Like every years the Nepali celebrities worshiped goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth on the third day of Tihar.
Laxmi Puja of actress Neeta Dhungana:
The main attraction of the celebration is preparing beautiful rangoli and cooking good foods. Rangoli is the art imported from India. It is similar to our own Mandala art. Nepali celebrities make good rangoli and share them in their social media. I have collected some photos of the actresses showing their talent.
Some actresses made sel roti, a special delicacy of Tihar festival. The sweet bread made out of rice flour is quite popular in the festival. Here is a video report about how actresses learn the skill to make the bread:
Nepali film – Leela Starring – Malina Joshi, Raj Katuwal, Sanchita Luitel etc. Director – Ramesh Koirala
The movie is given a PG certificate, suitable for all the viewers with parents. The movie features some of the most beautiful actresses in the film industry – Sanchita Luitel and Malina Joshi. Malina was the Miss Nepal of 2011. Sanchita was very successful actress before she eloped with Nikhil Upreti. I had written a trailer review about the film earlier.
Nepali film – Maya Namara (2002) Starring: Rajesh Hamal, Sanchita Luitel, Amit Dhungana, Ramit Dhungana (New Face) etc. Direction – Madan Ghimire
About ‘Maya Namara’
The debut movie of Ramit Dhungana features Rajesh Hamal and Sanchita Luitel in leading role is a presentation of S.S. Films. At that time, Ramit was considered one of the most potential actors at that time. Other artists in the movie are Jaynand Chand Thakur, Narayan Tirpati, Umesh Khadka, Amit Dungana, Ratan Subedi, Surbir Pandit, Nirmal Sharma, Barsa Raut, Rajendra Thapa/Shiva Adikari/Risav Kharel/Sanjeeb Bista/Pradip Dungana/Gokul Sapkota/Rabindra Thapa, faren Dahal, Bishnu Shrestha, Harisharan Thapa, Dil Bahadur Lama, Ram Basnet etc. Make up by Shyam Lama, dress designer is Dilip Thakuri, hair designer is Roji Khadka, cheif assistant director is Farendra Dahal, lyric by Madan Ghimire, Shures Adhikari and Bhola Shrestha.
The singers of Udit Narayan Jha, Deepa Jha, Sadhana Sargam, Snayha Panta, and Shuresh Adikari.
Art by Kaji Shrepa, story/dialogue/screenplay by Maunta Shrestha, editing by Rakchaya Shing, choreography by Shanta Nepali and Raju Shaha. Fight Directors were Kumar And Kumar. Director Of Photography by Shiva Kishor Dhakal, music by Shuresh Adikari, producer is Radheshyam Dungana, Exertive Producer is Rajendra Thapa. The child artist in the film is Sagrika Dungana.
Nikhil Upreti has three children. But his wife, Sanchita Luitel has only two children. Who is the third?
Well, Nikhil has two wives. Although he is still married to both of them, he is seen mostly with Sanchita and his children with her. The eldest son, from his first wife, seem to be left out. I made this conclusion based on the review of the Facebook profiles of Sanchita Luitel and Kopila Upreti. While Sanchita is sharing photos of Nikhil with his children in her profile, Kopila doesn’t share photos of Nikhil with his son. As Nikhil doesn’t have a Facebook account, his wives are the sources of his information.
Sanchita Luitel’s marriages
Beautiful actress Sanchita Luitel was still in her teens when she decided to get married. The first marriage, with Aakash Shah didn’t go well from the beginning. The families were not happy by the marriage. After a short while they decided to separate and divorced. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . Continue reading
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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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.