BIDHYA CHAPAGAIN BIOGRAPHY

WHO IS BIDHYA CHAPAGAIN?

Bidhya Chapagain is a well renowned journalist and TV presenter. She is a co-founder of Herne Katha, which is a Nepali web series that shows untold stories of ordinary people in the format of short documentaries. Prior to co-founding Herne Katha, she used to present a popular TV debate show called Sajha Sawal, produced by BBC Media Action in Nepal.

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NameBidhya Chapagain
Age38 years(2020)
BirthplaceGothatar, Kathmandu
NationalityNepali
EducationJournalism at Ratna Rajya Laxmi
Marital StatusMarried
OccupationTV Presenter, Journalist
Notable CreditHerne Katha

EARLY LIFE AND FAMILY

She was born on August 23, 1982, at Gothatar, Kathmandu. Her childhood was spent with her parents in Gothatar, Kathmandu. She grew up helping her parents on their farm. She had a keen interest in journalism since childhood as she used to listen radio and read newspaper in library with great enthusiasm. Her family was very much supportive in her career.

She is married and has a boy child but their details have not been disclosed by her.

OTHER DETAILS

She worked as a first female host of BBC’s Sajha Sawal aired on Kantipur Television. She began presenting the show in July 2014 and quit the show from January 2018 and co-founded Herne Katha. Talking about reason for quit she claimed that she had an urge to tell the stories of common Nepali. And this thing has really proved looking at the views of Herne Katha. This is one of the most loved web series in Nepal. As of now, 49 episodes had been aired.

At the 2019 Independent Short Awards, she along with team won Best Documentary Short for ‘The Man Who Died’ and the Best Non-fiction at the 2018 Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival for the same film.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bidhya Chapagain

Who is Bidhya Chapagain?

Bidhya Chapagain is a well renowned journalist and TV presenter. Currently co-founder of Herne Katha. Previously host at Sajha Sawal

Is Bidhya Chapagain married?

Yes, she is married but hadn’t exposes much about it.

Why Bidhya left Sajha Sawal?

Though Bidhya was successful at Sajha Sawal, she realized she wanted to work under no pressure and with freedom so she opened an independent YouTube show Herne Katha. Furthermore she wanted to explore Nepal and share hidden stories of Nepal

Is Bidhya owner of Herne Katha?

Basically we can’t say it confidently. But yeah she along with her team had opened Herne Katha

Read: https://kathmandupost.com/life–style/2019/07/05/how-bidhya-chapagain-quit-hosting-bbcs-sajha-sawal-to-forge-her-own-path-in-journalism

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