When we talk about the Nepali film industry, often called “Kollywood”, specific names have left an indelible mark. One such luminary is Nikhil Upreti.
Nikhil Upreti is a Nepalese film actor, director, producer, and martial artist. He is known for his action and social drama movies and is the most critically acclaimed action movie star in Nepalese Cinema. He is also known for performing the stunts of his films on his own. He has directed and produced several movies, including the Hindi movie “Commitment”. He has also acted in several Nepali movies, including “Pinjada,” “Bhairav,” and “Lootera“.
|Full Name||Nikhil Upreti|
|Real Name||Dinesh Upreti|
|Profession||Actor, Director, Producer, Martial Artist|
|Popular For||Performing the stunts of his films independently|
Age, Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As of 2023)||43 years old|
|Date of Birth||August 10, 1980 A.D|
|Birth Place||Sarlahi, Nepal|
Nikhil Upreti was born on August 10, 1980, A.D, in Sarlahi, Nepal, and His zodiac sign is Leo. He is currently 43 years old.
Early Life and Education
|School||Saraswati Vidya Mandir|
Nikhil Upreti was born on August 10, 1980 A.D, to Govinda Upreti and Bhoj Kumari Upreti in Sarlahi, Nepal. During childhood, he was interested in sports, especially Karate and football. Nikhil had completed his education in Birgunj and Kathmandu. He grew up in Kathmandu and completed his schooling at Saraswati Vidya Mandir. Afterwards, he moved to Mumbai and worked as an assistant fight director in different movies. He also has a diploma in acting from Roshan Taneja’s studio in Mumbai. He has worked as an associate fight director in ABCL Company of Amitabh Bachchan, where he demonstrated his talent in dozens of Hindi films.
Age, Height and Physical Appearances
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
He stands at an impressive height of around 5 feet 10 inches. His size and acting prowess make him one of the most charismatic figures in Nepali cinema.
Family and Relative
|Mother||Bhoj Kumari Upreti|
|Siblings||Sagar Upreti(Brother), Sushmita Upreti(Sister)|
Nikhil Upreti was born in Sarlahi, Nepal, to Govinda Upreti and Bhoj Kumari Upreti in a middle-class family. He grew up in a joint family with his parents, grandparents, and siblings. He has a brother named Sagar Upreti and a sister named Sushmita Upreti.
As of 2023 A.D., he is 43 years old. Yet, with his ever-youthful charm and agility, he gives young actors a run for their money.
Personal Life and Relationship
|Spouse||Kopila Upreti ( 2002-2012), Sanchita Luitel (2009-Current)|
Second wife disclosing his relationship and Controversies
Nikhil Upreti has been married twice. His first wife is Kopila Upreti, and his second is Sanchita Luitel, a famous Nepali actress. He married Kopila Upreti and had a son who was under a year old. In 2021 A.D., Nikhil Upreti divorced Kopila Upreti after being married for 12 years. Then, in 2014 A.D., he secretly married Sanchita Luitel and had a daughter named Kshitija Upreti. Although he is still married to both, he is seen mainly with Sanchita and his children with her. Nikhil Upreti’s personal life has been controversial, with his secret marriage to Sanchita Luitel in 2009 A.D.
Nikhil’s cinematic journey began with the movie “Pinjada,” released in 2000 A.D, where he performed his stunts. This film was a significant turning point in his career, earning him accolades for his acting and marking him as a daring stuntman. The film was a commercial success and helped him gain recognition as an actor. He went on to act in several successful films, such as “Bhai Tika”, “Maya KO Jaal“, and “Bhairav”. He rose to fame with his performance in the movie “Bhairav“. The film was a blockbuster hit and helped him establish himself as a leading actor in the Nepali film industry. He has since acted in several successful films, such as “Duniya“, “Lootera“, and “Bhairav”.
Over the years, Nikhil collaborated with some of the biggest names in Kollywood, further cementing his position in the industry. His chemistry with actresses like Rekha Thapa and Arunima Lamsal was particularly notable, leading to many successful movies. He has acted in over 100 films and has established himself as a leading actor in the industry. He has worked alongside his wife, Sanchita Luitel, in several movies. Their on-screen chemistry has been well-received by the audience. His courage to perform his stunts without using body doubles, especially in the early 2000s when CGI was not commonly used in Nepali cinema, earned him an ‘Action Star’ label. Movies like “Dharma,” “Bhairav,” and “Lootera” reinforced his image and quickly became a go-to actor for filmmakers looking to make action-packed blockbusters. He also worked as a commercial movie director for 2 PM noodles and is the brand ambassador of Phataaphar noodles.
Some of the popular movies of Nikhil Uperati are listed below:
|Pinjada||Not mentioned||Deshbhakta Khanal|
|Desh Dekhi Bidesh||2008 A.D||Narendra Thapa|
|Hami Tin Bhai||2008 A.D||Shiva Regmi|
|Dharmaa||2010 A.D||Dipendra K. Khanal|
|Sanrakshan||2017 A.D||Purnendu Jha|
|Radhe 2||2017 A.D||Jagadishwor Thapa|
|Total Dhamaal||2019 A.D||Indra Kumar|
Awards and Achievements
|Award||Year in A.D|
|National Films Award for Best Actor||2005|
|Rastriya Nagarik Swarna Samman||2006|
Nikhil Upreti has an Instagram account with the username @nikhil.upreti_. He has 1,495 followers and has made 16 posts as of September 12, 2023, and he has a Facebook account.
|Estimated Net Worth||$5 million|
Nikhil Upreti’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million as of September 2023. He has earned wealth through his successful career in the Nepali film industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nikhil Upreti’s full name is Dinesh Upreti.
He made his acting debut in the Nepali film industry with “Pinjada”, released in 2000.
Some of his famous films include “Pinjada” and its sequel “Pinjada 2”, “Bhairav”, “Dharti”, and “Lootera”.
Yes, he is known for performing his stunts in many of his films, which has earned him the title of ‘Action Star’ in the Nepali film industry.
He has two children, including a daughter named Kshitija Upreti, with his current wife, Sanchita Luitel.
Yes, he ventured into this direction after establishing himself as a successful actor.