5 Producer Actor / Actresses, Who are also successful film directors

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.
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Friday Release – A Mero Hajur 2

The sequel of hit movie, ‘A Mero Hajur’, titled ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was released in theatres all over Nepal on Friday, September 1, 2017. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah and Salinman Baniya marks the debut of actress Jharana Thapa as a film director. Produced by Jharana’s husband, Sunil Kumar Thapa, the movie is made under Suhana Films banner.

The movie producers held a premier show of the movie on Thursday. The viewers in the show had given positive response in terms of the acting of the artists and the story. With Samragyee and Salinman, other artists in the movie include Salon Basnet, Amar Subedi, Suman Poudel and others.

The director, Jharana Thapa

Read the biography of Jharana Thapa

A well known actress, Jharana Thapa is also known as a successful producer. Her husband Sunil Kumar Thapa produces movies in Jharana’s name. The film production company is named after their daughter Suhana Thapa. Suhana is currently in the USA for her studies. There are reports that Jharana has also obtained the Green Card in the US. In the past, actress Arunima Lamsal and actor Dilip Rayamajhi had obtained Greem Card after applying from Nepal.
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Jharana Thapa got Green Card, Nepal lost another artist to the USA

The well known actress of the Nepali film industry, Jharana Thapa, has also obtained the Green Card of the USA. Jharana has become the third well known artist who had processed the Green Card from Nepal and left after obtaining the Green Card. Previously, actor Dilip Rayamajhi and actress Arunima Lamsal had left Nepal after obtaining the green card.

Video report:

Although Jharana Thapa and her family is yet to confirm the report, according to the report published in the online version of Sourya Daily, Jharana’s husband has left Nepal to join his family in the USA. On the status update posted by Sunil Kumar Thapa, he has told that it is only a ‘vacation’ to meet “his princess”.

When Jharana went on a ‘vacation’ in November of 2016 – I wrote it was an “odd time” for a vacation because of the rush of the release of the debut of Jharana as a director. Now, it is clear – that was more than a vacation.

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Samragyee looks hot in traditional Nepali dance of A Mero Hajur 2

The second music video of the awaited movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ has been released. The first song was popular because of the beautiful sceneries and the second is being popular for the traditional Nepali attire.

The song tireld ‘Kinideuna Saila …’ featuring Samragyee R L Shah is composed in a traditional Nepali folk style music. The song featues the lyrics and music of Basanta Sapkota and the voice of Sadhana Sargam. The choreography of the dance is done by Kabiraj Gahatraj.

The song has received positive response from the viewers for the music and the costume of the actress. The actress Samragyee is popular for he beauty and acting skill in her debut movie ‘Dreams’. She has been very popular and successful after the debut movie although the only movie released so far is the debut movie. In coming days, three of Samragyee’s movies are releasing in a short time. ‘A Mero Hajur’ and ‘Timi Sanga’ feature Samragyee in leading role. Another movie, ‘Mangalam’ features Samragyee in a guest role.

About ‘A Mero Hajur 2’

The sequel of ‘A Mero Hajur’ – a superhit movie featuring actress Jharana Thapa opposite to late Shree Krishna Shrestha is directed by Jharana. The lead actress is Samratyee RL Shah with Salin Man Baniya and Salon Basnet. The movie is made on the story of a popular astrologer, Harihar Adhikari. The screenplay and dialogue are jointly written by Harihar Adhikari and Samipya Timilsina. Cinematographer is Sanjay Lama. Music in the movie are composed by Basanta Sapkota and Kalyan Singh. Action by Roshan Shrestha, background score by Sailesh Shrestha, choreography by Renasha Rai and Kabiraj Gahatraj.
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Nepali Movie – Raju Raja Ram (Bhuwan KC, Rajesh Hamal, Shiva Shrestha)

raju raja ramNepali Film: Raju Raja Ram
StarringShiva Shrestha, Bhuwan KC, Rajesh Hamal, Jaya Kishan Basnet, , Rejina UpretiGopal 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:
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Nepali Movie – Insaf (Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil, Jharana Thapa)

insafNepali Movie – Insaf
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Dhiren Shakya, Nikhil Upreti, Jharana Thapa, Rejina Upreti, Bikrant Basnet, Jay Kishan Basnet etc.
Director – Shovit Basnet

About ‘Insaf’

Nepali movie ‘Insaf’ is produced by ‘Palash’ producer Krisha Chaulagai and written by Bikash Acharya – the ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ series famed director. The movie mentions that Ram Raja Dahal had provided a apecial support to the movie. The music of the movie is composed by Mahesh Khadka, choreography by Raju Shah, action by Yogendra Shrestha, background score by Sanjay Shrestha and the editor is Banish Shah. The playback singers are Dipak Limbu, Anju Panta and Pushpa Poudel. The lyrics are written by Gobardhan Pooja and Daya Ram Pandey.

Watch full movie ‘Insaf’
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Jharana Thapa goes on a vacation at an odd time

Actress Jharana Thapa has gone in a USA vacation with her family at an odd time – right after the completion of the shooting of her debut movie as a director. There is only 4 months before the movie’s scheduled release on March 31, 2017. Although the shooting has finished, there is a lot of work in terms of editing and compiling the whole film. Promotional aspect is another time consuming and important aspect of the movie business. Jharana Thapa is both the producer and the director of  ‘A Mero Hajru 2’.

Being a debut movie, being both the producer and the director of the movie and going in vacation a few months before the release of the movie doesn’t make sense to me. I think, it is odd time because:

  • A director is the caption of the ship – involved in every stage of a film production. The directors have a very important role in the editing and dubbing part of the movie.
  • Jharana and her husband Sunil Kumar Thapa are also the producer of the movie. I think it is odd timing to leave the country at this time.

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Surprising coincidence in Samragyee’s movies, Bhuwan KC, Jharana Thapa and Shishir Rana

Samragyee RL Shah has recently signed her third movie. The ‘Dreams’ debut actress, Samragyee signed in Jharana Thapa’s movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ and before the completion of the movie, she has signed her third movie ‘Timi Sanga’. I found a coincidence in all three movies – can you find what it is from the following list:

  • 1st Movie – Dreams – produced and directed by Bhuwan KC
  • 2nd Movie – A Mero Hajur 2 – produced and directed by Jharna Thapa
  • 3rd Movie – Timi Sanga – produced and directed by Shishir Rana

Yes, the producers of all of her movies are also the directors of the movie. That is a nice coincidence. But, that is not all. All these movies are the first movies of all of them.

Well, those were two coincidences. That is not all. Watch the following video to know what other coincidences are there in these three movies:

Did you see the coincidence?
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3rd Movie of Samragyee RL Shah to be made on a NRN tourist story, Timi Sanga

The third movie of ‘Dreams’ debut actress Samragyee RL Shah was announced on Bhai Tika. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah and Aakash Shrestha in leading role is being made on the story of a NRN tourist who is in affair with the tourist guide. Aakash Shrestha debuted as an actor in Sushmita KC’s production ‘Ma Ta Timrai Hoon’.

Watch ‘Dreams’ here.

Video report about the 3rd movie of Samragyee:

The movie is going to feature beautiful scenes of Annapurna range, Pokhara, Poon Hill, Ghandruk and places.
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Nepali Movie – A Mero Hajur

Nepali film – Ye Mero Hajur
Starring – Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Thapa, Ganesh Upreti, Birendra Hamal, Sushila Rayamajhi, Maya Pradhan, Mithila Sharma (guest role) etc.
Director Shiva Regmi

About ‘A Mero Hajur’

The movie released in 2002, ‘A Mero Hajur’ was a super hit movie produced by the actress Jharna Thapa. Now, Jharana Thapa is debuting in the sequel of the movie ‘A Mero Hajur’. The sequel will feature actress Samragyee RL Shah and a new actor. The shooting has already completed and the post production works of the movie is going on.

This original version of the movie ‘A Mero Hajur’ was produced under Sunil Kumar Thapa and Jharana Motion Picture. This is the second movie of Jharana Thapa’s production was written and directed by late director Shiva Regmi.
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Dashain 2016 – Dashain Tika photos (Update with videos)

UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (I deleted the video – nobody watched it).

I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.


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Mom Actresses in Nepali film industry – Karishma Manandhar to Sumina Ghimire

I wrote his article in May of 2016 – to mark the Nepali Mother’s Day. I am re-writing this article because there are three more updates in the article :

  • Sumina Ghimire gave birth to her daughter in December 25, 2015. Sumina Ghimire had gone into hiding after marrying, so it took me nine months to know about her childbirth. (photo and a video report is attached.)
  • Simpal Khanal is also expecting a new child soon. Although Simpal had also gone into hiding after marrying a UK resident guy, she had shared the photo of her big belly recently. (a video report is attached – read more about Simpal’s pregnancy here)
  • Sumi Khadka is another actress who is pregnant now. Sumi had announced the pregancy on September 26, 2016. Khadka, a former Miss Nepal, was also an actress in a number of movies. Sumi had married Chiran Basnyat in 2015. (A photo is attached.)

Video report (May 2016):

On the Nepali Mother’s Day, I had also collected the mothers of some of the Nepali actresses. The creator, mothers of the beautiful and charming actresses are mostly in the shadow of the limelights of their daughters.

But, today I am collecting the actresses who are themselves mothers. (Update of more photos and video coming soon.)
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Nepali Movie – Gorkhali

gorkhali1Nepali film – Gorkhali
Starring Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Thapa, Gauri Malla, Narayan Tripathi, Muralidhar, Rabi Khadka etc.
Director – Gyanendra Deuja

Watch full movie ‘Gorkhali’


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What was the first pay of Nepali actresses Keki, Shristi, Neeta, Gauri, Jharana, Deepa?

I have compiled the list of seven Nepali actresses with the first pay they got for their role in a movie. The actresses include: Gauri Malla, Neeta Dhungana, Shristi Shrestha, Keki Adhikari, Neeta Dhungana, Surabina Karki, Jharana Thapa, Deepa Shree Niraula

Watch the video report:

In addition to these actresses the following list contain some of the Nepali actors who had told their first income:

Dayahang Rai was paid Rs. 10,000 for the role in his first movie, ‘Anagarik’. Actor Aryan Sigdel had worked for free in ‘Kismat’. The producer Chhabi Raj Ojha hadn’t paid any money to Aryan. Similarly actor Jiwan Luitel also worked for free. He also debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s movie. Based on these facts, I can safely tell that all the actors who debuted in Chhabi Ojha’s movies didn’t get any pay for their roles.
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Nepali Movie – Jeevan Saathi (first movie of Jharana Thapa)

jeevan saathi nepali movie nameNepali Movie – Jeevan Saathi
Starring Nir Shah, Jharana Thapa, Nabin Shrestha, Bhuwan Chand, Bijaya Giri, Arjun Shrestha, Deepak Shrestha, Mohan Mishra, Bijaya Deuja etc.
Director – Deepak Shrestha

Full movie ‘Jeevan Saathi’ in a single part:


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