Devyani appointed Coca-Cola India’s vice president Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability

In a report published on July 1, 2021 Devyani Rajya Laxmi Rana has joined the Coca-Cola India’s leadership team as the vice president Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability overseeing the company’s business in India and Southwest Asia. Devyani has more than 25-years of experience working for the government and corporate affairs. She is an expert on business strategy, risk management, CSR, communication and sustainability.

In the past, Devyani had worked as the director of Public Affairs for India, Nepal, Bhutan for Caterpillar India. Before joining Caterpillar, she had worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations (UN) in India and The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Geneva, Switzerland World Economic Forum (WEF).
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Actress Supuspa Bhatta marries producer boyfriend (Video, update)

The actress who debuted in Nepali film industry in Nepali movie ‘Ranveer’, Supuspa Bhatta, has married her boyfriend Raunak Bikram Kandel in an event held at Gokarna Forest Resort on July 2, 2021. In the marriage ceremony held among close friends and family members, Raunak applied sacred sindoor on Supuspa’s head. The couple promised to live together through out their lives in front of burning fire in Yagyna.

The couple was engaged to get married on Baisakh 15. Because of the current lockdown condition the wedding ceremony was more like private function. The couple was seeing each other for about a year.

UPDATE: Wedding video report and a review of the engagement video:

Bride, Supuspa debuted in ‘Ranvir’ and acted in ‘Chha Maya Chhapakai’ and ‘Chapali Height 3’. Among her movies, ‘Chapali Height 3’ is yet to release.

The groom, Raunak Kandel, was one of the producers of the superhit movie ‘Kabaddi’ featuring Dayahang Rai in leading role. After the success of the first movie as a producer, Kandel produced a number of other movies like ‘Mr. Jholey’. These days, he is told to be busy in other businesses and has stopped producing movies.

We at xnepali wish Supuspa and Raunak a very happy married life and their love grow as the time passes.

Biography of Nir Shah (Neer Bikram Shah)

A well known personality of Nepali film industry as a film director, actor and a businessman, Neer Bikram Shah, is commonly known as Neer Shah or Nir Shah. Being related to the former Royal family of Nepal, created a certain aura around him but, that doesn’t undermine his capacity as a talented artist. He has multiple identities – as an actor is is top class actor in negative role, as a producer and director he is the director of many super-hit films. He is a well known poet, lyricist and a successful businessman. In addition to that he has also written scripts of a number of films.

Nir Shah debuted as an actor in ‘Paribartan’ an 2024 B.S. release film directed by Hira Singh Khatri. He was paid Rs. 700 for the role.
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Miss Mexico is Miss Universe 2020, Anshika Sharma returned empty handed

Miss Nepal Universe 2020 Anshika Sharma couldn’t impress the judges at the Miss Universe 2020 competition. The competition held on May 16, 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, United States. In the event, Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa crowned her successor Andrea Meza, Miss Mexico as the new Miss Universe 2020. Miss Brazil was placed in second place.

The top five in the competition were:

In the competition, contestants from 74 countries and territories had participated. The host of the competition were Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo. In the past, Mario Lopez had served as the host of Miss Universe 2007. Olivia Culpo was a previous winner of the competition. She was crowned Miss Universe in 2012.

In the competition, Paulina Vega and Demi-Leigh Tebow served as expert analysts, and Cheslie Kryst had served as a backstage correspondent. Paulina Vega was Miss Universe 2014, Demi-Leigh Tebow was Miss Universe 2017, and Cheslie Kryst was Miss USA 2019. Luis Fonsi, a Puerto Rican singer also performed during the competition.
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28 years of Madan Bhandari death, KP Oli statement now and then

The prime minister of Nepal, KP Oli has released a 3-pages long statement on Madan Bhandari. Madan Bhandari and Jibraj Ashrit died in an accident 28 years ago on Jestha 3, 2050 at Dasdhunga, Chitwan.

Right after the accident, CPN (UML) formed an investigation committee headed by KP Oli. The report by the committee had asked the government to do a detailed investigation on the issue. After 22 years, of the incident, KP Oli was appointed the Prime Minister of Nepal in 2072. He didn’t do anything to re-open the case at that time. Now, it is the 3-rd time Oli has been the prime minister of Nepal. Madan Bhandari’s wife, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, is the President of Nepal.

Both Oli and Bhandari have largely ignored the report prepared at that time.

A video report:

KP Oli’s statement (May 17, 2021 – on the 28th remembrance day):
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Rhythm actress Shweta’s husband died of COVID

In a latest report, actress Shweta Bhattarai’s husband Milan Sapkota has died of COVIC-19. Sapkota was being treated in a hospital’s high dependency unit in Chabahil. Milan Sapkota was rushed to the hospital after his oxygen level had reduced. The doctors’ attempt to treat Sapkota failed and he is reported dead at 3:00 PM on May 11, 2021.

Video report (update)

After Shweta Bhattarai married Milan Sapkota in 2014, she stopped acting in Nepali movies. The media wasn’t informed about the marriage. The news broke when Milan Sapkota shared the photos of the marriage.
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Keki Adhikari tests positive for COVID-19; Ghintang shooting in trouble

Deepak Shrestha’s comeback movie shooting is in trouble after actress Keki Adhikari tests positive for COVID-19.
Well known director, Deepak Shrestha is making a comeback after 7 years of absence by directing a movie titled ‘Ghingtang’.

Actress Trouble

1. The movie was told to feature Aliza Gautam in leading role. But, Aliza left the movie citing her father’s health concerns. That was a week prior to the inauguration of the shooting of the movie (Muharta). The movie team had to find a new actress to be featured in the leading role.
2. Deepak Shrestha signed in Laxmi Bardewa. The replacement actress Laxmi Bardewa later told that she has scheduling issues with the shooting of another movie. Laxmi also left the movie before the shooting started. The movie team had to search for another actress for the role.
3. Keki Adhikari was signed the leading role for the movie. Keki was all ready to go to the shooting but, on the day, the COVID test result came positive and she had to quarantine herself.

Deepak Shrestha’s initial movies were successful but, in later days, his movies were unsuccessful. He is known for superhit movies like Sadak, Himmat.

The movie to be made on a story titled ‘Masuko Mulya’ written by Mandria Madhushree. The movie features Gaurav Pahadi in leading role while Nir Shah and Madan Krishna Shrestha are also featured in special roles.

4 pregnant celebrities – Priyanka Karki, Reecha Sharma, Garima Panta and Singh

At least four celebrities are expecting child in coming few months. The celebrities include :

A video report on it:

Reecha Sharma and Deepekshya Bikram Rana

Reecha got married with Deepkakshya last year. After a year of marriage, the couple has decided to welcome the third member in their family. Reecha shared the good news in Facebook while watering a plant she had planted in her home to welcome the new member of the family.
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NEFTA Award 2021 winners are : Chhakka Panja, Suhana Thapa, Anmol KC

The winners of this years’ Nefta Award are:

Chhakka Panja 3 became the best film while actress Menaka Pradhan for her role in film ‘Saili. Bipin Karki is awarded the best actor for his role in ‘Prasad’.

Deepa Shree Niraula was awarded for being the best director of her super hit seris ‘Chhakka Panja’. The Deputy President of Nepal Nanada Prasad

  • Makeup and Hair – Romeo and Muna (Shumsher Lama)
  • Best Costume Desgner – Intu Mintu Londonma (Yubi Thapa)
  • Art Director – Romeo and Muna (Pasang T Lama)
  • Background Score – Damaruko Dandibiyo (Alish Karki)
  • Sound Mising – Damaruko Dandibiyo (Mukesh Shah)
  • Lyricist – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Ganesh Shah)
  • Music – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Subash Bhusal)
  • Arranger – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Udayaraj Poudel)
  • Singer Male – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Ketan Chhetri)
  • Singer Female – Nai Nabhannu La 3 (Samikhaya Adhikari)
  • Story – Chhakka Panja 3 (Deepak Raj Giri)
  • Script – Chhakka Panja 3 (Deepak Raj Giri)
  • Dialogue – Prasad (Sushil Poudel)
  • Trailer – A Mero Hajur 3 (Shahil Khan)
  • VFX – Romeo and Muna
  • Color correction – Hari (Arjun Karki)
  • Adibashi Janajati – Prangana (Tamang movie)
  • Co Actress – Gopi (Surekshya Panta)
  • Co Actor – Damaruko Dandibiyo (Anup Baral)
  • Actor in Negative Role – Katha Kathmandu (Pramod Agarahari)
  • Acotr in Comedy Role – Chhakka Panja 3 (Kedar Ghimire)
  • Fight Director – Ranbir (Chandra Panta)
  • Choreography – A Mero Hajur 3 (Kabiraj Gahataraj)
  • Debut actor (Female) – A Mero Hajur 3 (Suhana Thapa)
  • Debut actor (Male) – Intu Mintu Londonma (Dhiraj Magar)
  • Debut Direoctr – Katha Kathmandu (Sangita Shrestha)
  • Editor – Katha Kathmandu (Mitra Gurung)
  • Cinematographer – Hari (Chintanraj Bhandari)
  • Popular Actress – Samragyee Shah
  • Popular Actor – Anmol KC
  • Popular Film – Chhakka Panja 3
  • Jury Award – Hari
  • Actor – Prasad (Bipin Karki)
  • Actress – Saili (Menuka Pradahan)
  • Director – Chhakka Panja 3 (Deepa Shree Niraula)
  • Best Film – Chhakka Panja 3

Miss Nepal 2011: Malina Joshi

It has been a decade since Malina Joshi was crowned Miss Nepal. Here is the historical details of the winner of Lux Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2011, was Malina Joshi. The information about Malina, during the participation in the contest, was published in The Himalayan Times in 2011.

Originally From: Dharan, Sunsari
Age in 2011: 23
Height: 5’ 6’’
Education: M.B.A.

Malina was born on 27 January 1989, in Dharan. She did her secondary education from Dharan Higher Secondary School. She has received a MBA degree with specialization in Marketing from Ace Institute of Management.

In 2011 Malina told that she had a desire to work in the field of advertising, Malina Joshi, decided to be an actress instead later. Her hobby is to dance , likes to watch cricket and loves to eat rajma and rice.
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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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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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