priyanka karki biography

Name Priyanka Karki
Nickname PK, Rose
Birth Date February 27, 1987
Birth Place Kathmandu, Nepal
Location Lazimpat
Age 29 years
Height 5 ft 6 in
Measurement 32-26-34
Weight 50 kg
Married Divorce
Ex-Husband Rochak Mainali (2010-2013)
Star Sign Pisces
Awards Miss Teen Nepal 2005
Father Bhupendra Karki
Mother Raksha Malhotra Karki
Occupation Model/ Actress/ Singer
Hobbies Dancing, swimming and coin collection

Priyanka Karki Biography

Born in 27th February 1987 to the parents Bhupendra Karki and Raksha Malhotra Karki with younger brother Pranit Karki as her sibling, Priyanka was always fascinated with acting. Her career into the glamour world started early in the age of 18 when she participated and won the Miss Teen Nepal 2005 event including Miss Intelligent, Miss Bikini and Miss Talent Awards. She went on to take the career of VJ in popular Kantipur Television in which she hosted shows like Celluloid and The Glam Factor. The acting skills that she displayed in Gharbeti Ba, a comedy TV series earned her huge crowd of fans.

Education and Career

After completing her A Level Education from Rato Bangala School, she went to USA and joined University of North Alabama for her higher education from where she got her bachelor’s degree in Film Making. In 2007, while she was still studying at University of North Alabama, she went on to participate in Miss International UNA beauty contest in which she was able to reach to the top 5 Finalists. After completing her education in 2011, she decided to return to Nepal and use her knowledge in Nepali film industry.

She got a break in Kollywood from the movie- ‘Mero Best Friend’ but ‘3 Lovers’ was the first released movie of Priyanka as the release date of Mero Best Friend got postponed. Although Mero Best Friend was not a commercial success, Priyanka was nominated for Popular Debutant Actor Female in Filmy Khabar Awards 2070. She had to wait till the release of Jholey to establish herself as the successful Nepali actress. Her success continued with the Mega Hit Movie of 2070- Nai Navannu La 2.

Priyanka has already been featured in popular magazines like Nari, Wow and Vivacity.

Television Shows
Year Show Role Notes
2006 Celluloid Anchor A show providing information about latest Hollywood releases.
2006 The Glam Factor Anchor A fashion and lifestyle show talking providing information about the latest fashion updates.
2006 Gharbeti Ba ‘Tina’ A comedy sitcom.
2007 Glamour and Style Anchor A completely fashion based program updating about the local and international fashion trends.
2007 Call and Win Anchor An hour-long weekly live show where callers could call, answer questions and win gift hampers.

Priyanka Karki Movies

Year Film Role Notes
2012 3 Lovers Diya/ Liza Double role
2013 Kollywood Kaavya
2013 Vigilante 3D Shristy First 3D Nepali Movie
2013 Karkash Special appearance
2013 Nepathya Priyanka Guest appearance
2014 Jholay Riya Super Hit, Joined Crore Club
2014 Nai Nabhannu La2 Saru All Time Blockbuster, Joined Crore Club
2014 Aawaran Shubani Playback Singer featuring Yama Buddha
2014 Mero Best Friend Ritu
2014 Hasiya Item song
2014 Punte Parade School Teacher
2014 Shree Paanch




Cameo appearance in song Yo maan ma


2015 Mala Mala Critically Acclaimed
2015 Suntali




Official selection at the 19th Busan International Film Festival


2015 Sadanga Salina
2015 Nai Na Bhannu La 3 Kusum Crore Club, Super Hit
2015 Wada No. 6 Sushila Super Hit
2015 Kabaddi Kabaddi Lolita Guest Appearance
2016 Fanko Lili
2016 Classic Jenny Special Appearance
2016 How Funny Ramita Crore Club in 4 Days
2016 Nai Nabhannu La4 Ani Crore Club in 3 days
2016 Laltin Lead Role Post Production
2016 Purano Dunga Chandu Post Production
2016 Chakka Panja Champa Post Production
2016 Anaagat Lead Role Pre-Production
Year                 Award Movie
2012 OFA Popular Debutant Actress Award 3 Lovers
2013 Best Actress for National Film Awards 2069 (Nominated) Kollywood
2013 INFA Popular Awards Best Actor Jholay
2014 NEFTA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female Nai Nabhannu La 2
2014 OFA Popular Awards Best Actress 2071 Nai Nabhannu La2


INFA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female


Nai Nabhannu La2


2014 D Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female Nai Nabhannu La 2
2015 NFDC National Film Award Best Actor Female Suntali
2015 National Film Critics Award (NFCA) Best Actor Female Suntali
2015 NEFTA Awards Best Actor Female (Popular) Suntali
2015 LG D Cine Award Best Actor Female Critics Suntali
2015 D Cine Awards Best Actor in a Negative role (Nominated) Sadanga

Earning- Salary and Net worth

Along with salary from playing movies, stage performance and guest appearance, her income also comes from brand endorsement. She has been the brand ambassador for Himstar appliances, Dabur Herbal Gel Toothpaste and NCell. She has also been the face of Safety Sanitary Napkins, Colors Mobile, Sunsilk Black Shine Shampoo and Coca Cola. She has also been showstopper for several fashion shows. Priyanka has been featured in music videos from several national and international singers.

Priyanka Karky as a singer

Priyanka proved her versatility by lending her vocals as the playback singer for the movie- Aawaran. She sang the OST song of the movie in collaboration with Yama Buddha. Encouraged by the appreciation, Priyanka went on to release her own single album titled Swatantra as a New Year gift to her well-wishers. Swatantra that celebrates the spirit of freedom was released on 1st January 2016.

 Priyanka Karki Married and Divorced

It was back during her study days in USA that she met with her neighbour Rochak Mainali who was studying masters degree in the same college. After few dates, they thought they were the right partner. So, Priyanka married Rochak and accepted him as a husband at an early age of 22 years by signing papers in Alabama Court.

The news of marriage came as a shock to many as there were many rumours about Priyanka’s boyfriends. But only after 2 years of married life, Priyanka Karki divorced Rochak to dedicate herself entirely to acting. According to her, she divorced Rochak right after the shooting of Three Lovers. Their divorce was quite predictable as the character of Priyanka and Rochak did not match.

Three things you did not know about Priyanka

Priyanka feels uncomfortable while flying in plane

She has a very high endurance level

She is very much afraid of leeches

Player Shaquille O’ Neal
Model Cindy Crawford
Actor Josh Harnett
Actress Angelina Jolie
Bands Green Day, Axix, The Uglyz, The Shadows
Zenisha Moktan is sister-in-law of Priyanka Karki

Zenisha Moktan and Dikesh Malhotra have become husband and wife. Dikesh is the son of Priyanka’s maternal Uncle. He is the chief of Integrated Mobility Solutions (IMS) which is the authorized dealer of Samsung mobiles.

Priyanka Car Controversy

Priyanka had bought a Hyundai Tucson Car two days after tragic earthquake of 2015. But a national daily Nagarik published an article claiming that Priyanka bought Mercedez. Then the rumour began to get spread that Priyanka used the fund that she collected for earthquake victims to buy a Mercedez.

Priyanka denied the claims through social media and she went on to publish whole account of collected fund so that it was clear that she had bought a car purely out of her hard work.

Contact Priyanka Karki

Official Facebook Page

Official Twitter Account

Official Instagram Account

Priyanka Karki Photos



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