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As reality TV shows have been considered as the major factor in the television industry in Nepal today, the hype around singing reality TV shows in Nepal is growing remarkably. Therefore, many new sung reality TV shows are emerging on different TV channels. Thousands of aspiring singers take part in these shows, but only some of them manage to convert their stardom into a reality.

This time, we have brought you the list of singers who once appeared on reality TV shows but are now in the limelight of the Nepalese music industry.

Hope you enjoy getting to know them because your favorite singer might be here on the list.

1. Indira Joshi

Nepali Tara reality show contestant Image: Facebook/Indira Joshi
Image: Facebook/Indira Joshi

Joshi is one of the most popular and successful Nepali singers of recent times. She has also been a judge in various reality shows, but she also participated in a Nepalese reality show Tara. Although the 17-year-old was unable to win the singing reality show, this experience introduced her to the public. People started noticing her after the show. Later, to perfect her musical skills, she took singing lessons at the Do Re Mi Music School.

Joshi has a number of hit songs such as Behuli, Chaubandi Choli and Udhreko Choli. Her latest song Pachheuri, released on June 30, was a big hit. Currently, the song has over 700,000 views.

2. Nishan Bhattarai

Image: Facebook/Nishan Bhattarai
Image: Facebook/Nishan Bhattarai

Morang’s Bhattarai is a runner-up in the signature reality show Nepali Idol season 1. K song Maya Lagchha Ra is his most successful song. The song has gone viral all over the internet, especially on Tiktok. Currently, the hit song has over 2.3 million views.

Besides that, he also sang other beautiful songs. Some of them are Bhunti, Timi Chhau Ra Geet Haru and so on.

3. Asmita Adhikari

Image: Facebook/Asmita Adhikari
Image: Facebook/Asmita Adhikari

Adhikari is the third runner-up for Nepal Idol Season 2. From the start of the show, thanks to her soft and melodious voice, all eyes were on her. His latest song Babari Rangma is a great success, especially among TikTokers. Likewise, its unplugged version which features Sanjeev Baraili was also well received by listeners.

Adhikari also sang an official female version of a very popular song Timro Mayale Badhera Rakha.

4. Rachana Rimal

Rachana Rimal
Rachana Rimal

Rimal of Jhapa is the top 8 contestants in Nepal Idol Season 3. The 18-year-old singer’s voice has featured in more than a thousand songs. Likewise, she has also done numerous national and international tours.

The songs of Rimal Mineral Water, Pahilo Palta Bhet Huda, Sunana Piyari, Chahanchhu, Paani Chhamkine and Bhana Saila are very popular among the public and she even had the chance to sing Unko Preeti with Pravin Bedwal, which was written by the poet National Madhav Prasad Ghimire. with music by Narayan Rayamajhi.

5. Pawan Giri

Image: Pawan Giri/Facebook
Image: Pawan Giri/Facebook

Giri, who is well known for his rock voice, was a contestant on Season 2 of Nepal Idol. Among all her performances on Nepal Idol, Na Hera Malai originally sung by Mukti and Revivals was her most praised performance.

The original acts of Giri Malai Ekchhin Deu and Badhai Chha are popular among the audience.

6. Kiran Gajmer

Kiran Gajmer
Kiran Gajmer

Gajmer is the winner of another reality show The Voice of Nepal season 3. He started gaining popularity through The Voice of Nepal’s blind audition after singing Teen Patey, originally sung by Sujan Chapagain and Bidhya Tiwari.

In a short time, Gajmer recorded dozens of songs. His song Ma Ta Dubdai Dubda has over a million views.

7. Dipak Limbu

Image: Dipak Limbu/Facebook
Image: Dipak Limbu/Facebook

Playback singer Dipak Limbu is the winner of the singing reality show Nepali Tara season 1. His song Mero Kalpanama Aaja Euti Pari was a big hit at the time. Limbu is also one of the 365 Melancholy song artists who established Guinness World Records as the most vocal solos on a song recording.

Limbu has also toured internationally and won numerous music awards. He won Best Playback Singer and the 2009 National Film Award.

8. Dharmendra Sewan

Image: Dharmendra Sewan/Facebook
Image: Dharmendra Sewan/Facebook

Singer, songwriter, composer and performer Dharmendra Sewan is the first Nepali Tara season 1 finalist. Like Limbu, Sewan was also part of the Melancholy song. He entered the Nepalese music industry in 2002 with his debut song Yo Andheri Raat. Among all his songs, Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre is one of the most popular.

Likewise, Sewan has also won many music awards during his music career.

9. Bidhya Tiwari

Image: Bidhya Tiwari/Facebook
Image: Bidhya Tiwari/Facebook

Singer Bidhya Tiwari is one of the top 18 contestants of Nepal Idol and one of the top 8 contestants of The Voice of Nepal.

Her vocals have been featured in all-time hits like Teenpatey and Baaf. Likewise, Tiwari has also provided vocals in a number of songs. Some of them include Chori, Pitch Road, Dil Ki Tukuri and others.

10. Ashra Kunwar

Image: Ashra Kunwar/Facebook
Image: Ashra Kunwar/Facebook

Ashra Kunwar was a contestant on Season 1 of The Voice of Nepal. She caught the public’s attention right from the start of the show after covering Whole Lotta Love with her powerful voice. Currently, Kunwar is the vocalist of ‘Ashra Kunwar & The Parables and they recently released a music video for Bodhibrikshya.

Similarly, in February 2022, the group also performed at the Word Youth Forum, Egypt. They were the only guest rock band from all over Asia.