Shiva Shrestha

Shiva Sundar Shrestha (Nepali: शिवसुन्दर श्रेष्ठ), known professionally as Shiva Shrestha, is a Nepali actor best known for his work in action films. He is renowned as the "action king" of Nepali cinema.[1] He has starred in many commercially successful films, including Jeevan Rekha (1980), Badalindo Akash (1982), Kanchi (1984), Bishwas (1986), Chino (1989), Manakamana (1990), Milan (1993), Dharma Sankat (1998), and Thuldai (1999), etc.[2] During the 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s, he was called the "second pillar" of the film industry because of the hits he has given.[3]

Shiva Shrestha
शिव श्रेष्ठ
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Shrestha in 2017
Born
Shiva Sundar Shrestha

(1953-06-20) June 20, 1953 (age 69)
Biratnagar, Nepal
NationalityNepali
Other namesThuldai (big brother)
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1976-present
Notable workJeevan Rekha, Chino, Thuldai, Sworga, Kanchhi, Jetho Kanchho, Raju Raja Ram

Shrestha has also acted in Pakistani films; he has acted in over a dozen Urdu films, seven of which were commercially very successful.[4] He made his come back to Nepali cinema in 2016 with the film Bagmati, where he appeared alongside Rajesh Hamal.[5] In 2018, he announced a film, Euta Esto Prem Kahani, which he would write, produce, and star his son Shakti, who would debut through this film. Shrestha was set to feature in a prominent role himself.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Nepali filmsEdit

  • Jeevan Rekha (1980)
  • Kanchhi (1984)
  • Bishwas (1986)
  • Badalido Aakash (1988)
  • Chino (1989)
  • Sankalpa (1992)
  • Milan (1993)
  • Sapana (1994)
  • Sworga (1994)
  • Raanko (1994)
  • Truck Driver (1994)
  • Janma Bhoomi (1994)
  • Pachheuri (1996)
  • Sakkali Nakkali (1996)
  • Agni Pariksha (1997)
  • Dharma Sankat (1997)
  • Miss Bangkok (1999)
  • Thuldai (1999)
  • Laxman Rekha (1999)
  • Sorha Barse Jovan (1999)
  • Mama Ghar (2000)
  • Malati (2000)
  • Naatedar (2001)
  • Mero Hajur (2002)
  • Jetho Kancho (2003)
  • Deshdrohi (2004)
  • Raju Raja Ram (2005)
  • Yuddha (2007)
  • Mister Don (2008)
  • Ransangram (2010)
  • Raaj (2011)
  • Action (2015)
  • Bagmati (2016)
  • Danda Ko Bar Pipal (2021)
  • Prem Geet 3 (2022)

Pakistani filmsEdit

Shrestha has appeared in many Pakistani Urdu films.[4] During his five-year period, his action and dancing skills were popular among Pakistani audiences. The list below represents some of the Pakistani films he appeared in.

  • Lady Commando (1989)
  • Bangkok Kay Chor (1986)
  • Lawa (1984)
  • Humse Hai Zamana (1984)
  • Tiger (1985)
  • Lawa (1985)
  • Hum Ek Hai (1987)
  • Mazboot (1993)
  • Zameen Aasman (1994)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ पौडेल, चिरञ्जीवी (22 April 2018). "शिव श्रेष्ठको गलफत्ती: को चरित्र अभिनेता, को हिरो ?". Online Khabar (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 6 August 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  2. ^ गिरी, कुवेर (16 May 2020). "अभिनेता शिव श्रेष्ठको जीवन : सास रहेसम्म चलचित्र खेल्छु". RatoPati (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 31 July 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  3. ^ मोक्तान, रीना (14 June 2020). "शिव श्रेष्ठको डेब्यू स्मृति : सुटिङ सेटबाट तीन पटक भागेको थिएँ". Kantipur Publications (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 7 September 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b बानियाँ, ओम (26 June 2021). "शिव श्रेष्ठका पाकिस्तानमा उधुम मच्चाउने सिनेमा". Rajdhani (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 11 July 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Bagmati fails to impress". The Himalayan Times. 9 January 2016. Archived from the original on 23 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Shiva Shrestha's son, Shakti, to make his debut". The Kathmandu Post. 18 April 2018. Archived from the original on 6 August 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.

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