Bishnu Majhi Biography (Who is Bishnu Majhi):
Bishnu Majhi (Nepali: विष्णु माझी) is the most popular Nepali folk singer. She is also known as an “Anonymous Superstar” or the “Mystery Queen” because no one has seen or met him till date except some artists and musicians. Such a famous artist who has sung so many popular songs and is always in the news but no one knows about her, no one knows where she lives, what she does, how she lives her life.
Majhi is the highest-paid singer in Nepal, has recorded over 6,000 songs in a career spanning 15 years including “Sital Dine Pipal Sami Chha”, “Driver Dai Man Paryo Malai”, “Lalupate Nughyo Bhuintira”, “Purbako Mechi Ni Hamrai Ho, Paschim Mahakali Ni Hamrai Ho” and “Rumal Hallai Hallai”, and many more.
Her 2018 song “Salko Pat Tapari Huni” became the most viewed Nepali folk song on Youtube, with more than 80 million views, as of 2022. Her awards include Hits FM Music Awards and Kalika FM Awards. On August 18, 2021, “Chari Jelaima (चरी जेलैमा)” Nepali Teej Song became the most popular song on Youtube, with more than 38 million views as of August 2022.
The lyrics of this song are very emotional and present the incident of a woman being exploited and held hostage by a man. Bishnu Majhi’s fans and followers and music listeners also said that she presented her biography and events happening in her life through this song.
|Also Known As||“Anonymous Superstar”, “Mystery Queen”|
|Date of Birth||26 June 1986 (12 Ashad 2043 BS)|
|Birthplace||Chapakot, Syangja, Nepal|
|Father||Tara Bahadur Majhi|
|Brother||1 (elder brother)|
|Sister||1 (younger sister)|
|Husband||Sundar Mani Adhikari|
|Debut Song||Aamale Arti Dine Ghar Jane Bela|
Early Life and Education:
Bishnu Majhi was born on 26 June 1986 (12 Ashad 2043 BS) in Ratnapur VDC of Syangja District in Nepal. Majhi’s family consists of her father Tara Bahadur Majhi and mother, Dharma Kumari, and she has two siblings an elder brother and a younger sister.
She was born and brought up in a poor family. She was educated up to the fifth grade, despite her desire to study, she had to drop out of school due to family problems.
Nepali singer Bishnu Majhi has sung more than 6,000 songs, including thousands of hit and super hit songs, has started singing from the age of 13. Majhi has a bright voice and the ability to sing a lyrical way, Narayan Lekali, a singer from a neighbouring village, urged her to sing with him.
They both participate in many competitions and won second prize in the Butwal festival when she was 15, and won first prize in the Palpa festival. In Palpa, Sundarmani Adhikari, who was also a participant at the event, noticed her and later persuaded her family to send her to Pokhara under his guardianship. In April 2004, they competed together at the Lekhnath festival in Pokhara and won first prize.
After the success of many singing competitions, Sundarmani Adhikari took her to Kathmandu to start a professional singing career. Prior to meeting Adhikari, Majhi had already recorded her first song “Aamale Arti Dine Ghar Jane Bela” at Phewa Digital Studio in Pokhara.
After coming to Kathmandu, she had become a successful folk singer from 2007–08. In the early days, she used to earn Rs 2,500 per song but then she started earning Rs 6,000 per song, recording as many as more than 5 songs a day.
As of 2019, Majhi was earn Rs 50,000 per song, making her the highest-paid singer in Nepal. She recorded around half a dozen songs a month, but the songs were all super hits. In mid-2019, her salary doubled to Rs 100,000 per song, and as of 2021, she earned more than 200,000 per song.
In 2011, “Shital Dine Pipal Sami Cha” and “Phul Ramro Gulabko”, sung with Yaam Chhetri, became popular and most listened folk songs of that year. Apart from this, “Driver Dai Man Paryo Malai”, “Lalupate Nughyo Bhuintira”, “Purbako Mechi Ni Hamrai Ho, Paschim Mahakali Ni Hamrai Ho” and “Rumal Hallai Hallai”, also become the most popular song.
Her 2018 song “Salko Pat Tapari Huni” became the most viewed Nepali folk song on Youtube, with more than 72 million views, as of 2021. Her awards include Hits FM Music Awards and Kalika FM Awards. On August 18, 2021, “Chari Jelaima (चरी जेलैमा)” Nepali Teej Song became the most popular song on YouTunne, with more than 18 million views as of August 2021.
Bishnu Majhi Husband, Relationship, Love Affairs:
Bishnu Majhi is married to singer/composer Sundar Mani Adhikari on 15 December 2011 (29 Mangsir 2068 BS). She has twin sons born around 2015–16.
They both met during a folk singing competition at the Palpa festival. Later with the permission of the parents, he took her to Kathmandu to turn her into a professional singer. After living with him for eight years, they did a private ceremony in Ram Temple, Pokhara.
Bishnu Majhi Anonymous Superstar?
There are hundreds of questions about Bishnu Majhi like, Why did Bishnu Majhi become Anonymous Superstar? Why doesn’t Vishnu Majhi appear in public? Isn’t Bishnu Majhi imprisoned somewhere? And it is also right to raise this question about Bishnu Majhi.
Because nowadays you can find photos and videos of a normal person on TV, newspaper, or other social media platform but there are no videos, interviews, even photos of the most popular Nepali folk singer Bishnu Majhi. So let’s talk about her real personal life.
Bishnu Majhi started singing at the age of 13. At that time, she used to participate in various competitions and sing in many other programs. When she came to Kathmandu to start her professional singing career with Sundarmani Adhikari, she has lived a private life.
She doesn’t have any social accounts on the internet. She doesn’t use the phone, she can only be contacted indirectly through her husband, who negotiates all her contracts and manages her schedules.
When going out in public, she wears a face mask and a scarf to hide her face. She does not give concerts or attend other public functions, despite a high demand nationally and internationally. She has only one publicly released photograph and some rare videos.
Her absence from public life prompted speculation that she might be being controlled and abused by her husband. This led the Chief District Officer of Syangja to intervene. The couple was interviewed at the District Administration Office on 6 January 2019, where she was reunited with her father after 11 years.
According to the Police, Majhi attributed her choice of private life to her lack of formal education and her trust in her husband’s better-educated decisions. Their inter-caste marriage was given as the reason for her estrangement from her kin. She was asked to remove her face mask and scarf for physical examination; the Police said that there were no signs of physical violence on her face.
One of the interviewers, Superintendent of Police Rajkumar Lamsal, said Adhikari answered most of the questions asked to Majhi, and that it was hard to conclude Majhi was living a free life.
Bishnu Majhi Awards:
- Best Folk Singer Award at the Kalika FM Music Awards in 2008.
- Best Folk Singer Award at the Kalika FM Music Awards in 2012.
- Hits FM Music Awards 2020
Bishnu Majhi Albums:
- Bala Joban (बाला जोबन)
- Baisa Dhalkina Lagyo (बैंश ढल्किन लाग्यो)
- Phoolko Chhayanle (फूलको छाँयाले)
- Tyo Man Runna Holara (त्यो मन रून्नहोला र)
- Pchheuri Malmalko (पछेउरी मल्मलको)
- Bacha Kasam (बाचा कसम)bachakasam
- Mero Sapana (मेरो सपना)
- Royo Gambesi (रोयो गामबेशी)royogambesi
- Jale Rumal (जाले रूमाल)
- Sheet (शित)
Bishnu Majhi Songs:
- Driver Dai Man Paryo Malai
- Lalupate Nughyo Bhuintira
- Purbako Mechi Ni Hamrai Ho, Paschim Mahakali Ni Hamrai Ho
- Rumal Hallai Hallai
- Chari Jelaima
- Paschim Purvako
- Dada Wari Jun Bhayo Ta Dada Pari Gham
- Sital Dine Pipal Sami Cha
- Phul Ramro Gulabko
- Campus Padhna Aaune
- Kaslai Sodhne Hola
- Mai Chori Salala
- Na Jau Hai Sanu Pandherima
- Salko Patko Tapari Huni
- Eauta Chithhi Lekhna
- Sanu Kaha Chhau
- Yo Chokho Maya
- Mayalu Ko Boli
- Dai Nabhana La
- Lalupate Nugyo Bhui Tira
- Hasera Boli Deu
- Tyo Man Runna Hola Ra?
- Ghamle Ni Poldiyo, Junle Ni Jado Bho
- Hare Siva Ram
- Bhetai Hunna Hola Ra
- Bishnu Majhi Teej Songs:
- Putaliko Bhatti Vol 01 to 10
- Vinaju Palkera
- Sano Sano Gafchha
- Ghumre Julafee
- Mero Vena Hong Kong Ko Lahure
- Chari Jelaima
Bishnu Majhi Facts:
- Bishnu Majhi was born on 26 June 1986 (12 Ashad 2043 BS) in Ratnapur VDC of Syangja District in Nepal.
- Her father name is Tara Bahadur Majhi and mother is Dharma Kumari.
- She has two siblings an elder brother and a younger sister.
- Majhi is the highest paid singer in Nepal. She earned more than 150,000 to 200,000 per song.
- She has recorded over 6000 songs in a career spanning 15 years.
- She started singing at public events aged 13.
- She was only educated up to the fifth grade.
- She earned Rs 2,500 per song in the early days.
- She has been referred to as the “Anonymous Superstar or the “Mystery Queen” of Nepali music.