Namrata Shrestha is aNepalese actress, rajio jockey (RJ), model, entrepreneur known for her work in Nepalese entertainment industry. She debuted in Nepali movie ‘Sano Sansar’ directed by Alok Nembang in 2008, which was a watershed moment in the Nepali movie industry, ushering in the era of digital cinema and modern urban storytelling.
Since then she went on to receive commercial and critical success with movies like Mero Euta Saathi Chha (2009), Miss U (2012), Chhadke (2013), Maun (2013), November Rain (2014), Megha (2014), Tandav (2014), Soul Sister (2015), Sambodhan (2016), Classic (2016), Homework (2016), Parva (2017) and Prasad (2018).
Namrata Shrestha has received numerous awards for her various character roles through the years. However, her role in the movie Classic (2016), marked the apex of her still-growing silver-screen career, having secured each and every award in the best female actor category that year, including the National Award, which was personally best owed upon her by the President of Nepal.
Namrata Shrestha also lends her acting prowess to the stage. Being flawless in both Nepali and English, her plays Lady from the Sea (2009), Oleana (2011), Yerma (2014) and Golden Boy (2017) have cemented her reputation as an acting acting jugged enough.
Apart from being an actress, Namrata Shrestha is also an RJ, an Entrepreneur, Filmmaker and an accomplished Singer. She has has released two cover songs – “Bistarai Bistarai” (OST Soul Sister 2015) and “Prakriti ko Sundar Shristi” (OST Classic 2016).
In 2015, Namrata Shrestha started her own production company- Highly High Entertainment, which in a short duration of time has gathered a reputation as a pioneer, having accomplished many firsts in the field of Nepali Performing Arts and Entertainment, such as the Nepal’s first psychological thriller, Soul Sister (2015), which garnered great critical acclaim.
Highly High also produced the first Nepali Hip Hop & Rap (Aka. NepHop), concert attended by over 7000 fans in Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most recently in 2017, Highly High Entertainment co-produced the classic American play Golden Boy by Clifford Odets, a site-specific play which turned a nightclub into a boxing arena for an immersive audience experience.
Outfits: Siwangi Pradhan
Jewellery: Kajal Naina Fine Jewellery
Makeup Artist: Awnu Joshi Shrestha
Hair Stylish: Bigen Tamang
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