| 1998 – 2004|
| House of Norodom|
| 8 January 1943 (age 72)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1943-01-08) |
Sisowath Moni Kossoma
Sisowath Kalyan Tevi
Keo Chinsita Forsinetti
Sisowath Veakchiravuddh, Keo Chinsita Forsinetti
Phat Kanhol, Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Suramarit, Sisowath Kossamak
Sisowath Monivong, Norodom Kanviman Norleak Tevi
Norodom Sihanouk, Sisowath Kossamak, Norodom Arunrasmy, Norodom Ranariddh, Norodom Sihamoni
Norodom Buppha Devi Wikipedia
Norodom Buppha Devi ( [n̪ɔroːt̪ˈɗɑm ɓupˈpʰaː~ɓopʰaː t̪eːʋiː]; official title Her Royal Highness Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Buppha Devi) is a princess of Cambodia born on 8 January 1943, in Phnom Penh. She is the daughter of Norodom Sihanouk and the late Neak Moneang Phat Kanthol, the elder sister of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and a half-sibling of current King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni.
Buppha Devi comes from Pali words puppha (បុប្ផា) meaning flower and devi (ទេវី) meaning goddess. The name is also romanised as 'Bopha Devi or 'Bophadevi.'
Buppha Devi finished her high school education at Lycée Preah Norodom in Phnom Penh. As a young princess, her grandmother, Queen Sisowath Kossamak, chose her to become a dancer early in her life. At the age of 15, she became the premiere dancer of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. At the age of 18, she was granted the title of prima ballerina.
She then toured the world as the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet with Queen Kossamak, performing in public. In the past the ballet had been performed only before royalty to commemorate their dynastic ancestors and to honour the gods.
Buppha Devi married in 1959 at the age of fifteen, and has five children:Princess Sisowath Moni Kossoma (born 1960)
Princess Sisowath Kalyan Tevi (b. 1961)
Keo Chinsita Forsinetti (b. 1965)
Prince Sisowath Chivannariddh (b. 1968)
Prince Sisowath Veakchiravuddh (b. 1973)
Buppha Devi formerly served as the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts in Cambodia.