Malvika Subba

Malvika Subba Biography, Education, Height

Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba is a Nepalese Film Actress, Model, Activist, Television Personality, Television Presenter & Entrepreneur. She rose to fame after she was titled Miss Nepal 2002. She is one of the most popular Miss Nepal. Malvika Subba is a  multi-talented personality. She hosts a number of television shows, an actress of films, and involved in numerous social campaigns over time.

Biography of Malvika Subba

Malvika Subba

Name Malvika Subba
Birthdate July 19, 1981
Birthplace Dharan, Nepal
  • Professional Model
  • Actress
  • Media Personality
  • Social Activist
  • Entrepreneur
Height 5 foot 6 inches
Education Master in Mass Communication and Journalism
Favorite Food Thakali Khana
Favorite Books
  • The Harry Potter Series
  • The Twilight Series
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The Girl With the Pearl Earrings
  • The Fountain Head
  • The Kite Runner
Hobbies Reading, Travelling, Television, entrepreneur
Drama Hamri Shiwani
Marital Status Married (Riyaj Shrestha, 2012)
Favorite Music R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Sufi

Early Life and Education

One of the top female media personalities in Nepal, Malvika Subba was born on 19th July 1981. She was the third child of her parents, after two brothers. Malvika’s father was a police officer and her mother Sashikala was a Brahmin. Malvika spent her childhood studying and enjoying her hobbies from Kathmandu. She graduated from Pokhara University with Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism.

Malvika Subba Career

Miss Nepal crown opened her door for the glamorous world, photoshoots for online magazines and other portals. She started her TV career in 2001 before becoming Miss Nepal. After winning the title she consequently joined “Call Kantipur” as host of the show.  Malvika’s demand in the fashion industry was also huge. Malvika Subba was featured on magazine covers, print advertisements, and TVCs. She worked as the chief editor for one of Nepal’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazines, Navyaata. And later Subba established her own retail clothing store with in-house designers. Also, Malvika Subba is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the House of Alternative Apparel and Himalayan Climate Initiative. In 2008, she has acted in movies and dramas like God Lives in The Himalayas,[8][9] Good-Bye Kathmandu and Hamri Shiwani.

In 2008, she worked for Voice of India, MTV EXIT as the Ambassador for Human Trafficking. Subba has also been associated with Youth Spokes Person for Action Aid’s Hunger-Free Campaign, HIV/AIDS Youth Leader by UNICEF and worked with Shangrila Housing as Sales and Marketing Manager in 2009–2011. From 2015, she is the host and head judge of Mega Model which is now in its third season.

Beauty Title

  • Miss Nepal 2002
  • Miss Best Personality
  • Miss Best Hair
  • Miss Talent


She is a married woman with her boyfriend, Riyaj Shrestha. They met when she was in the USA to participate in the ANA Fashion show in 2009. Then, she tied the knot after a year and a half long affair on April 25, 2012. After some years from the marriage, they gave birth to their first child, whose name is Jayir Shrestha.

Malvika Subba on Sushmita Regmi’s Case

Recently, Malvika has been mentioned in a drugged and raped case of Sushmita Regmi through a series of videos. The victim stated that Malvika had refused to help her when she reached out to her for help. The victim, who had idolized Subba for a long time, said in her videos that it made her feel invalidated and trivialized.

In response to the allegations, Subba has released her statement on social media acknowledging the issue and apologizing for not taking a stand for the victim. The backlash against Subba has been swift because of her social activism and the fact that she has been very outspoken against child abuse and sexual violence against women. Subba has also said that she is willing to withdraw from any feminism and sexual violence platforms if it helps the victim’s recovery from all the traumatic experiences she has had to endure.

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