8 Nepali Models Who Turned Actresses
A modeling career is often said to be very short lived career, unless you are the top model like Kate Moss or even Naomi Campbell. For rest, the modeling career lasts only till one is beautiful, perfect and young of course. So, many models these days get into the acting field for the long career in the movie industry. Most recently, a Top Model named Tao Okamoto was cast in the moved after she graced runways in numerous countries.
Nepali models are no exception in that matter. So much so that, the aspiring actress first make themselves acquainted to cameras and ramps before hitting in the movies. Few of them being Shristi Shrestha, Priyanka Karki and much more.
Here are few of the beautiful Nepali girls who turned actress after gracing the ramps and several magazine covers. As much as they have been successful as models, they are equally popular as actresses. Check out our top 8 most gorgeous Models who turned actress over the course of time.
8 Nepali Models Who Turned Actresses
Priyanka Karki, a famous and well-known celebrity of Nepali movie and fashion industry, was born on 27th February 1987. Ever since her childhood, Kaki was always fascinated with acting and modeling and subsequently entered into the glamour world at the age of 18 when she participated and won the prestigious Miss Teen Nepal 2005. Since then, she actively pursued a modeling career. Aside from modeling, she took a job as a VJ in a popular television show.
She pursued her acting career with a role in a comedy sitcom Gharbeti Ba. However, with the completion of Gharbeti Ba, she went to the US to pursue her education. Upon returning from the USA, she worked in several movies like 3 Lovers, Karkash, Jholey, Aawaran, Hasiya, ChakkaPanja and much more. Today, she is one of the highly paid Nepali celebrity who is equally active in modeling, acting and social works.
Samragyee Rajya Laxmi Shah:
Samragyee Rajya Laxmi Shah or popularly known as Samragyee RL Shah is an award winning actress and a model. Tall, beautiful and gorgeous, Samragyee worked as a model prior to joining movie industry and walked on various catwalk shows and appeared in several products promotional videos. In November 2014, the shah was the second runner up at the prestigious fashion competition Face of Classic Diamond Jewelers and was also awarded Rs. 25000. After her achievement in the fashion event, she was received several movie and fashion shows event.
Back in 2016, Samragyee started her movie career by appearing in Bhuwan KC’s movie Dreams opposite Anmol KC. Samragyee is currently busy with her modeling contract as well as movie contracts. With her good looks, talent and a good attitude, I am sure she will become the next sensation in the Nepali Movie and Fashion Industry.
Annapurna Sharma or popularly known as Anna Sharma is a Nepal actress and a model. Born on 24th May 1995, Anna completed her primary education and A levels from a reputed college in the City. Daughter of a famous model and a choreographer of Miss Nepal Competition events, RachanaGurung Sharma, no doubt Anna was inclined to Modelling from her early age. Subsequently, she got involved in modeling.
Following a short single career in Modelling, Anna introduced herself as an actress with a movie Jerryy opposite Anmol KC. Her acting, good looks, and perfect dialogue delivery attracted thousands of people towards the theatre to the Hall making the movie the Blockbuster.
The very gorgeous, elegant, beautiful and a diva, Shristi Shrestha is a Nepali hot model, actress, and a former Miss Nepal Internation. Shristi represented our country Nepal in Miss World 2012 which took place in China on August 18, 2012, where she became successful in grabbing an 8th position in the category named “Beach Beauty”. She also won “Public Choice Awards” during Miss World 2012. With her amazing performances in the Miss World, she was recognized world wide and worked as a model in several national and international modeling shoes.
Shristi Shrestha debuted as an actress in Nepali movie industry with the movie named “Gajalu” opposite Anmol KC. Similarly, her debut in her theater was from “Hamlet” with the role of “Ophelia”. Shristi has also played in a Bollywood song “Kabhijobaadalbarse” which even proved to be her debut in Hollywood. She has appeared in numerous Nepali music videos which were equally valued by her fans.
Yet another talented and gorgeous model who turned actress is none other than Pooja Sharma. Born on April 30, 1992, Sharma pursued the modeling career at the early age and worked as a model for various songs and fashion shows.
Later on, she started her movie career with the movie named ‘3 lovers’ with yet another gorgeous actress PriyankaKarki. Soon after ‘3 lovers’ was acclaimed to be critically hit, the actress was cast in a lead role in ‘Madhumash’ & ‘AjhaPani’. However, her most successful movie till date in terms of critical acclaim is ‘PreemGeet’.
The very talented model and an actress, Pooja Sharma also debuted as a singer with Anil Singh, a well-known musician of Nepal. The song released in October 2016 making her a renowned singer as well.
The actress appeared in the movie named ‘Mero Best Friend’. Currently, Pooja Sharma teamed up with director SudarshanThapa to produce a movie named ‘Ma YestoGeetGauchhu’. The young, talented and gorgeous actress has all it takes to be a next superstar of Nepali movie and fashion industry as well.
The young, beautiful and gorgeous Keki Adhikari is a Nepali model who turned actress in the course of time. Born on December 17, 1989, to parents BadriAdhikari, and LaxmiAdhikari. Adhikari was inclined towards acting and modeling since her childhood. Consequently, she started her career by participating in dance competition named in Nepal Television. Her talent was instantly spotted byPrasannaPoudel, the co-producer of the show and offered Keki a music video of a song Kasari by Mingma Sherpa which gained intense popularity among Nepali Music lovers.
Since then, Keki was signed as a model in several music videos. Later, KekiAdhikari made her acting debut with the movie “Swor”. After “Swor” Keki was featured in ‘Masan’, ‘I am sorry’, ‘Mahasus’, ‘Biteka Pal’ (2013), ‘Mero Best Friend’, ‘Shree PaanchAmbare’, ‘and much more. Today, Keki is one of the most popular and talented actresses who has been continuously contributing to the movie and fashion industry of Nepal.
The gorgeous and very talented Nepali actress, model and VJ, Reecha Sharma is very popular for her acting and dancing skills in several music videos. Reecha Sharma entered the glamour world by participating in Miss Nepal 2007 where she was she showed a good performance. Soon after she showcased her talent in Miss Nepal, she was offered several modeling consignments as well.
Sharma debuted as an actress with “First Love” in 2010. After her debut in“First Love,” she was cast in a number of movies including “Mero Love Story”, “Highway”, “Loot”, “Visa Girl”, “TalakjungvsTulke”, Zindagi Rocks and many more movies. Today, she is one of the most popular actresses and a model in Nepali movie and fashion industry.
Malvika Subba is a popular Nepali actress, beauty queen, model, social activist and a media personality. As like every other girl in this list, Malavika started her career as a model after she participated in Miss Nepal 2002 and got the victory. Since then, she worked as a model for various ramp shows as well as music videos.
Subba entered in the movie industry after her short solo career as a model in 2008 and worked in the dramas and movies like God Lives in The Himalayas, Hamri Shivani, and Good Bye Kathmandu. Apart from being a model and an actress, Subba has also been working as a chief editor of a magazine Navyaata. She is also a co-founder of House of Alternative Apparel known as HAA and Himalayan Climate Initiative. Today, she is one of the most popular Nepali personality who has left mark on every field including fashion, movies, and business.
So, here you go! These are 8 wonderful, talented and gorgeous ladies of Nepali movie industry who got part of movies after the short and solo career as a model. While modeling is also the part of most of these women, they have chosen an alternative career as an actress as each one aspired to become an actress since the childhood.