Kathmandu: “Sustaining as a female artist in the entertainment industry requires strong aspiration, and needless to say, a thick skin,” says model and actress Riyasha Dahal. The YouTube star and aspiring actress is a famous name today, thanks to the multitude of content on social media.
Riyasha had worked in a comedy short movie “Ajkal Ko Love”. The show is still going on but she is no longer associated. She is currently working on weekly YouTube series “Ati Bho” and “Garo Chha Ho”. YouTube was just the stepping stone for Riyasha. Soon after her fame took flight, she bagged several music video projects, which only accelerated her popularity. Her collaboration with popular Nepali actors in nearly a dozen musical videos speaks a lot about her expressions and dance skills. “Aauchhu Ma Farkera” with a co-actor Prakash Saput was her first music video. Since then, she is only moving ahead. Reasonably enough, Dahal is enjoying her profession and making the most of it.
Music video “Ye Hai Maya” where Riyasha has been featured along with actor Paul Shah has got over 27 million views on YouTube.
With the rate at which she is seizing the opportunities, it won’t be surprising to see her on the big screen soon. Dahal now stands among one of the popular social media sensations in Nepal. With almost 200 thousand followers on Instagram, the Youtube star dreams of establishing herself as a promising actress in the industry. And, it will be fair to say that she is already on her way. Youths recognize her, her videos are trending on YouTube, and she doesn’t want to stop.
YouTube was just the stepping stone for Riyasha. Soon after her fame took flight, she bagged several music video projects, which only accelerated her popularity.
When Dahal gets time from her professional commitments, she likes to go on adventures. Well, her Instagram feed definitely proves the point. From trekkings to bungee jumpings, Riyasha is not scared of any adventure. “I like keeping my life fun and simple, and I believe in living in the moment,” says she.
Dahal has set her priorities straight. She knows that she wants to be an actor, but she is not ready to compromise on her academics. The music video model is a BBA graduate and plans to complete her Master’s as well. However, she has put the plan on hold for now and would like to think before taking the leap of faith.