Charles Sobhraj

  • Serial killer Charles Sobhraj worked as arms dealer for Taliban March 23, 2014

    Serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage, who has served long jail terms in India and other countries, claimed that he worked as an arms dealer for Taliban after befriending JeM chief Masood Azhar in Tihar prison and was even associated with American spy agency CIA. 70-year-old...
  • 'Bad' is not based on the life of Charles Sobhraj: Director July 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Prawaal Raman has dismissed rumours that his film 'Bad', produced by Pooja Bhatt, is based on the life and times of notorious criminal Charles Sobhraj. The film is said to be based on the 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj's sensational jailbreak from the Tihar prison in 1986. "Our film...
  • 'Jailbreak' is based on Sobhraj's escapades June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Producer Kumar Mangat is set to bring bikini killer Charles Sobhraj's escapades on the big screen as 'Jailbreak'. Directed by Prawaal Raman, it is said to be based on the dreaded murderer's prison break from Delhi's Tihar jail. It was earlier to be a biopic to be produced by...
  • 'Osama' resurrected on stage in Kolkata March 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Osama Bin Laden has been resurrected in Kolkata! One of the most controversial characters of world history is now being portrayed on the popular stage theatre of Bengal. The play, christened 'Osama', revolves round the main protagonist Charles the crook, who considers himself an artist and believes that a man...
  • Juhi Parmar beats Mahek Chahal to win Bigg Boss 5 January 8, 2012

    The actor who once was primetime TV's favourite bahu walked away with one crore rupees in prize money after spending 3 months in the Bigg Boss Mansion completely cut off from the outside world . Actors Amar Upadhyay, and Akashdeep Sehgal, and VJ Siddharth Bharadwaj were among the 5 finalists. ...
  • Bigg Boss: Inmates shocked with Swami Agnivesh's entry November 10, 2011

    The inmates of the Bigg Boss house were shocked and curious when saffronclad social activist Swami Agnivesh entered the house. ...
  • I could die in the arms of Sobhraj: Nihita October 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Day one inside the Bigg Boss house saw some drama, some cattiness and celebrity guests trying to make sense of each others past choices while preparing for the long haul. Nihita Biswas, the wife of notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj, on Monday fielded tough questions from other inmates...
  • Did you have sex with Sobhraj? wife Nihita asked October 3, 2011

    Kathmandu: When Nihita Biswas Sobhraj made entertainment history Monday night by becoming the first contestant from Nepal to take part in Indian TV channel Color's reality show 'Bigg Boss 5', back home in Kathmandu her family's moment of pride turned into shock and consternation at the first barrage of questions...
  • Models, wrestler, transgender: Bigg Boss inmates October 4, 2011

    Mumbai: It's almost a "Bachna ae haseeno" moment in the "Bigg Boss" house this season. Thirteen beauties from different walks of life entered the fifth edition of the controversial reality show, with Bollywood villain Shakti Kapoor in tow Sunday night. What will add "double dhamaal" is hero Salman Khan and...
  • Nihita, wife of Charles Sobhraj in 'Bigg Boss 5' September 29, 2011

    Kathmandu: She might have been vilified by outraged members of the public for falling in love with and marrying an alleged murderer but come October and Nihita Biswas Sobhraj, the Nepali wife of Charles Sobhraj, will show the world who's Bigg Boss. The 23yearold, who became an instant celebrity three years...
  • Sobhraj upto his old tricks to seek freedom? June 10, 2011

    Kathmandu: Charles Sobhraj, the alleged serial killer, con man and prison escape artist who is serving a life sentence for murdering an American tourist in Nepal, may be up to his old tricks of bribery and manipulation to seek freedom. Security guards at Kathmandu's Central jail recently discovered that Sobhraj was secretly...
  • Courts biased, Sobhraj's rights violated: UN August 5, 2010

    Kathmandu: Seven years after remaining behind bars in Nepal for the alleged murder of an American tourist and having his "not guilty" plea rejected by Nepali courts, Charles Sobhraj has finally seen a silver lining with the UN saying he did not get a fair trial and asking the government...
  • Sobhraj's lover on the wrong side of the law August 1, 2010

    Kathmandu: From a lawyer following the law, Shakuntala Thapa found herself on the receiving end of Nepal's law Sunday as she and her daughter Nihita Biswas, better known as Charles Sobhraj's fiance, face contempt of court charges. Now the feisty lawyer, who lost her fight to get Sobhraj acquitted of murder...
  • Sobhraj found guilty again, freedom dream recedes June 4, 2009

    Kathmandu: Once known for his adroitness in escaping from the most stringently guarded prisons across the world, yesteryear's crime maestro Charles Sobhraj now seems fated to languish in Nepal's dingy central jail for life with a lower court Thursday delivering a guilty verdict that has grave implications for the murder...
  • Charles Sobhraj stays in Nepal jail, legal black hole January 13, 2009

    Kathmandu: Master criminal Charles Sobhraj's hope of freedom were dashed on Tuesday by Nepal's Supreme Court, which sent him to a legal labyrinth by ordering a trivial case dismissed almost six years ago by a lower court to be returned there for fresh trial. In a replay of the nearly same...
  • Bikini killer Sobhraj 'knew' of Mumbai attack plan in 1996 December 10, 2008

    Kathmandu: JaisheMohammed founder Masood Azhar had disclosed his plans to attack Mumbai, the Indian parliament and power plants 12 years ago to a fellow prisoner in Delhi's Tihar Jail: international criminal Charles Sobhraj who says he was later asked by India to negotiate with Azhar during the Kandahar hijack. The unusual...
  • Sobhraj to sue 'old friend' Dhondy over book November 18, 2008

    Kathmandu: Within 48 hours of launching his new book The Bikini Murders in New Delhi, author and screenplay writer Farrukh Dhondy is all set to get the kind of controversy needed to make the book a bestseller. His "old friend" Charles Sobhraj, who according to media reports is the prototype...
  • 'Wife' turns sleuth to save Charles Sobhraj October 17, 2008

    Kathmandu: On Sunday, when Nepal's Supreme Court resumes hearing the appeal by 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj against the life term slapped on him for the murder of an American tourist, his formidable team of lawyers would be joined by his new wife Nihita Biswas. Though the 20yearold Nepali woman, who catapulted...
  • Love at first sight? Charles Sobhraj ties the knot October 10, 2008

    Kathmandu: On Wednesday, when Nepal celebrated the culmination of its biggest Hindu festival Dashain, Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj too had a reason to rejoice after tying the knot with his 20yearold Nepali fiance Nihita Biswas after a tumultuous courtship marked by media glare and controversy. "It was a simple and short traditional...
  • Nepal SC set to give its verdict on Sobhraj August 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Nepalese Supreme Court is set to give its verdict on Charles Sobhraj's appeal against conviction in the Connie Bronwich murder case. Sobhraj, also known by other nonflattering names such as Serpent, Conman, Jewelthief and bikinikiller, was found guilty of the murder of American backpacker, Connie Jo Bronzich...
  • Bollywood filmmaker rebuffs Sobhraj deal as extortion July 29, 2008

    Kathmandu: As he fervently dreams from behind bars of a new life with a new love, yesteryear's 'bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj has received a new blow with a Bollywood film company rejecting his call for a contract and, instead, accusing him of extortion. People Pictures, based in India's film city Mumbai,...
  • It was love at first job for Sobhraj's fiance Nihita July 21, 2008

    Twentyyearold Nihita Bishwas has fallen for the charms of a convicted killer 44 years her senior Charles Shobraj. The Kathmandu lawyer plans to marry him soon after he is released. Talking to CNNIBN, she defended Sobhraj and spoke about their common interests. ...
  • Sobhraj's new love could spell legal trouble for him July 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj recently revealed plans to marry a woman 44 years younger to him. Twentyyearold, Nihita Biswas, an interpreter for Sobhrajs French lawyer, says shes unperturbed by his past or the age gap between the two of them. I love this 44year gap because with age...
  • Sobhraj's sweetheart starts fight to be his saviour July 6, 2008

    Kathmandu: Nihita Biswas, the 20yearold Nepali woman who hit the headlines worldwide last week after to her engagement to serial killer Charles Sobhraj, has taken the media plunge. She is now defending him resolutely against the murder sentence he is currently serving in a highsecurity Kathmandu prison. Nihita, who has been under...
  • Sobhraj in a knotty affair | 'Bikini killer' to wed 20yrold July 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj is planning to marry a woman who is fortyfour years younger to him. His 20yearold fiance Nihita Biswas has her own reasons for the affair. I love this age gap of 4045 years. I love it because with age comes maturity. I would...
  • 'Bikini killer' Sobhraj to wed 20yrold interpreter July 4, 2008

    Kathmandu: 64yearold Charles Sobhraj has cast the remnants of his old charm from behind bars on a Nepali belle and the two are now engaged. It is a winterspring romance with Sobhraj's new love being a 20yearold who has just completed school and was toying with the idea of pursuing...
  • Sobhraj claims copyright on life, sues filmmaker May 24, 2008

    Kathmandu: Charles Sobhraj has slapped a legal notice on filmmaker Prawaal Raman, who is making Charles and I on the life of the jailed criminal. Sobhraj, who is serving a life term in Kathmandu's central jail for the murder of an American tourist more than three decades ago, on Wednesday asked...
  • Charles Sobhraj hopes 13 will prove lucky for him January 21, 2008

    Kathmandu: From his bleak cell in Kathmandu's central prison, Charles Sobhraj, serving a 20year jail term for an ancient crime, is waiting for Feb 13, hoping the date considered inauspicious by many will prove lucky for him. The 63yearold, whose hope to be free was dashed by Nepal's Supreme Court last...
  • Old jail mates come to wish Sobhraj luck December 26, 2007

    Kathmandu: Though the media dubbed him the 'Serpent' and 'Bikini Killer', Charles Sobhraj's former prison mates still retain strong ties with him, with some of them going to Kathmandu's Central Jail to wish him good luck. While Nepal's Supreme Court dashed the 63yearold's dream of celebrating Christmas with his wife, daughter...