Most people know Namrata Shrestha as a model; she started her career in the glamor field, by posing as a ramp and video model. She steeped into modeling in 1997, and eleven years later she was featured in a Nepali movie, Sano Sansar directed by Alok Nembang. It is not a coincidence that Nembang had worked with Namrata, in some music videos, before his decision to cast her in his directorial debut. Some of her popular music videos are: Aakha Ma LukaukiKo Hola timilai Herne, Timro Nam Timi Bina and Timilay Diyeko. She did show her acting talent in the music videos, which is also the reason, why she could bag a film role for herself.
Namrata Shrestha is also famous for her good looks, which makes her stand out in front of the camera. Her smile is beautiful, and her face lights up with the camera, which is a plus point for an actress. Because of her asset, she has also done a few video advertisements, such as the promotion of DiStar TV, Crunch. Namrata is one of those actresses who have found their way into the film industry, through modeling. Some of the other model turned actresses are: Richa Sharma, Nisha Poudel, Usha Rajak in Nepal.
Acting is not a cup of tea for everyone, but Namrata has proven herself to be a decent actress. Her first movie did well in the Nepali film market; her other co-stars in the movie were Karma, Binay Shrestha and Jiwan Luintel. Her acting as a rich and an ambitious girl was praised in the movie, and her chemistry with Karma was remarkable. Her next venture was the 2009 film, Mero Euta Saathi Cha. This film was directed by Sudarshan Thapa as his directorial debut. Namrata was paired with Aryan Sigdel in this movie, and Namrata’s acting was once again appreciated. In this film, she acted as the small town girl in love with a rich boy.
Many songs from both of Namrata’s movies gained huge popularity. Despite being popular with her two films, she has been out of the limelight for sometime. Her new ventures are yet to be released, and it is not known whether she is working in other movies. One of the reasons, of her disappearing for the scene might be the scandal that she had to face in 2009. Nonetheless, her co-actors and directors have shown their support to get her back to the silver screen. The audience wants to see her back on the screen, as well, because of her acting skills and her beauty.