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.
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.