The ‘Resham Filili’ actress, Menuka Pradhan, is not a new name in the Nepali film industry. She had acted in a number of movies in the past including 2012 movie ‘Visa Girl’ and others. In addition to acting in movie she is also known as an item girl in various movies. Recently she was featured in an item song of Nikhil Upreti’s come-back movie ‘Bhairav’. Menuka had to dance in the item song when Rekha Thapa refused to do the item song.
Although Menuka had starred in various movies, ‘Resham Filili’ is the first movie she has been featured in leading role.
Menuka Pradhan profile
- Name – Menuka Pradhan
- Date of Birth – NA
- Home town – Nawalparasi, Gaidakot
- Education – 10+2 (Computer Science)
- Debut movie – ‘Ek Din Ek Raat’ (2011)
- SLC from Oxford English Secondary School in 2007
Menuka Pradhan spent her childhood in a film loving environment with movies, music, dance and movie dialogues. With the support of her parents, Menuka decided to make career in movie at the age of 12. At first, Menuka acted in a television series for a local channel in her hometown, Chitwan.
Later, she moved to Kathmandu and joined theatre to learn acting and other aspects of movies under the actor Anup Baral at Actors Studio. She is also trained in Street Jazz dance and other forms of dances.
Although she was destined to be an actress, she had also considered fashion designing and architecture when she entered Kathmandu in 2009. Menuka met the director of ‘Ek Din Ek Raat’ director, Dev Kumar Shrestha, when she went to the audition of another movie titled ‘Baghchal’. After meeting Anup Baral and Deeya Maskey during the shooting of the movie, she joined Anup’s Actors Studio for training. She is the 6th batch of the training institute.
Filmography of Menuka Pradhan
Menuka’s latest release is April 24 release ‘Resham Filili’ and in the upcoming movie ‘Bhairav’ Menuka has danced in an item dance.
- Ek Din Ek Raatr (2011) – watch ‘Ek Din Ek Raat’ in xnepali
- Visa Girl (2012) – watch ‘Visa Girl’ in xnepali
- Soongava (2012)
- Vigilante (2013)
- Utsav (2014)
- Talakjung vs Tulke (2014)
- Zhigrana (2015)
- Resham Philili (2015)
- Bhairav (2015 – upcoming)
Some theater plays Menuka had been part of
- Ek Adhyaya
- Pulbata Herda
- Kanfrance of worth
- Angel of the America
The bed scene of ‘Zhigrana’ featuring Nikun Shrestha and Menuka Pradhan was flagged by the censor board for being too hot. The scene was removed by the board but the film makers had released it in the internet in protest (read the report in xnepali).
Photos of Menuka Pradhan
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