Priyanka Karki is a Nepalese actress, former Miss Teen Nepal, VJ, singer, choreographer, a model, and a dancer.
Priyanka Karki Biography
Born in 27th February 1987 to the parents Bhupendra Karki and Raksha Malhotra Karki with younger brother Pranit Karki as her sibling, Priyanka was always fascinated with acting. Her career into the glamour world started early in the age of 18 when she participated and won the Miss Teen Nepal 2005 event including Miss Intelligent, Miss Bikini and Miss Talent Awards. She went on to take the career of VJ in popular Kantipur Television in which she hosted shows like Celluloid and The Glam Factor. The acting skills that she displayed in Gharbeti Ba, a comedy TV series earned her huge crowd of fans.
Education and Career
After completing her A Level Education from Rato Bangala School, she went to USA and joined University of North Alabama for her higher education from where she got her bachelor’s degree in Film Making. In 2007, while she was still studying at University of North Alabama, she went on to participate in Miss International UNA beauty contest in which she was able to reach to the top 5 Finalists. After completing her education in 2011, she decided to return to Nepal and use her knowledge in Nepali film industry.
She got a break in Kollywood from the movie- ‘Mero Best Friend’ but ‘3 Lovers’ was the first released movie of Priyanka as the release date of Mero Best Friend got postponed. Although Mero Best Friend was not a commercial success, Priyanka was nominated for Popular Debutant Actor Female in Filmy Khabar Awards 2070. She had to wait till the release of Jholey to establish herself as the successful Nepali actress. Her success continued with the Mega Hit Movie of 2070- Nai Navannu La 2.
Priyanka has already been featured in popular magazines like Nari, Wow and Vivacity.
Along with salary from playing movies, stage performance and guest appearance, her income also comes from brand endorsement. She has been the brand ambassador for Himstar appliances, Dabur Herbal Gel Toothpaste and NCell. She has also been the face of Safety Sanitary Napkins, Colors Mobile, Sunsilk Black Shine Shampoo and Coca Cola. She has also been showstopper for several fashion shows. Priyanka has been featured in music videos from several national and international singers.Priyanka Karky as a singer Priyanka proved her versatility by lending her vocals as the playback singer for the movie- Aawaran. She sang the OST song of the movie in collaboration with Yama Buddha. Encouraged by the appreciation, Priyanka went on to release her own single album titled Swatantra as a New Year gift to her well-wishers. Swatantra that celebrates the spirit of freedom was released on 1st January 2016.
Priyanka Karki Married and Divorced
It was back during her study days in USA that she met with her neighbour Rochak Mainali who was studying masters degree in the same college. After few dates, they thought they were the right partner. So, Priyanka married Rochak and accepted him as a husband at an early age of 22 years by signing papers in Alabama Court.
The news of marriage came as a shock to many as there were many rumours about Priyanka’s boyfriends. But only after 2 years of married life, Priyanka Karki divorced Rochak to dedicate herself entirely to acting. According to her, she divorced Rochak right after the shooting of Three Lovers. Their divorce was quite predictable as the character of Priyanka and Rochak did not match.
Zenisha Moktan and Dikesh Malhotra have become husband and wife. Dikesh is the son of Priyanka’s maternal Uncle. He is the chief of Integrated Mobility Solutions (IMS) which is the authorized dealer of Samsung mobiles.
Priyanka Car Controversy
Priyanka had bought a Hyundai Tucson Car two days after tragic earthquake of 2015. But a national daily Nagarik published an article claiming that Priyanka bought Mercedez. Then the rumour began to get spread that Priyanka used the fund that she collected for earthquake victims to buy a Mercedez.
Priyanka denied the claims through social media and she went on to publish whole account of collected fund so that it was clear that she had bought a car purely out of her hard work.