Ujwal Ghimire

Ujwal Ghimire (Nepali: उज्वल घिमिरे) is a Nepalese film director, actor, producer, story writer, ad/documentary maker and film educator.[1] He is considered one of the most well-known and leading movie directors of the Nepalese film industry.[2][3][4][5][6] He is a three times National Film Award (Nepal) winner,two times Nefta Film Award winner and earned number of other prestigious awards for his outstanding works.[7][8][9][10] He also contributed in making the first television film in the history of television industry of Nepal in 1985.[11]

Ujwal Ghimire
Ghimire with Dov Simens an American film educator
ResidenceKathmandu, Nepal
OccupationFilm director, Film producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Manisha Ghimire
AwardsNational Films Awards (Nepal)
WebsiteOfficial website


Ghimire acted in various dramas and standup comedies at many Nepalese theaters since 1980.[11] He earned number of awards in his stage days including best award in Gaijatra (Annual traditional function: Gaijatra festival of Nepal) for his one-act stand-up comedy presentation. He then moved to the television industry as television came in Nepal. He was an actor and director of the first television drama of Nepal, Yestai Huchha which was made by him was telecast-ed from Nepal Television on the very first day of its regular broadcast on 29 December 1985.

He got his first big break as a movie actor in the super hit feature film Santan in 1986/1987 where he performed a negative character role.[12] That gave him the Best Negative Character Actor Award in 1987. He then worked as an actor in couple of joint venture international films such as Lady Commando and Swarth.[13] Ghimire made number of documentaries and advertisement films for television before he got a break as a director of a feature film. He has been continuing his other career till now but he focuses more into feature film direction. Today he is considered one of the outstanding film directors of Nepalese cinema.[2][6][14]

His first feature film was Gothalo as a director in 1996.[15] He made his second film Jindagani in 2000 from his own company Ayush Film Pvt Ltd as a capacity of producer and director.[16][17] Among his movies Suvakamana was average in business. Bishwas and Chhodi Gaye Pap Lagla were hit and Gothalo, Kismat,Jindagani, Andaj and Wada No 6 were super hit.[18][3] Jindagani and Wada No 6 are considered to be one of the top grossing and the biggest blockbusters of Nepalese cinema.[19][20][2][21][3][22] Nowadays he has been preparing for his next feature film which is untitled yet.


YearFilmStarring crewGhimire's work
1984Adarsha NariBijay Lama, Ujwal Ghimire, Ansumala Shahi, Punam LamaActor
1987SantanBhuwan K.C., Arjun Jung Shahi, Ujwal Ghimire, Karishma Manandhar, Gauri Malla, Shanti Maskey, Kristi MainaliActor
1988Lady Commando [23]Bhuwan K.C., Sabnam, Shiva Shrestha, Ujwal GhimireActor
1989SwarthShiva Shrestha, Ujwal Ghimire, Sinora MistriActor
1996Gothalo [24]Krishna Malla, Saroj Khanal, Sharmila Malla, Shree Krishna ShresthaDirector
2000JindaganiDilip Rayamajhi, Karishma Manandhar, Rajesh Hamal, Santosh Panta, Puja ChandDirector, producer
2002Bishwas [25]Gauri Malla, Dilip Raymajhi, Deepak Raj GiriDirector, producer, writer
2003SuvakamanaKarishma Manandhar, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Jharana Bajracharya, Ramesh AdhikariDirector, writer
2005DhadkanRekha Thapa, Nikhil Upreti, Arunima, Ujwal GhimireActor
2006AvimanueNikhil Upreti, Pujana, Ujwal GhimireActor
2008Kismat [26]Rekha Thapa, Aryan Sigdel, Biraj vattaDirector, writer
2009Chodigaye pap laglaRaj Ballav Koirala, Biraj Bhatta, Richa Ghimire, Sanchita LuitelDirector, writer
2011AndajJiwan Luitel, Rekha Thapa, Sabin ShresthaDirector, writer
2016Wada No 6 [27][28][29]Deepak Raj Giri, Sitaram Kattel, Jitu Nepal, Dayahang Rai, Kedar Ghimire, Rajaram Poudel, Deepa Shree Niraula, Priyanka KarkiDirector


  • Best Film Dabar Anmol Film Award 2004 for the film Bishwas awarded by 'Nepal One' Channel.[30]
  • Best Director National Film Award (Nepal) 2008 for the film Kismat given by Film Development Board, Government of Nepal.[31]
  • Best Director National Film Award (Nepal) 2010 for the film Chodi gaye pap lagla given by Film Development Board, Government of Nepal.[32][33]
  • Best Director NEFTA Film Awards 2010 for the film Chodi gaye pap lagla given by Nepal Film Technician Association.[7] http://xnepali.net/the-president-distributed-national-film-awards-winners-list/[34]
  • Best Director National Film Award (Nepal) 2011 for the film Andaj organized by Film Development Board, Government of Nepal.[35][36]
  • Best director D-Cine Award in 2011 from the film Andaj[37]
  • Best Director CG Kamana Jury Award 2016 in direction for the film 'Wada No 6' given by Kamana Publication associated with CG Entertainment[9]
  • Best Director NEFTA Film Awards 2016 for the film Wada No 6 given by Nepal Film Technician Association.[38][39][40]


Ghimire was honored in 2015 by Nepal Television for his contribution of making first Nepalese television drama in the history of Nepal's television industry.[11] He was also honored by Nepal motion picture association for his contribution in bringing Nepalese feature film in this stage.[41]

Other activities

Ghimire played a leading role for the development of film industry in Nepal through different professional organizations. He was founder vice president of Film Artist Association of Nepal. He also was elected as a vice president of Film Producers Association in 2006.[42] He also played an important role to establish Film Directors Guild of Nepal and became first vice president.[43] Now he is an active member of Directors Guild of Nepal and Nepal Film society. Ghimire also teaches Film Making in Everest Film Academy, Kathmandu.[44] He has played a leading and an important role to establish and run this organization as a capacity of a director. Ghimire also became jury member in different award ceremonies along with first National Film Award in 2005, organized by Film Development Board, Government of Nepal.

See also


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  2. "YEAR'S BEST FIVE DIRECTORS". 24 April 2016.
  3. "Ujjwal Ghimire hattrick in Chhabi Raj Ojha films, is it Kismat 3?". 8 December 2015.
  5. "Full HD Ujjwal Ghimire Direct Download And Watch Online".
  6. "Ujjwal Ghimire to direct Hari Bansha Acharya's movie". 14 February 2015.
  7. http://archives.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=29164
  8. "4th NEFTA Film Awards". 14 March 2011.
  9. "Lux Kamana Film Awards".
  10. http://peoplesreview.com.np/2016/12/27/pashupati-prasad-wins-the-best-film-at-the-ninth-nefta-film-awards/
  11. "Profile of DirectorEverest Film Academy - Everest Film Academy".
  12. Budha Subba Digital Pvt Ltd (15 July 2016). "SANTAN -- सन्तान -- Nepali Full Movie -- Old is Gold -- Evergreen nepali movie" via YouTube.
  13. "Google".
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  15. "Ujjwal Ghimire".
  16. "Jindagani - Nepali Movie Ft Rajesh Hamal, Dilip, Karishma". 30 April 2016.
  17. "Jindagani(2000) - Nepali Movie - Details, Rating, Synopsis, Storyline, News, Photos, Videos, Reviews and all other details of this Nepali Film".
  18. "Woda no 6 Movie review". 22 September 2015.
  19. "Oda No. Chha Two Days Gross Collection - FILMYJOY.NET".
  20. lexlimbu (4 October 2015). "Nepali Film WADA NO 6 in Aldershot!".
  21. NepaliFilm.Net (3 October 2014). "Ujjwal Ghimire to direct nepali movie Wada No. cha".
  22. "Highest Grossing Nepali Movies in 2072".
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbVeb-e52fY
  24. "Gothalo".
  25. "Bishwas (Dilip) (2013) - Nepali Movie".
  26. "Nepali movie – Kismat". 4 June 2016.
  27. "भट्टराईले ८ नम्बर दिएको 'वडा नम्बर ६' लाई हिसिलाले किन दिइन् ११ नम्बर?".
  28. http://www.nepalifilm.net/2014/10/03/nepali-movie-wada-no-cha/
  29. "Nepali Film – Woda Number Chha (2015)". 18 September 2015.
  30. "Motion Picture Award generates curiosity - The Himalayan Times". 8 January 2004.
  31. "National film awards distributed - The Himalayan Times". 1 July 2008.
  32. "National Film awards held". 1 September 2010.
  33. http://reelnepal.com/awards/2/national-film-award/2009
  34. http://moviesnepal.com/4th-nefta-film-awards/
  35. "The President distributed National Film Awards (winners list) – Nepali Movies, films".
  36. http://reelnepal.com/awards/2/national-film-award/2011
  37. http://reelnepal.com/awards/4/dcine-awards/2012
  38. "Pashupati Prasad, Prem Geet hog the limelight".
  39. "NEFTA FILM AWARDS: Best Actor Dayahang Rai & Actress Namrata Shrestha". 24 December 2016.
  40. "Ninth Nefta Film Awards".
  41. "Nepal Motion Picture Association".
  42. "NFPA".
  43. "Film Directors Guild of Nepal".
  44. "Everest Film Academy".
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