It is said parents are the ultimate role models for their children. This was true in case of Ankit Sharma, the son of well-known Nepali actor and director Ashok Sharma. Following in his father’s footsteps, Ankit chose the film industry for a career. Ankit, now 26, first came to fame in 2019 with the film 'Rato Tika Nidhar Ma'. He started acting as a child, participating in his school plays. "My teachers used to encourage me to participate in various plays and then I became fond of acting," said Ankit. During his days in school, he landed a number of roles in theaters. One of the defining moments in his career was when he played the lead role in the musical drama 'The Lion King' (2010) by Jyoti Man Sherchan in which he played the role of 'Scar'. This not only catapulted him to a sudden fame, but also helped him to decide his future career. Over the years, he also played small roles in other plays such as 'Pied Piper' and 'True West'.

Five Nepalis listed in Forbes’ Under 30 from Asia

Published On: May 27, 2022 06:29 PM NPT By: Republica

Five Nepalis have been included in the list of “Forbes’ Under 30 from Asia” category by Forbes. Forbes, a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle selected this list on the basis of innovative ways followed by the entrepreneurs to redefine the future of business and society in Asia with their forward-thinking vision.

5 things about Saigrace Pokharel

Published On: November 21, 2021 01:56 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Saigrace Pokharel is a social impact storyteller who is based in Barcelona, Spain. He is currently in Nepal and is busy with his “Word Tour with Saigrace”. He owns a production house and he produces commercial photos and videos for different companies. At this time, in Nepal he is visiting seven different places — Dhangadhi, Jhapa, Dharan, Chitwan, Butwal, Pokhara and Kathmandu — for his Word Tour. Moreover, he is working on his project to publish his first novel and song.

The modern entrepreneur (with video)

Published On: September 30, 2021 12:10 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

There's always a struggle behind one's success. One can only see the tip of the iceberg, whereas it's depth is rooted deep down below the ocean. Similarly, first a makeup artist and social media influencer Lemi, too has a story behind her success. Lemi, is now an entrepreneur who recently founded Pastel Beauty by Lemi, her brand of cosmetics.

Aswini Jha is a pageant and fashion choreographer. He has choreographed around 300 beauty pageants and fashion shows so far. He is also the winner of ‘National Youth Talent Award 2077’ in choreography and art presented by Nepal Government, Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Here, the mother-son duo Anjana Shakya (founder) and Prajwol man Shakya (director) of the gallery, share their experience about their new venture along with the motivation, challenges, initiatives and more while working in the field of traditional Newah art.

Makkuse: A local luxury brand with authentic Nepali taste

Published On: January 31, 2021 05:41 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

A variety of chocolates and pastries are seen flooding our market though we have our own array of authentic sweets having unique taste and are produced locally. Among them are Gundpak and Pustakaris, which are considered favorite sweets and are our own culinary tradition.

5 things about Bindu Pariyar

Published On: October 15, 2020 03:15 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

'Parkha Parkha Mayalu' famed singer Bindu Pariyar has been entertaining Nepali music lovers with her modern and folk tuned songs. In her seven years' career in singing, she has already sung more than 300 Nepali songs. Few of her hit songs are ‘Pahilo Numberma’ from the movie ‘Chhakka Panja 3’, ‘Gharbar Ma’, ‘Maa K Gaaru’, and more. She has already launched two solo albums, ‘Maya Garchu Hai’ is her latest album.

Ustad Sudarshan Rajopadhaya's love for Sarod

Published On: October 6, 2020 05:22 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Ustad Sudarshan Rajopadhaya also known as Ustad Yesraj has been playing the instrument Sarod for the past 30 years. He is not only accustomed to playing Sarod but he is also a singer, composer and writer. Playing sarod for Rajopadhaya is a form of meditation, where he has sung and composed more than 100 songs in Nepali and Nepal Bhasa. He is soon going to release his books of poems in Nepal Bhasa and Nepali language—collection of 45 poems, 'Nhughaa Khaa' and collection of 85 poems, 'Jibanka Pannaharu'—respectively.

Juju’s never-ending journey thriving to work for the society

Published On: August 13, 2020 05:21 PM NPT By: Republica

Juju Kaji Maharjan is the founder of Heartbeat, which was set up to advocate and campaign for the rights of street children. Since 2009, it has been working to provide education and healthy lifestyle to children and youngsters. Through the organization, he began various campaigns such as ‘Food For Education’, ‘Art for All’ and more. During the time of pandemic, Heartbeat is distributing lunch packets at the National Kidney Center and his organization is helping three local schools for lunch. He has received Youth Ambassador for peace by UPF in 2008 and Young Achievers awards in 2011 among others.