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 Movie – Radha
Starring – Jiwan Luitel, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – Yogesh Ghimire
The movie by Real Motion Picture banner in association with Angle Movie Australia. The movie features the action of Himal KC, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, music of Basanta Sapkota. The lyrics of Dr. Krishna Hari Baral, Eknarayan Bhandari, Basanta Sapkota, background score by Alish Karki, story by Pradeep Bhardowj, editing by Arjun GC, Milan Shrestha, cinematographer was Mankrishna Maharjan.
Watch the full movie here:
The first look trailer of upcoming movie ‘Leela’ is released in YouTube recently. The trailer of the ex-Miss Nepal, Malina Joshi starrer movie is liked by the viewers. Directed by Ramesh Koirala, the movie is shot in various locations in East Nepal and parts of India including Sikkim and Darjeeling. In addition to Malina, the movie also features Sanchita Luitel, Raj Katuwal and Dhurba Koirala in main roles.
- Name – Leela
- Starring – Malina Joshi, Raj Katuwal, Sanchita Luitel, Dhurba Koirala, Deviram Parajuli, JN Ghimire, Yadab Bairagi, CP Poudel, Sonika Bastola
- Director – Ramesh Koirala
- Release Date – September 15, 2017
- Banner – Cine Darpan Entertainment
- Producer – Laxman Basnet, Bimala Ghimire
- Screenplay – Laxman Basnet
- Editor – Subash Devkota
- Cinematographer – Shiva Dhakal
- Choreographer – Kamal Rai
- Action – Asta Maharjan
- Background Score – Shailesh Shrestha
- Music – Basanta Sapkota, Ramesh Khadka
- Lyrics – Dr Krishna Hari Baral, Laxman Baral
- Sound Design – Narayan Joshi
- VFX – Anupam Shah
Watch the trailer:
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 film – Don
Starring – Biraj Bhatt, Nabin Shrestha, Sajja Mainali, Sanchita Luitel, Rose Rana etc.
Story / Direction – Rishi Neupane
The movie produced by Rose Rana, ‘Don’ also features Rose as an actor. The movie has a similar name to another movie featuring another action star, Nikhil Upreti’ with Sanchita Luitel – ‘Mr. Don’. Watch ‘Mr. Don’ here.
‘Don’ features music of Chetan Sapkota, lyrics of Dinesh Adhikari and Dhanendra Bimal, action by Ram Janak and Babu Balami. The choreographers are Basnta Shrestha and Kamal Rai, cinematographers are Dik Khadka and Umesh Shrestha, editors are Anil Gautam and Babi Lamichhane.
Watch Nepali Movie ‘Don’ in full:
Nepali Movie – Apsara
Starring – Sanchita Luitel, Ramesh Upreti, Bipana Thapa, Dhiren Shakya, Harihar Sharma, Basundhara Bhusal, Rachana Singh, Dinesh DC, Gopal Raj Mainali, Daman Rupakheti, Surbir Pandit, Khem Sharma, Bina Budhathoki etc.
Director – Ramesh Budhathoki
A 1999 release, Nepali movie ‘Apsara’ is a presentation of Mansarobar Films. The hit movie of its time marks the debut of actress Sanchita Luitel in the leading role in Nepali movie. The actress Bina Budhathoki is featured in a guest role and her husband Ramesh Budhathoki is the director of the moive. The movie features editing of Rajani Pant, choreography of Kamal Rai / Raju Shah, action of Rajendra Khadgi, dialogur / script of Rabi Kumar Pakhandi, cinematography of Murari Thakur, music of Sambhujit Baskota and story / lyrics by Dr. Bhola Rijal .
Nepali Movie – Sargam
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Dipraj Rana, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – JD Chakrawarti
A musical movie, Nepali film ‘Sargam’ is a presentation of G.I. Services Company by G Karki. The film is made on the story of D. Ramanaiadu, the concept and story management by Natasha Rana, action by Ram / Janak, music composed by Sambhujit Baskota, cinematography by Raj Khilanani, and editing by Ishwor Koirala. The makeup artist in the movie is Santu Tamang, choreography by Raju Shah, Shanta Nepali and Sanjib Shah.
Watch full movie ‘Sargam’
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.
Arunima Lamsal and Amit Aryal divorce
Milan Amatya divorce
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 – 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:
On this Friday, October 28, 2016 two new movies were released in theatre – Yogesh Ghimire’s ’Radha’ and Shiva Sharma’s ‘Paradeshiko Umanga’ and Hikmat Bista’s ‘The Winner’. The movies are expecting a high turnout in theatre on the holiday season of Tihar.
The movie featuring Jiwan Luitel and Sanchita Luitel in leading role is a love story movie. The characters meet during a bus travel and then come close. The movie is about a problem in their relationship. The movie features the music of Basanta Sapkota, direction of Yogesh Ghimire, action of Himal KC, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, editing of Arjun GC and Milan Shreatha, cinematography of Man Krishna Shrestha and script of Pradeep Bhardwoj.
UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (I deleted the video – nobody watched it).
I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.
In an interview, actor Nikhil Upreti, has told that it was not only Sanchita Luitel he had affair with. Nikhil’s first marriage with Kopila Upreti was also a love marriage. After that he had affairs with different actresses. With Sanchita, he couldn’t leave her and married. In addition to talking about his affair, Nikhil has also talked about his relationship with actress Rekha Thapa. Watch a video report on the issue before continuing about the details on the affairs.
He revealed that the rumour of affair between Nikhil and Sajja Mainali was in news. Now, Sajja is married and living with her family in the USA. Actress Sajja, the daughter of the comedy actor Gopal Raj Mainali, had married Omraj Bhattarai in 2006 (details in MoviesNepal.com).
The following video lists eight Nepali actresses who had preferred an already married man to an unmarried one, to get married. I think, some of them might have preferred a married man instead of an unmarried man because of their experience in dealing with women. Unmarried men usually feel insecure when dealing with a woman. Married men are more confident with women and know how to please them. Is that the main reason the following list of actresses married an already married man?
Let’s watch the following video report on the actresses before a detailed discussion on the topic:
Was Sharmila Malla looking for an experienced man?
Among the actresses mentioned in the video, actress Sharmila Malla is the only actress who had been the fourth wife, others are either third or the second wives of their husbands. It is surprising how Sharmila roped-in her husband, Krishna Malla, into her love and stopped his marrying-spree. Krishna Malla had already married three women in a young age but stopped marrying new girls after marrying Sharmila in the last 30-years they are living together.
Now, the main question, was Sharmila attracted to Krishna Malla because of his previous experiences with various women? May be, experience pays off. But, at the time of her marriage, Sharmila had no idea that Krishna Malla had married other women before her. In an interview, Sharmila told that she didn’t know about Krishna Malla’s earlier marriages until she gave birth to her son. Based on Sharmila’s statement, although Krishna Malla didn’t tell her about his previous marriages at the time of their marriage, he must have shown the understanding and the talents that only a well experienced man can show to a girl.
Nepali Movie – Mr. Don (2008)
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Shiva Shrestha, Sanchita Luitel, Jenny Kunwar, Dinesh Thapa etc.
Director – Madan Ghimire
About ‘Mr. Don’
A presentation of Dinesh Thapa, a 2008 release movie ‘Mr. Don’ is an action movie featuring action stars Nikhil Upreti and Shiva Shrestha. The movie is made on the story of Dil Kunary Pyasy, screenplay of Bikash Acharya. The movie features the music of Mahesh Khadka, playback singing of Rajesh payal Rai, Dipak Limbu, Shiv Pariyar, Anju Panta, Pushpa Poudel on the lyrics written by Madan Ghimire and Dayaram Pandey. The action director is NB Maharjan, choreographer is Dinesh Pakhrin, cinematographer is Shambhu Sapkota and the background score is made by Samrat Thapa.
Watch Nepali movie ‘Mr. Don’ in full: