Wednesday 27th September 2023

Nepal’s Bandana Sets New Guinness World Record in ‘Dance’

Dancing continuously for 126 hours, Bandana broke the existing record of Indian dancer Kalamandalam Hemalatha who had danced for 123 hours and 15 mins


Nepal’s Bandana Sets New Guinness World Record in ‘Dance’

Passion can drive you to any level, to any extent. Nepal’s 17-year-old Bandana Nepal proved this by setting a new Guinness World Record!

Dancing continuously for surprising 126 hours, Bandana made a new Guinness World Record in the ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’ category.

Bandana, who began her solo dance performance on November 23, 2018 continued doing so till November 28, 2018 afternoon with a strong determination to set the record, say the event management officials.


Bandana did this stunning performance in Nepali music in the hall of Big Foodland restaurant in Kathmandu, amid the presence of her family members, general public and media.

With this performance, Bandana smashed the existing longest-hour dance record of the Indian dancer Kalamandalam Hemalatha, who danced continuously for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011.

The most laudable part of Bandana’s stage show was her smile that remained the same throughout the performance, despite restlessness, lack of diet and physical strain.

“I am very glad to see my daughter being able to keep the world record. This achievement is not just of hers, but she has also set the nation’s name at the global front. It’s a moment of pride for all of us,” said Ram Nepal, Bandana’s father.

Ram went on to say that his daughter’s performance should inspire many other Nepali citizens, especially girls and women, to dream big in life.

This on-stage performance of Bandana was the result of her rehearsals for more than 100 hours before the program day.

As the event coordinators say, Bandana danced only in Nepali songs with an aim to promote Nepali culture, globally.

The event management team has already begun submitting their process of submitting Bandana’s dance evidences to the Guinness World Records for final certificate, which is most likely expected in a month’s time.

About Bandana in Brief
Bandana hails from Dhankuta in the eastern district of Nepal.

Beginning with her dancing passion at the age of five, Bandana went on further to get trained both in Nepal and India. However, her first practice began with her brother, say Bandana’s family members.

“In our generation, it was difficult for women to even dance or smile publicly, but now time has changed. I feel so proud of my granddaughter that she has been able to keep her name globally,” says Bandana’s 63-year-old grandmother elated at Bandana’s performance.

Bandana is currently pursuing Business Management course in Grade-12 in Kathmandu.

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