Husbands of Nepali actresses

Last updated on October 15th, 2017 at 12:43 am

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.

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.)
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):

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)

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.

Video report:

  • 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

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)

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

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)

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.

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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