We call our actors ‘heros’ because of the deeds they do in their movies. They are role models and girls dream to marry them. But, many of the top actors in the Nepali film industry are already married. Most of the wives are also the secret of their husband’s success. They might not be as popular as their husband, but they are equally important in the lives of our idols/superstars. Let me introduce you to the wives of Top 10 Nepali Actors:
Before diving into the details, watch a video I prepared a while ago:
Dayahang Rai and Benuka Rai
One of the most popular actor in the Nepali film industry is Dayahang Rai. Known for his down-to-earth nature and natural acting talent, Dayahang is considered unconventional hero in the film industry. Dayanag is married to Benuka Rai, a singer by profession. Benuka and Dayahang met during a recording of one of her songs and they started seeing each others. Benuka and Dayahang have a son. While Benuka has found a celebrity husband, he has also found a beautiful and smart wife.
A lot of Nepali actors and actresses have produced Nepali movies. Some of them are successful and others are failure. I have listed five such actors who have also directed movies, successfully. Video report of the successful producer/directors who started as actors:
The artists who are successful producers mentioned in the video are:
- Rekha Thapa
- Jharana Thapa
- Deepa Shree Niraula
- Bhuwan KC
- Nikhil Upreti
The list should also have included Nischal Basnet. Nischal started as a film director of ‘Loot’. He acted in movies and was liked by the viewers. He also worked as a playback singer of a few songs in movies. Basnet is truly a multi-talented personality in the Nepali film industry. Basnet’s wife Swastima Khadka is also one of the most popular actress in the film industry. The success of the song ‘Supari Daana…’ song from the film ‘2 Rupiya’ has elevated the popularity of the couple.
The Kartik 3 release of ‘Kri’ has been delayed because of the delay in shooting. In the first look, the release date of Kartik 3 was mentioned. But, according to insiders, there is very little chance of the completion by that date.
The shooting of the movie in Manang is uncertain because of the adverse weather in the area. After the completion of the shooting in Dhampus, the film team has returned back to Kathmandu. The team will head toward Manang after the weather improves. The shooting is expected to complete after the shooting in the remote location.
Shrawan Ghimire for Sayapatri Films presents
Nepali movie – Kusume Rumal (1985)
Starring -Udit Narayan Jha, Tripti Nadkar, Bhuwan KC, Nir Shah etc.
Director – Tulsi Ghimire
The original ‘Kusume Rumal’ is made on the story and editing of the director Tulsi Ghimire. The 2010 version of ‘Kusume Rumal’ is available here. This is old movie – 1985 movie, the original Kusume Rumal. The sequel Kusume Rumal 2 was released in 2010. This movie was originally posted in Google Video.
Watch the full movie ‘Kusume Rumal’ (original)
Actress Pooja Sharma talked about actor Bhuwan KC and Anmol KC in one of her interviews. But, when the interview was published, a misleading title was published causing the mother of Anmol KC, Sushmita KC to express her dissatisfaction.
Here is the screenshot of what went around in the internet.
Sushmita seems to be in a hurry to respond to things. It was not the first time she has done so. She had expressed her anger against a journalist at the time of the release of her movie. The she also wrote hate words against Bhuwan KC a while ago. Now, she is defending Bhuwan KC.
The title of course is misleading, and it makes sense when Sushmita responded by the following statement:
The movie featuring Bhuwan KC in lead role, ‘Black Diary’ was the solo release of May 5, 2017. The movie is competing with the South Indian super hit movie ‘Bahubali 2’. Because of the popularity of the movie, no other producers have risked to be shaded by the Indian film. According to the report, ‘Babhubali 2’ has been running with record breaking response of the viewers.
According to reports, ‘Black Diary’ is being released quietly in single screen theatre. A presentation of journalist Sabin Shakya, the movie is directed by Sujan Ghimire. The movie features Bhuwan KC, Ramesh Singh, Pooja Bhatta, Babita Ghimire, Pawan Karki, Abhaya Kunwar, Roma Bhandari, Anju Majarhan etc. in main roles.
Nepali movie – Duniya
Starring – Bhuwan KC, Tripti Nadkar, Mithila Sharma, Niruta Singh, Nikhil Upreti, Rekha Thapa, Biren Shrestha, Sunil Dutt Pandey, Dinesh Sharma, Laxmi Giri etc.
Director – Shiva Regmi
The movie directed by Shiva Regmi was written by Suraj Subba Nalbo and produced by OB Films. In addition to script, Suraj had also written the dialogue of the movie. The story of the movie is written by the producer Binod Sherchan. The movie features Bhuwan KC with actress Tripti Nadkar. Other well known actresses include Niruta Singh and Mithila Sharma. Action star Nikhil Upreti and Rekha Thapa are also the main attraction of the movie. Biren Shrestha, Dinesh Sharma and Sunil Dutta Pandey are also well known actors featured in the movie.
The fight direction by Dev Maharjan, lyrics by Siva Regmi, Sundar Shrestha, Dayaram Pandey. Playback singers are Anand Karki, Udit Narayan Jha, Karna Das, Indira Joshi, Nima Rumba, Sadhana Sargam, background music by Sanjay Shrestha, choreography by Basanta Shrestha and Raju Shah, editor is Banish Shah and music director is Sambhujit Baskota. The cinematographer is Sambhu Sapkota.
Watch the ‘Duniya’ full movie:
Nepali Film: Raju Raja Ram
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan KC, Rajesh Hamal, Jaya Kishan Basnet, Jal Shah, Rejina Upreti, Gopal Raj Mainali, Jharana Thapa (special role), Nandu Sribastav, Ramchandra Adhikari, Biraj Bhatt (extra role), Shovit Basnet (seen in some scenes) etc.
Director – Shovit Basnet
About ‘Raju Raja Ram’
Nepali movie ‘Raju Raja Ram’ is one of the most unique movies in the history of Nepali cinema. The movie features almost all of the top actors and actresses in the Nepali movie industry at that time. The movie is the story of three main characters Raju, Raja and Ram. Like other Shovit Basnet movies, this movie also features all the masala of a typical Nepali movie including music, action, love and comedy.
Watch ‘Raju Raja Ram’ full movie:
A new revelation in the relationship between actress Jiya KC and Bhuwan KC – Bhuwan is seen embracing Jiya in a Holi 2017 photo. In the photo shared by Jiya KC, it is quite apparent that the couple had applied Holi colours in privacy to each other, before participating in the group celebration.
Analysis of the holi colours on Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC:
Bhuwan has neatly applied purple colour on Jiya KC’s nose and cheek. Red and green colours are applied on her forehead. Jiya has applied red colour on Bhuwan’s forehead and nose, purple on his left cheek and on his nose, green on his right cheek and nose. They have neatly and strategically applied the colours on each other. Jiya has taken much care to apply it in symmetry where as, colour on Jiya seem to have been applied in a little rough manner. They booth look happy. May be because of photo filter, Bhuwan KC looks very young to his actual age of more than 50 years.
A new movie ‘Rajja Rani’ was announced at the time of Valentine Day week. In the event organized to announce the new movie, Keki Adhikari and Nazir Hussien shared rose and heart shaped ballon. In the movie, Keki and Nazir are going to be featured as the youths of Terai region. Watch the video report:
The announcement ceremony was held in Kathmandu on February 12, 2017. With Keki and Nazir Kameshowr Chaurasiya and Laxmi Bardewa will also be featured in main role in the movie.
It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
Arunima Lamsal and Amit Aryal divorce
Milan Amatya divorce
Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
In the film awards held in this year either Dayahang Rai had won the best actor award or Aryan Sigdel. For the first time, Kamana Film Award 2016 has awarded Saugat Malla the award for his role in ‘Fanko’.
The award ceremony held at the Army Officers’ Club in Kathmandu on December 3, 2016 awarded different awards to ten movies. Out of them, seven movies are available to watch in full in xnepali. Click on the following links to watch the movies:
Watch award winning movies:
- Watch ‘Fanko’ (Best Actor Award)
- Watch ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ (Best Dialogue)
- Watch ‘Pashupati Prasad’ (Best film award, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor in Negative Role)
- Watch ‘Prem Geet’ (Best Make Up, Best Playback Singer – Anju Pant, Best Playback singer – Sugam Pokharel, Best Lyrics, Best Music, Best Supporting Actor)
- Watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ (Best new Actor – Paul Shah)
- Watch ‘Dreams’ (Best Cinematography, Best New Actress – Samragyee, Best New Director – Bhuwan)
- Watch ‘Bhairav’ (Best Action)
Three award winning movies not available in xnepali yet are:
Nepali film – Karodpati
Starring :Bhuwan KC, Shusmita KC (New face), Santosh Pant, Ramesh Upreti etc.
Guest Actors – Dolly Thapa, Karishma Manandhar, Sunny Rauniyar, Nir Shah
Direction – Kishor Rana
The Nepali movie ‘Karodpati’ is a presentation of actor Bhuwan KC in his home production company Kajal Films banner. The success of the movie established Bhuwan KC as the successful producer of Nepali film industry. The story of the movie is supposedly written by Kajal KC while the script and the dialogue is written by Brajesh Khanal. Kajal KC is the daughter of Bhuwan KC by his first wife Bijaya KC. Kajal lives in the USA with her mother.
Full movie in a single part:
A biography of Bhuwan KC was being written in 2015. Before earthquake I had reported about the completion of writing but, Bhuwan was yet to review the book. After that, a lot of things happened in Nepal – earthquake was the most dreadful thing that happened in a couple of weeks after I wrote the article.
After earthquake, Bhuwan completed his directorial debut movie ‘Dreams’. The movie was successful beyond expectation. The movie established Samragyee RL Rana as the most sought after actress in the Nepali movie industry. That was also the hat trick of hit movies of Bhuwan’s son Anmol KC. But, the biography of Bhuwan KC was forgotten.
Summary of things about the biography:
- Kamal Dhakal of Ghost writing Nepal was writing the biography
- Ghost Writing Nepal had made a deal of Rs. 235,000 for the book. The deal was signed in January 2015.
- The book was initially titled ‘Playboy’. Bhuwan objected to it and renamed ‘Superstar’.
- The book was delayed when Bhuwan didn’t finished reviewing the book in time (April 2015).
It seems, Bhuwan KC has already married actress Jiya KC. By the way, Jiya was posing in a photo between Bhuwan’s mother and father with Bhuwan KC and Anmol KC by the side, it seems she was a part of the family.
Watch the video report:
Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC love story
The rumour of the affair between Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC started in 2012.
In 2012 there were reports of:
- Bhuwan KC visiting ‘ATM’ shooting sets to meet Jiya.
- They were also spotted together in restaurants.
- In one interview, Jiya had also admitted going to Bhuwan KC’s home and staying there for a night.
- Jiya had told that she would love to marry Bhuwan KC.
- But, both of them had told that they were only friends and they didn’t have an affair (and they continued to say that till now).