2018 Laxmi Puja Rangoli and Laxmi worship of Nepali actresses, Diwali celebration

Like every years the Nepali celebrities worshiped goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth on the third day of Tihar.

Laxmi Puja of actress Neeta Dhungana:

The main attraction of the celebration is preparing beautiful rangoli and cooking good foods. Rangoli is the art imported from India. It is similar to our own Mandala art. Nepali celebrities make good rangoli and share them in their social media. I have collected some photos of the actresses showing their talent.

Some actresses made sel roti, a special delicacy of Tihar festival. The sweet bread made out of rice flour is quite popular in the festival. Here is a video report about how actresses learn the skill to make the bread:

Here are some photos of Laxmi Puja celebration:
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Biography of Karishma Manandhar, an uneducated actress who dreamt to do a PhD!

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.
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Nepali Movie – Truck Driver (Karishma, Shiva Shrestha, Shree Krishna)

Nepali movie – Truck Driver
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Karishma Manandhar, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Shri Krishna Shrestha, Bijaya Lama etc.
Director – Raj Kumar Sharma

A presentation of Ashok Sharma, Nepali movie ‘Truck Driver’ was a super hit movie. The movie features Shiva Shrestha and Karishma Manandhar in leading roles. MaHa Jodi is also featured in comedy roles. Shree Krishna Shrestha and Bijaya Lama are also featured in the movie. The movie is made on the story of the musician Sambhujit Baskota, who has also composed the music of the movie.

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5 Tattoo-on-breast Nepali actress, Karishma, Sushma, Suvekshya, Sashi Khadka

Tattoos are painful to start. May be the pain and the possibility of expressing oneself through the art are the main reasons people ink their bodies. These days, tattoo are quite popular among the youths and middle-aged people. A lot of Nepali artists, including actresses are getting new tattoos on them. The latest in the group of actresses are Samragyee RL Shah, Sweta Khadka, Pooja Sharma, Poojana Pradhan, Sagun Shahi, Namrata Sapkota and others. Actress Priyanka Karki inked herself during her college days in USA.

Some people cringe when they see tattoos on sensitive parts of their bodies and other prefer to show off their artistic nature by inking in such body parts. One of the most common such part in female body is their breast. I have prepared a video report on five actresses who have tattoos on their breast.

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Celebrity kids in film industry – Suhani Thapa, Anmol KC, Kabita Manandahar, who next?

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:


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Karishma Manandhar gets pissed off, an epic response to Sukrabar Weekly journalist

Actress Karishma Mandhar got pissed off when a journalist wrote about her attire during a press meet. It was not only about her attire. It was more about her character, her intelligence and the way she talks. When I first read the the news article, I thought it was some sort of comedy.

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In response, Karishma shared a photo wearing a dress that covers everything except her face and asks them to write the caption for the photo.

A rough translation of what Karishma has written in her Facebook response:

As I am an artist, every activities of mine are connected to glamour. At the same time, being a public figure, I have to be careful on my personal activities (like eating, siting, wearing, speaking etc.)

But, in the second decade of 21st century and being a citizen of a free country, shouldn’t I be free to eat, wear, and speak the things I like?

The thing I have objection is – Ok, if I had worn an inappropriate dress – why don’t you comment only on the dress? What would they get by commenting about my style of speaking, things I like to do, my desire, and make fun of everything I do? The coat and skirts of Trthur’s Levine are not bought to be worn at home.

It is an attack on my personal freedom in the name of the dress I wear. It is an attack to womenkind. For those yellow journalists, I have worn this dress – BLACK. Now, make a caption of this (like you made – childish behaviour of a 55 years old).

That was a smart response to the news article attached below:

Was Karishma’s response appropriate?

I totally agree that the magazine’s article wasn’t appropriate. But, Karishma’s response in Facebook wouldn’t solve the problem. There are journalist associations that take care of such articles. There is court of law about defamation.

Actually, such response in social media would create an environment write articles so that they could have a follow up article to be written in the next edition. I am sure, this response will make it into next edition of that magazine. They would certainly love such responses from celebrities.

I think, a better way of dealing with the situation is to call them. Talk to them about the issue and also call the journalist associations and organizations. Such steps will create an environment in which, the reporter start to think about the consequences.

Nepali Movie – Ho Yehi Maya Ho (Rajesh Hamal, Karishma)

ho yahi maya hoNepali Movie – Ho Yehi Maya Ho
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Raj Timilsina, Jiya KC, Hiuwala Gautam, Himal KC, Shyam Rai, Ranjita Gurung, Baldeep Rai (guest) etc.
Director – Deepak Shrestha

“Ho Yehi Maya Ho” is a presentation of Subas Entertainment. This is the debut movie of actress Jiya KC. The movie was released on May 24, 2013. The actress made a lot of negative response for her role in controversial movie ‘ATM’. After that, she did similar movies for a while. But, when none of her movies worked, she has stopped acting these days. She is in relationship with actor Bhuwan KC. She is helping Bhuwan in his film production. Although the movie featured big names like Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar, the movie didn’t work well in box office.

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Another US Return actress Kabita Manandhar, debuts in Shiva Shrestha moive

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.

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Karishma Manandhar passes Grade 9 and goes to Grade 10

Actress Karishma Manandhar has passed grade 9 exam and has been promoted to grade 10. The actress in her late 40s has started going to school to complete her studies. She started in grade 8 and now she is in her third year in school.

Karishma had been studiying in Triveni School, Maitidevi since grade 9. Now, she is continuing in the school in grade 10. After the result, Karishma told, “I was sure to pass but, I din’t expect such a good grade in the examination. Karishma told that the year was good. In Grade 10 she is planning to take extra classes to prepare herself for the SSE examination.
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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.

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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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