Miss Universe 1994 and popular Indian actress Sushmita Sen was the showstopper for Classic Diamond Jewellers’ “Timeless Paragon Jewellery Fashion Show 2014”, which was held at the Hotel de l’ Annapurna, Durbar Marg, on November 15.
Bollywood actress Raveena Tondon walked the ramp along with Nepali models, flaunting jewellery from eight companies in the second edition of “Nepal Gems and Jewellery Expo 2014” from November 7.
Steel magnate Laxmi Mittal was in Kathmandu in February to attend the wedding party of Karan Saraogi, the son of Indian businessman Vivek Saraogi; and the bride, Natisha Saraf, is the granddaughter of Radheshyam Saraf, the owner of Hotel Yak & Yeti.
Indian actor Akshay Kumar was in Kathmandu in May to shoot the Bollywood movie “Baby”.
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was in Nepal for a two-day visit in October. Khan landed here on October 7 to take part in a Unicef programme. A goodwill ambassador for the Unicef, the 49-year-old actor visited a health post at Pakadi VDC in Kapilvastu, promoting nutrition for children and interacted with local health workers and volunteers.
Legendary Spanish footballer Raúl González Blanco was spotted in Kathmandu on November 14.
Though his show was cancelled in the last hour by Kathmandu District Administration, popular Indian stand-up artist Kapil Sharma made it to Kathmandu on December 13. Sharma and singer Sonu Nigam were supposed to share the stage with popular Nepali singers and comedians in the “Ncell Purple Fest”.
Two-time former Formula One World Champion Mika Hakkinen was in Nepal for a three-day visit in January as part of the “Join the Pact” campaign to urge Nepali fans to be responsible and never drink and drive. Hakkinen awed the Nepali fans with his speed and control behind the wheel of a white Mercedes at the Syakar Safety Riding Training Centre in Lalitpur on January 26.
Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor was the star attraction of Ncell Nepal Literature Festival in September this year. An award-winning writer, Tharoor has authored 14 bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi was in Kathmandu for a three-day visit in December. During his visit, Satyarthi addressed the parliamentary committee for Women, Children, Senior Citizens and Social Welfare and also met President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.