It would be a crime to separate the two, not only in person, but even when mentioning about them. They are made for each other; they were born to act together, whether in movies, or in their favorite genre of TV serials. Who else would I be talking about, than the MAHA jodi.
Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya are the biggest actors in the field comedy. Even after decades of their working together in hundreds of TV serials, stand up comedy, films and stage shows, they have not found a successor to their fame and name. This is good for them and better for their audience, who absolutely adore them.
Even though I do not want to commit a crime by separating them, for a little background it would be inevitable to write about them individually. Madan Krishna is the older brother, among the two; he was born in 1950 and is nine years older than Hari Bansha. He started playing in street dramas and had done some other acting, before meeting up with Hari Bansha Acharya. Acharya had performed in Radio Nepal and in the Gaijatra Mahotsav before getting together with Madan Krishna.
Though the two had worked independent of each other for some years, it was only with the two working together that they gained, the popularity and acclaim as of now. People cannot even remember a time, when they had seen them separately. The films that the two have acted together in are: Lovi Paapi, Filim, Basudev, Tan Ta Sarai Bigrish Ni Badri, Je Bho Ramrai Bho and Balidan.
The two have done comedy acts in other, while Filim and Balidan saw them in serious role. Especially in Balidan, Hari Bahnsas Acharya proved his variety and scope as an actor, who can not only do comedy, but make people tear up as well.
The two are better known for their acting in TV serials, as mentioned earlier. They have done more than thirty serials till date, the latest being Pathsaala, which is being aired on Nepal Television, every Tuesday night. Some of their most famous TV serials are: 50-50, Lal Purja, Laxmi, Ban Pale, Raat, Kantipur, Pandhra Gate, Madan Bahadur Hari Bahadur, Sur Besur, Dashain and Aama. In most of these serials, Hari Bansha has played the negative role, except for Lal Purja and Dashain, in which Madan Krishna has played the unpopular role, especially in Lal Purja, which is a role to remember for a lifetime. There is not much to say about the versatility of Hari Bansha; he has been the perfect innocent guy in Lal Purja, while he has played a true sadist in Laxmi and Madan Bahadur Hari Bahadur. I hope that the two have many more roles to play for the audience, at home and abroad.