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.
Nepali Movie – Jyoti
Starring – Sitaram Kattel, Kunjana Ghimire, Surbir Pandit, Kamal Mainali, Yaman Shrestha, Januka Poudel KC, Deepak Acharya, Suresh Thapa, Bishnu Budhathoki etc.
Director – Dhurmus Suntali
A social awareness comedy movie ‘Jyoti’ is made for the Government of Nepal in support of UNICEF Nepal. The child-friendly movie, features the camera of Gokul Adhikari, editing of Babin Bhatt, writing by Deepak Acharya who is also the chief assistant director.
Watch full movie ‘Jyoti’
On the 9th Republic Day, Nepal Government has honored four film artists by Prabal Janasewa Award. According to the press release by the Ministry of Home, the artists awarded by the award are:
The artists are honored for their contribution to their field. The artists will be awarded in a special program to be held later. The president Bidhya Devi Bhandari will hand over the awards to all the award winners.
In addition to the artists, singer Aani Choying Dolma is also awarded by another award in the same list. She is awarded the award for her contribution in social work sector.
Because of the devastating earthquake of April 24, the Nepali artists currently in the USA for cultural shows are returning back on May 2. In a video, Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus ) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) have told that they are saddened by the crisis and they don’t feel like performing in the shows any more.
They also announced that they are returning back with other members of the team including singer Pashupati Sharma, Pramod Kharal and Sangita Thapa Magar.
Nepali Comedy – Jastalai Testai Dhidalai Nistai
Starring – Surbir Pandit, Palpasa Dangol, Kunjana Ghimire, Deviram Parajuli, Nirmala Khadka, Kamal Gaunle, Raju Giri, Shyam Karki etc.
Director – RBK Sharad
A presentation of Nonstop Creation, Nepali comedy ‘Jastalai Testai Dhidalai Nistai’ is a presentation of Sharad and Raju Giri. The comedy presents top comedy actors including Dari Baa (Surbir), Chamsuri (Palpasa), Suntali (Kunjana), Bhok Lagyo (Deviram), Nirmali, Balaram (Kamal Gaunle), Kukhure (Raju Giri), Ghoda (Shyam) and other artists. The script of the comedy is written by Shivam Adhikari, cinematography by Bishnu Chalise, editing by Jiwan Tandan. The program production team has thanked director Narayan Puri, Hari Bansha Acharya and Santosh Pant for their help in the production. Note: The background song of the dance of Deviram and Kunjana is not available.
Nepali Film – Runche Haso
Starring – Narad Khatiwada, Kunjana Ghimire, Surbir Pandit, Kamal Gaule, Palpasa Dangol, Keshav Bista, Harisha Baniya, Raju Giri etc.
Director – Ram Bahadur Khatri ‘Sharad’
A presentation of Nonstop Creation, Nepali movie ‘Runche Haso’ is a comedy film featuring popular comedy artists in Nepal. Palpasa Dangol is popularly known as Chamsuri and Kunjana Ghimire as Suntali, Keshav Bista as Bhaisi, Kamal Gaule as Balaram, actress Harisha Baniya as Bhuniya, Raju Giri as Kukhure in television comedy serials. The movie is made on the story of Kishor Dhakal, script / dialogue of Shivam Adhikari, editing / background music of Jiwan Tandan, cinematography of Milan Bataghare. The production team offers a special thanks to Deepak Shrestha. The movie is produced by the director RBK Sharad.
On Monday, the daughter of Dhurmus (Sitaram Kattel) and Suntali (Kunjana Ghimire) was named amongst a traditional naming ceremony – Nwaran. The priest suggested the name to start with ‘Do’ according to the location of celestial bodies at the time of the birth of the child.
Photo – Kunjana Ghimire, Suntali, smiles with her first child on her hand.
Although Dhurmus has jokingly stated calling the mother Donisha’s Mother, the name of the child can still be changed for the day-to-day use.
Nepali Movie – Daud
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Prerana Sharma, Kunjana Ghimire, Kedar Ghimire, Sitaram Kattel (Comedy serial Meri Bassai’s Suntali, Dhurmus, and Magne Budho) etc.
Writer/Director – Kamal Mainali
The 2007 movie ‘Daud’ is the presentation of Raj Basnet for Indrini Films and produced by Rabindara Thapa. Special thanks to Madan Krishan Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Narandra Kansakar and others.
Meri Bassai team presents
Nepali comedy – Sworgalok
Starring – Kedar Ghimire (Magne Budha), Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus), Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali), Manisha Pariyar, Maya Shrestha etc.
Sita Ram Kattel (Dhurmus), Kedar Ghimire (Magne Budho), Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) and other popular comedians in Wah Bhudi and Loktantra.
The comedy shows Wah Bhudi and Loktantra are not available now.
The actors in the comedy program, Sitaram Kattel, Kunjana Ghimire and Kedar Ghimire are well known comedian of the popular comedy serial ‘Meri Bassai’. The serial being shown in Nepal Television has been running every week for the last half-decade.