry. Shreya has already released her own album.
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Biography of Poornima Shrestha, Sushma Shrestha (well known Bollywood Playback singer)

A lot of Nepali people know Udit Narayan Jha as the most successful Nepali singer in Bollywood. But, many don’t know similarly successful Nepali singer, Poornima Shrestha. May be that is because Udit was a celebrity in Nepal before he debuted in Bollywood. In case of Poornima, she was born in Mumbai and lived her whole life in India.

[Biography Video] will be ready by Poornima’s birthday on September 5.

Poornima debuted as a child singer in early 1970s, as Sushma Shrestha. Sushma was born to a musical family of late Bhola Shrestha. Bhola Shrestha was an accomplished music composer and a tabala player. He was active in the music industry in the 1950s and 1960s. The father was really excited about launching his daughter in Bollywood as a successful singer. He had organized a big launch event of Sushma Shrestha with high profile Bollywood guests. A day before such a great event, her father died of heart failure. That was 11 April, 1971. That was after half-a-year of the release of the film Andaz (1971), and the debut song of Sushma.

Although her father died on the day before, 10-years-old Sushma was forced to perform in the event on April 12. The event couldn’t be cancelled because of all the preparations. At the event, Bollywood personalities took note of Sushma’s talent and she also got a music scholarship to help in her music career.

At the time of her first public performance, Sushma was just 7-years old. When she sang for the Bollywood movie ‘Andaz’, she was 9 years old.

She also worked with another musical duo Kalyanji Anandji who helped her in making a successful child singer of the 70s. RD Burman also helped her to give voice to hit songs of that time. RD Burman had composed unforgettable songs for Sushma like “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi” of film Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) and “Kya Hua Tera Vaada” of film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi (1977).

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