Rekha Thapa is a Nepali actress, model and film maker. She was a top ten finalist for Miss Nepal in 1999. [4] Two years later she made her movie debut in Chhabiraj Ojha's Hero . She has worked in around 200 Nepali movies and has gained popularity in the Nepali cine world because of her glamorous role. She owns the movie production house Rekha Entertainment. She won the CG Digital Film Awards for Best Actress, and in 2011 she also won the NEFTA Film Awards for Best Actress. [17]


Biography

Rekha Thapa was born in Salakpur in Morang district of Eastern Nepal. After graduating from school, she moved to Kathmandu for higher studies. As she had strong desire to be an actress, she continued to participate in various modelling glances & glamorous programs. Later she took part in the Miss Nepal Pageant in 1999, and ended up in Top 10. [4]

Thapa is a member of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). [6]

In the media

Thapa's entry in a top Political Party UCPN (Maoist) amidst a public program at party headquarters office of UCPN (Maoist) in Koteshwor, Kathmandu has been criticised by some of her fans. [6] In November 2009, while protesting for Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) on supremacy in the government, Rekha Thapa was seen dancing with the Prachanda who encircled Durbar Square, the government headquarter. [7] In December 2009, Rekha Thapa was seen kissing the shortest man in the world, Khagendra Thapa Magar. [8]

Rekha Thapa was on the cover page of Wave Magazine in June, 2013. [9]

Rekha Thapa ended her relationship with her husband and film producer Chhabi Raj Ojha in 2012. She has been dating Sudarshan Gautam, a disabled non-resident Nepali (NRN) and the actor in Himmatwali. In an interview, Sudarshan Gautam had also admitted on the possibility of marriage. [10] Rekha later revealed that the affair with Sudarsan Gautam was a publicity stunt. [11]

In politics

Rekha Thapa joined Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on December 12, 2016. [18] In February 2017, Ms. Thapa was elected as a central member of RPP. A number of other popular faces, such as singer Komal Oli, and lawmakers Kunti Shahi and Pratibha Rana were also elected. [19]

In 2013, Ms. Thapa had joined the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). [20] However, a year later, she announced that she was no longer associated with that political party. [21]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Hero
2002 Mitini Pooja
2004 Jeevan Rekha Guest role
2005 Hami tin bhai Maiya
2006 Krodh
2008 Nasib Afno
2008 Batuli
2009 Sahara
2009 Kismat Kusum
2010 Bato Muniko Phool Gurans
2010 Himmat Ganga/Jamuna
2010 TOD [12]
2011 Kasle Choryo Mero Man Rajkumari Manabi CG Digital Film Awards for Best Actress [13]
2011 Hiffajat NEFTA Film Awards for Best Actress [5]
2011 Khusi
2011 Hamro Maya Juni Juni Lai
2011 Kasam Hajur Ko Shristi
2012 Saathi Ma Timro Ashmi
2012 Ishara
2013 Mero Jiwan Sathi
2012 Andaaj Pritti
2012 Lanka
2012 Rawan
2012 Jaba Jaba Maya Bascha Simran
2013 Kali
2013 Veer
2014 Himmatwali
2014 Tathastu
2016 Rampyaari Ram/Pyaari Dual role