Note: This article was written in 2009. There are new entries in Nepali movie industry with better talent and education, not covered by this article.
The history of Nepali movies is not that long but it has grown a lot in recent days. Movie industry is one of the most creative industry and it demands the most creative crews to work for it. But to our disappointment, only a few Nepali involved in the industry have a university degree. A sad truth is that 60% of the Nepali film artists haven’t passed 10th grade.
It is seen that educated artists have succeeded in their fields as compared to uneducated artists. When we talk about education Rajesh Hamal, with a MA degree in English literature, comes the first due to his education and acting skills. There are many who don’t like him but it is undisputed that he is a super-hit actor of Nepali film industry.
There are some educated film directors and writers who are doing good works in Nepali movie industry. Some directors with a masters degree are Deepak Rayamajhi, Daya Ram Dahal, Naresh Poudel, Desh Bhakta Khanal, Dinesh DC, and BS Thapa. Writers and technicians like Javed Shah, Dr Bhola Rijal also have masters degree. Baikuntha Maskey(Bachelor,Photography), Tapa Nath Sukla (Sound Engineer), Pradeep Kumar Upadhaya(Sound Engineer) are other educated pioneer in the Nepali film industry.
Is that all?
I think so. If you know of somebody who has university degree in Nepali film industry please write in comment. I will edit the post accordingly.
The question remains. Why don’t educated people opt for the entertainment industry? Is the age old belief, acting in movies in not a decent job, a culprit?
Comments are welcome.
List of Film personalities with Name (and, Education)
Dr Bhola Rijal (MD)
Dinesh Dc (Bsc, MBA, BA)
Daya Ram Dahal (MA)
Deepak Shrestha (Bachelor)
Deepak Rayamajhi – MA(Film Direction)
Naresh Poudel – MA (2 faculties)
Desh Bhakta Khanal – MA (Politics)
BS Thapa – BLLB,MA(Politics)
Yabaraj Lama – I.A
Navin Subba – I.A
Ujwal Ghimire – Bachelor
Keshav Bhattrai – B.Com
Writers and Technicians
Nayan Raj Pandey – BL
Javed Shah – MA(Cinematography)
Basanta Shrestha – Bachelor(Dance)
Pakash Shrestha – B.com,Diploma(Music)
Rajesh Hamal – MA (English)
Bijay Lama – Pilot
Nikhil Uprety – I.A
Mithili Sharma – Bachelor (Home science and Dance)
Puja Chand – Isc
Richa Ghimire – Bachelor (Journalism)
Arunima Lamsal – Bachelor
Sanchita Luitel – MA (Currently)
Sarita Lamichanne – Bachelor