Hari Bansha Acharya (Nepali: हरिवंश आचार्य- Born:November 13, 1958 ) is a Nepalese actor and a comedian. He is one of the most successful and respected comedians in the Nepalese entertainment industry. He is well known for his method acting. He is one of the comedy duo, "MaHa Jodi", the other one being Madan Krishna Shrestha. He also performs on stage most of the time with his partner, Madan Krishna Shrestha. He is one of the most successful comedians of all time.


He was actively associated with television since its early days in Nepal and has appeared in handful of comedy pieces. To mention a few his successful comedy pieces are:
  • Lal Purja
  • Pandra Gatey
  • Bhakunde Bhoot
  • Series of Hari Bahadur and Madan Bahadur
  • 50/50
  • Dashain
Renowned radio anchor Mira Acharya, wife of acclaimed actor Hari Bansha Acharya, breathed her last at Kathmandu Model Hospital on Wednesday morning. She was 46

Hari Bansha Acharya is one of the most noted comedians in the Nepali entertainment industry. He has been involved in the comedy scene with his partner Madan Krishna Shrestha and the duo is popular with the title “Maha-Jodi”.
His father’s name is Homanjaya Acharya and Mother’s name is Ganesh Kumari. Born on 27th Kartik 2014 BS (9 October 1958) in Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Hari Bansha Acharya got married married with Meera Acharya in 2040 BS. He has two sons Trilok Acharya and Mohit Acharya.Hari Bansha's wife Meera Acharya died from a stroke on April 20, 2011. She was suffering from heart disease since long.
Hari Bansha started his career by performing with Hari Prasad Rimal and Jitendra Mahat Avilashi in 2031 BS in Radio Nepal. Back then, Radio Nepal was the only radio station in Nepal. In 2032, Hari Bansha Acharya joined Rastriya Naach Ghar. He had participated in Gaijatra Mahotsav in 2034 BS that upsurged his fame. Before performing with Madan Krishna Shrestha and becoming a part of the MAHA Jodi, he had struggled in the entertainment field alone for 6 years.
Hari Bansha Acharya has also played in films. Lovipapi, Filim, Rajamati, Silu, Balidaan, Je Bho Ramrai bho, Tan ta sarhai bigrish ni badri are some of his popular films that were immensely popular in the Nepali film industry. Some of his remarkable comedy series like Lal Purja, Pandra Gatay, Bhakunde Bhoot, Series of Hari Bahadur and Madan Bahadur, 50/50, Dashain ko Chyangra etc. will be cherished by Nepalese even after many years.

Hari Bansha Acharya and his comedy duo are active in social life and were very much noted for their effort in April Uprsing in Nepal, which dethroend the then Monarchy. The duo were touted for Presidentship by some sphere of Nepalese population.

Theater Program

1. Yamlok
2. Paralysis
3. Anshabandha
4. Cockfight
5. Raddi Tokari
6. Sapath Grahan
7. Aina
8. Bigyapan (Record breaking drama in Nepal)
9. London Airport
10. Woda Number 34
11. Rastriya Gaun Khane Katha Pratiyogita
12. Shraddh
13. Picnic
14. Abhibhawak
15. Sangeet
16. Remote Control
17. Nepal Bandha
18. Wrong Number
19. Prasna Uttar
20. Dohori Geet
21. Geetai Geet
22. Kaukuti
23. Nata
24. "205"
25. Bose Aandrai Bhundiko
26. Hoste Hainse
27. Saalik (The Statue) 2000
28. MaHa Dohari 2003
29. Dwitiya Raastriya Gaaun Khaane Pratiyogita 2004, etc.
30. Abhinandan
31. Remix Shraddh
32. Maha Dohari-2

  TV Program

1. Fifty- Fifty (Produced for NTV)
2. Santati (Produced for Reukai)
3. 216777 (Produced for NTV)
4. Bhakunde Bhoot (Produced for NTV)
5. Pandra Gate (Produced for NTV)
6. Dashain (Produced for NTV)
7. Chiranjivi (Produced for JICA)
8. Raat (Produced for UNDP)
9. Banpale (Produced for King Mahendra Natural Conservation Trust)
10. Sur Besur (Produced for MaHa Sanchar)
11. Ohho! (Produced for BBC and HMG/Nepal)
12. Kantipur (Produced for Kathmandu Metropolitan City)
13. Rajmarg (Produced for Community Health Program)
14. Pani (Produced for Nepal Jaycees)
15. Kalajar (Produced for CECI)
16. Ashal Logne (Produced for NFHP)
17. Laxmi (Produced for Nepal Rastra Bank)
18. Laal Purja (Produced for MaHa Sanchar)
19. Tike ko Tin Mantra ( About condom)
20. Shristee (Produced for Plan Nepal)
21. Jalpareee (Produced for ENFO)
22. Virus (Produced for FNCCI)
23. MaHa Chautari (About different conflicts of Nepal)
24. Left right left(Produced for FHI)
25. Madan bahadur Hari bahadur( Produced by Maha sanchar)(program on informing pelpe about the constituenal assembly )
Hari Bansha Acharya has married for the second time with Ramila Pathak

Radio Program

1. Vitamin A Program
2. Girls Education - GTZ
3. Leprosy - BBC
4. Chhu Mantar - BBS
5. Mechi Mahakali Express - BBC
6. Rukh Baaje Suga Nati - UNICEF
7. MaHa Adala / MaHa Chautari in coordination with Antenna Nepal


1. Mahasan—published by Sajha Prakashan
2. Neparujinno Kurasito Seuji (Social and Political Life of Nepal)


1. NHK of Japan prepared documentary film on MaHa.

Position Held

1. Ambassdor, UN World Food Program Nepal
2. Chairman, Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
3. Founder,Jana Andolan Health Relief Fund(Established during 2nd Peoples Movement in 2062-2063 BS)
4. Executive Director,MaHa Sanchar,kathmandu
5. Vice President,Kathmandu Model Hospital(PHECT)
6. Honorary Life Member,Nepal Association of Victoria Sydney,Australia(20-6-1998)
7. Honorary Member,Nepal Film Artist National Association
8. Founder Board Member,Tilganga Eye Centre,Kathmandu
9. Board Member, Spinal Injury Organisation,Kathmandu
10. Board Member,CampionAssociates,Kathmandu
11. Member, Rotary club of Tripureshwor,Kathmandu
12. Member, Nepal Russia Friendship Sociaty, Kathmandu
13. Member, Nepal Music Association,Kathmandu


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