Real Names of Nepali artists who had changed their name after entering the film industry

Changing names is a common practice among Nepali artists for a better name or for good luck. Some astrologers suggest a different names for the success in their career. For example, Bhuwan KC changed his name to a 7-lettered Bhuwann before the release of his movie ‘Sathi Ma Timro‘. It’s a different story, the movie didn’t do well in theater. Actress Binita Baral had also changed her name to Beenita (7-letters) on the suggestion of an astrologer. The result of the change in names were not that exciting. But, that won’t deter people from changing names. Others change to a better sounding names like Shova to Nandita, Radheshyam to Ramit, Nawaraj to Nawal and so on.

A video slideshow of change in names of Nepali actresses:


A photo slideshow of the actors who have changed their names:

We had compiled a list of actresses who had changed their name when they entered the Nepali movie industry. This post incorporates male actors and some additional female actresses who had changed their name to a new name.

Here is the list of male actors who have changed their name in the Nepali film industry:

  • Real name of Rose Rana is Saroj Thapa. Originally from Puythan, Rose changed his name to start businesses including restaurant business.
  • Real name of Nikhil Upreti is Dinesh Upreti.
  • Real name of Dinesh Sharma is Jayaram KC
  • Real name of Samrat Bastola is Giridhari Bastola
  • Real name of Surbir Pandit is Keshav Pandit
  • Real name of Ramit Dhungana is Radheshyam Dhungana
  • Real name of Aryan Sigdel is Harikrishna Sigdel
  • Real name of Suraj RD is Suraj Ramdas
  • Real name of Nawal Khadka is Nawaraj Khadka
  • Real name of NB Maharjan is Nanibabu Maharjan
  • Real name of of CP Lohani is Chidambar Prasad Lohani
  • Real name of Shital KC (the Rajesh Hamal look-alike actor) is Shiva Sunuwar

The Real names of female actors (actresses) are:

name change nepali artists

This post is the update of a 2011 version of similar post: The post was based on moviesnepal. (I have removed the post now and redirect it to this post.

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