Aaryan Sigdel is one of the most popular actors in the Nepali film industry. He has been in the industry for more than 10 years. After debuting with ‘Kismat’, Sigdel has played lead roles in hits like ‘Mero Euta Sathi Cha’ and ‘November Rain’.
Sipora Gurung is a national volleyball player and actress. She was the top 5 finalist of Miss Nepal 2013. At 11, young and energetic Sipora got attention of her school coach and later started competing in national and international tournaments. At 13, she became the youngest player to compete in the 10th South Asian games held in Sri Lanka. Sipora has also played the role of a main character in the movie Yamphawati The Princess which will be released soon in theaters.
Anjali Lama, 32, is a renowned name in the Nepali modeling industry. Born in Nuwakot she was able to make headlines in national and international newspapers by becoming the first transgender model to walk the runway at Lakme Fashion Week in India. Here, with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal, she talks about her journey and struggles.
He came down the road with cigarette in his hand. I waved at him; he smiled at me and threw away the almost finished cigarette inhaling the last puff. As we sat down to talk, he lit up another cigarette; with its smoke surrounding us he began his story.
I had a hard time at school. I can’t look back at my school days without being sad. I was bullied both by my seniors and by my classmates. I used to be called names and get threats by my seniors. They used to make fun of me, call me fat and ugly.