Rekha Thapa

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Rekha Thapa
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Rekha Thapa

Salakpur, Morang, Nepal
ResidenceKathmandu, Nepal
OccupationActress, model, producer,
Parent(s)Prem Thapa (father)
Saraswoti Thapa (mother)[1]
Awards"CG Digital Film Awards" (2010)
"NEFTA Film Awards" (2011)

Rekha Thapa is a Nepali actress, model and film maker. She was a top ten finalist for Miss Nepal in 1999.[2] 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 has also won the NEFTA Film Awards for Best Actress.[3][4]


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 a strong desire to be an actress, she continued to participate in various modeling glances & glamorous programs. Later she took part in the Miss Nepal Pageant in 1999 and ended up in Top 10.[2]

Thapa is a member of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).[5]

In the media[edit]

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 criticized by some of her fans.[5] 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.[6] In December 2009, Rekha Thapa was seen kissing the shortest man in the world, Khagendra Thapa Magar.[7]

Rekha Thapa was on the cover page of Wave Magazine in June, 2013.[8]

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.[9] Rekha later revealed that the affair with Sudarsan Gautam was a publicity stunt.[10]

In politics[edit]

Rekha Thapa joined Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on December 12, 2016.[11] 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.[12]

In 2013, Ms. Thapa had joined the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).[13] However, a year later, she announced that she was no longer associated with that political party.[14]


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 [15]
2011 Kasle Choryo Mero Man Rajkumari Manabi CG Digital Film Awards for Best Actress[16]
2011 Hiffajat NEFTA Film Awards for Best Actress[17]
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 2017 Rudrapriya Lead role


  1. ^ "Nepali Actress Rekha Thapa". 11 September 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Participants 1999, Miss Nepal official website, retrieved 16 February 2014
  3. ^ "Rekha Thapa Biography". Lumbini Media.
  4. ^ Rekha thapa/ (20 March 2011). "Movie Awards in Nepali Film Industry and NEFTA Film Awards". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b Rekha Thapa and Urmila Aryal join UCPN (Maoist). Nepal.FM. Retrieved on 1 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Prachanda dances while Rekha Thapa sings | Nepali Movies, Nepali Films". Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Khagendra proposed and kissed Rekha Thapa | Nepali Movies, Nepali Films". Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Rekha Thapa in New Avatar on Wave Magazine". Nepal.FM. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Sudarshan Gautam says he might marry Rekha Thapa". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Nepali Actress - Rekha says, the affair with Sudarshan Gautam was a publicity stunt". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Rekha changes party – leaves Prachanda to embrace Kamal Thapa". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Rastriya Prajatantra Party central member vote counting concludes". The Himalayan Times. The Himalayan Times. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Rekha Thapa joins politics, now a Maoist officially (video)". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Rekha Thapa says she is not a Maoist, anymore". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Nepali Movie Release in Kathmand". Washington Bangla Radio. 29 November 2011.
  16. ^ "Rekha rocked CG Digital Film Awards | Nepali Movies, Nepali Films". Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  17. ^ "Movie Awards in Nepali Film Industry and NEFTA Film Awards | Nepali Movies, Nepali Films". Retrieved 9 May 2013.

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