June 14, 1985
|Years active||1997 – present|
|Height||1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)|
Namrata Shrestha (born 14 June 1985) is a Nepalese model and an actress. She is well known for her role in the romantic film Sano Sansar released in 2008, “Mero Euta Sathi Cha” and her appearance in music videos.Before embarking on her acting career, she was involved in theater acts and modeling.
Shrestha has appeared on the cover of Navyaata Magazine, Wave Magazine, VOW Magazine, Navyaata, Wedding Bellsand other magazines. The Kathmandu Post, on its edition of February 21, 2005 mentioned Namrata as one of the top 5 models in Nepal. She has also been featured in Nepali Entertainment portal CyberSansar.com.
Debut and Breakthrough
In 2008, Namrata debuted her movie career from Alok Nembang’s Sano Sansar where she played the lead role of Reetu. After Sano Sansar’s Nepal release raised her profile, she was cast for Mero Euta Saathi Cha which was produced by Sudarshan Thapa and made a huge hit in 2009.
Alongside movies, in 2009, she has walked for Nepal Fashion Week as a show stopper to promote her latest movie.
She appeared in two movies in 2010 First Lovein a cameo and in HIV Aids Awareness which was about the awareness of night life in Kathmandu. She also debuted in her first theater called Jalpari which is based on the play of Lady From the Sea.
In September 2008, a video scandal was released which happened within a few days of the release of her second movie “Mero Euta Saathi Chha.” She was involved with DJ Taantrik in short sex video clip which was rumoured to be distributed by DJ Taantrik’s wife. The sex scandal forced her to remain in hiding for a few months before she started acting again in her next movies First Love and Purple Days.
In 2011, she acted as the lead role of Carol in the theater of Oleanna. Under Darpan Production’s movie Miss U, she played alongside Dilip Rayamajhi & Varun SJB Rana. Except for playing in the movies, she also works at her own restaurant called Attic in Lazimpat, Kathmandu.
Namrata Shrestha who turned 28 this year celebrated her birthday at Naxal School amongst deaf students.
In February 2013, she appeared in much awaited Nepali movie Chhadke alongside Saugat Malla, Arpan Thapa, Daya Hang Rai, Robin Tamang, Beepin Karki and Sunil Pokhrel. Chhadke, directed by debutant Nigam Shrestha, got mixed to negative reviews. However, movie was commercially successful. Namrata played a character ‘Soli’, an aggressive young woman involved in a local gang.
|2009||Mero Euta Saathi Cha||Shika|
|2010||First Love||Guest Appearance|
|2010||HIV Aids Awareness||Short Film|
|2012||Miss U ||Jasmine|
|2009||Jalpari||Jalpari||Based on the play Lady From the Sea|