Malvika Subba

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Malvika Subba
Malvika Subba
Malvika Subba during the beauty pageant of Mr and Miss Australia Nepal held in Sydney.
Born
Malvika Subba (Limbu)

(1981-07-19) 19 July 1981 (age 41)[1]
OccupationModel, actress, social activist, television personality, entrepreneur
Years active2002-2022
Spouse(s)Divorced
Modeling information
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
WebsiteMalvikasubba.com

Malvika Subba (Limbu) (Nepali: माल्बिका सुब्बा (लिम्बु)) is a Nepalese media personality, beauty queen, actress, television host, social activist and entrepreneur.[2] She graduated from Pokhara University with Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism.[3]

Career[edit]

At the age of 21, Malvika was crowned as Miss Nepal 2002, ever since then she has worked for Call Kantipur as a TV host in Kantipur Television.[4] In 2008, she worked for Voice of India, MTV EXIT as the Ambassador for Human Trafficking[5] Subba has also been associated with Youth SpokesPerson for Action Aid's Hunger-Free Campaign,[6] HIV/AIDS Youth Leader by UNICEF and worked with Shangrila Housing as Sales and Marketing Manager in 2009–2011.[7]

In 2008, she has acted in movies and dramas like God Lives in The Himalayas,[8][9] Good Bye Kathmandu and Hamri Shiwani.

From April to October 2011, she worked as the chief editor for one of Nepal's leading fashion and lifestyle magazine, Navyaata.[10][11] In 2011, Subba established her own retail clothing store with in-house designers. She is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of House of Alternative Apparel also known as HAA [12] and Himalayan Climate Initiative(HCI).

From 2015, she is the host and head judge of Mega Model which is now at its third season.

Controversy[edit]

In May 2022, a freelance makeup artist alleged that she had been repeatedly raped by a pageant organizer when she was 16 in 2014. She also alleged that she had told Subba about the ordeal at the time but Subba had refused to hear her out and dismissed her claims.[13] Subba was criticized for publicly hosting events around feminism and women's rights while ignoring the plight of a victim.[14] She later issued an apology and pledged to step away from such public platforms for the near future.[15]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malvika Subba, Celebrity Nepal Profile". 16 April 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ http://malvikasubba.com/ About Malvika Subba
  3. ^ Malvika Subba. eNasha.com. Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  4. ^ Malvika Leaves Call Kantipur. malvikasubba.com
  5. ^ Nepal | U.S. Agency for International Development Archived 2010-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. Nepal.usaid.gov (2016-04-25). Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". www.wavemag.com.np. Archived from the original on 14 August 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". www.fnw.com.np. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ CS : CyberSansar.com - I play the protagonist's Mother : Malvika Subba. CyberSansar.com (2008-04-29). Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2012-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Navyaata Magazine
  11. ^ "Archived copy". www.lexlimbu.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2012-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "#MeToo in Nepal: A rape case in the beauty pageant industry is exposed after 8 years - OnlineKhabar English News". 2022-05-19. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  14. ^ Yetiyap. "Twitter Lashes Out At Malvika Subba For Being An Enabler". Twitter Lashes Out At Malvika Subba For Being An Enabler. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  15. ^ "'I was just crying and feeling helpless': Alleged rape victim reveals horrifying series of incidents". Nepal Live Today. 2022-05-19. Retrieved 2022-06-16.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Usha Khadgi
(   Nepal)
Miss Nepal World
2002
Succeeded by
Priti Sitoula
(   Nepal)