It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
Nepali Movie – Jyan Ko Baazi
Starring – Ajju Lama, Rahul KC, Suman Lama, Suman Rana Magar, Laxmi Lama, Laxmi Luitel, Karan Crazy etc.
Director – Raju Lama
About ‘Jyan Ko Baazi’
A presentation of Raju Lama, for Liza Laxmi Movies banner, ‘Jyan Ko Baazi’ is an action movie. The movie features lyrics by Lalita Kuwnwar, music by Deepak Raman, story by Raju Lama, script and dialogue by Laxmi Khadka, action by Kumar Shrestha, choreography by Gobinda Rai, cinematography by Saroj Maharjan, editing by Roshan Lamichhane, producer is Laxmi Khadka.
Watch full movie ‘Jyan Ko Baazi’
I am sharing both sequels of Carrang Gang and Carrang Gang 2 in this single post.
Nepali Movie – Carreng Gang
Starring – Uday Subba, Suman Lama, Laxmi Khadka (Lama), Suman Rana Mongar, Manoj Ghimire, Gokul KC etc
Director – Raju Lama
Nepali Movie – Carreng Gang 2
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Arunima Lamsal, Sunil Thapa, Suman Lama, Suman Rana Magar, Ram chandra Adhikari, Jharana Thapa etc.
Director – Uday Subba
About Carrang Gang
The movie ‘Carreng Gang’ is a presentation of Raju Lama under Liza laxmi Movies banner.Raju Lama has written the story and the script of the movie. The fight directors of the action movie are Ram and Janak. This is the original Carrang Gang.
About ‘Carreng Gang 2’
The sequel ‘Carreng Gang 2’ is also presented by Raju Lama but under different banner LCRL Movie. Although the sequel ‘Carreng Gang 2’ is directed by Uday Subba, the story is written by Raju Lama himself. There were no well known actors in the original movie but, the sequel features well known artists like NIkhil Upreti, Arunima Lamsal and Sunil Thapa. The child artist in the movie is Aju Lama. Jharana Thapa is the guest artist in the movie. The movie features the lyrics by Dayaram Pandey, playback singing by Mausami Gurung, music by Deepak Raman, editing by Tara Thapa, background score by Roshan Lamichhane dialogue by Laxmi Khadka, cinematography by Yubraj Rai, and the action by Ram /Janak.
Watch Carreng Gang full movie:
Nepali Movie – Pida yo Cheli ko
Starring – Sonam Thapa, Ranju Sharma, Manju Rasaili, Raju Lama, Krishna Lama etc.
Director – Bijay Jirel
Nepali movie ‘Pida yo Cheli ko’ is a presentation of Cine Side Digital by producer Dinesh Lama. The 2015 movie is about the hardship of the life of women in Nepal. The movie features the editing of Kranti KC, and cinematography by Rameshowr Jirel.
Nepali Movie – Khel Kheladi
Starring – Uday Subba, Suman Lama, Raj Basnet, Manoj Ghimire, Suman Rana Magar, Simran Rijal, Riju etc.
Director – Raju Lama
LCRL Movies presents a Raju Lama movie ‘Khel Kheladi’ – a sports movie. Laxmi Khadka is the guest artist in the movie. Child artists in the movie are Aju Lama and Chewang Lama. The dialogue is written by Laxmi Khadka (Lama), action by Ram/janak / Ravi Thapa, cinematography by Saroj Maharjan, editing by Roshan Lamichhane, story /script by the director, Raju Lama.
UPDATE on July 12 Five more marriages were held in July. We had talked about the three marriages at the end of this post. Two additional marriages include that of Sweta Bhattarai, Prakriti Shrestha. Mithila Sharma married Motilal Bohara in an un-announced event among close friends only. Sweta Khadka marries Shree Krishna Shrestha and Diya Maskey marries Anup Baral in public functions, Sweta Bhattarai marries Milan Sapkota secretly and another unannounced marriage was that of Prakriti Shrestha and Sudeep Neupane.
UPDATE on June 27 Richa Singh Thakuri married to an Australian NRN, Gajendra Thapa, on Ashad 6 (June 20). The news about their marriage was released a few weeks earlier.
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It seems, the year 2014 is going to the year of celebrity marriages. It started with actress Bhawana Regmi marrying in January. The celebrity marriages, so far in 2014, are:
Bhawana Regmi marriage
The daughter of late director Shiva Regmi got married in January, a month after her father’s death. The marriage of ‘So Simple’ actress was a low profile marriage in family mourning the death of her father.
Shankar BC and Nisha Sunar marriage
We don’t know the exact date of this marriage between choreographer and dancer Shankar BC and singer Nisha Sunar. The couple shared their secret marriage photo in February 2014 right after Nisha went to USA. In the USA, Nisha also gave birth to a child within a month of the marriage announcement. Shankar has a family of his own in Nepal and it was the third marriage of Nisha.
The marriage doesn’t make much as Shankar is living in Nepal and Nisha living in USA. A month after the birth of the child, Nisha has started working in a restaurant in the USA.
After ‘officially’ marrying Raju Lama, actress Pooja Chand had changed her last name and added the full name of her new husband to her name – Pooja R. Lama.
It is clear, Pooja wanted to differentiate from singer, model and actress Pooja Lama. The other Pooja is known for different scandals including a sex scandal. We had compiled a scandal profile of Pooja Lama in 2010.
After marrying and living together with Raju Lama for almost three years, Pooja Chand made it ‘official’ in a similar ceremony on February 22, 2014.
In May of 2011, we wrote about their marriage. After that, they had started living together in Baltimore, US. At that time, they had promised to perform a formal marriage ceremony within the next three months. It seems, the three months extended to three years until they performed the rituals.
It has been a year since the marriage of actress Saranga Shrestha to Ramesh Karki. They got married on February 1, 2013. In the mean time, Saranga gave birth to a daughter in September of 2013.
On the occasion of the anniversary, Saranga said, "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
Nepali movie – Flight Number 187
Starring – Raju Lama, Raj Timilsina, Noyo Singh, Prakash Mharjan, Suresh Manandhar, Hari Kadel, Keshab chhetri, Amir KC, Sunil Shrestha, Shankar BC, Fazir Miya etc.
Director / cinematographer – Upendra Thapa
A presentation of Nexus films in association with Nexus FX 1, Nepali movie ‘Flight Number 187’ is the debut movie of singer Raju Lama as an actor. The movie is about foreign employment.
Raju Lama’s popular song ‘Lakahu Kosish’ is found to be previously sung by another singer Jeevan Lama. Jeevan has accused Saroj Lama of stealing his song and selling to Indira Pun who had hired Raju Lama to sing the song. To know the truth, xnepali.com had contacted both Raju Lama and Jeevan Lama. Here is the summary of the response of the two singers:
Jeevan Lama told that the song was originally written by Ramji Lama and sung by Jeevan Lama. Jeevan told, “Raju Lama is innocent. The song was stolen by Saroj Lama and he sold it to Indira Pun.”
Jeevan Lama also told that he has all the documents including agreement letter to prove the case.
Raju Lama also responded to xnepali’s request to comment and told that he was paid to sing the song and he wasn’t involved in any other dealing.
Jeevan Lama had released an album ‘Anubhav’ with the song “Lakhau Kosish … ” in 2002 (BS 2059) by Dhaulagiri Cassette Center. In 2010 (2067BS) the same song was released in the voice of Raju Lama as a part of the collection album of Indira Pun. Jeevan’s album was released in 2002 by Dhaulagiri Cassette Center. In Jeevan Lama version of the song music is composed by Dipendraman Singh but in Raju Lama version, the music is told to be composed by Saroj Lama.
UPDATE – 2016:
Simpal Khanal married a UK resident businessman of Pakistani origin. Rekha has legally divorced in August of 2016. Shayam Bhattarai has also gone to the USA (I don’t have any information if Shyam has met Ranjana Sharma there).
UPDATE: November 2014:
2012 – Actress Rekha Thapa ended her 10-years-long marriage by divorcing Chhabi Raj Ojha. Rekha is having affair with Sudarshan Gautam and Chhabi has high hopes to marry Shilpa Pokharel. (report of Rekha’s divorce, Chhabi talking about his interest on Shilpa Pokharel, and Sudarshan talking about marrying Rekha Thapa.)
2012 – Actress Priyanka Karki‘s marriage with Rochak Mainali didn’t last more that two years. The Miss Teen 2005 revealed about the divorce in 2013, after a year of the event (more about Rochak and Priyanka’s divorce).
2014 – Suleman Shankar (Iku) divorced his wife of 5 years Jaya KC (report on Iku’s divorce).
Saranga Shrestha – Saranga married a US citizen and divorced. She is currently married to a young Nepali guy, Ramesh, living in the USA. Saranga and Ramesh have a daughter.
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Divorce in Nepali movie sector has become a common happening these days. Divorce brings in pain and problems and doesn’t come easy for both the parties involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse in terms of setting a ‘bad example’ in the society.
Let’s analyze some of the high profile problems in marriages of the personalities of Nepali movie industry:
Bhuwan KC / Sushmita KC – Bhuwan KC is known for his affairs with various ladies. Bhuwan KC’s first marriage with Bijaya KC ended when Bijaya went to USA with their kids. Bhuwan found Sushmita KC as his second wife. That too didn’t lasted long and they ‘divorced’ until they reunited again after the release of “Ma Timi Bina Marihalchu”. But, they have divorced again. Bhuwan’s affair with Sharmila Dangol didn’t go far and he is living alone these days. We won’t be surprised if Bhuwan and Sushmita get together after the release of ‘Sathi Ma Timro’ as predicted by friends in Films Nepal. (update- they didn’t get together, but there is rumor that Bhuwan is having an affair with Jiya KC)
Nepali actress Poojan Chand, has decided to marry for the second time in the US. Pooja’s new husband is Raju Lama, the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Angles band. Pooja has been living in the US for the last five years after her previous marriage with Suraj Chand couldn’t continue.
Canadian singer Bryan Adams is going to perfrom for about two hours in Dashrath Stadium, Kathmandu on February 19, 2011.
Three Nepali bands to perform before Bryan Adams
Three Nepali bands will also perform at that time before Bryan arrives
. The event starts at 3:00 PM with DJ session. At 5:00 PM Nepali national anthem will be sung. The Nepali bands 1974 AD, Namaste and Mongolian Heart will perform, for about half an hours each, untill 6:45 PM. At 7:00 PM Bryan Adams will start his live performance. The event will be wrapped up at 9:00 PM.
Raju Lama of Mangolian Hearts is coming travelling back from US just to perform in the event. The band will perform three songs. Ishwor Gurung of Namaste band will perform with a Japanese artist in the event. 1974 AD is going to perform four songs including "Yo man ta mero Nepali ho..".
Security briefing at the stadium in preparation of the concert (photo source – Facebook).
Some photos of Raju Lama’s (Mangolian Heart) program in Pokhara on June 5, 2010.
Photo credits – Sanjay Malla