Sunil Thapa

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Sunil Thapa
Sunil Thapa.jpg
Native name
सुनील थापा
Born (1957-05-19) 19 May 1957 (age 62)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Other namesRatey Kaila
Sher Singh
Spouse(s)Rajani Thapa

Sunil Thapa (Nepali: सुनील थापा) is a leading Nepalese actor [1][2][3] who has appeared in Nepali, Bollywood and Bhojpuri films. He started his career with the Bollywood movie Ek Duuje Ke Liye.[4]

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.[5][6] He is recently working for Nepali Movie "Sher Bahadur".[7][8]


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

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
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
1991 Deuki Nepali
1992 Naseebwaala Hindi
1992 Bandhu (1992 film) Inspector Hindi/ Bengali
1994 Prabhisha Nepali
1997 Thuldai Nepali
2000 Aago Nepali
2000 Tan Ta Sarai Bigris Ni Badri Nepali
2003 Jetho Kancho Birkhe Saau Nepali
2004 Basanta Ritu Ranveer Singh Nepali
2005 Karma Yoodha Dharanidhar Nepali
2006 - 2017 Meri Bassai Sher Singh Mama Nepali TV Serial
2007 Raghubir Birat Nepali
2008 Kanoon Mantri Satya Prakash Nepali
2009 God Lives in the Himalayas Nepali
2014 Mary Kom[9] M. Narjit Singh Hindi
2015 10 Endrathukulla Lawyer Tamil
2017 Sarkar Raj Bhojpuri
2019 Nirahua Chalal London Vishabhar Singh Bhojpuri
2019- Present Dear Jindagi Nepali TV Serial
2019 Sher-E-Hindustan Bhojpuri


  1. ^ "Biography of Sunil Thapa; An antagonist in reel life".
  2. ^ "Most popular villain Sunil Thapa".
  3. ^ "Actor Sunil Thapa making comeback with Sher Bahadur". Retrieved Jan 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rati Agnihotri: I was a rare North Indian girl doing well down South - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  5. ^ Ganesan, Ranjita (2014-08-23). "Why Priyanka Chopra was picked to play Mary Kom". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  6. ^ "Nepali Actor Sunil Thapa in Bhansali's Film With Priyanka Chopra". Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "Sunil Thapa To Portray The Character Of 'Sher Bahadur'".
  8. ^ "Sunil Thapa being Sher Bahadur". Retrieved June 30, 2017.

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