Himani Shah

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Crown Princess of Nepal
Rajkumari of Sikar
Born (1976-10-01) 1 October 1976 (age 40)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Spouse Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal
Issue Princess Purnika
Prince Hridayendra
Princess Kritika
Full name
Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi
House Shah dynasty (by marriage)
Father Raja Bikram Singh
Mother Rani Bipula Singh
Religion Hinduism

Himani Shah, Former Crown Princess of Nepal (born October 1, 1976) is the wife of the former heir apparent to the throne of Nepal, Crown Prince Paras.[1]


Rajkumari Himani Singh of Sikar was born in Kathmandu. She is the middle daughter of Raja Bikram Singh of Sikar and Rani Bipula Singh (née Kumari Bipula Singh of Bajhang)[2] and she is from the royal family of Sikar state in Rajasthan. She is a Surya Vanshi - Shekhawat Rajput. She completed her intermediate education in commerce, from Galaxy Public School, in Kathmandu.

Her sisters are Rajkumari Reshma Singh and Rajkumari Aparna Singh, a doctor.

Himani married Paras, ousted Crown Prince of Nepal on 25 January 2000. Her husband was appointed Crown Prince of Nepal on October 26, 2001, meaning she became the Crown Princess amidst various royal protocols. They have three children.

Social works[edit]

Himani is the chairman of Himani Trust, which takes part in different social welfare activities. It works with local communities and organizations to build schools, infrastructure, providing clean drinking water and irrigation facilities.[4] The trust also works to provide relief to disaster victims.


National Honours
  • Member of the Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu, 1st class (23/10/2001).[5]
  • Member of the Order of Om Rama Patta (07/07/2004).
  • King Gyanendra Investiture Medal (04/06/2001).


  1. ^ Sikar
  2. ^ Sikar
  3. ^ Royal News: October 2003, Netty's Royalty Page. Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  4. ^ India Times
  5. ^ Royal Ark