After getting married on Sunday, December 3, Nepali actor Raj Ballav and his newly wed Pratima Bimali organized a reception party in the USA. In the party, various Nepali film industry personalities were present. In one of the photos shared by Raj Ballav after the party, actresses Nandita KC, Richa Ghimire and Arunima Lamsal are seen present. Among the actors, Mukesh Dhakal, Bimalesh Adhikari and Mukesh Acharya were present. In the photo, Arunima’s mother Radha Lamsal and Dilip Rayamajhi’s wife and director Prasanna Poudel are also seen.
Raj Ballav and Pratima had tied the knot after the formal engagement some 4 months ago.
Nepali actor, Raj Ballav Koirala has married his long-time girlfriend, Pratima Bimalli on December 3, 2017 in Washington DC. Like a lot of Nepali artists, actor Raj Ballav Koirala is also living in the USA for the last few years. Raj Ballav and Pratima were preparing for the marriage after they got engaged in September, earlier this year.
A video report on the marriage:
Who is Pratima Bimali?
Originally from Jhapa, East Nepal, Pratima and her family had been living in the USA for some time. According to her Facebook profile, Pratima lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her parents.
A Biomedical Engineer by profession, Pratima had graduated from the College of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Sciences in Nepal. She has been working for Medtronic as a Supplier Quality Engineer since October of 2015. Pratima and Raj Ballav were seeing each other for a long time (they are yet to disclose the actual love story details.)
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Well known actor and media personality Raj Ballav Koirala is engaged in USA on Sunday. In a program held in his residence, Raj Ballav and Pratima Bimali offered engagement rings to each other. Both Raj Ballav and Pratima live in the USA and they were having affair for a long time.
In his Facebook post, Raj Ballav has confirm the engagement, by telling he is not available anymore. He wrote, “Got Engaged. (Is officially off the market lol.)” and shared a couple of photos of the two. US resident director, Suresh Darpan Pokharel has shared some photos of the engagement in his Facebook.
Although the engagement ceremony was held and they have decided to get married, the marriage date is yet to be finalized.
Who is Raj Ballav’s wife?
Nepali Movie – Gurudakshina (2011)
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Ramit Dhungana, Sanchita Luitel, Raj Ballav Koirala, Sushma Karki etc.
Direction – Ramraja Dahal
A 2011 release Nepali movie ‘Gurudakshina’ is a presentation of Creative manakamana Films and Micro Vision Entertainment. The movie is made on the story of Rammani Subedi and screenplay/dialogue of Subash Singh Basnet. The music are composed by Dipa Narayan Jha and Basanta Sapkota. Playback singers are Udit Narayan Jha, Dipa Jha, Shiv Pariyar, Anand Raj Anand, and Bhauli on the song written by Rammani Subedi, Amrit Kumar Sharma and Prakash Subedi. The choreographers are Bijay Nakarmi and Kabiraj Gatraj. Cinematographer is Chunamani Aryal and background score is prepared by Manoj Raj Bhandari.
Watch the movie:
Nepali Movie – Hey Yuwa
Starring – Nir Shah, Dhiren Shakya, Sanchita Luitel, Raj Ballav Koirala, Ranjana Sharma, Binod Puadel, Jose Pandey, Aaditya Budhathoki etc.
Director – Ram Raja Dahal
Watch Nepali movie ‘Hey Yuwa’ in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Pal
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Nisha Adhikari, Tripti Nadkar, Ramesh Budhathoki, Biren Shakya, Anup Baral, Dinesh DC, Sanu Tamrakar, Shailaja Acharya, Mahahdev Tripathi, Laya Sangraula, Karishma Manandhar etc.
Director – Ramesh Budhathoki
Watch Nepali movie ‘Pal’ full in a single part:
Neplai Movie – Kasam Hajurko
Starring – Rekha Thapa, Jiwan Luitel, Richa Ghimire, Raj Ballav Koirala etc.
Director – Ram Raja Dahal
Watch ‘Kasam Hajurko’ in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Phool
Starring – Nir Shah, Yubaraj Lama, Sirjana Basnet, Raj Ballav Koirala, Garima Pant, Niraj Baral, Sunil Dutta Pandey, Kiran KC, Rajaram Poudel, Naresh Poudel, Deshbhakta Khanal etc.
Director – Shiva Regmi
Watch the full movie ‘Phool’ in a single part:
Nepali Movie – Apabad
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Nisha Adhikari, Rabi Giri, Bijaya Giri etc.
Director – Subash Koirala
The Nepali movie ‘Apabad’ marks the debut of the director Subash Koirala. ‘Apabad’ is a presentation of Sushan Prajapati and in addition to direction, Subash has also written the story and the script of the movie. The movie was released on June 15, 2012. At that time, we had written the review of ‘Apabad’. In the review our reviewer Raunak Niraula had told that the movie is a ‘Must watch movie’. Visit this post – pre-release review of ‘Apabad’ posted before the release of the movie, for the technical details.
Nepali Movie – Parkhi Basen
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Raj Ballav Koirala, Yuna Uperti, Shyam Rai, Rajendra KC etc.
Director – Deepak Shrestha
A presentation of Uddhav Poudyal – the story of the movie ‘Parkhi Basey’ was accused of being copied from another Nepali movie ‘Ko Hola Mero Mayalu’. You can check the validity of the accusation by watching the movie – watch ‘Ko Hola Mero Mayalu’ here.
Nepali movie – Kina Lagchha Maya
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Garima Pant, Nikhil Upreti, Jharana Thapa, Rabi Giri, Laxman Shesh etc.
Director – Gopal Chandra Lamichane
The Nepali movie ‘Kina Lagchha Maya’ is a presentation of Popular Multimedia. The movie features music of Laxman Shesh, lyrics of Pramod Dhungana, background music by Dinesh Sunam, choreography by RJ25, editing by Banish Shah, action by Roshan Shrestha, cinematography by Deepak Bajracharya, story by Tika Laxmi Shrestha, script by Saubhaya Bhairav, produced by Shakti Ballav Ghorasaini, original story, script and dialogue by Avinash Shrestha.
Nepali Movie – Samjhi Diya Pugchha
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Yuna Upreti, Ramesh Adhikari, Rajani Bhatta, Pooja Bhatta, Dinesh Thapa, Bijaya Lama etc.
Director – Janakraj Khakurel
The movie ‘Samjhi Diya Pugchha’ is a presentation of Suraj Pradhan for SP Movie Makers. The child artists in the movie are Sujani Gurung and Rangi Basnet. The guest artists in the movie are Mukunda Acharya, Gita Adhikari, Kritika Bhattarai, Sharada Thapa, Suman Thapa, Dikshya Kunwar.
Nepali Movie – Masan
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Keki Adhikari, Neeta Dhungana, Nir Shah, Deepak Chhetri, Palpasa Dangol, Rashmi Bhatta, Bipana Basnet etc.
Director – Nir Shah
Nepali Movie ‘Masan’ is a critically acclaimed movie made on the very popular book of the same name by Gopal Prasad Rimal. Gopal Prasad Rimal is a noted playwright and poet in Nepali literature. The movie is made in cooperation with Mrs. Hari Devi Rimal, the wife of late Gopal Prasad Rimal and the Rimal Foundation. In addition to directing the movie Nir Shah has also produced it. Noted actor and director Hari Prasad Rimal has introduced the movie and talks about his big brother Gopal Prasad Rimal at the start of the movie. The movie is a joint presentation of Rimal Enterprise (USA) and Nircinema (Nepal).
On the proposal of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, starting this year, June 21 is being celebrated as the International Yoga Day. Although the popularity of yoga in our Nepali celebrity circle doesn’t seem to be that much, we have collected and shared the experiences and best wishes of some celebrities on the Yoga Day.
Actress Namrata Shrestha says that, her father had introduced Yoga to her. These days, she practices meditation and relaxation – one of the branches of yoga.
The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu had organized a Yoga workshop to mark the International Yoga Day. The comedy duo MaHa (Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bamsha Acharya) participated in the event. In his Facebook post, Madan Krishna has said, “Happy International Day of Yoga. We did Yoga today in Indian Embassy and in Pashupati area. Yoga is good for health, brain and prosperous life.”
Actor Raj Ballav Koirala says, Yoga is necessary to ‘cleanse your body, mind and soul…’ He wishes peace and serenity prevail in our lives through prayers, meditation and yoga.
A charity show of upcoming Hollywood movie of Raj Ballav Koirala, ‘Highway to Dhampus’ is going to be held on Wednesday and Thursday in the USA. The movie show is scheduled to be held at 7:00 PM on May 13 and May 14, 2015 at Jordan Commons Megaplex, Sandy, UT.
Earlier, the movie production team had told that they would be donating the promotion budget to the earthquake relief effort.