10 All Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actress [Updated 2020]

Who does not know Nepali actresses like Manisha Koirala, Priyanka Karki, Rekha Thapa, and so on? These beauties have completely moved us with their on-screen as well as off-screen with their powerful acting performance, speeches at awards ceremonies, interviews, social work, and their empowering social media posts. TrendzNepal has come with the list of the top Nepali actress who has phenomenally won the heart of the audience with their amazing acting skills. 

10 All Time Favourite Nepali Actress

From Manisha Koirala to Priyanka Karki, TrendzNepal presents you the most splendid, accomplished, talented, and all-time favorite Nepali Actress. Let’s check out this incredible and beautiful Nepali Actress whose charisma, and talent have set screens alight over the past few decades. 

1. Manisha Koirala

You have probably heard the song called “ Ek Ladki ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” from the movie 1942- Love Story or “Dil Se Rey” from the movie Dil Se; no one can compare to the beauty and acting performance that Manisha Koirala has while ruling over the Bollywood and Kollywood for more than two decades. 

Manisha Koirala is the popular Nepali actress and social activist who mostly works in Bollywood movies. Because of her achievement, she is one of the most famous Nepali in the world.She is the granddaughter of Bishweshwar Prashad Koirala and the daughter of Prakash Koirala. Once Bishweshwar Prashad Koirala was the former Prime Minister of Nepal. So, we can say that Manisha Koirala is from a political background. Koirala was born on 16 August 1970. She started her movie career from the Nepali film Pheri Bhetaula in 1989. She was a high school student while doing this movie. After this movie, she got featured in Indian drama Sudagar in 1991. She has also worked in many South Indian movies. 

Manisha Koirala was married to American-Indian businessman, Samrat Dahal in 2010. Later the couple got divorced in 2012 after two years of marriage. As per rumors she was linked with Nana Patekar, Akshya, and so on. In 2012 she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and finally recovered after years of treatment. She has also written  a novel called Healed which has transparently reflect her struggle with ovarian cancer.

  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1970
  • Active year: 1989 to present
  • 10 hit movies: Dil Se, Silence: The Musical, Moksha: Salvation, 1942: A Love Story, Mind, Bombay, Dear Maya, Agni Sakshi, Lajja, I Am. 
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches.
  • Award:  The Government of Nepal awarded her with the Order of Gorkha Dakshin Bahu, the second highest honour of the country, Filmfare Award in 2003, Filmfare Award in 1997, Filmfare Award in 1996 and Filmfare Award - Tamil in 1996
  • Net worth of Manisha Koirala: $11 Million
  • Weight: 63 kg


2. Rekha Thapa

“Oye Oye Current Lagcha Malai Choye”- Almost every Nepali knows this song and whenever we hear this surely we think of Rekha Thapa.

Rekha Thapa is one of the top Nepali actresses in Nepal. Due to her bold and solid acting skills and versatility, Thapa has been able to be the favorite actress among Nepalese People. Rekha Thapa was born in the Morang district of Nepal in 5th Bhadra 1982. Rekha Thapa was also the top ten finalists of Miss Nepal 1999. She started her movie career by debuting in Chhabiraj Ojha’s Hero in 2000. Rekha is also the owner of Rekha Entertainment (movie production house).  She is well known for her dance moves in Nepalese society. She quit her study in high school and moved into the Nepali film industry.  Rekha Thapa has worked in about 200 movies. She is also an active member of the top political party UCPN moist.

  • Date of Birth: 5th Bhadra 1982
  • Active Year: 1996 to present
  • 10 hit movies of Rekha Thapa: Kismat, Mithini, Hami Tin Bhai, Himmat, Bato Muni ko Phool, Kasle Choryo Mero Man, Hifajat, Himmatwali, Rudrapriya, Tathastu and Rampyaari
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inch
  • Awards: CG Digital Film Award, NEFTA Film Award. 
  • Weight: 55 kg


3. Priyanka Karki

Seems like it is not necessary to introduce her with some of her hit movies like Chakkka Panja, Nai Nabhannu La and her series Just Another Love Story. From kids to elders,  almost everyone knows Priyanna Karki. The beauty with brain and the multi talented, Priyana Karki is one of the most renowned and highest paid Nepali actress of Nepali film industry.She was born on February 27, 1987, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Karki is not only recognized as an actress among her fans, but also well known as a popular VJ, dancer, and singer. Her dancing skills are just like her acting career, super perfect. 

Karki came into Kollywood with her first movie called Jholay in which director Khanal cast her. In this movie, she played the role of prostitution. At the box office, this movie grossed over 10 million. After the success of her first movie, she was continuously offered different movies by different directors. She is married to model turned actor, Ayushman Deshraj Shrestha Joshi In march 2020. Ayushman is the son of the renowned banker Raveena Deshraj Shrestha and brother of actor Aashirman Deshraj Shrestha Joshi. Priyanka and Ayushman were first seen together in the cover song of “ Maya ta Maya Ho” where Karki has flawlessly shown her singing talent. 

  • Date of Birth: February 27, 1987
  • Active Year: 2005 to present
  • 10 hit movies: Chakka Panja, Kabaddi Kabaddi, Wada no. 6, Nai Na Bhannu La 3, Nai Na Bhannu La 2, Awaran
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inch
  • Awards: Kamana Film Award, Film City Society Nepal, NFDC National Film Award, FAAN Award, NEFTA film Award.
  • Weight: 55 kg


4. Niruta Singh

“Sapana Bhayi Akha Ma Auney Ko Hola'' , “Lahana le Jurayo ki” are the songs that will surely remind you of Niruta Singh. Born on September 26, 1972 in Darjeeling, Niruta Singh is one of the renowned and favorite Nepali actresses among Nepali citizens. Her first movie was Rahar. She was introduced in the Nepalese Film industry by Tulsi Ghimire, who was a friend of her father.  After Rahar, she came with another movie Darpan Chayya, which was the highest-grossing movie in the history of Nepalese movies. The success of Darpan Chaya made her popular overnight. 

Singh is also a singer and interior designer. She took a break from her film career for a couple of years for interior designing in Mumbai. Likewise Niruta has also recorded a song for tele series “Vansa” and has also released her music album titled “Deepshikha”. 

  • Date of Birth: September 26, 1972
  • 10 hit movies: Darpan Chayya, Rahar, Afno ghar Aafno Manchhe, Dakshina,  Maiti, Lahana, Ajambari Maya, Ajambari Nata, Kahan Bhetiyelaand Thuldau
  • Height: 5 feet 1inch
  • Active year: 1993 to present
  • Weight: 51 kg


5. Jal Shah

Jal Shah is the popular Nepali actress of the late ’90s. She was born in December 1972 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Though she is currently living in the USA, she has contributed a lot in the Nepali film industry during her period in Kollywood. In 1994 she started her career as an actress in Nepali cinema. Her first movie was Shree Swatani, which was a religious movie. At the age of 14, she did her first commercial movie Avatar. Shah has acted in more than 50 Nepali movies. Thuldai was her first super-hit movie. Jal Shah is well known in the Nepali film industry for her emotional roles. 

  • Date of Birth: 7 March, 1982 
  • 10 hit movies: Thuldai, Ek Number Ko Pakhe, Nepali Babu, Je Bho Ramrai Bho, Badal Paree, Ishwor, Shankar, Ghumto, Raju Raja Ram, Jetho kancho
  • Height: 1.65 meters
  • Awards: National Film Award
  • Active years: 1994 to present
  • Weight: 65 kg


6. Karishma Manandhar

“Sapana Sapana”, “Malai Pani Angrezi ma Bolna Sikai Deu Na” will surely remind of the one and only Karishma Manandhar who is the very beautiful and renowned actress of Nepali film Industry. She was born on February 4, 1972 in Lalitpur, Nepal.  At the age of 16, she made her first debut in a movie named Satan. At that time Manadhar was studying in 7th grade. To sharpen her acting career, she moved to Mumbai for her acting lesson and training, where she got a chance to act in Hindi movie called Danga Fasad, sadly, which was super flopped. Later, during the peak of her career, Karishman got married to director Binod Manandhar with whom she has one daughter named Kabita Manandhar. 

After her marriage, she produced some of the movies which did not perform well at the box office. Then Manadhar migrated to the USA for some years, and now she is back in Nepal. Karishma was rumored to be dating Nepali Superstar Rajesh Hamal. 

  • Date of Birth: February 4, 1972
  • 10 hit movies: Truck Driver, Bhauju, Ek Number Ko Pakhe, Santan, Dhukdhuki, Maya’s Bar, BabuSaheb, Sathi, Upakar, Assirbad
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inch
  • Awards: LG film Award
  • Active year: 1988 to present
  • Weight: 60 kg


7. Bipana Thapa

Bipana Thapa is a popular Nepali actress. She was born on August 15, 1977, in Kathmandu, Nepal. She also works as a fashion designer, where she designed her own cloth in the movies that she acted in. Bipana Thapa business boutique named Bipanaz Boutique was located at Bhatbhateni, Kathmandu.She contributed in the Nepali film industry for a very short period of time. After her marriage, she stopped her film career. 

  • Date of Birth: August 15, 1977
  • 10 hit movies: Ta Sarai Bigris Ni Badri, Aago, Nagad Narayan, Ke Bho Lau Na Ni, Mama Bhanja, Mitini, Sahid Gate, Kyal Kyalaima, Baksis, Apsanna, Nata Ragat ko
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inch
  • Active year: 1995 to 2008
  • Weight: 60 kg


8. Gauri Malla

Gauri Malla is one of the most popular and top Nepali actresses of Kollywood. She was born on March 14, 1972. She has contributed a lot in this film industry. Later she moved to the USA but in 2014 she returned back to Nepal. She started her acting career in 1992 from the movie name Tapasya. Malla was also seen in Nepali television series called Singha Durbar  as a role of prime minister and has also played a mother of Anmol Kc in movie Gajalu which also starring Shristhi Shrestha, Krishnma Malla and Gaurav Pahari. 

  • Date of Birth: March 14, 1977
  • 10 hit movies: Kanyadan, Nata, Swarga, Saraswati, Ranko, Basanti, Khandan, Mamaghar, Bakshis. Jungbaaz
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inch
  • Awards: Motion Picture Award, Lux Film Award
  • Active year: 1992 to present
  • Weight: 71 kg


9. Jharna Bajracharya

Who has not known Jharna Bajracharya, mostly famous for modeling in some hit songs like “Na Birse Timilai Na Paye Timilai”,and  “Dubna Deu Malai”. Jharna Bajracharya is a very extraordinary and beautiful Nepali actress and very famous among Nepalese people. She was born on 13 March 1981 in Kathmandu, Nepal. At the age of 16 Jharna Bajracharya won the title of Miss Nepal in 1997. Bajracharya moved to Mumbai to find a place in Bollywood, but this idea did not work well for her so she returned back to Nepal. There, she also played a movie called Love in Nepal opposite the top Indian Singer Sonu Nigam. Jharna Bajracharya also appeared as the brand ambassador of Lux soap, 2 pm Noodles, and Muna Chiya. 

  • Date of Birth: 13 March 1981
  • Hit movies: Kohi Mero, Siudo Ko Sindoor, 
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inch 
  • Active year: 1996 to present
  • Weight: 53 kg


10. Deepa Shree Niraula

Deepa Shree Niraula is a renowned actress for her role in the popular serial Tito Satya. She is also well known to be a director, comedian and a radio personality. Niraula started her acting career from Tharu Cinema. She has gained more popularity after directing her movie Chhakka Panja starring Deepak Raj Giri, Priyanka Kariki,  Kedar Ghmire (Magney Budha), herself (cameo appearance), Shivahari Poudel, Barsha Raut, Jeetu Nepal (Mundre) and Buddhi Tamang. This movie is the top-grossing movie of the Nepali Film Industry. She is also seen opposite the super star in the song called “Goli Sisa ko Mero Maya Kina Risayeko”. 

  • Date of Birth: 23 August 1973
  • Hit movies: Chakka Panja series, Wada NO. 6,  
  • Awards: Best newcomer award for "Aagni-Path" in 2048 BS, Public Appreciation award for "Devi", Rastriya Pratibha Puraskar to name a few
  • Active year: 1990 to present


Summary of 10 All Time Greatest Hit Nepali Actress

It seems like TrendzNepal has covered the most popular Nepali actress in this list. If we missed anyone you can mention in our comment section. We will update it in our next session.

  1. Manisha Koirala
  2. Rekha Thapa
  3. Priyanka Karki
  4. Karishma Manandhar
  5. Niruta Singh
  6. Jal Shah
  7. Bipana Thapa
  8. Gauri Malla
  9. Jharana Bajracharya
  10. Deepa Shree Niraula