Sunday, July 19, 2009

A model who became a monk!!

Kohinoor Singh, now Ani Lhosang Dolma, carved out a name for her self in the small but quickly growing modelling world of Nepal since she was 15 years old with her catwalk shows, brand endorsing ads, TV show hosting and music video hits. She particularly shot into prominence through her music videos made by Music Nepal.

In 2002 she was credited with giving, a major Nepali site for the local cinema and the music industry, a major fillip to its rating. "After we put the blow ups of Kohinoor Singh," said Abhinav Kasaju founder of the site, "the number of visitors to the site doubled."

"Kohinoor is sensational. She's a unique blend of innocence and sexuality, "declared the Kathmandu Post who rated her one of the "Top 5 models in Nepal" in February this year. But that has now all changed, overnight. "To be peaceful and happy," she continues, "one needs to be content with whatever one has and I am following this passage."

It was a dream long since planted in her mind ever since as a little girl she encountered a woman monk always calm and smiling in a Swayambu (temple mound). A strong spiritual experience in that very same Swayambu years later, some deep soul searching, and Ani was born. "I am ready to cope with anything now, even hunger and thirst. I believe it is desire that leads to expectations and eventually chaos." In a nation where Buddhism was born, it won't be long then, that from being admired on stage, Ani will be elevated to a young guru of sorts. For now she has broken several hearts and extracted many a sigh even though, as one fan puts it, she has moved from being "a pretty model to one beautiful nun!" Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.


Anonymous said...

Although this young lady's spirituality is very different to mine, I admire, very much, her desire to seek out the answer to that need for fulfilment within the inner being.Natural beauty is fleeting, but the beauty that lies inside goes on for eternity. The Bible tells us that we all have a spiritual void in our lives which is yearning to be filled. And let it also be said that the last photograph of her, shows that she is still, physically, a radiantly, beautiful woman with her gorgeous smile and shining eyes. xx

Robert Foo said...

Hi my dear,

Yes! The beauty lies in the heart where love resides. Beauty of the face is temporary, whereas beauty of the heart is permanent. We speak from the heart, the face provides smiles. Though i have not seen you my dear, your heart could be felt wherever you are. You are not a monk but you speak and think like this beauty...what a beautiful person you are and I am certainly blessed to meet you here on my blog. Thank you for reading this title.

Anonymous said...

2009 to 2012, is any one know the current status of this monk,,