Malvika Subba, Riyaz Shrestha Divorce Story in 12 Points & biography

Malvika Subba, the Miss Nepal of 2002 finally revealed that she was divorced 2 years ago. This was a surprise revelation, although she had previously hinted about it. That still was unbelievable as a lot of youth consider her their idol and a lot of couple also wanted her to be ideal for a successful couple.

But the truth is unpleasant:

Here are 12 thing’s about Malviaka’s divorce case:

  1. Malvika Subba had been the host of various seasons of couple love-story interview show Jeevan Sathi in Himalaya TV. She herself was a guest with her then-husband Riyaj Shrestha during her pregnancy. That was the time they had started to drift away – during her pregnancy.
  2. Malvika and Riyaj were in love-relationship for 3 years before they finally decided to get married in 2069 BS
  3. The marriage was intercaste marriage – a Subba of Mongol origin and Shrestha of Kathmandu. She has indicated that that might be one of the reasons for the failure of their marriage.
  4. Marriage between Malvika’s parents (Father a Subba and Mother a Brahmin) was also inter-caste. That marriage parted her parents from their respective parents (Malvika’s grandparents).
  5.  In an interview, Malvika had told that the cultural and traditional beliefs had caused daily headaches in her life.
  6. When their son Zyair (spelled his father Riyaz) was born, the traditional and cultural difference made it difficult for her to adjust in the family. That was despite of her Laws great help in raising her son.
  7. The relationship between Riyaz and Malvika deteriorated during her pregnancy, and they were always quarreling.
  8. After birth, first 6 months was the toughest in her life. In the first 4 months she devoted 16-hours of her day to take care of the child. After two hears of her motherhood with her husband’s parents it became unbearable, and she decided to live on her own.
  9. Her decision to live on her own was not accepted by her maternal family. So, she had rented a room to live with her son near her husband’s home. That was how she kept the son near his father and his grandparents.
  10. After 4 years of living alone with her son, she decided to get divorced.
  11. After divorce, Malvika and Riyaz are co-parenting the child. She also claims that she hasn’t taken any property from her ex-husband.
  12. Malvika kept the divorce a secret from the media for two years and finally shared the experience in actress Priyanka Karki’s YouTube channel.

I had talked a lot about Malvika subba in past. For example:

I talked about pregnancy announcement
How did Malvika Subba miraculously lost 22 kg in 6 months?

Mother in 40s
After 2 brother’s Malvika Subba was born as a third child to her parents on July 19, 1981. Her mother was in her 40s at the time of her birth. It was the pressure of her father for a daughter she had agreed for the third child. Taking that cue, Malvika had decided to bear child in her 40s. But, because of the lockdown and uncertainty, she decided to get pregnant.

Inter-caste Marriage
Malvika’s father was a police officer and a Subba and her came from a Brahmin family. In their time neither her mother Sashikala’s family not her father’s family would have approved that marriage. While Shashikala, was training to be a nurse in a scholarship in India she met the attractive Nepali police officer, who was in some sort of training from the police force. They fell for each other in India. Despite of family disapproval, they got married in Kathmandu. At that time, inter-caste marriage was a taboo. As expected, Sashikala’s parents were very unhappy and they cut-off their ties with the daughter after she married Malvika’s father.

Personal details of Malvika

Now in her forties, Malvika is 5 feet and 6 inches tall. She was born at Bansbari, Kathmandu in her parental home. She married Riyaj Shrestha on 25 April, 2012. They gave birth to their first child, a boy, in 2016. Her son is named Jayir Shrestha the name that when spelled backward, becomes his father’s name.

Malvika lost her father in her childhood. Losing the person, she loved so much, was a very unfortunate incident as she wasn’t that much close to her mother when compared to father. That changed after the death. In spite of being strict, Malvika later realized that her mother was a very good friend.

Malvika was a very smart kid since her childhood. Her elder brothers went to government schools, Malvika got an opportunity to study in private school. She was always one of the top three students in her class. She was also a sports person and a tom-boy like personality. Being tall and smart kept her away from most of the boys.

After winning Miss Nepal in 2002 Malvika Subba became a national celebrity. She was considered one of the most popular Miss Nepal of all time. She had various suitors, but she wasn’t willing to commit herself to a steady relationship. That was until she met Riyaj Shrestha. Malvika met Riyaj when she was in the USA to participate in ANA Fashion show in 2009. At that time, it had been half-decade Riyaj had been living in the USA.

Later in 2011 Riyaj and Malvika met again when Riyaj came to Kathmandu. Before meeting each other, both Malvika and Riyaz had decided that marrying was not worth the trouble, and they had decided to remain single and live alone for the rest of their lives. At the time of their meeting, Riyaj had been a Salsa dance instructor for eight years. Malvika started learning Salsa with Riyaj and fell in love. That was how meeting each-other changed their mindset and they decided to get married.

They got married on April 25, 2012. Malvika gave birth to their first child, Jayir Shrestha. The story behind the name is also very interesting. Watch the video to know more:

In her professional life Malvika had done various works in sales and entertainment sectors:

The first major job she took was becoming Sales and Marketing Manager at Shangrila Housing. After that she started TV and entertainment industry. She was Assistant Producer of Voice of India and stayed in India for a while. After returning to Nepal she was appointed Producer/Anchor at Kantipur Television. In print industry she was once the editor of a monthly – Navyata Magazine and also the Editor of Wave Magazine.

Malvika launched a fashion house in August of 2011, called House of Alternative Apparel. The fashion house located in Lazimpat was started in collaboration with a friend.

She was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of Childreach Nepal. She was also the Board Member – Himalaya Climate Initiative, Executive Producer of a feature film How Funny (2016 movie) and host of “Jeevan Sathi” TV program.

The full interview is available here:

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