Sunil Thapa

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Sunil Thapa
Sunil Thapa.jpg
Native name सुनील थापा
Born (1957-05-19) 19 May 1957 (age 60)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Other names Ratey Kaila
Sher Singh
Occupation Actor
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Spouse(s) Rajani Thapa
Children Anmol Thapa (son)
Precious Thapa (daughter)

Sunil Thapa (Nepali: सुनील थापा) is a leading Nepalese actor who has appeared in Nepali and Bollywood films. He started his career with the Bollywood movie Ek Duje Ke Liye.

He is an enigmatic figure in the Nepali movie industry, winning more number of awards, including the Motion Pictures Award Nepal twice. He is popular for his villainous roles in Nepali movies.


Thapa started his modelling career in 1974 in Bombay, with Binny's and Mafatlal Fabrics.

During his early days, he was also engaged in sports and was a professional football player for ICL Club Bombay and Orkay's Sports Club.

Besides acting and sports, he also worked as a photo journalist for JS Magazine (Junior Statesman) and covered the Bhutan Coronation in 1974. In 2014 he was also nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Film-fare Award for his extraordinary role in Mary Kom.


Thapa has featured in many Nepalese and Hindi films. The following are some of the select films of Thapa.

Year Film Role Language Notes
1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Hindi
1981 Manav Hatya Hindi
1982 Aaj Ki Awaaz Hindi
1982 Mashaal Nepali
1989 Chino Nepali
1989 Manu The Great Hindi
1989 Albela Hindi
1992 Naseebwaala Hindi
1997 Thuldai Nepali
2000 Aago Nepali
2000 Tan Ta Sarai Bigris Ni Badri Nepali
2009 God Lives in the Himalayas Nepali
2014 Mary Kom M. Narjit Singh Hindi
2015 10 Endrathukulla Lawyer Tamil

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