Arpan Thapa : Versatile but Underrated

Arpan Thapa : Journey from CD Seller to Top Kollywood Actor

Arpan Thapa(November 15, 1979) is a Nepalese actor, director and script writer. He is one of the most talented, versatile and dedicated actor in the industry. Arpan had worked in about two dozens of movies and many of them had succeed to please his fans and well-wishers. Though he is the talented one, he had been underrated. Arpan had not achieved success what he truly deserves. He was born in Kathmandu of Nepal. He spent his childhood, adulthood and manhood days in his birthplace. His height is 5’7”.


Talking about his education, Arpan Thapa had passed SLC from the school in his hometown. He had also studied acting in Mumbai in 2002 in ‘Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Academy’. Then after, he returned to Nepal and joined film industry here.


Arpan Thapa had studied acting in ‘Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Academy’ in Mumbai in 2002. After returning from Mumbai to Nepal, he started selling CDs in Mahabouddha of Kathmandu to promote his friend’s business. While selling CD in Kathmandu, he met Murray Kerr, director of his debut movie. Arpan Thapa debuted into Nepali Cinemas from the movie ‘Sick City’ in 2011 in the role of Krishna. The movie was successful to some extent and had also won the best award.

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Arpan Thapa had also worked in popular film like ‘Chadke’ ‘Maun’ ‘Mukhauta’ ‘Suntali’ ‘Dying Candle’ ‘Bir Bikram’ ‘Bato Muniko Phool 2’ ‘Hamlet’ ‘America Boys’ ‘Lappan Chappan’ ‘ ‘Ghar’ ‘A Mero Hajur 3’ and some others. He had played the role of villain as ‘Aaitey’ alongside Daya Hang Rai and Anoop Bikram Shahi in ‘Bir Bikram’. Arpan had acted along with Daya Hang Rai, Saugat Malla as well as Barsha Siwakoti in the movie ‘Lappan Chappan’ in 2017.

Blind Rocks

Arpan Thapa’s next movie ‘Blind Rocks’ is also the popular movie in the industry. The movie is based on the real story of Shristi KC who lost her vision due to the carelessness of the doctor. Arpan had been praised all over after he played the role of Shristi’s lover in the movie who was also the blind. He is too talented who can portray any character and give judgement to the character. He played the movie ‘Blind Rocks’ along with Gauri Malla, Benisha Hamal and Banker Anil Keshari Shah.


Arpan Thapa had also written and directed some of the nepali movies. Arpan Thapa debuted in movie direction from the movie ‘Mukhauta’ in 2017. It includes the casts like Mahanayak Rajesh Hamal, Daya Hang, Saugat Malla and Sunil Thapa too. He also directed the movies like ‘Aadha Love’ ‘Sunkeshari’ and the horror movie ‘Ghar’. Ghar mocie consists of the characters like Surakshya Panta and Benisha Hamal.


Arpan Thapa’s debut movie ‘Sick City’ had won the Best KIMFF (Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival) Award. He had been able to win many others awards in different criteria too.


Arpan Thapa takes about 7-15 lakhs per movie. Though he hadn’t been seen more in commercial advertisements, he earns somehow from there too.

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