Priyanka Karki

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Priyanka Karki
Priyanka Karki at Sadanga Premier.jpg
Karki at the premier of Sadanga
BornPriyanka Karki
(1985-02-27) 27 February 1985 (age 33)
Kathmandu, Nepal
EducationUniversity of North Alabama
OccupationActress, glamour model, VJ, Dancer, choreographer, singer
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Rochak Mainali (m.2010 - 2013) (divorced)
Aayushman Deshraj Joshi (engaged.2018)

Priyanka Karki (born 27 February 1985) is a Nepali actress, model, former Miss Teen Nepal, VJ, singer and dancer.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Karki was born in Kathmandu to parents Bhupendra and Raksha along with her younger brother Rejan Bala.[3] She divorced her first husband and she got engaged to boyfriend Ayushman Joshi on 14 July 2018.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala with Karki after her winning NFDC National Film Awards 2071, Best Actor (Female)

Karki played in Jholay opposite Dayahang Rai, her character as a prostitute. Jholay grossed over 10 million at the box office.[5] Her next big release was Nai Nabannu La 2 opposite Suraj Singh Thakuri; Nai Na Bhannu La 2 was declared the biggest block-buster of 2017, grossing over 40 million.[6]

Karki's performances in Jholay and Nai Na Bhannu La 2 earned her the Online Filmykhabar Award as Best Actress 2017,[7] NETFA award for Best Actor in a supporting role (Female), INFA award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) and INFA Most Popular Actor (Female)

Karki's next release Aawaran did not perform similarly to the previous movies at the box office. Although not a commercial success, this movie launched Karki as a singer in the Nepalese music industry. Karki went on to sing the OST of Aawaran in collaboration with Yama Buddha.[8]

Karki's Suntali was selected to premiere at the 19th Busan International Film Festival under the category 'A Window on Asian Cinema', on the fifth day of the festival. Suntali was released in February 2015 and although not a success commercially, won the Best Actor (Female) at the National Film Critics Award (NFCA) and the NFDC National Film Awards 2017.[9]

In 2015, Karki starred in the horror/thriller film Mala, as Mala, a widow, with long black hair and a white saree who is seen throughout the film but speaks only one word. At the recent NFDC National Film Awards 2017, the Jury award was conferred to director Sudip Singh Bhusal for Mala.[citation needed] Karki featured on the song "Surke Thaili Khai" that went on to become the first Nepali song to reach 20 million views on YouTube.[10][11]

In 2016, Karki appeared as 'Ani' in the fourth installment of the Nai NaBhannu La series. Nai Na bhannu La 4 grossed over 20 million in its first week of release.[12] Soon after, Karki portrayed a female detective opposite Keki Adhikari in the comedy movie How Funny.

During the end of the year, Karki was seen as a police inspector in the family drama 'Shatru Gatey'. Her work was highly praised and the movie went on to become one of the most successful movies in the Nepali film history celebrating 100 days at the theatre. Karki next appeared in the comedy/social drama Kohalpur Express alongside Keki Adhikari and Reecha Sharma. This female-centric film was highly successful at box office though receiving mixed reviews. Karki's anticipated release for 2018 are the 3rd installment of Chakka Panja franchise, Katha Kathmandu opposite Ayushman Deshraj Joshi, and Nai Na Bhannu La 5.

Music career[edit]

Karki recorded Bachchu Kailash's classic "Timi le ta Hoina" in her voice and released a very simple video for it.[13] Karki also collaborated with YouTube performer Nattu Shah and recorded a cover version of Jason Mraz and Colbie Calliot's 'Lucky'. The video got a lot of appreciation.[14] Karki's debut single "Swatantra", which is about freedom, liberation, and independence released on 1 January 2016. The single had more than 3000 views the first two weeks and it hit a million views in the first two months.[15]

Boogie Woogie Nepal[edit]

Karki is one of the judges for the first international dancing reality show Boogie Woogie Nepal in Nepal alongside ace choreographer Kabiraj Gahatraj and veteran actor Dilip Rayamajhi.[16][17]


Year Song
2014 Aawaran
2015 Lucky (Cover) ft. Nattu Shah
2016 Maya ta Maya ho (Cover) ft. Ayushman Joshi
2016 Swatantra (single)
2016 Like I'm gonna loose you (Cover) ft. Ayushman Joshi



2006 The Glam Factor Anchor A fashion and lifestyle show talking providing information about the latest fashion updates.
2006 Gharbeti Ba 'Tina' A comedy sitcom.
2007 Glamour and Style Anchor A completely fashion based program updating about the local and international fashion trends.
2007 Call and Win Anchor An hour-long weekly live show where callers could call, answer questions and win gift hampers.
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2012 3 Lovers Diya Double role – Diya/Liza
OFA Award for Popular Debutant Actress – WON[18]
2013 Kollywood Kaavya Best Actress for National Film Awards 2069 – Nominated
2013 Vigilante 3D Shristy Nepal's first 3D
2013 Karkash Special appearance
2013 Nepathya Herself Guest appearance
2014 Jholay Riya Crore club, Super Hit[5]
INFA Popular Awards Best Actor – WON[19]
2014 Nai Nabhannu La 2 Saru Crore Club, All Time Blockbuster[6]
OFA Popular Awards Best Actress 2071 – WON[7][20][21]
NEFTA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female (WON)[22][7][20][21]
INFA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female (WON)[19]
D Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female (WON)
2014 Aawaran Shubani Debuted as Playback Singer/ OST featuring Yama Buddha[23]
2014 Mero Best Friend Ritu Starring Resh Maratha, Diwas Upreity, Keki Adhikari (Cameo), Bimles Adhikari (Cameo)
2014 Hasiya Item song
2014 Punte Parade School Teacher
2014 Shree Paanch Ambare Cameo appearance in song "Yo maan ma hamesha"
2015 Suntali Suntali Official selection at the 19th Busan International Film Festival[24][25]
NFDC National Film Award Best Actor Female (WON)[26]
National Film Critics Award (NFCA) Best Actor Female (WON)[27]
NEFTA Awards Best Actor Female (Popular)(WON)[28][29]
LG D Cine Award Best Actor Female Critics (WON)[30]
2015 Mala Mala The movie was critically acclaimed
2015 Sadanga Salina D Cine Awards Best Actor in a Negative role (NOM)[30]
2015 Mission Paisa 2 - Reloaded Item song "Chachari"
2015 Nai na Bhannu la 3 Kusum Crore Club, All Time Blockbuster
2015 Woda Number 6 [31] Sushila Block Buster hit
Crore Club in two days from Kathmandu Valley[32]
2015 Lootera Item Song "Blast Hune wala cha"
2015 Kabaddi Kabaddi Lolita Karki Guest Appearance
Crore Club in two days[33]
2016 Fanko Lili
2016 Classic Jenny Special Appearance
2016 How Funny Ramita Crore Club in 6 days[34]
2016 Nai Nabhannu La 4 Ani Crore club in 3 days[35]
2016 Chhakka Panja Champa All-time blockbuster. Grossed more that Rs 25 Crores.[36]
2016 Purano Dunga Chandu Crore club in two days.[37][38]
2017 Radhe Priya Crore Club in two days [39]
2017 Laltin Sana
2017 Chhakka Panja 2 Uma Crore club in two days [40][41][42]
2017 Fateko Jutta Indu Crore club in two days [43][44][45]
2018 Butterfly (colors of love) Farasha
2018 Happy Days[46] Pinku
2018 Shatru Gatey [47] Sheetal Crore club in two days [48][49]
2018 Kohalpur Express [50] Champa Crore club in 5 days [51]
2018 Matti Mala Item song "Bechi dinchu yo jawani"
2018 Film has yet to be released Nai Na Bhannu La 5 Film has yet to be released Lead role Post Production
2018 Film has yet to be released Anaagat Film has yet to be released Lead Role Post Production
2018 Film has yet to be released Katha Kathmandu Film has yet to be released Lead role Post Production [52]
2018 Film has yet to be released Chakka Panja 3 Film has yet to be released [53] Special Role Shooting [54]


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