Tulsi Ghimire

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Tulsi Ghimire
Born (1951-07-15) July 15, 1951 (age 68)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor, film editor
Spouse(s)Bharati Ghimire
ChildrenBhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire

Tulsi Ghimire is an Indian film director, screenwriter, film editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist in Nepali films.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Tulsi Ghimire was born in Sindeybong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling district, India to Nepali parents Dhojman Ghimire and Narbada Ghimire.[1] He has two younger brothers and a sister.

Ghimire studied at the Mani Memorial Primary School in Sindeybong up to second grade, and then from grade 3 to 11 at the Scottish University Mission Institute (SUMI), Kalimpong. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalimpong College.

He is married to Bharati Ghimire (Gazmer), who has sung in many of his films. His brother Shrawan Ghimire is a film producer. Tulsi's children, Bhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire, appeared in a Nepali children's film, Swarg Ko Pari.


In addition to being a film director, Tulsi Ghimire has also been a screenwriter, editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist.

Ghimire initially moved to Mumbai from Kalimpong in 1974 to work in the Indian film industry, Bollywood. His mentor and Bollywood editor Kamlakar Karkhanis advised him to make Nepali movies at that time. Ghimire debuted in the Nepali film industry with the Nepali movie Bansuri in 1981 as a director. He made his second movie Kusume Rumal in 1985, based on his own story, which became very successful.

Among his movies, Kusume Rumal, Lahure, Deuta, Chino, Balidaan, Dakshina and Darpan Chhaya are considered hits. Darpan Chaya is considered to be one of the biggest blockbusters of Nepali cinema.


Year Film Title translation Starring cast Ghimire's role
1981 Basuri Flute Rakesh Pandey, Banni Pradhan, Rajani Sharma Director
1985 Kusume Rumal Silk handkerchief Bhuwan K.C., Tripti Nadakar, Udit Narayan, Neer Shah Director, editor, story writer
1988 Anyay Brutality Meera Madhuri, Biswa Basnet, Prakash Adhikari Director
1989 Lahure Soldier Shrawan Ghimire, Tripti Nadakar Director, actor, editor, story
1989 Chino Emblem Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan K.C., Sunil Thapa, Kristi Mainali, Sharmila Malla, Sinaura Mistry, Subhadra Adhikari, Aaron Malla, Sushila Raymajhi Director
1991 Deuta God Rajesh Hamal, Srijana Basnet, Shrawan Ghimire Director, editor, story writer, screenwriter, lyricist
1992 Dui Thopa Aansoo Two drops of tears Bhuwan K.C., Shrawan Ghimire, Anuradha Sawant Director
1993 Koseli Gift Tripti Nadakar, Krishna Malla, Bharati Ghimire, Shrawan Ghimire, Bijaya Lama Director
1994 Dakshina Honararium Tulsi Ghimire, Bhuwan K.C., Bharati Ghimire Director, actor
1996 Balidaan Sacrifice Hari Bansha Acharya, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Anjana Shrestha, Neer Shah Director, cameraman, editor
1996 Rahar Wish Tulsi Ghimire, Bharati Ghimire, Prashant, Niruta Singh Director
2001 Darpan Chaya Reflection Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Uttam Pradhan Director, editor, story writer
2002 Lahana Auspicious Moment[3] Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Uttam Pradhan Director, editor, story writer
2007 Dui Kinara Two banks of river Niruta Singh, Suman Singh, Bhupen Chand Director
2009 Maya Ta Maya Ho Love is love Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Luitel, Suraj R.D., Tulsi Ghimire Director, actor
2010 Desh Nation Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Niruta Singh Director, lyricist
2010 Swarg Ko Pari Angel from heaven Neer Shah, Bharati Ghimire, Prithviraj Ghimire, Prakriti Bhattarai (child artist) Director
2011 Mrigatrishna Mirage Karma Shakya, Biraj Bhatta, Nandita KC Director, editor, lyricist
2012 Drishtikon Point of view Bharati Ghimire, Bhaskar Pradhan, Lalit Goley Director
Unreleased as of 2016 Gautama Buddha (animated film) Director
2017 Darpan Chhaya 2 Reflection Pushplal Khadka, Sahara Karki, Shraddha Prasai Director


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  1. ^ a b "Nepal's India-trained director bridges divide with his art". The Gaea Times. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. Seven years after he made his last film in Nepal, the lone Indian director here is poised to make a comeback with his new movie exploring the psyche of Nepalis and people of Nepali origin scattered all over the world.
  2. ^ "Biography of Tulsi Ghimire".
  3. ^ Cowie, Peter, ed. (2003). Variety International Film Guide. p. 247.
  4. ^ "Tulsi Ghimire - Filmography at reelnepal.com"

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