Photographer -Sushil Chettri

Malvika Subba is perhaps one of the few budding, popular, successful and well recognised career women in Nepal. In a country where appearances and traditions run high she has achieved what others can only aspire for. Since winning the Miss Nepal title in 2002, she has worked in Kantipur television, Voice of India, Shangri-La Housing as a Sales and Marketing Manager and acted in Indo-Nepal film- God lives in the Himalayas and appeared in numerous music videos and endorsed many Nepali brands. What strikes me most is the humanist in her that shines in the work she carries out such as, MTV EXIT Ambassador for Human Trafficking, Hunger Free Campaign 2007 and as a youth leader for HIV/AIDS. Her vibrant pictures and involvement from the recent peace rally in the Capital and political comments on Facebook are discussed, followed and commented on by the masses. She has amassed a fan base of 9000+ on Facebook and has become a well loved and recognised Nepali name. She gave up her few minutes to answer few questions for lexlimbu.com. 🙂

Youve become a Miss Nepal, model, actor, VJ, and now also currently work for Shangrila Housing but what do you prefer to be known as? I believe , I shall always be known as Miss Nepal, always, more than anything else. But in the future, if I do have my own company, I would like to be known as a good entrepreneur.

Recent reports suggest that the housing sector in Nepal has slowed down, has this in anyway affected the Shangrila HQ? The housing industry is quite slow at the moment, but it has not affected Shangrila, as the prices are reasonable and targeted for middle class families.

Goodbye Kathmandu has already managed to create a buzz online. What can we expect to see from your character and the movie as a whole? Good Bye kathmandu, will be n amazing milestone, for nepali movies. Based, on real stories and characters, the film is more off beat than commercial. My character, maya, is a never before seen character on the Nepali screen. She is a gender specialist working in an INGO, a singer, who is independent, strong, and a woman of today.

Nepal tends to suffer from brain drain, but you serve as a prime example of a successful young Nepali career woman in Nepal. What is the secret to your success?
 I never stop learning, and for me, no job, is big or small. Even though I am not much of a long term planner, I give my 200% to whatever I do, and always, try to do better than before.I guess that’s my success mantra.

What has the result been like from the HungerFREE and MTV Exit campaign?

With the hunger free campaign, we managed to bring together, many youths to work from their community and bring changes, in term of hunger issues. We managed to put the agenda of food, in the table of discussion in the UN general assembly.
With the MTV, exit campaign, we brought on solidarity amoung the young people to talk about human trafficking and made them aware, about hwo they should be alert before going with strangers, going abroad, how they should be more informed about the jobs they are taking abroad.

What are the downsides of being a public figure in Nepal? Celebrity status is not that appreciated in nepal. Foremost, the money, isnt that great compared to international celebs, the matter of sustainability is always a question, and here people talk too much.

Nepal is going through another big change, if the power was in your hands then what would be your priority for the development of the nation? Definitely , make the education system more stronger, and work cooperatively, in making the constitution happen.

 Thank you for your time, any messages to the thousands of Nepalis abroad who have said Goodbye to Kathmandu? Even if you have left for abroad, do come back and implement, what you have learnt outside, in Nepal.We need more young talented and educated people here.

 

Rapid Fire
Taxi or Scooter
Scooter

Numafung or Kagbeni

Numafung

Mum or Aama

Mum

Sherpa mall or CityCentre

Sherpa Mall

Kurtha or Sari

Sari

Beauty or Brains

Brains

Arranged marriage or Love marriage 

Love 

27 COMMENTS

  1. enjoyed readin it…i appreciate her mch from mah heart…c’s a role model foe evry women..
    n also as als nice wrk LEX..

  2. wow… thnks a lot dude… really enjyd it..malvika subba.. one of the most talented and beautiful miss nepal… got beauty, brain and courage,,,, really appreciate her works c has done..!! thnks a lot saujan fr this interview..!! looking forwrd fr more… and best wihses .!! ;)…

  3. wow!!
    that is miss malvika subba!!
    i just love her spirit!!
    c is really an inspiring women!
    thank u lex dai 4 sharing !!
    u rock n all d best 🙂

  4. Thankxs alot to lex for posting it xD
    i was waitin’ for it:) she’s my best Miss Nepal untill yet xD “Beauty with brain”, thats what she is!

  5. just mi own opinion hai saujan.. few of the rapid fire questions seemed obvious ones, like the – love or arrange, brains or beauty.. i think u shud ask more other interesting rapid fire questions.. beside that, i’m a big fan of Malvika and i cant wait to see her in GoodBye Kathmandu..

  6. so wht if she is a demanding women? cant take her strong demanding personality?…haha…and abt slapping her, well u didnt and cudnt so whts the point writing abt it dear? u must be some jealous person huh. and dont have enought guts to publish ur name?…tsk tsk..
    btwn lex this is a really good piece of work 🙂 keep it up 🙂

  7. She is probably the most talented and humble Ms. Nepal till date. And most importantly, she is the perfect example of “Beauty wid Brains”. Malvika, YOU ROCK :))

    Hoping you will make the Rapid Fire questions more interesting in the coming interviews. 😉

  8. hmm.. but the word is that the shooting has been halted for few months.. might take longer to release than expected.. anyways… waiting to see Nabin Subba’s epic work.. 😀

  9. This ek Chin with Malvika Subba wow its soo interesting I love it and many many thanks for Mr. lex I love to read this. And about Malvika, i really love her especially her character.I guess no one can defeat her in nepal.I must say that she is the suparnatural girl of the nepal.

  10. mer her once when i was in nepal.. didn’t even smile, showed no personality, was quite rude and simply did not ‘shine’ as mentioned!

    having said that, it might’ve been one of her ‘off’ days. so, i wud take nothing away from what she’s managed to achieve. i hope the campaigns get more and more successful!

    ps. because my chance meeting with her was awful, i can never really bring myself to take her as the ‘vibrant’ personality as is kind of described by this article!

  11. mer her once when i was in nepal.. didn’t even smile, showed no personality, was quite rude and simply did not ‘shine’ as mentioned!

    having said that, it might’ve been one of her ‘off’ days. so, i wud take nothing away from what she’s managed to achieve. i hope the campaigns get more and more successful!

    ps. because my chance meeting with her was awful, i can never really bring myself to take her as the ‘vibrant’ personality as is kind of described by this article!

  12. Malvika is one of the role model for women.She has got brilliant brain and I hope she will bring revolution on the sociology field in the world. I wish and god bless to her. And many thanks to lexlimbu you have done well.

  13. Malvika is one of the role model for women.She has got brilliant brain and I hope she will bring revolution on the sociology field in the world. I wish and god bless to her. And many thanks to lexlimbu you have done well.

  14. it was somewhat enjoyable, hope it gets more interesting on coming interviews & plzz put a lil more effort on “rapid fire” zone there, very ameaturish n frankly speaking quite boring when it could be so much more fun to read

  15. malvika subba…one of the most beautiful n talented miss nepal our country.keep it up gal…

  16. Om§..i m watin for goodbye kathmndu snce i hrd abt it..whn does it release yar????? Yo qstn ni sodhnu parthyo ni lex…plz release dat mentn garnu na..plz plz plz

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