Hari Bansha Acharya

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Hari Bansha Acharya
Native name हरिवंश आचार्य
Born (1958-11-13) November 13, 1958 (age 58)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Residence Kathmandu,Nepal
Nationality Nepalese
Other names Hari Bahadur, Bhairey
Citizenship Nepali
Occupation Actor, comedian, singer, writer
Spouse(s)
  • Meera Acharya (Deceased)
  • Ramila Pathak (present)
Website Official site of MaHa

Hari Bansha Acharya (Nepali: हरिवंश आचार्य) is a Nepalese actor, comedian, singer and writer. He is one of the most successful and respected comedians in the Nepalese entertainment industry. He is known for his method acting. Himself and Madan Krishna Shrestha make up the comedy duo MaHa Jodi.

Literature[edit]

Acharya is also a writer by profession. He has written several books based on social sectors, which were awarded various national prizes. China Harayeko Manxe is his masterpiece, and is one of the best selling books of Nepal.

Cinematography[edit]

Television[edit]

He has been actively associated with television since its early days in Nepal and has appeared in a handful of comedy pieces. A few of his comedy pieces are:

  • Lal Purja
  • Pandra Gatey
  • Bhakunde Bhoot
  • Series of Hari Bahadur and Madan Bahadur
  • 50/50
  • Dashain

Personal life[edit]

Hari Bansha Acharya's father’s name is Homanjaya Acharya and his mother’s name is Ganesh Kumari. Born on 27th Kartik 2014 BS (13 November 1958) in Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Hari Bansha Acharya married Meera Acharya in 2040 BS. He has two sons, Trilok Acharya and Mohit Acharya. Hari Bansha's wife[1] Meera Acharya died from a stroke on April 20, 2011. She was suffering from heart disease.

Career[edit]

Hari Bansha started his career by performing with Hari Prasad Rimal and Jitendra Mahat Avilashi in 2031 BS on Radio Nepal, then the only radio station in Nepal. In 2032, Hari Bansha Acharya joined Rastriya Naach Ghar. He had participated in Gaijatra Mahotsav in 2034 BS that upsurged his fame. Before performing with Madan Krishna Shrestha and becoming a part of the MAHA Jodi, he had struggled in the entertainment field alone for 6 years.

Hari Bansha Acharya has also played in films. Lovipapi, Filim, Rajamati, Silu, Balidaan, Je Bho Ramrai bho, and Tan ta sarhai bigrish ni badri are some of his popular films that were immensely popular in the Nepali film industry. Some of his remarkable comedy series like Lal Purja, Pandra Gatay, Bhakunde Bhoot, Series of Hari Bahadur and Madan Bahadur, 50/50, and Dashain ko Chyangra, will be cherished by Nepalese even after many years.

Hari Bansha Acharya and his comedy duo are active in social life and were very much noted for their effort in the April Uprising in Nepal, which dethroned the monarchy. The duo were touted for the Presidency by some spheres of the Nepalese population.

Theater programs[edit]

  • Yamlok
  • Paralysis
  • Anshabandha
  • Cockfight
  • Raddi Tokari
  • Sapath Grahan
  • Aina
  • Bigyapan (record-breaking drama in Nepal)
  • London Airport
  • Woda Number 34
  • Rastriya Gaun Khane Katha Pratiyogita
  • Shraddh
  • Picnic
  • Abhibhawak
  • Sangeet
  • Remote Control
  • Nepal Bandha
  • Wrong Number
  • Prasna Uttar
  • Dohori Geet
  • Geetai Geet
  • Kaukuti
  • Nata
  • "205"
  • Bose Aandrai Bhundiko
  • Hoste Hainse
  • Saalik (The Statue) 2000
  • MaHa Dohari 2003
  • Dwitiya Raastriya Gaaun Khaane Pratiyogita 2004
  • Abhinandan
  • Remix Shraddh
  • Maha Dohari-2[2]
  • Kisi nyaimha Madanman
  • Bahun baje ra newar baje

TV programs[edit]

  • Fifty-Fifty (produced for NTV)
  • Santati (produced for Reukai)
  • 216777 (produced for NTV)
  • Bhakunde Bhoot (produced for NTV)
  • Pandra Gate (produced for NTV)
  • Dashain (produced for NTV)
  • Chiranjivi (produced for JICA)
  • Raat (produced for UNDP)
  • Banpale (produced for King Mahendra Natural Conservation Trust)
  • Sur Besur (produced for MaHa Sanchar)
  • Ohho! (produced for BBC and HMG/Nepal)
  • Kantipur (produced for Kathmandu Metropolitan City)
  • Rajmarg (produced for Community Health Program)
  • Pani (produced for Nepal Jaycees)
  • Kalajar (produced for CECI)
  • Ashal Logne (produced for NFHP)
  • Laxmi (produced for Nepal Rastra Bank)
  • Laal Purja (produced for MaHa Sanchar)
  • Tike ko Tin Mantra (about condom)
  • Shristee (produced for Plan Nepal)
  • Jalpareee (produced for ENFO)
  • Virus (produced for FNCCI)
  • MaHa Chautari (about different conflicts of Nepal)
  • Left right left (produced for FHI)
  • Madan bahadur Hari bahadur (produced by Maha Sanchar) (program on informing people about the constitutional assembly)[2]

Radio programs[edit]

  • Vitamin A Program
  • Girls Education - GTZ
  • Leprosy - BBC
  • Chhu Mantar - BBS
  • Mechi Mahakali Express - BBC
  • Rukh Baaje Suga Nati - UNICEF
  • MaHa Adala / MaHa Chautari in coordination with Antenna Nepal[2]

Popular songs[edit]

  • Khokro Sarangi
  • Barabar Timro Mero Maya Barabar
  • Chanchale Chanchale
  • Hamri Aama
  • Jhyaun Jhyaun Jhyaukiri
  • Khanna Ma Ta Arkako Jutho
  • Mayalu Nahos Hajur Risani
  • Sajha Busma
  • Sarangi Retaula

Music album[edit]

Hari Bansha Acharya

Songs:

  • Barabar
  • Chanchale
  • Jyaun Jyaun
  • Hamri Aama
  • Hey Rama Rama
  • Jo Jeevan Ko
  • Kina Mero Naam
  • Ma Timro Jeevan Ko

Publications[edit]

  • Mahasan — published by Sajha Prakashan
  • Neparujinno Kurasito Seuji (Social and Political Life of Nepal)[2]
  • China Harayeko Manchhe (autobiography of Hari Bansa Acharya, 2013)
  • Hari Bahadur (novel) 2017

Documentary[edit]

  • NHK of Japan prepared documentary a film on MaHa

Positions held[edit]

  • Ambassdor, UN World Food Program Nepal
  • Chairman, Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
  • Founder, Jana Andolan Health Relief Fund (established during 2nd People's Movement in 2062-2063 BS)
  • Executive Director, MaHa Sanchar, Kathmandu
  • Vice President, Kathmandu Model Hospital (PHECT)
  • Honorary Life Member, Nepal Association of Victoria Sydney, Australia (20-6-1998)
  • Honorary Member, Nepal Film Artist National Association
  • Founder Board Member, Tilganga Eye Centre, Kathmandu
  • Board Member, Spinal Injury Organisation, Kathmandu
  • Board Member, Campion Associates, Kathmandu
  • Member, Rotary Club of Tripureshwor,Kathmandu
  • Member, Nepal Russia Friendship Society, Kathmandu
  • Member, Nepal Music Association, Kathmandu

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • NEFTA awards [3] [4]
  • OFA awards [5]
  • Honoured in Hasya byangya HIjo Aaja Bholi 2070 [6]

References[edit]