Menuka Paudel was one of the popular contestants of first Nepal Idol. She gave her audition from Kathmandu. She reached top 11 and got eliminated. All of the contestants and the judges of Nepal Idol cried during her elimination. She was along with Sandhya Joshi in bottom two. She got few votes than other contestants of Nepal Idol and got eliminated.
The singer has been releasing new songs after being eliminated from the singing reality show. Meanwhile, she has released a new song through the official YouTube channel of Highlights Nepal.
The song has been titled ‘ Yati Dherai Maya’ and has been sung by Mohan Magar and Menuka Poudel. The song has been arranged by Mohan Magar. He has written the song as well. Artists Sujan Shrestha and Krishtina Thapa have been featured in the music video of the song. The music video has been directed by Dilip Saman.