The Nepali film industry has progressed a lot in a few years. Many popular actors in Nepal are doing great in the industry. With the improvement in the industry, many educated people are also becoming part of the industry.

Along with these, many new actors have embarked on the avenue of their acting career in the Nepali film industry. They have been trying to hone their acting skills so that they can blend themselves into the story of the movies. In this long run of the Nepali filming industry, there have come many actors with their dreams of being on the top list.

As such, some actors have created an impression in the hearts of the audiences. With new faces, there has been new popularity too.

Top 10 Nepali Actors

The reason behind this is that maybe people have still not learned to appreciate the film industry. But there are good actors in Nepal who have few but very honest fans. It is very good news for us that the Nepali film industry is progressing a lot. In the article, we are listing the names of the most popular actors in Nepal.

Anmol KC

The first person on the list is Nepali actor Anmol K.C. Undoubtedly, he is currently the most adored actor in Nepal. As the son of the megastar Bhuwan K.C., Anmol has gracefully lived up to his father’s legacy. His debut film was “Hostel,” but it was “Jerry” that catapulted him to fame, becoming a massive hit in the film industry. Co-starring with Anna Sharma, the movie received widespread acclaim. Anmol garnered praise and recognition right from his debut, and “Jerry” further added to his growing fame.

Anmol boasts the largest fan following, particularly among females. Initially, he faced criticism for his acting skills, evident in his debut film. However, over time, Anmol has dedicated himself to honing his craft, evolving into a skilled and accomplished actor. What’s remarkable about Anmol is his consistent success—each of his films has been a super hit. Moreover, his movies stand out with unique and diverse storylines.

Anmol also provides opportunities to fresh actresses by introducing new faces in each of his movies. Notable examples include Anna Sharma, Samragyee RL Shah, and Shristi Shrestha. In his latest film “Captain,” where he launched Upasana Singh Thakuri, the movie performed well at the box office. Anmol is undoubtedly the future of the Nepali film industry, smartly following in his father’s footsteps. The success of his films, including “Dreams,” “Gajalu,” “Kri,” and “Captain,” serves as a testament to his impact on the industry.

Not only is he an actor but is also a producer and a model. He has been successful and able to win the hearts of many people right from his debut film “Hostel” in 2013. He is popular among the young girls of Nepal because of his looks as well. He has appeared as a lead actor in the movies like Hostel, Jerry, Dreams, and Gajalu. It has also come to be known that he has become the most-paid actor in the Nepali film industry. He has also won many awards in spite of little movies that he has acted in. He followed his father, Bhuwan K.C.’s steps and entered the Nepali industry and the journey has been going on smoothly for him.

Rajesh Hamal

If you are Nepali, then there is no way that you don’t know Rajesh Hamal. Rajesh Hamal often termed Rajesh Dai by his fans, is a legendary actor and one of the people to bring reformations in the Nepali film industry. He was born on 9 June 1964 to a very well-to-do family.

nepali actor rajesh hamal and Madhu Bhattarai

Rajesh Hamal is a very educated actor in the industry and his acting skills are just amazing. He is titled as Mahanayak and Megastar of the country. Rajesh Hamal is more than an actor but also an environmental activist, singer, producer, and director. He is best known for his character Shankar in a movie. Hamal started his film career with the film Yug Dekhi Yug Samma and since then he has been stoppable.

The only superstar of the Nepali film industry, Rajesh Hamal is known to all the Nepalese people and his fame does justice to his incessant contribution to the Nepali film industry. His first movie was “Yug Dekhi Yug Samma” in 1988. To date, he has worked in more than 230 Nepali movies and has been awarded numerous times too. His popularity has not ebbed a bit since his first movie. He is a reverential figure in the Nepali movie industry.

The first movie of Rajesh Hamal is Yug Dekhi Yug Samma.

Hit movies of Rajesh Hamal

He has acted in several hit films since then as Kasam, Deuta, Ek Number Ko Pakhe, Basanti, Hami Tin Bhai, Chor, and so on. He has done a variety of roles and has done justice to all of them. Not just for acting, fans also praise Hamal for his stunning personality and stage presence making him the most respected public figure in Nepal.

He has time and again received many awards for his amazing performance. Currently, he runs the most popular game show Ko Banchha Crorepati in Nepal. The game show is doing quite well and the credit somewhere or the other goes to Rajesh Hamal himself. He is currently also working as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Building Back Right initiative to promote reconstruction after the 2072 earthquake. Rajesh Hamal recently got married to his long-loved girlfriend Madhu.

Pradeep Khadka

Pradeep Khadka is recently the most loved actor in Nepal. He has a great fan following and is very popular, especially among female fans. He started his film career in 2011 as an actor.

But the film that gave him this fame was Prem Geet, a sweet love story where Pooja Sharma was the female lead. The audience loved their chemistry and the cuteness of the character Prem in the movie.

Pradeep Khadka has won many hearts and is the dream boy of many girls out there. Now, he is an actor, filmmaker, and producer in the industry.

One of the young actors who started his career in 2011 is also a filmmaker. He made a debut with the movie “Escape” from his own production company and also produced a movie “Thulo Manche” but they were commercially a failure. He earned his fame with the movie “Prem Geet” in 2015.

Saugat Malla

One of the most versatile and talented actors in the Nepali film industry, Saugat Malla got the hold of the limelight because of his role as “Haku Kale” in Loot in 2012. He made his debut with the movie “Kagbeni” in 2008. He has played in many other movies like Highway, Chhadke, Kabaddi Kabaddi, Sadanga, etc. And his acting has never failed to impress the viewers. His acting has been praised in every movie of his.

Dayahang Rai

Dayahang Rai is among the most popular actors in Nepal currently. He played his first leading role in the movie “Anagarik” in 2006. He has played many movies after that and the most successful ones are Loot, Chhadke, Jholey, Talakjung vs Tulke, Kabaddi Kabaddi, etc. His acting in the movies is natural and people like him because of that attribute.

popular actors in Nepal

Aryan Sigdel

He started his filming career with the movie “Kismat” in 2007. He is popular among the people for his good looks and also for his roles in romantic movies. Since 2007, he has played in a wide range of movies. He has also received many awards in his film career. The super hit movies of Aaryan Sigdel are November Rain, Classic, and Homework.

Nikhil Upreti

His first movie was “Pinjada” released in 2000. In the movie, he jumped off a 7 storied building. Right from his first movie, he got the label of “Action hero” and he has been maintaining that pretty well. People are fond of his fights and action shots in the movies. Until now, he has worked in more than 110 movies. Some of his movies are Dhadkan, Nikhil Dai, Hami Tin Bhai, Krodh, Desh Dekhi BIdesh, Bhairav, Radhe, etc.

Deepak Raj Giri

He is not only an actor but also a comedian, producer, director, and television presenter. His comedy program, Tito Satya aired for more than 12 years in Nepali Television. People loved it as it was based on the contemporary situation of the Nepalese people. His films include Sundar Mero Naam, Cha Ekan Cha, Woda Number Cha and Chakka Panja. Among these, Chakka Panja was most desired by the audiences and was a super hit in the industry.

Jiwan Luitel

Making his debut with the movie “Tirkha” in 2007, Jiwan Luitel was also the winner of the title Mr. Nepal in 2002. To date, he has worked in more than 65 Nepali movies. He has made a record by winning 5 film awards in a single year, along with the best youth national award in the history of Nepali Cinema. Some of his movies are Sano Sansar, Mero Euta Sathi Cha, Malati Ko Bhatti, Notebook, etc.

Vinay Shrestha

Vinay Shrestha is one of the popular Nepali actors. He is also an equally successful model high on Fame, Looks, Personality, and Talent. His looks, right expressions, and his acting skills are the factors behind his success. He is known for his movies like Visa Girl (2012), Resham Filili (2015), and Highway (2012).