Neer Bikram Shah, known as Nir Shah, is a Nepalese Film Actor, Director, Producer, Poet, Songwriter, and Businessman. He is considered one of the leading actors in Nepali cinema history and an actor with multiple identities. He is related to the royal family of Nepal. He has acted in numerous Nepali movies, directed several Nepali movies produced by himself, and produced or co-produced many Nepali movies, including Basudev, Pachchis Basanta, Basanti, Himalaya – l’enfance d’un chef, and soon. He is also a co-producer of the Oscar-nominated film Himalaya – l’enfance d’un chef. He is affiliated with the Nepali Congress. In this article, we will delve into the life and career of this rising star of the Nepali film industry.
|Full Name||Neer Bikram Shah|
|Profession||Nepalese Film Actor, Director, Producer, Poet, Songwriter, and Businessman|
|Popular For||Nepalese Film Actor, Director, Producer, Poet, Songwriter, and Businessman|
Age, Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As of 2023)||78 years old|
|Date of Birth||October 12, 1953 A.D|
|Birth Place||Kathmandu, Nepal|
Nir Shah was born on October 12, 1953, A.D., in Kathmandu, Nepal, and His Zodiac Sign is Cancer. He is currently 78 years old.
Early Life and Education
|School||Ijay Memorial High School, Kathmandu|
|University||St. Joseph College, Darjeeling|
Nir Shah was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, on October 12, 1953 A.D. He completed his schooling at Ijay Memorial High School, Kathmandu and graduated from St. Joseph College, Darjeeling.
Height and Weight
The information regarding His Height, size, and weight is private.
|Father||Devendra Bikram Shah|
|Mother||Bodh Kumari Devi|
|Siblings||Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah (Died in 2001 A.D.)|
He is related to the royal family of Nepal. He was born to his father, Devendra Bikram Shah, and his mother, Bodh Kumari Devi. He has a brother named Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah (Died in 2001 A.D.).
Relationship and Personal Life
|Children||Aayush Shah (Son) and Akanshya Shah (Daughter)|
He was married to Usha Shah, and they had a son and a daughter named Aayush Shah and Akanshya Shah, respectively.
Nir Shah’s career is multifaceted, spanning several decades and encompassing various roles in the Nepali film industry. He began his career in the 1970s as an actor in Nepali movies. He has acted in numerous Nepali movies, including “Maitighar“, “Kusume Rumal“, “Basudev”, “Pachchis Basanta”, “Basanti“, and “Rajamati (Nepal Bhasa movie “. He is considered one of the leading actors in Nepali cinema history and an actor with multiple identities. He has also directed several Nepali movies produced by him, including Basudev, Pachchis Basanta, Basanti, and a Nepal Bhasa movie, Rajamati. He is known for his unique storytelling style and ability to bring out the best in his actors.
Nir Shah is also the co-producer of the Oscar-nominated film Himalaya – l’enfance d’un chef, co-produced and directed by the French movie maker Eric Valli. The film, also released as Caravan (in Canada) and Himalaya (in Denmark and France), was the first film from Nepal to win an Oscar nomination. Along with Nirmal Nicholas Paul, he set up a production company called “888 Films” that produces Nepalese and Hindi films. He is also one of the proprietors of New Century Pictures Pvt.Ltd., a film production company. In addition to his work in the film industry, he is also a successful businessman. He is one of the proprietors of National Studio, which provides training in various fields of cinema production. He is affiliated with New Century Pictures Pvt.Ltd., a film production company. He is affiliated with the Nepali Congress. Earlier, close to CPN (Maoist Centre), he became close to the Nepali Congress after being appointed as director of Nepal Television during Bimalendra Nidhi as communication minister.
Movies Acted In
- Himalaya – l’enfance d’un chef (co-producer)
- Pachchis Basanta
- Rajamati (Nepal Bhasa movie)
|Movie Title||Release Date||Director||Producer|
|Kusume Rumal||1985||Tulsi Ghimire||–|
|Basudev||1985||Nir Shah||Nir Shah|
|Pachchis Basanta||1987||Nir Shah||Nir Shah|
|Basanti||2000||Nir Shah||Nir Shah|
|Rajamati (Nepal Bhasa movie)||2003||Nir Shah||Nir Shah|
Awards and Achievements
|Award||Year in A.D||Category|
|Chinnalata Geet Puraskar||2011||–|
|NEFTA Film Award||2011||Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|National Film Award||2015||Lifetime Achievement Award|
He is also active in social media. He has 18K followers on Facebook as of October 2023 A.D.
|Estimated Net Worth||$3 million to $5 million|
According to the search results, Nir Shah’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million to $5 million as of October 2023.
- Family Ties
- Nir Shah is related to the former royal family of Nepal. One of his brothers, Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah, was married to one of former King Gyanendra Shah’s sisters. His brother and sister-in-law were killed in the Nepalese royal massacre in 2001.
- Acting Debut
- He made his acting debut in the 1981 release film “Paribartan” directed by Hira Singh Khatri. He was paid Rs. 700 for the role.
- Antagonist Roles
- He is known for his versatility in acting, but his roles as an antagonist have been very popular. Most of his films feature him in negative roles. His roles in superhit movies like “Prem Pinda” and “Balidan” were of a negative type.
- Shah is also a talented lyricist who has penned some popular Nepali and Nepal Bhasa songs. Some of his popular songs are “Prem ko mala pahirai diye” (Narayan Gopal) and “Samjhi rakha yeslai”.
- Founder of Nepal Television
- He was the first head and founder of Nepal Television (NTV), the first T.V. station in Nepal. The success of television in Nepal is credited to Shah and his visionary leadership.