Current Top 10 hit Actors in Nepal
File Photo: Anmol KC.

Who are the current top 10 hit actors in Nepal? Nepali cinema also referred to as “Nepali Chalachitra” or “Kollywood” doesn’t have a long history. Kollywood kicked off in the early 1950s and has built a good impression on the audience since the past couple of decades. This industry mainly flourished since the 1980s which are also known as the golden era for the Nepali film industry.

Since the industry has made its way up to till date, many actors have been able to showcase their talent in the field of acting. Numbers of actors have made their career in this industry; while some have now left the film industry, there are many aspiring actors who have been able to win the hearts of Nepalese people with their amazing acting.

Here is the list of Current Top 10 hit Actors in Nepal:

#1 Anmol KC: The 23-year-old heartthrob of the Nepali film industry, Anmol KC kicked off his career at the age of 14 as a producer. Since 2013, he started acting and has starred in some of the hits like Hostel, Jerry, and Gajalu. Within a very short time, he has been able to make a mark in this industry with a stardom like none of the other actors. He is also the highest paid actor in the country. For his recent movie Kri, he charged 20 lakhs.

#2 Saugat Malla: The 41-year-old actor and producer began his acting professionally in 2008 followed by the fame for the lead role as “Haku Kale” in the movie Loot. He has also starred in the Oscar submitted film, “Soongava: Dance of the Orchids” which was unfortunately not nominated. His acting ability has been liked my numerous audiences and is now having a bright future in the industry with the payment of 4.5 to 5.5 lakhs per movie.

#3 Dayahang Rai: The 36-year-old very talented actor, director as well as play writer was able to win the hearts of many people as the character “Gopley” in the movie Loot. Since then, he is regarded as one of the most markable actors in the Nepali film industry. He has also starred in the Oscar-nominated movie – Talakjung v/s Tulke. His income per movie is approximately 4 to 5 lakhs.


#4 Paul Shah: The 27-year-old actor started his career from appearing in music videos. Later in 2016, he started acting in movies with his debut film, Nai Nabhannu La. His acting in the very first movie was appreciated by a lot of Nepali audiences. He also received the award for the best actor for the movie – Nai Nabhannu La 4. His income per movie is approximately 3-5 lakhs.

#5 Pradeep Khadka: The 26-year-old actor and filmmaker own his own media house under the name Pradeep Media PVT LTD. Though his first movies were ‘Escape’, it disappointed the audience but his acting career started well after the hit movie – Prem Geet. He has also starred in the sequel to the movie, Prem Geet 2. His income per movie is approximately 3 to 5 lakhs.

#6 Nikhil Upreti: The 37-year-old actor is famous in the Nepali film industry because of his amazing stunt and action movies. He started his career in 2000 with his debut movie, Pinjada. He almost made his fans believe that he ended his acting career in 2012 but however, he came back with a blockbuster movie, Bhairav in 2015. His income per movie is approximately 3 to 5 lakhs.

#7 Salon Basnet: The 30-year-old actor, Salon Basnet formally started his career in the film industry with his debut movie – “Hostel” along with Anmol KC. He was highly liked by the audience because of the humorous role in his debut movie. He also acted in some movies as a child actor. His new movie, A Mero Hajur 2 did well in the theatres. His income per movie is approximately 3 to 5 lakhs.

#8 Nischal Basnet: The 38-year-old actor, director, comedian, dancer, songwriter and singer is known for his multi-talents in the Nepali film industry. His acting career started with the movie Kabbadi. Since then he has acted in another hit movie, Dui Rupaiyaan. His versatility is liked by many of the Nepalese audiences. His income per movie is about 2 to 4 lakhs.

#9 Gaurav Pahari: The 28-year-old actor was able to make a mark in the Nepali film industry with his debut movie, Hostel. He has also acted in some music videos among which the music video for “Sailee” got high appreciation by the viewers. His income per movie is approximately 3 to 4 lakhs.

#10 Salin Man Baniya: The 24-year-old actor started his acting career from the movie A Mero Hajur 2. Previously, he used work as a model in the House of Fashion. He is currently regarded as one of the top actors in Nepal because of his chocolaty looks and cute smile. He has been able to establish a big fan following in such a short time. His income per movie is about 1 to 2 lakhs per movie. 

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