Jharana Bajracharya

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Jharana Bajracharya
Born Jharana Bajracharya
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Nepalese
  • Siddhartha Vanasthali Institute
  • Sociology (Degree)
Occupation Actress, model, painter
Known for Miss Nepal 1997
Spouse(s) Rahul Agrawal (March 15 – present)
  • Lalana Bajracharya (mother)
  • Rashid (father)

Jharna Bajracharya (Nepalese: झरना बज्राचार्य) is a Nepalese film actress. She was crowned Miss Nepal in 1997, at the age of sixteen.[1]


Early life[edit]

Jharana Bajracharya completed her schooling from Siddhartha Vanasthali Institute. She is also a painter and potter and she holds a degree in sociology. Her mother is Mrs. Lalana Bajracharya who holds a degree in psychology. Jharana's father's surname is Rashid and is a Nepalese Muslim. Her real name is Jharana Bajracharya Rashid.[2] She started her journey in the Nepali entertainment field after being crowned Miss Nepal in 1997 at the age of 16 and represented Nepal in Miss World contest held at Baie Lazare, Seychelles on November 22, 1997. Jharana Bajracharya, made her debut in Hatiyar playing the second fiddle to the leading lady Karishma Manandhar co-starring opposite Rajesh Hamal.[3]


After starring in Pareni Maya Jalaima which won the best story award at the Nepali Film Awards, Jharana promptly made her way into Mumbai to find her place in Bollywood. She appeared in Hindi film Love in Nepal[4] and many other advertisements. After she could not make a niche in Bollywood, she returned to Nepal. She has appeared in many music videos as well. Her last Nepali film was Kohi Mero which was released in mid 2010. Jharana Bajracharya appeared at the Fem Botanica KTV film awards on October 2008 where she performed with Alok Nembang on several songs.

Brand ambassador[edit]

Jharana Bajracharya appeared as the Nepalese brand ambassador for Lux soap in 2003,[5] However since then she has not appeared in any TV advertisements so far. She also teamed up with Nepalese hero Rajesh Hamal to be the brand ambassador for 2 pm Noodles. She appeared in a TV advertisement which showcased her in a Nepalese outfit purchasing the item. Jharana is also one of the brand ambassador for Muna chiya (tea) in Nepal appearing in many billboards located around Kathmandu. In September 2012, Bajracharya walked the ramp as a trendsetter along with other Nepalese celebrities.

Music video appearances[edit]

  • 2006: "Priye Timi" by Bijay Adhikari.
  • 2006: "Tapowan" by Jagdish.
  • 2007: "Dubna Deu" by Anil Singh.
  • 2007: "Tum Sang Remix" (Hindi Song).
  • 2007: "Binti cha hai" by Prakash Gurung (Gurung Song).
  • 2004: "Dubna Deu Malai" by Anil Singh.
  • 2010: "Laija Re" by Hemanta Rana
  • 2012: "Manda Manda" by Manu Limbu
  • 2013: "Panchhi" by The Outsiders
  • 2013: "Bachunjelilai" by Ram Krishna Dhakal and Lata Mangeskar
  • 2013: "Aaja Pani Timrai" by Yateesh M. Acharya and Maya Roka Pradhan


Year Title Language Role
1997 Hatiyar Nepali
1998 Bhuttukai Bhaye Ni Nepali
2001 Siudo Ko Sindoor Nepali
2002 Anjuli Nepali
2002 Bhai Tika Nepali
2003 Maya Garchu Ma Nepali
2003 Chahanchu Ma Timilai Nepali
2004 Love in Nepal Hindi
2004 Parenni Maya Jalaima Nepali
2004 Sanjeevani Nepali Sanjeevani
2005 Pheri Arko Saino Nepali
2010 Kohi Mero Nepali Dibya

Personal life[edit]

Bajracharya married Rahul Agrawal in March 2015.[6][7]


External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Miss Nepal World
Succeeded by
Jyoti Pradhan
(   Nepal)