When was oxygen discovered? How did King William II die? And when was the first Guinness World Book of Records published? As the eighth month gets under way, we look back at some of the strangest and most surprising things that have happened in August through history.
Widely known for her performance in ‘Taambro’ and ‘White Sun’, Sarada Adhikari has established herself as a prominent actor in the Nepali film industry. Originally from Dhading, she moved to Kathmandu to pursue her theatrical journey in 2013. Since then, she has been featured in more than a dozen plays. Besides acting, she is also known for her roles in movies like ‘Sukha Dukha’, ‘Jadai Basey’ and ‘Mana ko chamal’.
Naresh Kumar KC had his heed set into becoming a doctor until he joined a four-month-long workshop on film making. The incident took a beautiful turn in his life. Later, he went on to attend the University of California for Film making. He entered into the Nepali cinema fraternity with ‘Dying candle’ in 2013. Having helmed a plethora of short movies, he is currently gearing up for his next release, ‘Romeo and Muna’, which is scheduled to hit the big screen this Friday.
The ever-young Jyoti Ghimire is known for his contributions in helping shape Nepal’s contemporary rock scene to its present state. In his musical journey spanning over three decades, the guitar virtuoso has given hits like ‘Anjaan’, ‘Maski Maski’, and ‘Nashalu’. Over the years, his unique guitar playing has also led his admirers to compare Ghimire with global icons like Carlos Santana, and Mark Knopfler. A devotee of music, Jyoti Ghimire is currently busy in the studios preparing for the launch of his brand new album. In the meantime, he is also engaged with live charity gigs around Nepal.
Originally from Sarlahi, Bijay Baral moved to Kathmandu in hopes of establishing a career in cinema. Instead, he stumbled into the theaters. However, it wasn’t long until he found a cameo role in the 2013 blockbuster, Chadke. Over the years, he has managed to establish a distinct identity in the Nepali film industry by portraying key roles in movies like ‘Kabbadi Kabbadi’, ‘Mr. Jholey’, and ‘Mr. Virgin’, among many others. At present, Baral is preparing for his next, ‘Pandit Bajeko Lauro’, and ‘Machha Machha’.