Intercaste marriage is still a taboo in Nepali society. People have higher affiliation towards their own religion. Young generations are also obsessed by the caste and even the Gotra, a religious categorization of people in the society. One of the most striking public display of the truth on what the people think about their caste was seen when model and journalist Samriddhi Rai told that she didn’t want to marry the guy in her own caste. She told she didn’t want to look at a Rai guy, because she was forced by her family members to do so. She told she wanted to be a Nepali rather than a girl of Rai-clan.
Samriddhi Rai had to face a lot of protest. She was threatened to be boycotted by the Rai community. When things went nasty, she also released a video with an apology. I did a video report on Samriddhi case. At the time of this writing, the video is watched by 23 K people and there are 79 comments in it. (The video is attached below)
After the Samriddhi Rai incident, I decided to do a small research on the Nepali celebrities who had tied their knot with the partner of different caste. I was surprised to find a lot of celebrities who had chosen the partner of another caste. Preparing a report on all of them would be a long report, so I decided to focus on actresses. Here is the list of 10 actresses who had done inter-caste marriage.
In a program held in Soltae Crown Plaza, actresses and models unveiled Hyundai’s new model vehicle Grand i10. The car costing in the range of Rs. 2.3 to 2.7 million is a new version of the popular model i10 in Nepali market.
The actresses Priyanka Karki, model and journalists Sahana Bajracharya, Malvika Subba, Samriddhi Rai and Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha, Sadichha Shrestha and Neelam Chand showcased noted designer Subexya Bhadel’s design. The hair and makeup were done by Sakil Kunwar and style by Sayal Shrestha.
Nepali beauty Samriddhi Rai was awarded Miss Press Princess in the Miss Tourism Queen Asia contest held in China. At the time she was preparing for the big day, her Facebook account was hacked. As if, that wasn’t enough, a Facebook page was also created to spread hate messages during the time.
After she returned back winning the Miss Press Princess title, she found that the hacker was one among her friend’s circle. In a Facebook message Samriddhi said that she captured the laptop from where all the updates were being done. The after finding out the truth there was a clash between Samriddhi’s friends and the hackers. Samriddhi told that one of her friend was physically attacked and she was verbally attacked. When things were out of her control she had called the police to help in the issue.
UPDATE: More photos added at the end.
Nepali beauty Samriddhi Rai who represented Nepal in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 held in China, was successful in winning a Miss Personality title.
Although, it might not be a greatest feat for others, for Nepal it is no less than winning the contest title. That is because, in most of the contests Nepali models participate, they don’t win anything and none have won a contest title till date. So, we should congratulate Samriddhi for making us proud by bringing in something.
Yes, she looked gorgeous in blue bikini!!
She also looked great in a dhaka skirt in the National Custom Round:
UPDATE: Samriddhi Rai was awarded Miss Personality in the Miss Toursim Queen International 2011. Click here for more photos of Samriddhi receiving the title.
Nepali beauty Samriddhi Rai is representing Nepal in Miss Tourism Queen International 2011, being held in China. Winner of online voting will be able to participate in the semifinal. If you want Samriddhi, you can also help her by voting online (it costs money to vote). **Vote here.** (Voting closes soon on the 26th December 2011, at 1700 Hour GMT +08:00)
Here are some stunning shots of Samriddhi from China: