25 Divorces in Nepali movie industry

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.


Reema Biswokarma divorced in December 2017

Arunima Lamsal and Amit Aryal divorce

Milan Amatya divorce

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.

(In January 2012 I wrote – “There is a rumor about the problem in the marriage between actress Rekha Thapa and producer Chhabi Ojha. Rekha had been complaining about Chhabi trying to act like a guardian rather than a friend. Although, she later denied about such a rumor, it is clear that the relationship is not as smooth as it should be.”)

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Chhulthim Gurung and Dhiraj Rai 

The ‘November Rain’ debut actress Chhulthim Gurung had divorced well known singer husband Dhiraj Rai.

Priyanka Karki and Rochak Mainali

The marriage between the actress Priyanka Karki and Rochak Mainali didn’t last for more that two years. The Miss Teen 2005 revealed about the divorce in 2013. The revelation cam one year after the actual divorce

Suleman Shankar and Jaya KC

Suleman Shankar divorced his wife of 5 years Jaya KC (report on ).

Bhuwan KC, Bijaya KC and 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 two 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 as she was married to a businessman.

These days Bhuwan KC is living together with Jiya KC. According to latest news, Bhuwan and Jiya have already been living like they are married. They were seen together in a family photo of Dashain.

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  • 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

Shiva Shrestha and Ganga Shrestha

After the divorce with his wife Ganga, Shiva has found a woman, his daughter’s age to marry. Like Bhuwan’s first wife, Shiva’s first wife Ganga also lives in the US. Shiva has a child with the second wife and it is told to be going on well.

Shiva Shrestha’s biography video:

Gauri Malla and Prajwal Bhandari

Gauri Malla – After the divorce with her husband Prajwal Bhandari, Gauri is currently seeking a new life partner. Living in the US and working as a singer in an Indian restaurant, Gauri is rumored to be having intimate relationship with an Indian.

Gauri Malla’s 2016 scandal about her issue in Japan

Pooja Chand and Suraj Chand

Actress Pooja Chand has married Raju Lama in the US. By birth, Pooja Pariyar, Pooja has been using the surname Chand from her first marriage. Pooja’s first husband photographer Suraj Chand is told to be living together with model Riya Karki.

Although Suraj and Riya haven’t announced their intention to live together forever, there is higher probability that they will get married in near future.  There was a report, Suraj wasn’t happy about Pooja using his surname ‘Chand’ even after marrying a ‘Lama’. That might be the reason, Pooja Chand has renamed herself Pooja R. Lama these days.

Like Pooja, Raju Lama is also a divorcee with a son. Pooja Chand has a daughter Divya Chand from her first husband Suraj Chand.

Sushmita Karki and Roshan Parajuli

Sushmita Karki – It has been three years since the actress Sushmita Karki ended her marriage with singer Roshan Parajuli. Sushmita regretted her first marriage in a hurry and would like to take time before she marries for the second time. These days, Sushmita Karki is not much active in acting and there are no reports about her affairs or marriages.

Saujanya Subba

Actress Saujanya Subba also lived alone for a while after divorce. But, she got married to Bhupen Chand in 2015. Bhupen Chand had also divorced his first wife before marrying Saujnaya Subba. Bhupen Chand is the son of ex-prime minster of Nepal, Lokendra B. Chand.

Read more about Saujanya Subba’s marriage to Bhupen Chand (in Nepaliactress)

All posts tagged Saujanya Subba.

Sanchita Luitel and Aakash Shah

Sanchita Luitel / Nikhil Upreti / Aakash Shah – After the problem in marriage with Aakash Shah, Sanchita has married Nikhil Upreti. When Aakash went to India for acting training, Sanchita got attracted towards Nikhil. Nikhil and Sanchita have given birth to a son recently. On the other hand, Nikhil has his own problem. He hasn’t officially divorced his first wife Kopila Upreti. The marriage between Nikhil and Kopila was also a love marriage and they also have a son.

Ranjana Sharma and Shyam Bhattarai

The relationship between the director Shyam Bhattarai and actress Ranjana Sharma had always been in trouble. After two years of their divorce, they had reunited. But, after 6 months of the reunion, Ranjana went to the US. After going to the USA, Ranjana blocked Shayam in social media and didn’t contact him.

Last year, Shyam Bhattarai also went to the USA. But, it seems they didn’t meet at all. Ranjana was in Nepal to celebrate Dashain and Tihar of 2016. In interviews, she confirmed that there is no possibility of their reuinon. She also told that she hasn’t married again, as rumoured in meida. It seems, director Shyam Bhattari still has soft corner for Ranjana but has told that he doesn’t care what Ranjana does.

Kriti Bhattarai and Rabi Shrestha

Actress Kriti Bhattarai and journalist Rabi Shrestha have also divorced on ‘mutual understanding’. The couple didn’t want to make it a big deal and remained low profile while they seperated.

Anju Pant and Manoj Raj Siwakoti

Singer Anju Pant has also separated with her musician husband Manoj Raj after a decade long married life. She says that she had lived through physical and mental abuse from her husband and has promised to live alone in the rest of her life. In recent time, the rumor is going around about her intimate relationship with actor Bishal Bista. Although, they deny such a relationship, some believe they might get married soon.

Seema Paneru and Baburam Dhakal

The relationship between the actress Seema Paneru and director Baburam Dhakal started before they entered the movies sector. But, after their success, problem in their relationship start to surface. Dhakal accused Seema to be more inclined toward affluent lifestyle and seek more freedom. After the divorce, Baburam has started a new married life and Seema has moved to Dubai to live with an unknown person.

Simpal Khanal and Prasanna Poudel

The marriage between actress Simpal Khanal and director Prasanna Poudel didn’t last long.

Simpal Khanal married a UK resident businessman of Pakistani origin. The last I heard about her was that she was pregnant.

Mausami Malla

Mausami Malla – Actress Mausami Malla had already been unlucky twice. Mausami has already divorced first husband Dhan Bikram Mall and second husband Rabi Dangol (not-confirmed husband) and is living alone these days.

Sirjana Basnet

Actress Sirjana Basnet (Deuta fame) was widowed when her first husband, Biju Ranjit, died young.  She married director Surendra Shah for the second time. But, when Surendra married another woman, Sirjana is left alone.

Siru Bista

Actress Siru Bista has also divorced and is living alone with her son for almost a decade.

Sonu Tharu

Actress of Tharu movie, Sonu Tharu says that her husband betrayed her  when she became pregnant. Sonu is living alone for the last two years.

Priya Rijal

Actress Priya Rijal’s married life didn’t last more than three years. These days Priya is living alone with her son.

Pooja Lama and Biraj Lopchan

Actress, model and singer Pooja Lama’s first marriage with Biraj Lopchan didn’t last long. After remaining alone for about a decade she was forced to marry DJ Sishir when their sex video was released in internet. But, the marriage didn’t even last a month. Pooja had announced that she has changed her religion to Muslim and she has remained low profile these days.

Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal

Manisha Koirala – Manisha is a Bollywood star but she had always wanted to come back to Nepal to live here. That was one of the reasons she married a Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal. Manisha and Samrat got divorced in less than 6 months of marriage. She went through a tough time because of ovarian cancer.

Report of Manisha preparing the legal document to file divorce.

Saranga Shrestha – Saranga married a US citizen and divorced. She is currently married to a Nepali guy, Ramesh Karki, living in the USA. Saranga and Ramesh have a daughter.

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