Born to Govinda Upreti and Bhoj Kumari Upteri, Nikhil Upreti is one of the leading actors in Nepali movie industry. He entered into the world of Nepali movies with his first movie Pijada, released in 2000 and the stunt of jumping off a seven storied building of Kantipur Complex not only made the movie success but also opened the way for him into Kollywood.
He has worked in more than a hundred movies since his debut in 2001 and is one of the most successful and popular actors in Nepali cinema industry. He has also received various awards for his performances in different movies and has received the Best Actor in First National Films Award 2062 BS for the movie Hami Teen Bhai. He has also been honored with the Rastriya Nagarik Sworna Samman in 2063 BS along with various other awards on completing fifty one days of screening for more than fifteen movies of his.
Born to a farmer family of Sarlahi, Nepal, Nikhil made a huge breakthrough with the movie Pijada. His second movie Maya ko Jaal was also became a hit which made him the first choice for most of the top Nepali producers. He has also done some Bhojpuri films produced by the Indian movie makers. He has changed the state of action in Nepali movies to a state of height.
He had completed his education from Birgunj and Kathmandu after which he moved to Mumbai and worked in different movies as an assistant fight director and a stunt boy. He also has a diploma in acting that he received from Roshan Taneja’s studio in Mumbai. He had also received special training in action there and has worked as an assistant fight director in ABCL Company of Amitabh Bachhan where he demonstrated his talent in dozens of Hindi films. He got married to Kopila Upreti after eight years of being in a relationship in 2058 BS and has a son. He eloped to Mumbai with his co-actress Sanchita Luitel and married her without divorcing his first wife. Sanchita, too, was married and divorced before tying the knot with the actor. The couple has two children.
Some of his movies include Santan, Kartabya, Kurushetra, Ram Laxman, Krodh, Nikhil Dai, Hami Sathi Bhai, Dai ko Sasurali, Ghayal, Parkhi Base, Jeevan Mrityu, etc. Nikhil Upreti has also tried his hands in production with the movie Savadhan, which also became successful. He also worked as a commercial movie director for 2 PM noodles and is the brand ambassador of Phataaphar noodles.