Changing names is a common practice among Nepali artists for a better name or for good luck. Some astrologers suggest a different names for the success in their career. For example, Bhuwan KC changed his name to a 7-lettered Bhuwann before the release of his movie ‘Sathi Ma Timro‘. It’s a different story, the movie didn’t do well in theater. Actress Binita Baral had also changed her name to Beenita (7-letters) on the suggestion of an astrologer. The result of the change in names were not that exciting. But, that won’t deter people from changing names. Others change to a better sounding names like Shova to Nandita, Radheshyam to Ramit, Nawaraj to Nawal and so on.
A video slideshow of change in names of Nepali actresses:
A photo slideshow of the actors who have changed their names:
We had compiled a list of actresses who had changed their name when they entered the Nepali movie industry. This post incorporates male actors and some additional female actresses who had changed their name to a new name.
Nepali Movie – Maya Deu Jhai Bho
Starring – Biraj Bhatt, Binay Anand, Poojana Stri (Poojana Pradhan), Sonali Johsi, Sushil Singh, Liladhar Neupana, Sunita Sharma, Puskar Bhatt etc.
Story, Script – Santosh Mishra
Director – Nirmal KC
Nepali movie ‘Maya Deu Jhai Bho’ is the presentation of Darshana Arts and it was released in both Nepali language and Bhojpuri language. The movie is presented by Deepak Adhikari (Gangaprasad).
update – More photos added at the end.
Holi at Karishma Manandhar‘s place: Like in 2011, Karishma is organizing the Holi celebration at her residence. (
We will update with more photos later. Photos posted in this post)
Holi at Poojana Stri’s place
The festival color, Holi is the best festival of the kids and Poojana Pradhan is the best person to count on celebrating Holi with kids. Poojana’s message, "Your happiness is my destiny." and she has wished best wishes of Holi to her lovely kids,family,friends,fans and audience. Poojana adds, "Enjoy Holi without hurting others!"
Actress Poojana Pradhan is going to be featured in new looks in her upcoming movie ‘Mero Katha’. The movie features the actress in a village looks. In the movie Poojana and Aayush Rijal are featured as guest artists.
The producer of the movie, Rabindra Baral, is also working as a fight director and cameraman in the movie.
The first look poster of ‘Rakshya’ was promptly changed after Poojana Pradhan objected on her photo being without clothes on the poster. The new poster is similar except Poojana has a garment wrapped around her torso.
By the instant change of the poster it seems, the designer was expecting the objection from Poojana and was well prepared to change the poster. In the online world, it is not easy to replace a poster by another as both will continue to
After a long vacation in the US to celebrate Dashain and Tihar, Nepali Superstar Rajesh Hamal returned back to Nepal on November 21, 2012. Rajesh Hamal had left Nepal on October and he had celebrated the festival of brothers and sisters, Tihar festival, with his sisters living in the US, after a long time.
While in the US Rajesh Hamal partic
ipated in various cultural programs and danced in stage with a actresses like Karishma Manandhar and Saranga Shrestha. He also met various Nepali people living in the US, participated in different programs and also told jokes on himself, Rajesh Dai jokes.
Poojana Stri, previously known as Poojana Pradhan, has become the latest actress to debut as a producer. Poojana started her entertainment career as a model and then she started acting in movies. In the last few years, Poojana has started some businesses and has also been involved in spiritual and social works.
Poojana has registered her production company named Poojana Films and the firs movie she will produce is titled ‘Namaste Dubai’. The movie will feature Nepali workers in Dubai. Poojan
a has claimed that in addition to this movie, she has also prepared stories for her next two ventures.
The shooting of the movie will be done in Dubai and she has already received the shooting license from Media City. For the selection of the shooting spots Poojana had visited Dubai on September 13 and she had returned back last week to finalize other things. The movie will feature six lead actors including Ashish Purush and Rajkumar Neupane. Among the actresses Sandhya Bhandari and Poojana herself are finalized. The director and cinematographer of the movie are yet to be finalized.
Popular model and actress Poojana Pradhan is known as Poojana Stri these days, quite a different name from her original/official identity. Neither Poojana nor Pradhan nor Stri are in her official documents.
Poojana Pradhan actually is Gurung by birth, not Pradhan. Poojana’s mother Uma Pradhan and father Khadga Bahadur Gurung decided to divorce when Poojana was a little kid. When her dad married another woman she started living with the single mom. Being with the Pradhan mom, it never came to her that she has to write Gurung as her last name. Her parents named her Puja in her childhood.
Nepali Movie – Ghamanda (2008)
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Poojana Pradhan (now, Poojana Stri), Shaurav Karki, Shuvashree Shrestha, Hemanta Budhathoki etc.
Story – Jiwan Kumar Sunuwar
Direction /Editing – Surendra Dahal
After the threat to sue the modeling website cybersansar.com, model turned actress Poojana Pradhan’s photos were removed from the website. Poojana has told that the website is misusing the photos.
The photos in question were shot in bikini in the banks of Narayani river. The hot photos are considered to be the ones that established her in the modeling and eventually as an actress. While talking about the signature photos she told that – they were good enough to start with but now, as a established actress she can’t afford to have such bikini clad photos around.