Multi-Talented Malvika Subba
Born in Bansbari, Kathmandu, on 19 July 1981, Malvika Subba is a Nepalese celebrity with many talents. She is an actress, television host, beauty queen, model and entrepreneur, and is an activist for positive social change, speaking out as an Ambassador against Human Trafficking and raising awareness with regard to HIV/AIDS. Malvika Subba has appeared in a number of films and dramas, including the critically acclaimed God Lives in the Himalayas, as well as Hamri Shiwani and Good Bye Kathmandu. Since being crowned as Miss Nepal in 2002 at the age of 21, Malvika Subba has been appearing on Kantipur Television as the host of the show Call Kantipur.
Malvika Subba has also worked with the New Delhi-based publishing house Voice of India, which focuses on the support of Hindu national sentiment and political ideology, and has served as Ambassador for MTV EXIT – a multimedia initiative designed to raise awareness of the ongoing problem of human trafficking in many parts of the world. EXIT is the anagram for End Exploitation and Trafficking and it is supported by MTV Networks Europe. She has also been involved with Action Aid’s Hunger Free Campaign and has been associated with UNICEF as a spokesperson on issues relating to HIV and AIDS.
In 2011 Malvika worked on one of Nepal’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazines, Navyaata, as chief editor, and that same year established a retail clothing store featuring in-house designers. She is also the creative director and cofounder of House of Alternative Apparel and the Himalayan Climate Initiative – a non-profit organization devoted to fighting climate change in this spectacular mountainous region.
In April 2012, Malvika Subba and Riyaz Shrestha were married in a ceremony in Kathmandu. In their first published interview as a married couple, Malvika noted that their relationship had grown out of a friendship, and that neither of them had considered marriage to be important at first. But now that they are married, they are very happy with their decision and feel it will work out well for them. No doubt the many fans of this multi-talented Nepali wish her and her husband all the best for the future.