Miss Nepal: 1997

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Neelima Gurung
Miss Nepal 1997; Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid


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The authors of the Miss Nepal series of articles include

Miss Nepal 1997; Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid
Miss Nepal 1997; Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid
Miss Nepal 1997; Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid
Miss Nepal 1997; Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid
Miss Nepal 1997; Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid
Neelima Gurung, now a Zumba Instructor, in 2011

Jharana Bajrachrya Rashid [1] BeautyContestUpdate HotGirlsBeautifulGirls HotGirlsBeautifulGirls iFashionNepal iFashionNepal MediaN MegaSansar Miss Nepal MissNepalSwimsuits missosology MonarcasInternacionales PhotoForEveryone 101nepal GeoCities(The contributor probably was Santosh Thapa) Sudeshna Sarkar/ WorldLatestNews

The winners


In 1997, two Miss Nepal contests were organised.

Miss Nepal was organized by Kathmandu Jaycees and Miss world Nepal by Hidden Treasure.

Nilima Gurung of Pokhara was Miss Nepal Nilima Gurung later became the proprietor of a fitness center.

Jharna Bajracharya, Kathmandu, was miss Nepal World. Jharna did music videos.


Jharana Bajracharya won Miss World Nepal 1997 at the age of 16 and was the first delegate from Nepal to Miss World. Jharana made her debut in Nepali movie industry by the end of the same year and went on to act in several dozen films. Her first music video was Nabin K Bhattarai's Lakhau Patak which was directed by Alok Nembang. Jharana created waves when she starred in Rajat Mukherjee's Love in Nepal where she took a very glamorous role. Post Love in Nepal Jharana went to Mumbai to do few ad works and videos.

Her Spiritual journey into knowing herself though started early this next phase had a different intensity. She was with it for more than 7 years and explored various dynamics of herself.

See also

Miss Nepal: the contest Miss Nepal: 1994 Miss Nepal: 1995 Miss Nepal: 1996 Miss Nepal: 1997 Miss Nepal: 1998 Miss Nepal: 1999 Miss Nepal: 2000, 2001 Miss Nepal: 2002 Miss Nepal: 2003 Miss Nepal: 2004 Miss Nepal: 2005, 2006 Miss Nepal: 2007, 2008 Miss Nepal: 2009 Miss Nepal: 2010 Miss Nepal: 2011 Miss Nepal: 2012 Miss Nepal: 2013 Miss Nepal: 2014

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