Princess Norodom Bopha Devi of Cambodia was born on January 8 1943 in Phnom Penh. She is the daughter of Norodom Sihanouk and the late Neak Moneang Phat Kanthol. Princess Bopha Devi is the elder sister of Prince Norodom Ranariddh and a half-sibling of current King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni. Her official title is Her Royal Highness Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Bopha Devi.
She then toured the world as the principal dancer of the Cambodian Royal Ballet, and together with Queen Kossamak, she brought for the first time, not only to the world, but also to the Cambodian people the art of the Cambodian Ballet. In the past, the ballet was performed only before royalty to commemorate their dynastic ancestors and to honour the gods.
Her Royal Highness married in 1959 at the age of fifteen, and has five children:
Princess Bopha Devi currently serves as the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts in Cambodia.