Madam Prime Minister

This program is a 2017 Classy Awards Finalist!

Between the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016, Nepal was taken by the storm by its first female Prime Minister… even though she was fictional.

PM Aasha Singh was the protagonist of Madam Prime Minister (Singha Durbar: the Lion’s Palace), a 13-episode TV drama created by our Nepal team and funded by USAID. The show promoted positive examples of female leadership, democracy, and transparency; it became a big media hit and transforming PM Singh, played by Nepali star Gauri Malla, into a pop culture icon.

In 2017, the Prime Minister will be back for Season 2!

stay connected with the show

Madam Prime Minister Trailer - Nepal has a new Prime Minister - and she's about to change her country forever. Watch the launch trailer of Madam Prime Minister (Singha Durbar: the Lion's Palace)!


Watch Madam Prime Minister on YouTube - Follow Prime Minister Aasha's quest to give Nepal a brighter future.
Madam Prime Minister – Audience Reactions - As part of Madam Prime Minister’s outreach campaign, we organized screenings all across the country. Did the show strike a chord with people in the audience? This is what they had to say! (Videos in Nepali only)
Where Fiction Meets Politics - "What if we could create a fictional road map to good governance, firmly rooted in reality, believable, yet reaching for the stars?"
Of role models and the trickle-down effect - "The show’s creators hoped that with Singha Durbar, instead of art imitating life, life would end up imitating art."



Communications Coordinator
Ayush Joshi
Search for Common Ground Nepal