What is the real age of Karishma Manandhar ? She still looks very young

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.

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Nepali Movie – Paradeshi Kancha

Nepali Movie – Paradeshi Kancha
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Sunil Thapa, Narayan Tripathi,Subhadra Adhikari etc.
Director – Ashok Shrestha

A presentation of Karishma Films Pvt. Ltd. by Prem Bahadur Khatri, the Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar starrer movie is the first movie under Karishma’s production house. In addition to Nepali artists, the movie also features some Japanese artists like Haruka Naito. Playback singers in the movie are Anand Karki, Ramkrishna Dhakal, Yam Baral, Kumar Kanchha, Sharmila Bardewa, Lasmit Rai, Sapana Pariyar, Rama. Lyrics by Dhanendra Bimal and Bhupal Rai. Cinematographer Narayan Mainali, assistant directors are Suman Shahi and Om Prakash Niraula. Chief assistant director is Pradeep Shrestha. The story of the film is written by Abinash Sharma, script / dialogue by Rabi Aryal. The choreographer and editor is Raju Shah, music by Tika Bhandari.

Watch full movie here:
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Artists in Politics, Badri, Rekha, Karishma, Komal and so on

At the time of election, every citizen are inclined towards one political force or the others. But, as the voting in an election is secret and people don’t need to tell who they have voted for, one doesn’t need to tell about political inclination. But, the artists we are active politically have to show their artistic talent for the party or the candidate they endorse. Here are the list of popular artists and their political inclination.

Komal Oli – RPP to UML

Singer and journalist Komal Oli decided to go into full time politics and resigned from the Radio Nepal job a while ago. But, as soon she was elected the central committee member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) the party divided into two parties. After that, she decided to join CPN UML. Although Komal wasn’t allowed to represent the party in the election Now, she is promoting the party in the election.

Komal Oli had expected to get ticket to represent CPN UML at the Dang Constituency 3 in the election. But, things didn’t go as she expected. Now, she is participating in the election campaign. Based on her previous stances, there is no gurantee that she will continue to represent the party.

Radhika Hamal – Nepali Congress

Well known singer Radhika Hamal has chosen Nepali Congress to sing the election songs. Hamal had also participate in the local election but, was defeated.

Hamal is asking the people to vote for the candidates of Congress in the current election.

Badri Pangeni, CPN UML

Well known singer of ‘Sasurali ma’ and other popular folk singer is affiliated to CPN UML and Bam Gathabandhan in this election. He sings songs promoting the party, the leaders KP Oli and Prachanda. He says that he is not worried about being tagged a party-singer because he had been doing that for the last 23 years.

Although he will be singing election songs during the election, he will still be a singer and will sing for the people and art.

Manoj Gajurel – UML and Maoist


Known for his comedy caricature, Manoj Gajurel is also asking the people to vote for CPN UML and CPN Maoist candidates in the election. He has been active member of CPN UML in the past and he is open about his political inclination.

Manoj says that an artist is free to choose the political party they support. He also believes his fans won’t be disappointed because of his political activities.

Karishma Manandhar (Naya Shakti)


Actress Karishma has transformed herself from a fully devoted actress to a fully devoted political leader after joining Naya Shakti party of Baburam Bhattarai. Although the party is yet to be recognized by the people, she is actively campaigning for the party and its leaders. She is also one of the candidate in the election.

A lot of members of the new party left Baburam after a while, Karishma is still with Baburam. The artists who joined the party with Karishma – Saroj Khanal and Ashok Sharma are not active in the party activities. Karishma is giving her full time to the party and expects to return to film industry after the election.

Rekha Thapa, Not sure

Actress Rekha Thapa’s political inclination has been very unstable. She entered CPN Maoist at the time of the second election of the CA. But, her candidacy was withdrawn when she wasn’t registered as a voter. A while ago she left the party and joined RPP with Komal Oli. While Komal Oli has left the party Rekha decided to leave Kamal Thapa and join the party faction of Pashupati Shumsher JBR.

Rekha’s activities in political parties seem to be having negative impact in her popularity. The proof is her latest release, ‘Rudrapriya’. Although the movie features two of the top actors of the Nepali film industry, people didn’t go to theatre to watch it.

In the election, Rekha went to Sindhpalchowk in the election campaign of Pashupati Shumsher.

Actor Nir Shah is an active Nepali Congress supporter. But, Shah isn’t seen in the election campaigns.

The political activities of the past include Nawal Khadka and Deepak Shrestha. Nawal Khadka is affiliated with the CPN Maoist and he had also made movies for the party. But, his movies were not much successful. Khadka is actively participating in the election campaigns. Director Deepak Shrestha is also actively participating the election campaigns of Bam Gathabandan.

Musician Chetan Sapkota is also one of the supporters of Maoist party. He also helped a lot of artists to join the party. But, these days, Sapkota is not seen in election campaigns.

Nepali Movie – Kancha (Rajesh, Karishma, Jal Shah)

kancha 2Nepali Film – Kancha
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Jal Shah, Subhadra Adhikari, Laxmi Shrestha, Rama Thapaliya, Kiran KC, Gopal Bhutani, Hiuwala Gautam etc.
Director – Surya Bohara

About ‘Kanchha’

Kancha is the first presentation of Shivapuri Films by Diamond Singh Malla. The director, Surya Bohara had written the story script and the dialogue of the movie. The movie featuring Karishma, Jal Shah was one of the hit movies of the time. After a long gap, Surya Bohara had produced ‘Mutu’ and ‘Thuli’ in the year 2014.

[Watch ‘Mutu’ here and Watch ‘Thuli’ here]

This xNepali movie features superstar of the Nepali film industry, Rajesh Hamal, with one of his most liked online-couple, Karishma Manandhar. Rajesh Hamal and Jal Shah is another most liked couple at that time. Both Karishma and Jal went to USA and didn’t return back for a while. Although Karishma returned back to restart acting, Jal is still in the USA. The director had also relocated himself to the USA and his comeback attempt with two movies in 2014 as Everest Surya Bohara were not as successful as his previous ventures.

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Nepali Movie – Aandolan

Nepali film – Aandolan
Starring –  Karishma Manandhar, Dinesh Sharma, Barsha Khadka, Surya Shrestha etc.
Director – Tirtha Thapa

About ‘Andolan’

A CB Malla’s presentation, Nepali movie ‘Andolan’ is produced by OM Shree Films. The movie is made on the story of people’s revolution in Nepal, featuring actress Karishma Manandhar and Dinesh Sharma in leading role. The director of the movie, Tirtha Thapa, has also written the story of the movie. The movie is made on political theme about the protect by people against unjust.

The script writer is Abinash Shrestha with help of Mohan Niraula. Assistant director is Pradeep Shrestha. The action by NB Maharjan, choreography and editing by Raju Shah. Bhim Rana is the cinematographer and Prakash Gurung has composed the music.
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Nepali Movie – Pooja (Rajesh, Karishma)

poojaNepali Film – Pooja
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Ramesh Upreti, Mira KC,  Jitu Nepal, Nilima Sharma, Rajendra Khadgi, Radha Lamsal etc.
Direction – Deepak Rayamajhi

About ‘Pooja’

The movie made on the story and direction of late Deepak Rayamajhi features Karishma opposite to Rajesh Hamal. The movie is a home production of the late director – Deepak Rayamajhi Production. Actor Arjun Shrestha is featured in special role. Rabi Shah, Mukunda Thapa and Pooja Pradhan are featured in guest roles. Sanjay Shrestha has composed the background music, Sambhujit Baskota has composed the music, Subodh Shrestha and Tara Thapa ‘Kimbhe’ have done the editing, Basanta Jung Rayamajhi, Shanta Nepali and Raju Shah have done the choreography, Rajendra Khadgi is the action director, Abinash Shrestha has written the script and dialogue and RP Pant has produced the movie. (Deepak Rayamajhi had died in 2011 at the age of 58)

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Celebrity Tihar, photo highlights of Bhai Tika, 2017

I have been sharing Tihar photos of Nepali celebrities for the last few years. Last year, I had shared 20 photos of celebrating Tihar. This year I wanted to continue the tradition by posting 20 more photos this year. I haven’t repeated the same celebrities but, most of them are the same every year. If you want to learn more, there is the details on the five days of Tihar.

The photos of the previous years:

Although Bhai Tika is celebrated with brothers and sisters, they don’t need to be biological siblings. Those who don’t have their own siblings, or those who are separated because of living at different place, find one of their liking and make a temporary brother or sister for the festival.

Anmol KC is currently in the USA. He celebrated Tihar with his step-sister, Kajal KC in the USA. Kajal, her mother, Bijaya KC and her brother live in the USA. Bhuwan’s home production Kajal Films is named after Kajal KC.


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Karishma Manandhar goes to school (Admitted to Grade 9, for real), will Rekha follow?

The actress in her 40s has decided that she needs to complete her high school. At the time the daughter is about to get her University degree, the mother, Karishma Manandhar has decided to complete her high school studies.

Karishma had left school when she was studying in grade 8. She never passed the grade as she was busy in acting. When she was engulfed in the limelight of the film world, she had no time for the books. But, from time to time, lack of education haunted Karishma.

Whenever she went out of the film industry, she realized how important education is. After a few initial movies, she went to Mumbai for acting training. She realized that she would have benefited more if she had studied more. When she went to the USA for a few years, lack of education was the main hurdle in getting jobs and even to get the Green Card. She went through English language training and learnt the language.
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Karishma Manandhar anger towards her husband in Facebook

These days, the social network has become the place to vent your frustration and problems. It is another story that it almost always has a negative effect to the person. It is usually the start of a bigger problem to deal with those who try to piss you more. That is what I saw no the latest Karishma Manandhar status in Facebook. She has told about her husband being unhelpful in getting her voters’ card. She accused Binod Manandhar of being self-centered.

Video report:

What had happened to Karishma?

In 2013, during the election of the 2nd Constitution Assembly, Karishma had told that she went to the election commission to get her voters’ card. But, what she didn’t tell at that time was that, she didn’t get the card because she was registered to vote in Rajbiraj.

See the 2013 status:
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Karishma Manandhar dances with Samragyee RL Shah in Timi Sanga

The actress, busy as a leader than an actress in recent days, Karishma Manandhar is planning to be seen on screed after a long gap. Karishma joined the ‘Timi Sanga’ team for the shooting of the movie on April 25, 2017. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah, Najir Hussain, and Aakash Shrestha in leading role will feature Karishma in a special guest role.

Photo – Aakash Shrestha, Samragyee RL Shah, Shishir Rana, Karishma Manandhar, Najir Hussain and Anup Shrestha(L to R)
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Nepali Movie – Kina Kina (Na Jaane Kyun) Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar

kina kinaNepali Movie – Kina Kina
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Raj Timilsina, Sashi Khadka, Arunima Lama, Subhash Thapa etc.
Director – Ukesh Dahal

About ‘Kina Kina’

The adult themed movie by Dahal Films, ‘Kina Kina’ made news when the director announced for an actress to pose nude in the movie. Actress Arunima Lama agreed to do the role. The movie also features the love story of Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar. The movie produced by B Banjara features the screenplay of the director Ukesh Dahal and music of Mahesh Khadka. The movie was released on March 8, 2013.

Ukesh had previously produced and directed the first ‘A’ rated Nepali movie – ‘Palpalma‘. Later, the movie was released in Hindi by name ‘Jaane Kyun’. I also talked about the kiss competition in the movie and the censor problem until it was awarded an ‘A’ rating.

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7 Years in 5 Minutes, Rekha Thapa Holi highlights from 2010 to 2017

I have compiled a video of the Holi celebration of Rekha Thapa from 2010 to the last year’s Holi, Holi 2016. As the Holi 2017 is approaching (the festival is on March 12, 2017) I looked back to the history and compiled the list so that I can update it with the new information on the current Holi. I will share the updated video on or after March 12. The following video lists:

  • Rekha Thapa’s Holi in 2010 – Fun filled Holi celebration with Ayush Rijal at Namaste Nepal. That was before Rekha divorced Chhabi Raj Ojha.
  • Holi in 2011 – Video and photos of the celebration at Karishma’s home at Godawari. Almost all the celebrities in the Nepali film industry had gathered in the holi celebration.
  • Holi in 2012 – Video of Rekha dancing with others while Rajesh Payal Rai sang.
  • Holi in 2013 – Holi celebration with ‘Hamesha’ actor Sabin Shrestha and others.
  • Holi in 2014 – This year, Rekha Thapa was busy in the shooting of ‘Himmatwali’. One of the songs in movie was shot during Holi featuring holi colours.
  • Holi in 2015 – Rekha celebrated Holi with actresses Priyanka Karki and Keki Adhikari at Red Studio.
  • Holi in 2016 – At that time, Rekha was promoting her movie ‘Rampyari’. So, she participated in almost all of the major Holi celebration parties in Kathmandu to promote her movie. She also went to Karishma’s residence, Red Studios and other places.

Holi in 2017 – coming soon.

Watch 7 years of holi in less than 5 minutes in the following video:


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Holi Highlights of the past, Karishma, Rajesh Hamal, Rekha Thapa and others

The festival of colors is just around the corner. I have revisited the holi celebrations of the past by Nepali celebrities and has compiled a short video of the past years. Some of the interesting things in the following video are :

  • Jyoti Magar’s hot presentation during Holi in Jhapa.
  • Holi events in Karishma Manandhar’s home.
  • Karishma Manandhar applying colours on Rajesh Hamal in a Holi celebration a few years ago.
  • Dance of Rekha Thapa on a song of her movie ‘Rampyari’
  • Dance of Pooja Sharma and Rekha Thapa in the promotion event of Aakash Adhikari’s film.
  • Dance actress Rajani KC and Ramesh Upreti in one of the hit songs of their movie, ‘Bracelet’.
  • Some other stage shows and interesting dances

What is ‘Holi’?

The festival commonly known as Fagu Purnima as it is celebrated on the Purnima of Falgun month in Nepal. The festival is known for friendship and close relationship with friends and family members.
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10 NRN Actresses in Nepali movie industry

I wrote an article last year – 7 NRN Actresses in Nepali movies, Shristi Shrestha to Meruna Magar. Now, when I go back and read the article, I realize that I had failed to define what NRN actually mean. That is a very crucial factor to determine who is NRN and who is not.

Who is a Non Resident Nepali (NRN) actress?

The term Non Resident Nepali (NRN) is very loosely used in practice. Nepali citizen who go temporarily to foreign countries to work or study are often referred as NRN. If that were the case a lot of Nepali actresses can be termed NRN because, actress Priyanka Karki, Nisha Adhikari, Ashishma Nakarmi etc. had studied in the USA and had lived there for a while. Reecha Sharma had also gone to a foreign country for a training. A lot of other actresses have gone to India for training or work. We have a lot of Indian actresses in Nepali film industry. We don’t consider actresses like Niruta Singh, Tripti Naadkar, or Sushmita KC as foreign or NRN actresses, although they have their parental home in India and might be carrying an Indian passport.
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Nepali Movie – Dulahi (Rajesh Hamal, Sumina Ghimire)

dulahi nepali movieNepali Movie – Dulahi
StarringRajesh Hamal, Sumina Ghimire, Mukesh Dhakal, Karishma Manandhar, Saroj KC, Rabi Giri, Rashmi Bhatta, Surbir Pandit etc.
Director – Baburam Dhakal

About ‘Dulhai’

The movie ‘Dulahi’ is a presentation of OSR Films and is produced by Harshita KC. The movie was well received by the viewers and it had also won some awards. Actress Karishma Manandhar is the special guest artist in the movie. The child artist in the movie is Prajal Neupane. The movie featured the lyrics of Dayaram Pandey / Baburam Dhakal, background music Dinesh Sunam, music by Ashta Lama, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj / Shankar BC/ Poonam Rai, action of Asta Maharjan, story by Pratikshya Dhakal, editing of Bipin Malla, and cinematography of Rameshowr Karki.

Full ‘Dulahi’ full movie:
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