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 actresses come very cheap when compared to their male counterparts. The actress Rekha Thapa, who claims to be equivalent to a male actress, and always works in female-centric movies, is paid less than most of the male actors. Rekha’s rate is Rs. 5 lakh. Actor Anmol KC is paid about five times that amount. Another actor Pradeep Khadka is also paid more than four times that amount. In Rekha’s last movie, she also paid her co-star, Aryan Sigdel, 3 times the amount she expects others to pay her.
Is it a female dominance or a discrimination? Are the actresses not demanding their worth?
First let’s see who is paid what amount watch the video report:
List of the pay rate of Nepali actors:
- Anmol KC – 25 lakh for ‘Kri’ (Anmol’s father, Bhuwan KC is co-producer of the movie)
- Pradeep Khadka – 23 Lakh for ‘Lilibili’
- Aryan Sigdel – 15 Lakh for ‘Rudrapriya’
- Dayahang Rai – 15 Lakh for ‘Mr. Jholey’
- Saugat Malla – 9 Lakh for ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’
- Paul Shah – 8 Lakh for ‘Shatru Gate’
- Nikhil Upreti – 6 Lakh for ‘Sanrakshan’
The well known actors Bhuwan KC and Rajesh Hamal both reportedly demand Rs. 6 Lakh for a movie.
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.
Happy Tihar and Deepawali to all xNepali viewers. This is the Diwali release for the fans of Nepali movies. Enjoy the movie and have a safe and fun filled Tihar.
Nepali Movie – Radhe
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Priyanka Karki, Ashishma Nakarmi etc.
Director – Jagadishwor Thapa
The movie was released on April 14, 2017 with two other movies. Although there was a huge expectation from the movie, the viewers were not happy by the movie. The fact that action star Nikhil Upreti teaming up with the top actress of the current time, Priyanka Karki had elevated the expectation among the viewers. Another release, ‘Ghampani’ stole the limelight instead. (Release news of Radhe)
The mvoie features the story of an unaccounted person played by the lead actor, Nikhil Upreti. Priyanka Karki made news when she fainted while shooting for a song of the movie. (Read the details of the news report here) The movie produced by Sushil Pokhrel is directed by Jagadishwor Thapa.
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The action star of Nepali film industry, Nikhil Upreti has been quite busy after his comeback in the Nepali film industry in ‘Bhairav’. The upcoming release movie ‘Pinjada Back Again’ is the sequel of the super hit movie of Nikhil ‘Pinjada’. In a program held in Kathmandu on October 12, a song of the movie was released. The song titled ‘Yeta Pani Chaina Uta Pani Chhaina’. The song composed in folk tune features Nikhil and Sara. Nikhil and Sara were choreographed by Ramji Lamichhane. In the program, Nikhil told that he had pretty tough time to dance to the tune.
Nikhil and Sara were featured together in an earlier release ‘Rudara’. With Sara and Nikhil, the movie also features Sushmita KC, Pukar Bhattarai, Jack Shrestha. The cinematographer of the movie is Saurav Lama and the movie is directed by Himal KC and the story is written by Maunata Shrestha.
This week, on August 11, 2017, a new movie of Nikhil and Saugat is released in theatre, ‘Sarakshan’. The movie directed by Purnendu Jha, is an action movie shot in Terai’s Parsa and it’s neighbouring districts. The movie made on the politics in the villages and cities in Terai region features some of the best known actors in the Nepali film industry. There were no Nepali movie release last week, so ‘Sanrakshan’ enjoys the solo release and no competition advantage. In addition to that, the star cast in the movie with Nikhil and Saugat in leading role are another attraction towards the movie for a wide range of movie goers.
The movie features the Madhesh unrest, crime in Terai, police actions and other social aspects of Terai. In the movie, both Nikhil Upreti and Saugat Malla are featured as police officers.
The movie made under Purnendu Productions features Nikhil Upreti, Saugat Malla, Malina Joshi, Ashishma Nakarmi, Ramesh Ranjan, Pramod Agrahari, Kamesh Kumar, Krishna Singh, Ramesh Budhathoki, Nir Shah,Shweta Shah, Nandu Shriwastav, Nirdesh Sriwastav, and Raj Katuwal in main roles.
The action star of upcoming movie Commitment 60 hours, Nikhil Upreti has build his body for the movie. The movie being produced and directed by Nikhil is expected to cost around Rs. 30 Million and feature a number of Bollywood actor.
The movie is being made under the investment of an Indian film production house. For the movie, Nikhil is going skydive as a part of the shooting. Although some footages of his actual jump from a plane is shot in real time, there will also be the simulation of skydiving in the movie.
For the movie, Nikhil is currently working hard to build his body. He has been trying to build his body suitable to be shown in the movie. Few photos of Nikhil in new looks are being shared in social media.
There is a lot of expectation from two new movies that relased in theater on July 28, 2017 – the sequel of ‘Prem Geet’ – ‘Prem Geet 2’ and a movie featuring Nikhil Upreti in negative role, ‘Rudra’. There is a huge fan-base for both the films.
About Prem Geet 2
The movie by the writer and director Ramsharan Pathak features Pradeep Khadka, Ashlesha Thakuri, Kailash Katuwal, Shraddha Prasai, Shishir Bhandari, Kabita Regmi etc. in main roles. The sequel of super hit movie ‘Prem Geet’ features the lead actor of the movie. Another sequel, featuring the actress Pooja Sharma, ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ is also running in the third week. There is a hope that ‘Prem Geet 2’ will also be as successful as the previous movie.
In the second directional venture of action star Nikhil Upreti, he is going to introduce a new actress. Shiwani Luitel, the sister of his wife, Sanchita Liutel, is going to romance with Nikhil in the movie. The movie titled ‘Commitment 60 Hours’ is going to feature Bollywood actors and is made on a story of bringing a girl from India to Nepal in a time span of 60 hours. The movie to be shot in Nepal, India, Thailand, Singapore and USA is expected to be made in a huge budget.
Video report about Nikhil Upreti’s new actress:
In a press meet held a few days ago, Nikhil had told that he is going to sky-dive in the movie. For that, he will do a real stunt in Thailand. Continue reading
Actor Nikhil Upreti is apparently running away from his first wife Kopila Upreti. When Nikhil Upreti’s first wife, Kopila Upreti showed up unannounced during the announcement of Nikhil’s next movie ‘Commitment 60 hours’, he was really shocked. While Kopila wanted have a talk with him, Nikhil wasn’t in the mood to meet her. He asked his assistants to shoo her away.
Kopila wasn’t event allowed into the program. By the way she was being treated, it was clear that Nikhil and Kopila are not having a good time these days.
A few days ago, Nikhil had celebrated birthday at the maternal home of his second wife, Sanchita Luitel and their children.
Nepali movie – Duniya
Starring – Bhuwan KC, Tripti Nadkar, Mithila Sharma, Niruta Singh, Nikhil Upreti, Rekha Thapa, Biren Shrestha, Sunil Dutt Pandey, Dinesh Sharma, Laxmi Giri etc.
Director – Shiva Regmi
The movie directed by Shiva Regmi was written by Suraj Subba Nalbo and produced by OB Films. In addition to script, Suraj had also written the dialogue of the movie. The story of the movie is written by the producer Binod Sherchan. The movie features Bhuwan KC with actress Tripti Nadkar. Other well known actresses include Niruta Singh and Mithila Sharma. Action star Nikhil Upreti and Rekha Thapa are also the main attraction of the movie. Biren Shrestha, Dinesh Sharma and Sunil Dutta Pandey are also well known actors featured in the movie.
The fight direction by Dev Maharjan, lyrics by Siva Regmi, Sundar Shrestha, Dayaram Pandey. Playback singers are Anand Karki, Udit Narayan Jha, Karna Das, Indira Joshi, Nima Rumba, Sadhana Sargam, background music by Sanjay Shrestha, choreography by Basanta Shrestha and Raju Shah, editor is Banish Shah and music director is Sambhujit Baskota. The cinematographer is Sambhu Sapkota.
Watch the ‘Duniya’ full movie:
Nepali Movie – Insaf
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Dhiren Shakya, Nikhil Upreti, Jharana Thapa, Rejina Upreti, Bikrant Basnet, Jay Kishan Basnet etc.
Director – Shovit Basnet
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.
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It is a clash between the action star Nikhil Upreti and new age Dayahang Rai and Saugat Malla in theatre. Two awaited movies ‘Lappan Chhapan’ and ‘Nirbhaya’ were released in theatre on Friday – March 24, 2017.
The movie ‘Lappan Chhappan’ features the actors liked in multiplex cinema – Dahayang Rai and Saugat Malla. The movie directed by Mukunda Bhatta also features Arpan Thapa and Barsha Siwakoti. The stars have high hope from the gangster movie. The movie is also termed as ‘Loot 3’ by some as the movie features the same actors of Loot in leading roles. The actress, Barsha Siwakoti, seen in sober roles in her previous movies, has become a modern girl in ‘Lappan Chhappan’.
I prepared a video about Nikhil Upreti wising Valentine Day wishes to one of his two wives and ignoring another. I was surprised by the way he treaded one to another when the photos of the status of Nikhil Upreti and Kopila Upreti were published in Nepal Samacharpatra – a National Daily.
I don’t use Facebook much these days. I only visit it when I need to investigate something. I did proper check on Nikhil’s account. It looked genuine for the following reasons:
- Nepal Samacharpatra had published a photo from the account. (I assumed they were responsible media.)
- In an interview Nikhil had admitted that he didn’t have a Facebook account and he was planning to open a new account. And, that was a new account. Less than a month old.
- I checked the list of the friends in the account. Most of them were well known personalities in the film industry. I expected they won’t be-friend a fake account.
- Based on her past posts and interactions, it was clear that Kopila Upreti’s account was not a fake account. Nikhil’s account had mentioned Kopila in many of the posts. So, I assumed it wasn’t a fake account.
Fake Account of Nikhil Upreti?
Is there a relationship between fainting of Priyanka Karki and the marriage of ex-husband Rochak Mainali with another girl?
I hope not !
Report 1 – Priyanka Karki’s ex-husband, a resident of New York, Rochak Mainali, is going to marry Anshuma Kharel in the USA.
Report 2 – Priyanka Karki had fainted in the sets of upcoming movie, ‘Radhey’ at Kalinchowk of Dolkha.
Both of these reports are recent reports. There is nothing to worry about Priyanka as she has recovered and finished the shooting of the song and has already returned back to Kathmandu. But, are these reports related in any ways?