In the past, when you call Karishma Manandhar an “uneducated actress”, she would respond in anger. Now, the situation has changed. She accepts, she is uneducated and she is doing all she can to change that. She had lived her whole life being tagged “uneducated”.
But, Karishma had always taken the accusation a challenge. A 6th grade passed actress (she was in grade 7 when she stared acting). She never appeared in grade 7 exam. In the Nepali education system, where English language teaching starts at grade 4, Karishma had only studied English for 2 years. The same Karishma went to the USA, studied English language and wrote articles in her personal blog (it is sad, I didn’t save her blog posts at that time. I couldn’t find any saved archives of her blog yet.) When I read her posts at that time, she seemed to be well in command of the language. She passed the English language test to get the Green Card. It is another story that, she might have relinquished the card now.
Karishma Manandhar is a history in herself. She has faced the struggle nobody else in the Nepali film industry might have faced. She is a fighter who knows how to take the right step and succeed in what she does. Continue reading
A lot of celebrity kids have entered the Nepali film industry. In a latest news, actress Jharana Thapa is introducing her daughter Suhana Thapa in her second directorial venture, ‘A Mero Hajur 3’. The movie will feature another celebrity son, Anmol KC. Both the parents of Anmol KC – Sushmita KC and Bhuwan KC are film artists. Video report about the Rs. 50 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh deal with Anmol KC:
Actor Shiva Shrestha has debuted as a producer of a movie. The movie titled ‘Yeuta Yesto Prem Kahani’ is going to introduce two celebrity children in the Nepali film industry. Actress Kabita Manandhar is the daughter of actress Karishma Manandhar and actor Shakti Shrestha is the son of Shiva Shrestha.
Shiva Shrestha organized a press meet to release the trailer of his debut movie and announce the debut of the two new artists in the movie. Talking at the event, Shiva Shrestha told that his son, Shakti Shrestha, had always wanted to be an actor. He had also acted in a film as a child artist. Shiva told him to wait for the right time. In the mean time, Shakti went to Australia and studied there. He was working when Shiva decided that it was the right time to introduce his son in the film industry. Shakti told that it was a surprise to himself when his father proposed him to act in the movie.
The movie ‘Yeuta Yesto Prem Kahani’ is full of well known artists. There is a possibility that the new actors get lost in the crowd of well known artists.
Karishma Manandhar celebrated her birthday three days ago, on February 4. According to my calculation, she has turned 48 years old – almost half-a-century. But, when you look at the following photo, taken today at Kanchhi Musical Night event, you will be surprised by her beauty and fashion sense.
Film maker and actress Karishma Manandhar and her husband, producer Binod Manandhar have constructed a film-set like temporary residence to live during the earthquake crisis. The temporary residence looks like a film studio set with bed rooms and kitchen.
The temporary residence is covered in corrugated sheets and has bamboo walls with proper door, windows and proper ventilation.
The daughter of well known actress in Nepali film industry, Karishma Manandhar, has debuted in the entertainment industry in a music video. The song titled ‘Bhaigo’ by Saroj Dutta features the 19-years-old star-child, Kabita Manandhar with Sakar Thapa. Directed by Miss ANA 2012, Sushma Bogati, the music is composed by well known musician and singer Sugam Pokharel.
The only daughter of actress Karishma Manandhar, Kabita Manandhar, is also trying her luck in entertainment industry. Currently living in USA for studies, Kabita was in Nepal for a month-long vacation. While in Nepal she did a music video, a debut role as a model.
Kabita had arrived in Nepal on December 17, 2013 while Karishma was participating in a cultural program in Doha. She returned back to the USA on Tuesday.
Kabita also celebrated her birthday at home and later organized a formal program, in which well known film personalities were invited.
The daughter of well known actress Karishma Manandhar, Kabita Manandhar is going to be featured in a music video of singer Saroj Dutta titled ‘Bhaigo’. In the comeback single of Saroj, after a gap of 8 years, model Sakar Thapa is featured in Kabita’s opposite.
The music video is the directorial debut of Miss ANA 2012, Sushma Bogati. Other artists involved in the project are – Sukhee Suwal in makeup, Arjoon KC of A Factory Studio as project manager, Nikesh Shrestha as cinematographer and post production. The music video is the first joint venture of AFactory Studio and Kantipur Films.
Nepali actress Karishma Manandhar missed the big day of her daughter Kabita Manandhar, who had arrived home from the USA to celebrate her birthday. As Kabita cut the cake, all Karishma could do was to thank her mentor Anjali who had made arrangement of Kabita’s birthday at home. Kabita celebrated her birthday by cutting a cake at home in Godavari with her father Binod Manandhar.
As you can see, from the photo above, Karishma is not happy going to Doha this time. That is because, her daughter Kabita Manandhar is returning back to Nepal after she flew to Doha. That is not all, she will also miss Kabita’s birthday that falls on December 17. According to Nepaliactress.com, Kabita’s plan to surprise Karishma by arriving unannounced was spoiled when Karishma couldn’t change the plan to go to Doha.
On the occasion of the 31st convention of American Nepali Association (ANA) held on July 4 to July 6, Nepali movies were shown on each day. In addition to Nepali films, popular comedy actors Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya (MaHa) also conducted a comedy program. MaHa’s program was one of the the main attractions of the event.
The movies featured in the convention include ‘Highway’, ‘Badhshala’, and ‘Visa Girl‘ on the first day. On the second day ‘Chadke’ ‘Mutu’ and ‘Uma’ were screened. The cost of each show was set at $10.