Along with the change in time, Nepali movie industry has seen the advent of many new actresses as well. Some of the new faces have had the privilege to shine in the limelight through their debut movie itself. Though there are numerous actresses in Nepali movie industry, a few have been able to reign the Nepali movie kingdom.

Please note that this is not a ranking. It is the list of top 10 Nepali actresses in Nepal.

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The Nepali film industry has grown quite a bit in Nepal. The industry is ever-growing and there are many people who see a good future in the field. That is why there are many educated people that want to pursue their career in the field. There are many versatile actors in the industry who have taken the Nepali film industry to another height. People have become more positive towards the field and show love to our actors.

Not just Nepali male actors but female actors are also doing wonders these days. There are many actresses that have proved themselves time and again with their successful films. In this article, we have a list of hit actresses in Nepal.

Few Nepali actress works in foreign movie industy like Amrita Acharia.

Top 10 Nepali Actresses

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Some of the actresses who are most liked by the Nepali audiences are as follows:

Priyanka Karki

Currently, the busiest actress in Nepali movie industry, Priyanka Karki is a well-known name among the people. Her fame rose after she was awarded the title Miss Teen Nepal 2005. She worked in numerous music videos and was also a VJ. She took a break from the media some years from 2007 to pursue her studies in the US. However, she made a comeback.

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Her debut movie was “Mero Best Friend”. Although the early movies were not a commercial hit, she made her name in the Nepali movie industry with her incessant hard work, talent and confidence. Her first box office success movie was “Jholay” in 2014. After that, she has played in many hit movies like Nai Nabhannu La, Sadanga, How Funny, Chakka Panja, etc. She has also set her name as a singer in the Nepali media.

 Priyanka Karki stands as a role model of many Nepali girls not just for her outstanding performance in her films but also for her bold personality. She is one of the most educated actresses in Nepali film industry. Priyanka often makes headlines with her different and totally accomplished roles in films. She is also the winner of Miss Teen 2005. That’s how she started her film career. She went to the USA for higher studies. She came back to Nepal in 2012 and since then has worked in many successful films.

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Priyanka Karki is also quite famous for her relationship with actor model AyushMan Desraj Shrestha. The couple is one of the cutest couples in town and has many fan followers. She is also a very good singer and has released a few covers.

Namrata Shrestha

The National Film Award winner, Namrata Shrestha started her film career in 2008. She plays in very selective movies and almost all of her movies are has been commercially successful. She is known for her romantic roles in the movies like “Mero Euta Sathi cha” and “November Rain”. Her popular movies include Sani Sansar, Maun, Classic, Homework, Sambodhan, etc.

Namrata Shreshtha is one of the most accomplished actresses in the industry. She has done a variety of films and diverse roles. Her amazing acting skills and her bold personality has given her so many fans. Her debut movie is Sano Sansaar which released in 2008. She is 33 years old as of 2020. Namrata has acted in many films and has given many hits. Her chemistry with actors Karma and Aryan Sigdel is really loved by audiences.

Samragyee Rajya Laxmi Shah

The new face in the Nepali movie industry, who has captured the heart of Nepalese audiences outright has played in only one movie until now. She is loved by the audiences for her bold and natural performance in her debut movie “Dreams”. She won the awards for “Best New Actress” in 2016 for her lead role in her debut movie.

Also Known as the royal actress, the 23-year-old Samragyee Rajya Laxmi Shah is one of the most loved actresses in Nepali film industry. She started her career with participating in Classic Diamond Jewelers Face of Diamond.

She grabbed the position of the first runner up in that pageant. She did her debut movie with star Anmol KC in Dreams which became a big hit. She proved her acting skills in the very first film she did. Since then, she has been unstoppable. She has worked with top actors of the country and has given many hits winning many awards.

Shristhi Shrestha

The titleholder of Miss Nepal 2012, Shristhi Shrestha is widely known for her beauty. She has played in numerous music videos. Her debut movie in Nepali movie industry was “Gajalu”. The movie was a huge commercial success and she has also been established as an actress now.  Her theatre career started with “Hamlet” in which she played the role of “Ophelia”.

Shristi Shrestha is probably the only actress in Nepal with almost no haters. Fans love her for her boldness at the same time her sweetness. She is the winner of Miss Nepal 2012. Since then she started her filmy career. She has worked in many music videos, advertisement and movie. She became much popular after her first film Gajalu. Shristi has even worked in Indian Music video Kabhi Jo Badal Barshe.

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She has worked in selected films and the audience feels that she need to work a lot on her acting. Despite her weakness, Shristi Shrestha is one of the most loved actresses in Nepali Film industry

Barsa Siwakoti

The natural beauty, Barsa Siwakoti, began her career in Nepali movies with the super hit Nepali movie “Nai Navannu la- 2”. Although her role was short in the movie, her acting skills have been praised highly. She has worked in numerous Nepali music videos.

Menuka Pradhan

A known name in the Nepali movie industry, Menuka Pradhan made her debut in the Nepali movie industry with the movie “Ek din Ek Raat” in 2011. She has worked in numerous movies and music videos. Her acting skills are loved and praised by the audiences and critics. Some of her movies include Visa Girl, Resham Filili, Bhairav, Gajalu, Purano Dunga etc. Her music video “Saili” has gained massive popularity which depicts the life of Nepali youths in a foreign country.

Richa Sharma

The actress started her journey in Nepali movie industry with the movie “first love” in 2010. She is popular for her acting skills and diverse roles in the movies. The most successful box office movie of 2012 proved to be a turning point in her movie career. She has played in various movies. Her role in “Talkjung vs Tulke” (2014) was a strong one and it was a critically acclaimed movie as well.

Reecha Sharma is personally my favourite actress in the industry. She has proved herself time and again with not so typical movies. She has played different roles and has proved her acting skills. Her debut movie was First Love that released in 2010. Since then, she has done several movies and different roles.

She has done all genres from romantic movies to social awareness movies, realistic movies and even horror movies. Reecha Sharma has always proved her worth and has made a separate image in the industry.

Keki Adhikari

Keki Adhikari is a well known Nepali actress in the industry who debuted with the movie “Swor” in 2010. She has earned wide recognition for her performances in her movies like I Am Sorry, Masan, Mayako Barima, Mahasus, Biteka Pal and Mero Best Friend.

 This 28-year-old chubby and bubbly actress is model turned actor. Before doing her first movie, Keki worked in different music videos and advertisements. She is one of the not so conventional actresses who has won hearts with her acting and her bubbly nature. Her debut movie was Swor and since then she is unstoppable.

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Keki Adhikari has worked in several movies since then and with some of the top actors of the country. Her acting skills have made her win many awards. 

Rekha Thapa

Rekha Thapa is not only a popular actor but also a filmmaker. She debuted in the Nepali movie industry with the movie “Hero” in 2000. Since then, she has played in numerous movies. She is popular in the industry for her glamorous and bold role in the movies.

Deepashree Niroula

Though she is known mostly for her comedian performance in the Nepali serial “Tito Satya”, she played as a lead actress in the movie “Woda Number 6”. She is also the director of one of the highest-grossing Nepali comedy movie “Chakka Panja”.

Pooja Sharma

Pooja Sharma is one of the most accomplished actors in Nepal. She has featured in many movies and music videos. Her most loved and successful film is Prem Geet and its sequel. She is a 26-year-old actress also famous for her talkative nature. She is one of the rarest actresses in Nepal who speaks her heart out. This is the reason she has gained some true fans and also some haters. She started her journey with debut movie three lovers but Prem Geet was the movie that made her star. 

Rishma Gurung

Rishma Gurung started her movie career with the few Gurung films. But she got a notice after playing the role of Maiya in film Kabaddi in 2013. Kabaddi is also one of the turning points for the Nepali film industry. Directed by Nischal Basnet, this movie changed the Kollywood. She is 27 years old as of 2020 and has won the hearts of many Nepali fans with her genuine acting. Rishma Gurung also played in the debut of Kabaddi.

Her recent film is Jhumkee released in 2016. She acted opposite Dayahyang Rai in this suspense women violence related film. This film couldn’t do as good as Kabbaddi did but she definitely won hearts with her acting in this film as well.  The film got good critics review as the story revolved around women violence.  Rishma Gurung has bright future in the industry.

Anna Sharma

The 23-year-old actress Anna Sharma is one of the few actresses in-country who proved herself on the first movie she did. She is well known for her debut movie Jerry starring Anmol KC which became a big hit. She even won the best actress award for her first film. She is the daughter of very famous media personality of Nepal  Rachana Gurung Sharma, the official choreographer of Miss Nepal pageant. She is famous among her fans for her chubby, cute face. She has acted in few films after Jerry and all of them has been a hit.  Her Recent film was The Man from Kathmandu that gained good critics appraisal.