In her first interview after being crowned this year’s Miss Nepal, Ishani Shrestha had expressed her interest in acting in Nepali movies (Ishani was selected Miss Nepal on March 20). But, because of the agreement with the organizers, she can’t start acting for at least a year of crowning. We however have a history of Miss Nepal being featured in Nepali movies.
Talking about actresses Miss Nepal, Jharana Bajracharya is the first name that comes to the mind. The Miss Nepal 1997 acted in more than ten Nepali movies and a Hindi movie, ‘Love in Nepal’. Although, Jharana is undisputed in her beauty, she hasn’t been that much successful in movies. After a long gap, Jharana’s ‘Kohi Mero’ also didn’t help her in establishing in the Nepali movie industry. Jharana’s another movie ‘Safe Landing’ is yet to release.
Miss Nepal 2002, Malvika Subba, had also done two Nepali movies – ‘God Lives in Himalaya’ and ‘Goodbye Kathmandu’. So far, Malvika hasn’t shown interest to act in commercial movies.
Other miss Nepal who have acted in movies include Miss Nepal 1996 – Sumi Khadka, Miss Nepal 1994 – Ruby Rana, and Miss Nepal 2009 – Jenisha Moktan. But, none of these successful models could become a successful actress.