Hari Bansha Acharya (Nepali: हरिवंश आचार्य) is a Nepalese actor, comedian, singer and writer. He is one of the most successful and respected comedians in the Nepalese entertainment industry. He is known for his method acting. Himself and Madan Krishna Shrestha make up the comedy duo MaHa Jodione of the best comedian duo ever lived. He is also known for his performance in 1997 patriotic drama film Balidaann The performance in this movie by him is considered to be one of the best malelead performance ever in Nepali film history and one of the iconic character ever.
He has been actively associated with television since its early days in Nepal and has appeared in a handful of comedy pieces. A few of his comedy pieces are:
Series of Hari Bahadur and Madan Bahadur
Hari Bansha Acharya’s father’s name is Homanjaya Acharya and his mother’s name is Ganesh Kumari. Born on 27th Kartik 2014 BS (13 November 1957) in Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Hari Bansha Acharya married 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.
Hari Bansha started his career by performing with Hari Prasad Rimal and Jitendra Mahat Avilashi in 2031 BS on Radio Nepal, then 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, and Tan ta sarhai bigrish ni badri are some of his popular films that were immensely popular in the Nepali film industry. His performance in Balidaan is considered to be one of the finest performance ever in Nepali film history. Some of his remarkable comedy series like Lal Purja, Pandra Gatay, Bhakunde Bhoot, Series of Hari Bahadur and Madan Bahadur, 50/50, and Dashain ko Chyangra, will be cherished by Nepalese even after many years. After 17 year Hari Bansha Acharya and Madan Krishna Shrestha starred in 2074 multistarrer comedy drama Satru Gate whose story was written by Hari Bansha Acharya. The film became a enormous commercial success and is one od the highest grossing Nepali film ever.
Hari Bansha Acharya and his comedy duo are active in social life and were very much noted for their effort in the April Uprising in Nepal, which dethroned the monarchy. The duo were touted for the Presidency by some spheres of the Nepalese population.