Khusbu Oli (1990-) is a Nepali model and a social worker, living half of her time in Nepal and half in the UK.
Khusbu came to media limelight after winning the Miss Teen competition in 2006 and after the death of Nepali don Dinesh Adhikari ‘Chari’ in 2014, as his girlfriend. Khusbu also runs a shelter home for street children in Kathmandu. In March 2016, Khusbu got married to a London based non-Nepali resident entrepreneur.
Early life, Education & Miss Teen
Khusbu Oli was born in 1990 into a Brahmin family of eastern Nepal. At the age of 10 she had won the Little Lady title, a beauty pageant of kids, in Kathmandu. While accepting the crown she said that she would one day become like Mother Teresa and serve the needy. She has said in one interview that her father wanted to see her become like Indira Gandhi or Benazir Bhutto.
Native Name: खुस्बु ओली
Born: 15 Sept 1990, Jhapa
Profession: Model, Social Worker
Alma Mater: Kingston University
Spouse: Santosh Karki (2016-)
Khusbu completed her School Leaving Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams in 2005 from the Kathmandu University High School and went on to pursue higher secondary education in management from Xavier Academy, Kathmandu. In 2006, she competed and won the Miss Teen competition, a popular beauty pageant competition for teenage girls in Nepal.
Education Abroad & Social Work
Khusbu was involved in a few philanthropical activities after she became Miss Teen. She also acted in a few music videos and did some commercials. Instead of a modeling career, Khusbu decided to continue her education in the United Kingdom. In 2012 Khusbu completed an undergraduate advanced diploma in British & European studies from the University of Oxford. Between 2012-2013, Khusbu attended Kingston University in southwest London and graduated with an MSc in International Conflict.
Khusbu runs a shelter home for street children in Kathmandu. The organization is named as Shelter. She also worked as President of Human Welfare Group from 2011 to 2013.
Personal Life & Media Limelight
In March 2016, Khusbu got married to Satosh Karki, reportedly a London based entrepreneur. The wedding ceremony was organized in Kathmandu’s Yak & Yeti Hotel, a five star hotel, and was attended by a few of Nepal’s high profile figures.
On 6 August 2014, Nepal’s notorios don Dinesh Adhikari Chari was killed in a police encounter at Bhimdhunga in Kathmandu. After the event it emerged that Khusbu was his girlfriend and the couple was going to get married within months. Khusbu came out and spoke publicly about her relationship with Chari and accused Nepal police of killing him intentionally. She said in press conferences that Chari’s death was a meticulous plan devised by her former boyfriend Arpan Raj Koirala and a Nepal police official, Kumod Dhungel, who secretly loved her. Both Arpan and Dhungel have denied the accusation.