Husbands of Nepali actresses

Last updated on September 2nd, 2023 at 08:15 pm

We have collected details of the husbands of noted Nepali actresses in alphabetical order. The details of the following actors are presented with the photos of the actress with respective husbands.

To be updated – Jal Shah, Pooja Chand (Divorce and marriage to Raju Lama), Ranjana Shrama (story of marriage and divorces to Shyam Bhattarai), Gauri Malla, Basundhara Bhusal (Chet Narayan Bhusal), Bhuwan Chand and others.

Ranjana Sharma got married for the second time in the USA and is a mother now. She got married in 2021. Video report:

Shweta Khadka gava birth to a child in 2022 :

Ragini Khadgi’s husband isn’t alive now so, she doesn’t want to talk about him. We probably won’t be able to update the information about Ragini here. We will talk about other actresses in future.

2014 updates
A number of celebrity marriages were held in the year 2014. Among them noted marriages of actresses include that of Sweta Khadka (and death of her husband Shree Krishna Shrestha within a month of the marriage), Mithila Sharma, Diya Maskey, Prakriti Shrestha, Richa Singh Thakuri, Bhawana Regmi and Sweta Bhattarai. (Detailed report of the celebrity marriages of 2014 in xnepali and July marriages of Nepali actresses.)

Shweta Bhattarai lost her husband in 2021

Before we post more details let’s list the actress couple of 2014:

Multiple marriages of Nepali actresses

UPDATE: Read about Multiple marriages of Nepali actresses. Watch a video report on actresses who have married more than once (I don’t know of any Nepali actresses who have married more than twice):

Aanchal Sharma

Aanchal Sharma got married with Dr. Udip Shrestha in 2020.

Arunima Lamsal

2017 update – Arunima and Amit have divorced. Read more about Arunima’s divorce.
Actress Arunima Lamsal married an officer in a bank, Amit Aryal, after an affair. Arunima gave birth to a daughter after 6 years of marriage.

  • Husband – Amit Aryal (divorced)
  • Husband’s profession – Bank officer
  • Child/ren – Akshyata Lamsal (born 2011)

Barsha Siwakoti

Barsha Shiwakoti got marrie with Ashish Gelal, a USA Resident Engineer in a private wedding ceremony held in April of 2022. But, now the marriage seems to be in trouble as Barsha has changed her relationship status and has unfollowed her husband in social media.

Bipana Thapa

Actress Bipana Thapa is married to an Indian national and has left the movie industry after marriage. She is living as a housewife in India, but is expecting to return to the movie industry in near future.

  • Husband – Ashutosh Bhardwoj
  • Marriage year – 2008
  • Husband’s profession – film maker
  • Child/ren – Son (born 2009)

bipana thapa with aashutosh and son

Garima Pant

The award winning actress of ‘Jhola’, Garima Pant had secretly married a NRN living in Belgium, Hari Sharma Thapaliya. The news of the marriage was unveiled when Garim and Hari inaugurated a new sushi restaurant there.

  • Husband – Hari Sharma Thapaliya
  • Marriage year – 2016
  • Husband’s profession – Businessman

Harshika Shrestha

Actress Harshika Shrestha is married to an Indian businessman from Calcutta,Prasun Jhunjhunwala on June 10, 2015. Like Bipana, there is a possibility that Harshika leave the Nepali movie industry after marriage.

  • Husband – Prasun Jhunjhunwala
  • Marriage year – 2015
  • Husband’s profession – Auto business
  • Child/ren

Harshika marriage

Jharana Thapa

Actress Jharana Thapa has also married a producer. After a long affair, Sunil Kumar Thapa married Jharana and they have a 15-year-old daughter Suhana Thapa.

  • Husband – Sunil Kumar Thapa
  • Husband’s profession – film maker
  • Child/ren – Suhana Thapa (~1997)


Karishma Manandhar

Actress Karishma KC married Binod Manandhar when they met at the sets of Nepali movie ‘Kasturi’. Binod and Karishma Manandhar have a daughter named Kabita Manandhar who is currently studying in the USA.

  • Husband – Binod Manandhar
  • Husband’s profession – Businessman, film maker
  • Child/ren – Kabita Manandhar

Keki Adhikari

Keki Adhikari got married with Rohit in a private ceremeony held in April of 2022.

Melina Manandhar

Actress Melina Manandhar met actor Mukesh Dhakal during the shooting of a movie and after an affair, they got married on Asoj 14, 2056. Mukesh is a few years younger than Melina. They have a 2-year-old daughter.

  • Husband – Mukesh Dhkal
  • Husband’s profession – Actor
  • Child/ren – A daughter (2010)

Mukesh-Melina_manandhar_meliska (2)

  • Niruta Singh
  • Actress Niruta Singh got married on August 31, 2023 to a Mumbai resident Sanjeev Gulati. She had shared a photo with her husband in a post she shared in social media.
    Personal and professional details of the husband is yet to be publicized. Niruta had been living in Mumbai for the last 15 years. She was trained as an interior decorator, and she was also trying her luck in singing. Niruta has made a comeback in the Nepali film industry through Nai Nabhannu La5 and Dal Bhat Tarkari.

    Nita Dhungana

    Neeta and Harihar got married in 2022. Now they are working on their first movie togheter as producers and on-screen couple.

    Nisha Adhikari

    Nisha Adhikari got married to Sharad Veshwakar in 2017. Now, in 2023 it seems their marriage is in trouble. Nisha had lodged a case against her husband to claim her and her son’s share of property from her husband. She however hasn’t asked for divorce.

    Reema Bishowkarma

    Actress Reema Bishowkarma got married to Robert BK on September 27, 2015 in a ceremony held in Kathmandu (our report). Reema’s husband Robert is an UK resident NRN.

    Rekha Thapa

    UPDATE: Rekha Thapa married in Valentine Day of 2022 for the second time. Details in the video report:

    Another Nepali actress, Rekha Thapa (is) was also married to film maker Chhabi Raj Ojha. Although the two are not in good terms these days, they haven’t officially divorced yet. (UPDATE – Rekha has told us that she is ‘single’ now and says that Chhabi Raj is only her business partner. )

    • HusbandChhabi Raj Ojha
    • Husband’s profession – film maker


    Rejina Upreti

    Rejina Upreti‘s husband boyfriend Suraj Pokharel lives in UK. Before she found Suraj, Rejina was known as one of the most scandalous actress. Her relationship with director Shovit Basnet was the most talked about topic in the industry. Suraj and Rejina havan’t formally married so, some prefer to doubt on their married relationship got married in February of 2014.

    Update – Rejina Upreti gave brith to a daughter in November 2016.

    • Husband – Suraj Pokharel
    • Husband’s profession – job in UK
    • Child – a daughter (2016)


    Richa Ghimire

    Actress Richa Ghimire married director Shankar Ghimire in 2010. The couple had their first child in 2012.
    UPDATE (2015) – Richa and Shankar have been living in the USA for years now. Richa gave birth to another son in the USA in 2014.
    UPDATE (2016) – Richa gave birth to her third child – a daughter (report in xnepali).

    • Husband – Shankar Ghimire
    • Husband’s profession – Film director, producer
    • Child/ren – Son (2011) Mizas, Son (2014), Daughter (2016)

    shankar _richa_ghimire

    Priyanka Karki

    UPDATE – Actress has admitted that she has divorced Rochak in 2012. Now, she is single.

    Priyanka Karki got married at the age of 22 to Rochak Mainali. Although Priyanka met Rochak while doing her studies in the USA, their parental home is within 500m in Kathmandu. After the completion of her studies, Priyanka returned back to Nepal to act in movies. Starting with the movie ‘Mero Best Friend’ she is currently considered the busiest actress in the Nepali movie industry.

    • HusbandRochak Mainali
    • Husband’s profession – Working in a software company in the USA


    Sanchita Luitel

    When the first affair and the marriage with Aakash Shah didn’t go well, Sanchita Luitel was living alone after a divorce. During the shooting of ‘Maya Ta Maya Ho’ she got closer to actor Nikhil Upreti. Although married to Kopila Upreti, Nikhil was attrected to Sanchita and they eloped together to India. After living together for a  year in India, Sanchita returned back to Nepal to give birth to a son. Within a year of the birth of the son, she gave birth to a daughter and is living in her parent’s home in Old Baneshowr. Nikhil is now married to both Sanchita and Kopila and lives mostly in India.

    • Husband – Nikhil Upreti
    • Husband’s profession – actor
    • Child/ren – A son (2011) a daughter (2012)

    nikhil and sanchita_before

    Saranga Shrestha

    Nepali actress Saranga Shrestha had married a US citizen. After living together for some time she had divorced and has recently announced an engagement to Ramesh Karki, a resident of Maryland, USA.  Originally from Myagdi Nepal, 34-year-old Ramesh is two years younger than Saranga. Saranga and Ramesh are planning a court marriage in February. The actual marriage according to our tradition is scheduled after 6-months of living together.

    More info about the engagement in this news article in xnepali. Saranga posted the following photo in Facebook on the 2012 Christmas.

    UPDATE – Saranga and Ramesh got married in a US court on February 1, 2013 (Saranga marriage photo).


    Shovita Simkhada

    Shovita Simkhada married a businessman living in Qatar, Nirajan Bhandari, and has relocated herself with her husband. She is currently helping her husband in his business. The love affair between the two started after meeting in a program called ‘Namaste Kollywood’. After a year long affair, two got married in May of 2011. They performed a simple marriage and donated the money to sponsor needy kids in a school.

    • Husband – Nirajan Bhandari
    • Husband’s profession – Businessman, Qatar

    shovita simkhada and nirajan bhandari

    Yuna Upreti

    Yuna Upreti had married to a non-resident Nepali living in Texas, Bikash Adhikari. (news in xnepali) Bikash is a student in US who met Yuna with the help of his relative, actress Jal Shah. Yuna and Bikash are living in the USA these days.

    • Husband – Bikash Adhikari
    • Husband’s profession – student, USA


    Saujanya Subaa

    Saujanya Subba has got married to the son of Ex-Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Bhupen Chand. Already married Bhupen hasn’t divorced his previous wife. Saujanya had been divorced for a while and was in affair with others including film producer and actor Rose Rana. Details on the relationship is available in a separate post.

    • Husband – Bhupen Chand
    • Husband’s profession – Actor and model
    • Family – Father is a well known literary writer and ex-Prime Minister of Nepal, Lokendra Bahadur Chand.

    Simpal Khanal

    Actress Simpal Khanal married a businessman of Indian origin, living in the UK in January 2016. The marriage and engagement ceremony were held in Yak and Yeti hotel. (Read more about the marriage of Simpal Khanal and Nadeem.)

    UPDATE – Simpal Khanal shared a photo of her pregnant belly. She hasn’t shared the information about childbirth or the new baby.

    • Husband – Nadeem
    • Husband’s profession – Businessman
    • Resident of – UK

    Sumina Ghimire

    Sumina Ghimire has married a pilot, Roshan Sapkota in an unannounced marriage ceremony held on March 9, 2015 in Kathmandu. Details of the marriage and the video of the ceremony is available in this post.

    UPDATE – Sumina Ghimire gave birth to a daughter in 2015 (report in xnepali).

    Sumina and Roshan marriage

    • Husband – Roshan Sapkota
    • Husband’s profession – Pilot, musician
    • Meeting – Sumina and Roshan first met during the shooting for his upcoming music video.
    • Child – a daughter (2015)

    Surakshya Panta

    The first Nepali actress to walk on Cannes red carpet, Surakshya got married to Manav Subedi on March 8, 2023.

    Swastima Khadka

    One of the ‘Hostel Returns’ actresses, Swastima Khadka married ‘Loot’ director, Nischal Basnet in the marriage ceremony held on February 17, 2016. Read more about the marriage of Swastima Khadka and Nischal Basnet here.

    • Husband – Nischal Basnet
    • Marriage year – 2016
    • Husband’s profession – Film director

    Jharana Bajracharya

    Jharana Bajracharya has married a Malaysian businessman of Indian origin, Rahul Agarwal, in an unannounced marriage ceremony held in Kathmandu on March 12, 2015. The marriage and the video of the ceremony is available in this post.

    Update – Jharana gave birth to a son in 2016.

    Jharana Bajracharya marriage

    • Husband – Rahul Agrawal
    • Husband’s profession – Businessman
    • Meeting – Rahul and Jharana met for the first time during the shooting of an unreleased movie co-produced by Rahul, featuring Jharana in leading role.
    • Child – a son (2016)

    Zenisha Moktan

    2017 update – Zenisha is pregnant as of October 2017 probably with a daughter. I will update after childbirth.
    video report:

    The Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha married businessman Dikesh Malhotra (marriage report in xnepali) on February 27, 2016. Although Zenisha wasn’t featured in many movies, she was nominated for Best Actress in comedy role in Tele Award 2067. Zenisha is a close friend of actress Priyanka Karki. Zenisha’s husband Dikesh also happens to be a cousin of Priyanka.

    • Husband – Dikesh Malhotra
    • Marriage year – 2016
    • Husband’s profession – Businessman

    We will try to update this post regularly. Update history:

    First published on January 7, 2013
    updated on  – January 12,2013 (info about Ragini Khadgi, Saranga Shrestha)
    January 30, 2013 – info about Rejina Upreti added
    February 6, 2013 – Status of Rekha Thapa changed to ‘single’ on her request.
    February 9, 2013 – Added details of Sobhita Simkhad, Rejina Upreti
    February 12, 2013 – Added details of Bipana Thapa
    February 27, 2013 – Priyanka Karki’s status updated
    November 2, 2014 – Updates on marriages of 2014 added including – Mithila Sharma, Sweta Khadka
    February 25, 2015 – Update on the marriage of Saujanya Subaa to Bhupen Chand
    March 10, 2015 – Update on the marriage of Sumina Ghimire to Roshan Sapkota
    March 15, 2015 – Update on the marriage of Jharana Bajracharya to Rahul Agarwal
    June 15, 2015 – Update on the marriage of Harshika Shrestha
    Jule 21, 2015 – Links updated in the list, now links on names direct towards the actress’s further details.
    December 27, 2015 – Update of Reema BK’s marriage, update of Richa Ghimire.
    March 30, 2016 – Update on the marriage of Swastima Khadka, Zenisha Moktan, Simpal Khanal and Garima Pant.
    February 14, 2017 – Update on the childbirths of Sumina Ghimire, Richa Ghimire, Jharana Bajracharya, Simpal Khanal and Rejina Upreti
    October 14, 2017 – Arunima Lamsal’s divorce update. Zenisha Moktan’s pregnancy.
    March 10, 2023 – Surakshya Panta marraige, update on Nisha Adhikari, Nita Dhungana, Keki Adhihkari, Barsha Siwakoti, Rekha Thapa, Shweta Khadka, Shweta Bhattarai, Ranajan Sharma and others.

    NOTE: We believe the information posted here is true at the time of writing. If we are wrong in any of the information, please comment so that we can correct it. Thank you.

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