10 All Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actor [Updated 2020]

This time Trendz Nepal is back with the awesome list of 10 All-Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actors of Nepal film Industry. It is quite challenging to list the only 10 among various all-time greatest Nepali actors because their acting performance and role come in a variety of different types based on the movie, genre, and year by which they took place. To select the best among the rest, we have listed them based on their skills and popularity. 

10 All-Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actor

The below-listed actors are not listed based on our own personal favorites, but due to their true greatness, stardom, acting skills, fandom, and their successful career for more than a decade. Let’s check them out. 


1. Rajesh Hamal

“ Dushman ko lagi yo hat falam cha, Sathi ko lagi yo haat falam cha”, who does not know Rajesh Hamal. Rajesh Hamal is a superstar of the Nepali film industry. He was born on 9 June 1964 in Tansen, Palpa, Nepal. Rajesh Hamal was the highest-paid actor in the ‘90s as well as the 20's. He started his film career in 1991 from the movie Yug Dekhi Yug Samma, which was his uncle's movie. Generally, Hamal works on 10 to 12 movies a year. In 1994 he worked on 16 movies, which was the highest of all time.  Hamal is also regarded as the most qualified actor in the Nepali film industry because he completed his schooling from Moscow and did an MA in English from the Panjab University of India. To date Hamal is recognized as the megastar of Nepal. Rajesh Hamal married Madhu Bhattarai in 2014. 

  • Date of Birth: 9 June 1964
  • Active year: 1989 to present
  • Hit movies/serial:  Yug Dekhi Yug Samma , Deuta, Kasam, Ek Number ko Pakhe,  Mukhauta, Hami Tin Bhai, Basanti, Gopikrishna, Pratigya, Simana, Shakhar, 
  • Height: 6 feet 2 inch
  • Award: National Film Award, Lux Film Award


2. Hari Bansha Acharya

Hari Bansha Acharya is a renowned comedian, singer, writer, and best actor in the Nepali film industry. Acharya was born on 13 November 1957 in Gairidhara, Kathmandu. In 2031 BS he worked in Radio Nepal and started his career. In 2032 Acarya joined Rastriya Naach Ghar, where he got a chance to participate in Gaijatra Mahotsav only after 2 years. After some years he met with Madan Krishna Shrestha and he became the part of MAHA Jodi. For many years they didn’t work in any drama and movies, but back in 2074, they worked in a multi starrer comedy-movie named Shatru Gate. The writer of this movie was Hari Bansha Acharya himself. 

  • Date of Birth: 13 November 1957
  • Active year: 1931 to present
  • Hit movies/serial: Je Bho Ramro Bho, Balidaan, Shatru Gate, Rajamati, Silu, Basudev Cha Ekkan Cha. 
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inch
  • Award: NEFTA award, OFA award, Honoured in Hasya Vyangya Hijo Aaja Bholi. 


3. Madan Krishna Shrestha

Madan Krishna Shrestha is the oldest and respected actor and comedian of the Nepali film industry. He was born on 19 April 1950. He has worked in many movies and TV series. Shrestha was well known by the people of Nepal after his performance in Rashtriya Gaijatra Mahotsav in 2032 B.S. Before working with Hari Bansha Acharya, he had contributed about 10 years in the field of art. They have their own media banner. They have been producing and performing various acts related to the socio-political sector of Nepal. He is considered to be one of the best and the finest actors in Nepal. 

  • Date of Birth: 19 April 1950
  • Active year: 
  • Hit movies/serial: Je Bho Ramro Bho, Balidaan, Basudev, Shatru Gate, Rajamati, Silu, Truck Driver. 
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inch
  • Award: Rastriya Yuba Gaurav Samman, Tele Film Award, Abhiyan Shree Award and many more.


4. Bhuwan K.C

“Maya ko Bari ma Priti ko Fula, Samhali Rakhe Chu Kusume Rumal”, yes TrendzNepal is talking about Bhuwan K.C. 

Rose to fame from the movie “Kusume Rumal” Bhuwan K.C is the finest actor, producer, and filmmaker of the Nepali film industry. He was born on 17 August 1958. He has contributed a lot in the Nepali family industry. K.C was considered to be the best actor in the ‘80s, ’90s and even ’20s. First he started his career as a singer. He worked as a singer for Radio Nepal. Later Bhuwan started his movie career by working in a movie named Juni in 1981. He became more popular among Nepalese people as an actor in 1982  after his second movie Samjhana. Few years before he directed a movie named Dreams in which his son Anmol K.C played the lead role. 

  • Date of Birth: 17 August 1958
  • Active year: 1981 A.D to present
  • Hit movies/serial: Kusume Rumal, Santaan, Tilhari, Kanyadan, Chino, Trishna, Dui Thopa Ashu, Dakshina, Raanko, Karodpati, Nepali Babu and Superstar
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inch
  • Award: National Film Award


5. Sunil Thapa

Whenever we hear the name Sunil Thapa, we remember him as a dreadful villain of Nepali movies. 

Sunil Thapa is a popular actor from Nepal. He was born on 19 May 1957. Thapa has worked in Nepali, Bollywood, and Bhojpuri movies. He entered the film industry by working in the Bollywood movie Ek Duuje Ke Liye. Sunil Thapa is more popular for his villain role rather than for the hero. With Binny’s and Mafatlal Fabrics, Sunil first started modeling in Bombay.  Before working as an actor, he was considered to be a professional football player and played for ICL Club Bombay and Orkay’s Sports Club. Sunil Thapa has also played alongside the popular Bollywood actress of India, Priyanka Chopra in the movie Mary Kom. 

  • Date of Birth: 19 May 1957
  • Active year: 1981 to present
  • Hit movies/serial: Mary Kom, Thuldai, Tan Ta Sarai Bigris Ne Badri, Chino
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inch
  • Award: LifeTime Achievement Award


6. Neer Bikram Shah

Neer Bikram Shah is one of the finest personalities and veteran actors of Nepal. He is one of the popular actors of the Nepali film industry. Neer Bikram Shah is also commonly known as Neer Shah  and one of the leading actors in the Nepali film industry. He was born on July 7, 1945, in Kathmandu. He belongs to the royal family of Nepal. He was the first person to initiate Nepal television (NTV) also, he is the chairman of Shangri la-tv (STV). Shah is also a poet, lyricist, and movie producer. He has directed many movies to date such as Basudev, Pachchis Basanta, Basanti, and Rajamati (Nepal bhasa movie). He is the most talented actor in the Nepali movie industry. Neer has also appeared in a few Bollywood movies as a guest artist. He carries a very successful journey in the Nepali film industry to date.

  • Date of birth: 7 july 1945
  • Active year: 1985 A.D - Present
  • Hit movies/serial: Kasle Choryo Mero Man, Basanti, Kaha Bhetiyela, Seto Bagh, Rajamati 
  • Height: 5 ft. 7 inch
  • Awards: Chinnalata Geet Puraskar


7. Shree Krishna Shrestha

Shree  Krishna Shrestha was one of the most demanded and loved Nepali actors in the Nepali movie industry. He was born on April 29, 1967, in Kathmandu. He was a  successful producer and director who has produced his own movies. Shrestha was a versatile actor and highest-grossing actor in the Nepali industry.  Shrestha was popular for his emotional acting and his charismatic dancing moves. He had worked in more than 70  Nepali movies. He was the charming, most talented, and handsome actor in the Nepali film industry. He had produced many blockbuster movies and played a great role in popular movies.  Shree Krishna Shrestha was married to Nepali actress Shweta Khadkain in July 2014. He died at the very early age of 47 on August 10, 2014, due to Pneumonia and bone cancer.

  • Date of birth: 29 April ,1967
  • Active year: 1994 A.D - Present
  • Hit movies/serial:  Maiti, Afno Manxe , Kaha Bhetiyala, Hami Tin Bhai, Ye Mero Hajur, Kohinoor, Nata, Afanta, Sukha Dukha
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inch
  • Awards: Smiriti Kala Samman, National Film Award


8. Nikhil Upreti

You guys have probably seen Hrithik Roshan’s “Kaho Na Pyar Hai”. There was a scene where Hrithik got into a bike accident which caused him to fall from the bridge and eventually died. The dude is not other than Nepali handsome hero Nikhil Upreti. He played a body double of Hrithik Rosahn for motorcycle and that jumping from bridge scene. 

Nikhil Upreti  is also the most popular and handsome Nepali actor in the Nepali film industry. He was born on 10 August 1974 in kakarbhitta, Sarlahi, Nepal. He is commonly known as Nikhil dai in the Nepali film industry. Nikhil gained massive recognition due to his stunts and punching dialogue.  He started his film career in 2000 from the movie Pinjada. He has completed his study from Tribhuvan university and further he got a Diploma in acting from Mumbai( Roshan  Taneja’s studio ) and he got involved in special action training.He is popular for his handsome personality and stunts. He is the highest-grossing actor of Nepali film industry. He is also regarded as the stunt man. 

  • Date of birth: 10 august 1974
  • Active year: 2000 to present 
  • Hit movies/serial:  Pinjada, Hami Tin Bhai, Dhadkan, Bhairav and Lootera
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inch
  • Awards: National Film Award, Rastriya Nagarik, Swarna Samman


9. Dipak Raj Giri

One of the greatest comedians and Nepalo actors in the Nepali film industry, Deepak Raj Giri is the finest actor in the recent period. He was born on April 13 1969 in Thankot, Nepal. He is a well-known producer, director, and actor in the current film industry. His educational status is not so good, i.e he has only completed secondary level education. He has also played the lead role in the Tv series called Tito Satya alongside Deeepa Shree Niraula. Giri has also worked in many successful movies like Sundar Mero Nam, Chaa Ekan Chaa, Woda Number Chha, Chhakka Panja, Chhakka Panja 2, Chhakka Panja 3, Satru Gatey, and Chaa Maya Chapakai.

  • Date of birth: 13 april 1969
  • Active year: 1998 to Present (Estimated)
  • Hit movies/serial:  Sundar Mero Nam, Chaa Ekan Chaa,Woda Number Chaa,  Chhakka Panja , Chhakka Panja 2, Chhakka Panja 3, Satru Gatey and Chaa Maya Chapakai  
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inch
  • Awards: Nefta Film Award (best dialogue)


10. Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus)

“Ma Ta Marchu Ki Kya Ho”, guess you have already predicted who we are going to talk about. He is not other than Sitaram Kattel aka Dhurmus.

Sitaram Kattel popularly known as ‘Dhurmus’ is one of the greatest comedian actors in the Nepali film industry. He was able to gain fame from the popular tv shows called  Meri Bassai, where he had played the role of Dhurmus as a lead character. His popular line “Ma Ta Marchu ki Kya ho” is very famous till now.  He was born on September 20, 1983 in Solukhumbu, Nepal. He is one of the social workers who has engaged in various social activities for the people alongside his wife Kunjana Ghimire who is also a popular comedian and Nepali actress and popularly known as Suntali from her character in Meri Bassai. They have created their own organizations named Dhurmus Suntali Foundation and helping a lot of needy people. He has helped many earthquake victims in Nepal. Currently he is building the international cricket stadium in Chitwan.

  • Date of Birth: 20 September 1983
  • Active year: 2002 - Present (Estimated)
  • Hit movies/serial: Meri Basssai
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inch
  • Award: NEFTA Film Award (Winner), Special Mention Award (Shared with Kunjana Ghimire)


Summary of 10 All Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actor

So, these are the 10 All-Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actors of the Nepali Film Industry. If you have some others in your mind and want to be featured on the list, please feel free to share it in the comment section. 

  1. Rajesh Hamal
  2. Hari Bansha Acharya
  3. Madan Krishna Shrestha
  4. Bhuwan K.C.
  5. Sunil Thapa
  6. Neer Shah
  7. Shree Krishna Shrestha
  8. Nikhil Upreti
  9. Dipak Raj Giri
  10. Sitaram Kattel