Tulsi Ghimire

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Tulsi Ghimire
Born 15 July 1951
Kalimpong, Darjeeling district, India
Residence Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Nepali
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor
Spouse(s) Bharati Ghimire
Children Bhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire

Tulsi Ghimire (Nepali: तुलसी घिमिरे) is a Nepali film director, screenwriter, film editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist.[1] He is one of the most well-known and successful directors of the Nepali film industry.

Personal life[edit]

Tulsi Ghimire was born in Sindeybong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling district, India to Nepali parents Dhojman Ghimire and Narbada Ghimire.[2] 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.[citation needed] As of May 2016, the film has not been released.


Year Film Title Title Meaning Starring Crew Ghimire's work
1981 Bansuri Flute Director
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[4] 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography of Tulsi Ghimire". 
  2. ^ "Nepal's India-trained director bridges divide with his art". The Gaea Times. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tulsi Ghimire - Filmography at reelnepal.com"
  4. ^ Cowie, Peter, ed. (2003). Variety International Film Guide. p. 247. 

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