Madan Krishna Shrestha Biography 

Madan Krishna Shrestha Biography

The contribution of Madan Krishna Shrestha to the Nepali entertainment industry is inevitable. We 20s kids all grew up watching him as “Madan Bahadur”. Therefore, we have gathered all information about the most respected and famous actor of Nepal. So, please keep reading to know about one of the talented actors who filled our lives with joy and laughter.

Quick summary of Madan Krishna Shrestha

Name Madan Krishna Shrestha
Popularly known as ‘Madan Bahadur’
Birth date April 19, 1950
Birthplace Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Age 71 year (2021)
Height 5’ 6”
Father Ram Krishna Lal Shrestha
Mother Laxmi Devi Shrestha
School Shanti Nikunja School
College Mahendra Ratna Public College
Education Bachelor in Arts (Didn’t finish)
Wife Yasodha Subedi Shrestha ( death- 2018)
Children Yaman Shrestha, Sarana Shrestha
Profession Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, and Singer
Book ‘Mahako Ma’
Net worth $100K – $1 Million

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Who is Madan Krishna Shrestha?

He is one of the most iconic and successful Nepalese comedians, actors, singers and writers. He is popularly known as ‘Madan Bahadur’, because of the character he played in the TV serial “Madan Bahadur- Hari Bahadur”.

Moreover, he is also famous as “MaHa Jodi”, one of the comedy duo of Nepal. And, “Ha” in ‘MaHa’ is Hari Bansha Acharya. Together, both have performed in many shows and telefilms, making them the most respected and famous comic duos of Nepal.

Besides, versatile acting he is also into singing and writing. Madan’s book “Maha ko Ma” is a famous hit among Nepalese books.

Madan Krishna Shrestha
Madan Krishna Shrestha

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Age and height

Madan Krishna was born in the year 1950 on April 19. So, he is now 71 years old. He has got a height of about 5 feet and 6 inches, average Nepali height.

Early life and Education

Madan Krishna was born in Kathmandu, Nepal as a son of Ram Krishna Lal Shrestha and Laxmi Devi Shrestha. He used to love his mother a lot, but she died during his childhood. Therefore, he became serious and focused on his career.

He changed many schools before completing SLC from Shanti Nikunja School. After then, he was admitted for B.A. in Mahendra Ratna Public College. But, he could not finish his graduation due to his busy schedule as he has already entered the entertainment industry.

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Marital status and children

Madan Krishna Shrestha met Yasodhara Subedi while working in the same organizations. They fell in love and got married in 1986. She was so humble and beautiful. Sadly she died in the year 2018 because of cancer.

Madan Krishna Shrestha's wife Yasodhara
Madan Krishna Shrestha’s wife Yasodhara Subedi/Facebook

He has two children- son ‘Yaman Shrestha’ and daughter ‘Sarana Shrestha’. Both are living in the United States.

Madan Krishna with his son Yaman Shrestha

Madan Krishna with his son Yaman Shrestha/Facebook

Madan Krishna Shrestha- Career

He is a versatile actor and is well known for his acting skills. He has given dozens of hit TV series and movies to the Nepali entertainment industry. Although he entered into entertainment field during his early 20s, he came into viewers eyes after his outstanding performance in ‘Rashtriya Gaijatra Mahotsav in 2032’.

Duo “MaHa Jodi” charm in Nepali entertainment industry

Madan Krishna met Hari Bansha Acharya after 10 years of working in the art field. Together they have not only done award-winning performances but also won the heart of all Nepalese with their comic duo.

Famous MaHa Jodi
Famous MaHa Jodi

Besides acting, these duos are very supportive of each other. Also, they have set the example of true friendship among us. Further, they produce many Telefilms and series showcasing Nepalese sociopolitical issues through their media house production.

Madan Krishna Shrestha as a singer

Besides acting, his contribution is equally significant in the music industry. ‘Saye Thari Baja’, ‘Arabau Manchhe Haruma’, ‘Khola Wari Pari’ and many more songs are great hits.

Madan Krishna as a writer

He wrote the ‘MaHa ko Ma’ book to describe his friendship with Hari Bansha Acharya’s duo. The book is an excellent hit among Nepalese readers.

Madan Krishna Shrestha's 'Mahako ma'
Madan Krishna Shrestha’s ‘Mahako ma’


 He played in dozens of movies. Among them, “Satru Gate”, “Sukha Dukha”, “Lovi Papi”, “Je Vo Ramrai Vo” are super hit Nepali movies of him.

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Madan Krishna Shrestha undoubtedly is an iconic actor and comedian. Therefore, he has received many awards for his notable roles. He received awards as best actor, best singer, best director, and so on. Some of his awards are as follows: 

  1. Gorkha Dakshin Bahu – His Majesty of Government
  2. Jagadamba Shree Award 1991 –Madan Puraskar Guthi
  3. Best Actor 1992 –Abhiyan
  4. Best Director 1992 –Tele Film Award
  5. Rashtriya Yuba Gaurav Samman 1998 (2054)-Antarrastriya Manch Nepal
  6. Nepal Samman 2057 Nepal Felicitation 2000 –Everest Foundation Nepal
  7. Millennium Khyali Juju Award 2057 (2000)
  8. Best Dialogue -By Nepal Film Artist Association
  9. Appreciation Award 1999 – By The Everest Magazine, Toronto, Canada
  10.  Lux Movie Award 2003 – By The Best Character Artist

Net worth

Different sources mentioned his net worth of about 100K- 1 Million dollars. His primary source of income is acting.

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