Nikhil Upreti

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Nikhil Upreti
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Nikhil Upreti
Born Dinesh Upreti
(1980-08-10) August 10, 1980 (age 36)[1]
Piprabhitta, Sarlahi, Nepal
Residence Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality    Nepali
Other names
  • Nikhil
  • niks
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) Govinda Upreti (father)
Bhoj Kumari Upreti (mother)
Awards National Films Award (2005)
Rastriya Nagarik Swarna Samman (2006)

Nikhil Upreti or Nikhil Uprety (Nepali: निखिल उप्रेती) is a Nepalese actor. His first film was Pinjada, released in 2000, in which he jumped off a seven storied building of Manipal Hospital.[1][2]

He has worked in more than 110 films, won Best Actor in National Films Award for Hami Tin Bhai. He was awarded with Rastriya Nagarik Swarna Samman in 2006.[1][2] Upreti is well known for doing his own stunts. Some of his movies are Pinjada, dai, Hami Tin Bhai, dhadkan, Bhairav and Lootera.

After years in Mumbai (home of Bollywood), he was scheduled to direct and act in a Hindi movie called Commitment.[3] He made a comeback to Nepalese Film Industry with 'Bhairav' in 2015, which was a commercial hit.


Upreti was interested in sports like football (soccer) and Karate in his childhood days. When he got a black belt in Karate, he moved to Mumbai to worked in different movies as an assistant fight director and a stunt boy. Apart from working in movies he was also studying acting in which he got a Diploma in acting from Roshan Taneja’s studio, Mumbai. He likes to mention his work experience as an assistant fight director in ABCL company of Amitabh Bachhan.

Personal life[edit]

Upreti was born on 10 August 1980, to Govinda Upreti and Bhoj Kumari Upreti in Piprabhitta of Sarlahi, Nepal. During his childhood days, he was interested in sports especially in Karate and football. He completed his education from Birgunj and Kathmandu and moved to Mumbai and worked in different movies as an assistant fight director. He also got Diploma in acting from Roshan Taneja’s Studio, Mumbai. Similarly, he got special training in action there and got a chance to work as an assistant fight director in ABCL company of Amitabh Bachhan and showed his talent in dozens of Hindi films. In 2002 he got married with Kopila Upreti of Noubise, Dhading after 8 years of successful love story.


He started his career from the movie Pijada in 2000, in which he jumped from a building of Manipal Hospital for that movie and it was a superhit. He has more than 45 films with lead role and regarded as one of the most successful and popular actor in Nepal. Upreti’s next film was the 2003's another hit movie Maya Ko Jaal. Upreti acted in dozens of films including Nepal’s most popular director Tulsi Ghimire’s Desh and three Bhojpuri films from the Indian makers. He was welcomed with the award as a Best Actor in First National Films Award 2005 from the movie title Hami Tin Bhai. He was also awarded with Rastriya Nagarik Sworna Samman in 2006. As a producer, he worked in Savadhan, a completely different track movie and it was also a hit. Similarly he played dual roles—police and criminal in the movie Abhimanyu.

The action star made a comeback after 4 years to the Nepalese Film Industry. His movie Bhairav released on June 5th and was a bluckbuster. The movie previously scheduled to release earlier in 2015 was delayed because of the shooting of Lootera.


Year 2015 Title Role Notes
2000 Pinjada First Film
2002 Shibashakti
2003 Kurukshetra
2004 Ram Laxman Laxman
2003 Agnipath (Nepali film)
2006 Dhadkan Nikhil with Rekha Thapa
2004 Karma Yoddha
2005 Bhai-Bhai
2005 Papi Maanche
2005 Bhagya
2005 Barmala
2005 Abhimanyu Abhimanyu
2006 A Pandit Baje
2006 Krodh Karan/ Bhola
2006 Manish
2007 Nikhil Dai
2007 Yuddha
2007 Chor Shipahi
2007 Barudh
2008 Pale Dai With Rajesh Hamal
2008 Maryada
2007 Bhagya Bidhata
2007 Karan-Arjun
2007 Haami Saathi Bhai
2007 Agni Jwala Jwala
2008 Dobato Raj
Sajanwa Anadi Sajaniya Kheldai
2008 Desh Dekhi Bidesh Deepak
2008 Dai Ko Sasurali
2007 Aama Ko Kaakh
2007 Duniya (Nepali film)
2009 Trishul (Nepali film)
2009 Nisana
2008 Janma-Mrithu
2008 Insaf
2008 Ram-Balaram
2009 Mr. Don
2006 Ghayal (Nepali film)
2007 Jeevan Mrithu
2007 Parkhi Base
2008 Jindagi
2012 Parichaya
2008 Jaya Shiba Shankar
2009 Dharma
2009 Pahilo Pahilo Maya
2009 Bish
2012 Debyani
2013 Daag (Nepali film)
2012 Timi Jaha Vaye Pani
2009 Flash Back
2009 Bidai
2006 Hami Tin Bhai With Shree Krishna Shrestha
2010 Dosti
2015 Bhairav
2015 Lootera
2016 Bhairav Bhairav
2016 King With Benisha Hamal
2017 Nirbhay With Nita Dhungana
2017 Radhe With Priyanka Karki




  1. ^ a b c d "Nikhil Upreti". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Actor: Nikhil Upreti". Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Pradeep Kumar Singh. "Nikhil Upreti as Director / Actor in Hindi adult Movie Commitment". Nepal.FM. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  4. ^ -Nikhil Upreti Bhairav

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