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|Born||15 July 1951
Kalimpong, Darjeeling district, India
|Occupation||Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor|
|Children||Bhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire|
Tulsi Ghimire (Nepali: तुलसी घिमिरे) is a Nepali film director, screenwriter, film editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist. He is one of the most well-known and successful directors of the Nepali film industry.
Tulsi Ghimire was born in Sindeybong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling district, India to Nepali parents Dhojman Ghimire and Narbada Ghimire. He has two younger brothers and a sister. Tulsi 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 successful film producer. Tulsi's children, Bhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire, have also appeared in a Nepali children's film Swarg Ko Pari.
In addition to being a film director, Tulsi Ghimire has also been a successful screenwriter, editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist.
Tusli Ghimire initially moved to Mumbai from Kalimpong in 1974 to work in the Indian film industry, Bollywood. Tulsi’s mentor and Bollywood editor Kamlakar Karkhanis advised him to make Nepali movies at that time. Tusli 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 top grossing and the biggest blockbusters of Nepali cinema.
Tulsi Ghimire is currently[when?] working on an animated movie, the first in the Nepali movie industry. The movie made on the story of Buddha is expected to be release in 2013 and will be dubbed in seven different languages. The movie was reported to cost over 80 million rupees. As of May 2016, the film has not been released.
|Year||Film Title||Title Meaning||Starring Crew||Ghimire's work|
|1985||Kusume Rumal||Silk handkerchief||Bhuwan K.C., Tripti Nadakar, Udit Narayan, Neer Shah||Director, Editor, Story writer|
|1988||Anyay||Injustice||Meera Madhuri, Biswa Basnet, Prakash Adhikari||Director|
|1989||Lahure||Soldier||Shrawan Ghimire, Tripti Nadakar||Director, Actor, Editor, Story|
|1991||Chino||Gift||Shiva Shrestha, Bhuwan K.C., Sunil Thapa, Kristi Mainali, Sharmila Malla, Sinaura Mistry, Subhadra Adhikari, Aaron Malla, Sushila Raymajhi||Director|
|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||Teacher’s debt discharged||Tulsi Ghimire, Bhuwan K.C., Bharati Ghimire||Director, Actor|
|1996||Deuta||God||Rajesh Hamal, Srijana Basnet, Shrawan Ghimire||Director, Editor, Story writer, Screenwriter, Lyricist|
|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||Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Uttam Pradhan||Director, Editor, Story writer|
|2007||Dui Kinara||Two banks of river||Niruta 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||Angels 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 March 10||Darpanchaya 2||Reflection||Pushpa Khadka Sahara Karki Shraddha Prasai||Director|
- "Biography of Tulsi Ghimire".
- "Nepal's India-trained director bridges divide with his art". The Gaea Times. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "Tulsi Ghimire - Filmography at reelnepal.com"
- Cowie, Peter, ed. (2003). Variety International Film Guide. p. 247.