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Karki at the premier of Sadanga
27 February 1985
|Education||University of North Alabama|
|Occupation||Actress, glamour model, VJ, Dancer, choreographer, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Rochak Mainali (m.2010 - 2013) (divorced)|
Aayushman Deshraj Joshi (engaged.2018)
Karki was born in Kathmandu to parents Bhupendra and Raksha along with her younger brother Rejan Bala. She divorced her first husband and she got engaged to boyfriend Ayushman Joshi on 14 July 2018.
Karki played in Jholay opposite Dayahang Rai, her character as a prostitute. Jholay grossed over 10 million at the box office. 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.
Karki's performances in Jholay and Nai Na Bhannu La 2 earned her the Online Filmykhabar Award as Best Actress 2017, 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.
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.
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. Karki featured on the song "Surke Thaili Khai" that went on to become the first Nepali song to reach 20 million views on YouTube.
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. 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.
Karki recorded Bachchu Kailash's classic "Timi le ta Hoina" in her voice and released a very simple video for it. 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. 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.
|2015||Lucky (Cover) ft. Nattu Shah|
|2016||Maya ta Maya ho (Cover) ft. Ayushman Joshi|
|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.|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2012||3 Lovers||Diya||Double role – Diya/Liza|
OFA Award for Popular Debutant Actress – WON
|2013||Kollywood||Kaavya||Best Actress for National Film Awards 2069 – Nominated|
|2013||Vigilante 3D||Shristy||Nepal's first 3D|
|2014||Jholay||Riya||Crore club, Super Hit |
INFA Popular Awards Best Actor – WON
|2014||Nai Nabhannu La 2||Saru||Crore Club, All Time Blockbuster |
OFA Popular Awards Best Actress 2071 – WON
NEFTA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female (WON)
INFA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female (WON)
D Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female (WON)
|2014||Aawaran||Shubani||Debuted as Playback Singer/ OST featuring Yama Buddha|
|2014||Mero Best Friend||Ritu||Starring Resh Maratha, Diwas Upreity, Keki Adhikari (Cameo), Bimles Adhikari (Cameo)|
|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|
NFDC National Film Award Best Actor Female (WON)
National Film Critics Award (NFCA) Best Actor Female (WON)
NEFTA Awards Best Actor Female (Popular)(WON)
LG D Cine Award Best Actor Female Critics (WON)
|2015||Mala||Mala||The movie was critically acclaimed|
|2015||Sadanga||Salina||D Cine Awards Best Actor in a Negative role (NOM)|
|2015||Mission Paisa 2 - Reloaded||Item song "Chachari"|
|2015||Nai na Bhannu la 3||Kusum||Crore Club, All Time Blockbuster|
|2015||Woda Number 6 ||Sushila||Block Buster hit |
Crore Club in two days from Kathmandu Valley
|2015||Lootera||Item Song "Blast Hune wala cha"|
|2015||Kabaddi Kabaddi||Lolita Karki||Guest Appearance |
Crore Club in two days
|2016||How Funny||Ramita||Crore Club in 6 days|
|2016||Nai Nabhannu La 4||Ani||Crore club in 3 days|
|2016||Chhakka Panja||Champa||All-time blockbuster. Grossed more that Rs 25 Crores.|
|2016||Purano Dunga||Chandu||Crore club in two days.|
|2017||Radhe||Priya||Crore Club in two days |
|2017||Chhakka Panja 2||Uma||Crore club in two days |
|2017||Fateko Jutta||Indu||Crore club in two days |
|2018||Butterfly (colors of love)||Farasha|
|2018||Shatru Gatey ||Sheetal||Crore club in two days |
|2018||Kohalpur Express ||Champa||Crore club in 5 days |
|2018||Matti Mala||Item song "Bechi dinchu yo jawani"|
|2018||Nai Na Bhannu La 5||Lead role||Post Production|
|2018||Anaagat||Lead Role||Post Production|
|2018||Katha Kathmandu||Lead role||Post Production |
|2018||Chakka Panja 3 ||Special Role||Shooting |
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