Himani Shah, Former Crown Princess – Photo profile

Former Crown Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah of Nepal was born in October 1, 1976 in Kathmandu. Himani is the wife of the former crown prince Paras Shah and daughter-in-law of ousted king Gyanendra Shah.

A Surya Vanshi – Shekhawat Rajput, Himani, is from the royal family of Sikar state in Rajasthan, India. Himini is the daughter of Raja Vikram Singh and Rani Bipula Singh.

Himani married then prince Paras Shah on 25 January 2000. Her husband was appointed Crown Prince of Nepal on October 26, 2001 but was stripped-off his title on 28 May 2008 when, the monarchy in Nepal was officially abolished. Himani has three children – two girls and a boy. The eldest daughter Purnika Shah was born on December 11, 2000 in Kathmandu. Second child Hridayendra was born on July 30, 2002 and the third child Kritika was born on October 16, 2003.

Photo of Himani with her three kids when she was leaving for Singapore to meet her husband Paras Shah on July 17th, 2008. That was sixteen-days after her husband ex-crown prince Paras Shah left for Singapore.

Himani went paragliding in Pokhara on May 29, 2009 with Brazilian pilot Wildes Antonioli. Antonioli said Himani attained a height of 3,250 meters. Himani said it was her maiden paragliding flight and it was a sublime experience. The security persons took control of a THT lensman, Krishnamani Baral, after he clicked Himani in mid-flight. They took him to Lakeside from Khapaundi and deleted the photos.

The photos were however recovered by some means. Two of the photos are posted below (Himani in blacket jacket on the left and Brazilian pilot on pink shirt)- Photos credits Krishnamani Baral.


On June 4, 2009, Himani was spotted shopping in a shopping mall at Durbarmarg. (Photo Credits – Navesh Chitrakar)

Himani Shah celebrated her 34th Birthday on October 1, 2009 by meeting the senior citizens residing at the Old-Age Shelter Home located in the Pashupati Nath Temple premises.

A March 10, 2010 photograph of Himani at the Kathmandu airport while returning from India.

A August, 2010 photo of Himani when she was at a Teej Pari beauty contest in Lazimpat, Kathmandu (click here for more photos from the events).

Himani’s Dolkha visit on met with protest from local Maoist cadres. When a photo journalist got the glimpse of the bellybutton piercing of Himani, the photo got published in Kantipur.

More photos of her Dolkha visit were posted here.

22 thoughts on “Himani Shah, Former Crown Princess – Photo profile

  1. हजुरले ईच्छाएका हरेक काममा सफलता मिलाेस भनी देवादि देव श्री पशुपतिनाथ भगवान समक्ष प्राथना गर्द्छु

  2. namaskar,ma chai Ram bahadur rana bhat ho….ahile ma french army kam gardai ahiraheko chhu…..ma des ko barema dharai dukhi chhu ..din patek din bikat hudai gayeko chha ….hajur ko ma interview nai here…hajur ko akanchhaka ajai rahechha tehi bhayera army ma jastai command hunachha yo chai hajur le garnu parchha ra rajtrantra kayam garnu parchha so raja hajur aba chupa lagnu hudai na,des agadi badaunu parchha ,des ma sadai banda hartal,ma ta haeran nai bhaye,des ma ayera kehi garchhu bhanepani banda hartal,sabai, raja ahunusha,des banaunusha khyal garnusha sadai emandari banusha so jashari bhayepani des ma pargati,ani des banauna ra bikash garna dharai barsa lagla,tra ma jastai bideshnu bhayeka daju bhae haru nabideshanu.ahune putha haru pani gaurab hun hajur ko paribartan dekhera kam dekhera…nepal garibi rastra bhanera nachinosha..santi rastra bhanera pahile pani ra sadai ko lagi lagi jaya jaya..

  3. Sorry to say, being Nepali I am not so proud In Nepal
    If janta is all Boka Neta is also Boka so why should
    Expect to development , first janta has to become
    Bag then the Neta has to be bag this is it thankypuo

  4. O, Dirgha Raj Prasai !
    I extend thanks that you have been writting a lot on Nepalese- Nationality, Monarchy and Democracy.You are a great nationalist. We regard your contributions.

    Thank you.

    Chandra Raj

  5. Namaskaar, Princess Himani, Ask Gyanendra sarkar & Parash sarkar to lock up these 601 ministers in cell and save nepal..and Nepalese…

    hajur chaleka pailaharu kahile pani pachhi nasaros ra hajurle chahika kaamharu sabai para hos vhandei bhagaman shree pasupatinathle pura garona ……. vhandei aajalai bida chhahan chhu ? antima hajur ani hajurko paribarlai su awastako kamana garda chhu ?jay nepal jay nares……………………….

  6. I was and i am proud to call kings of nepal as incarnation of lord Bhisnu, And they have always been kind to every nepali citizen. and they are being now also even if they are not in power i m very happy to see their publisity. we have mistakenly given a chance to this bloody politicians and we are suffering it consiquences also. Now the only person who can change the situation of country that is shree Paanch maharaj dhiraj jyanendra Bir Bikram shah Dev and family. Hope he will rise for the betterment of our peace nation. Best of luck and plz save nepal.

    • Now the person who can save the people neplease and country nepal is king shree paanch gyanandra bir bikram shah .

  7. Namaskaar, Princess Himani, Ask Gyanendra sarkar & Parash sarkar to lock up these 601 ministers in cell and save nepal..and Nepalese…

  8. I don’t know where this Nepal will reach now. The true values of nepalese will dissappear where then….everything so nightmarish….

  9. Dear Editor,

    I extend thanks that you have released the selected photos of the crown princess Himani. We Nepalese people are suffering from the traitors who are in regime. Without the mandate of the Nepalese people, the traitors (5-7)declared republic before the new constitution. We all know- in the context of Nepal, without monarchy Nepal can’t adjust. The King Gyanendra, Crown prince Paras Shah, Crown Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah are so nationalists, we can’t compare with the party leaders. But, they defamed the royalty by the hints of RAW. To save Nepal there should join hands with the royal institution to save the nation and stand against expansionist and imperialist conspiracy and fight imperialist force. Due to the Nepali Congress’s and UML’s anti-nationalist activities and corruption, since 7 years ago, the regime was handed over to the king Gyanendra in 2001. The situation was such that the king had to take over the power in a hurry. The Congress and UML did not support the King and instead joined ha
    nds with the Maoist rebels by the suggestion of the foreign leaders and Indian intelligent agency-RAW. As we already know that, the state system must run on the basis of reason and result. To only blame the royal institution, taking it as the cause for all the problems is nothing but treachery.The incompetent government has failed to reform laws that impede effective criminal investigations into past violations, and there has been little progress in setting up the transitional justice mechanisms promised in the peace agreement, such as a commission of inquiry into disappearances and a truth and reconciliation commission. There is no justice in Nepal, no rule of law and no government. The anarchist party leaders and senior most government officials cannot escape justice. The culprit leaders and security officials must be punished; they are not employed to kill citizens.The Nepalese people are feeling that the country in the worst situation in Nepal history. Nepal has been captured by the vicious circle of unco
    nstitutionality .Its a must to Nepal to get rid of these undemocratic and unconstitutionality circle for the reinstatement of accepted norms and value of democracy as well as constitutionality. The people’s endorsed legitimate main law of land, 1990 (Constitution) has been forcibly abducted by the same vicious circle by using the modes operandi of unilateral and undemocratic process. So, the democratic and legal validity of constitution, 1990 is still alive. It would be right medication to Nepal to reinstate the constitution-1990 in order to fill-up the democratic and constitutional gap. In the presence of monarchy, political parties and nationalist forces including the army, police and court and various organs of the nation should revive the proclamation by King Gyanendra of 20, April, 2006, according to the 1990 constitution and form all party cabinet. From that a path should be searched with Everyone’s agreement to save the nation. So, we all the nationalists should move ahead by creating coordination re
    lation between nationality, royal institution and democracy.

    Thank you.

    Dirgha Raj Prasai

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