Purnika Shah, the former princess of Nepal is the daughter of ex crown prince and crown princess. Read her complete biography here.

Purnika Shah Biography

Purnika Shah, with full name Purnika Rajya Laxmi Shah was born in the year of 2000. She is 20 years old now as of 2020. Her birthday is on the 12th of December.

Purnika is the eldest daughter of former princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Shah and former prince Paras Shah. She is the granddaughter of ex-King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah. She has two younger siblings as well.

Purnika Shah Early Life and Education

Purnika completed her primary schooling in Nepal itself. She gave SLC(School Leaving Certificate) examination from Kasthamandap Vidyalaya. Later she graduated from UWC, Thailand. The royals had uploaded a graduation picture along with the family. The picture had got quite popular in the social media and had received lots of love from all the Nepalese around the world.


Only a few months ago, ex-crown princess Himani was seen showing some dance moves alongside her daughters in a TikTok video. The clip had gone viral on social media. The royals also performed ‘Nepali Ho!!’, a song full of patriotism, receiving lots of love and appraisal from everyone.


Purnika Shah Facts

Purnika is often seen with her mother former princess Himani Shah in lots of social events. The former crown princess is the founder of a charitable organization, Himani Trust. The trust has been providing relief funds and donations to the people in need in various districts of Nepal. The trust has also handed over a cheque of Nrs 20 Million to the PM’s Corona Control and Treatment fund.

Himani Shah with Purnika Shah

The Princess who almost became The Queen

Had not there been any changes in the political scenario of Nepal, Purnika might have been the first lady leader of the nation of Nepal. This was possible as the cabinet chaired by the late Girija Prasad Koirala had amended the royal succession rule to allow daughters to be crowned as the reigning monarch. (Source: News from August 1, 2006). But unfortunately, before the amendment was passed from the cabinet, monarchy ended with a series of unfortunate events in Nepal. Therefore, Purnika is also referred as The Princess who almost became The Queen in Nepali news media.

Since 2017, Purnika officially got the citizenship of Nepal. She herself went to the Chief District Officer’s office in Kathmandu for the legal process and this event is also marked as the first time someone from the Royal family did that on their own. Prior to these, the helping officers used to do the job for the Royal members. This was of course, reasonable at that time considering the security and the royal protocol.

Purnika Shah Age

Purnika Shah Instagram and More

The princess is undoubtedly loved by all the Nepalese around the world and have a massive fan following on social media. You can find her social media links below.

Know More About Purnika Shah

  • Her biggest inspiration is her mother.
  • She owns a French bulldog as a pet.
  • She has a height of 5 feet and 3 inches.
  • She strongly believes in God and spirituality.

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