Nisha Adhikari : First Nepali Actress to reach the summit of Everest

Nisha Adhikari : First Nepali Actress to reach the summit of Everest

Nisha Adhikari(October 4, 1986) is a Nepalese Actress, Model, Former VJ, Mt. Everest conqueror and a Producer. She was born in Tansen of Palpa district. Nisha had the height of 5’4”. She is popular in Nepali Movie Industry as one of the established actress. Nisha is also the first nepali actress to reach the highest peak of the world : Mt. Everest. She was born to the parents Khadka Bahadur Adhikari and Durga Adhikari. Nisha got married to popular Nepali Cricketer Sharad Veswakar.


Talking about her education, she completed her intermediate A level study from Kathmandu Valley College with a business major. Then she moved to Wigan Leigh College, New York Film Academy where she completed her graduation in business and social science. She also took a class of filmmaking. She was quite passionate about the glamorous field from her childhood.


Nisha Adhikari is the first Nepali actress to reach the summit of Mt. Everest (8848m), highest peak in the world. Nisha Adhikari reached the peak at 8 a.m. on May 21, 2013 Tuesday. She climbed as a guide for climbers due to financial reason. She had also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m) which is the Africa’s highest peak. As well as, she climbed the peak of height 5657m in Tanzania.


Beauty Pageants

At the age of 18, she won the subtitle of Miss Personality as well as the main title of Miss International Nepal 2005 and, subsequently, represented Nepal in the Miss International 2005 pageant in Japan. In 2008, she joined the Miss Nepal 2008 beauty contest; the pageant was cancelled because of Maoist and other group protests. She actively participated in raising her voice against the shut down and raising awareness on human rights and freedom, which led her to become the youngest judge in the history of Miss Nepal the following year.

Career in Acting

Nisha Adhikari started her acting career from the serial ‘Gharbeti Ba’ premiered on Kantipur Television on 2006. She also worked on shows like ‘Sanskar’ and ‘Cafe Kantipur’ in 2006. Nisha had also worked in Pakistani serials like ‘Hotel’ and ‘Ek Thi Nepali Ladki’ as a lead actress in 2006.

Television series
2006Gharbeti BaLead
2006Ek Thi Ladki NepaliLeadPakistani
2006Cafe Kantipur

Music Videos

Nisha had performed in music video named “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” in 2011. She had worked in several music videos since her starting of the career to the day today. Her one of the most popular music video is ‘SANNANI’ by Sudip Giri. The song was one of the most popular song of decade. Sudip Giri was the best singer of 90s youths.


Nisha Adhikari debuted from the movie ‘Mission Paisa’ alongside Action Star Nikhil Upreti in 2009. It becomes one of the successful movie of the year. Then after, she worked in ‘First Love’ in 2010 along with Namrata Shrestha, Aryan Sigdel, Reecha Sharma and Karma Shakya. The movie was the blockbuster of the year. Audience demanded to re-run the movies in theatres after months too. Nisha had also worked in movies like ‘Nainaresham’ Mayaz Bar’ ‘Apabad’ ‘Mukhauta’ ‘Aavash’ ‘How Funny’ and some others. She had performed in movie ‘Soongava’ in 2012 which is the first Nepalese Lesbian Movie.

2009Mission PaisaLead Role
2010First LoveLead Role
2010NainrareshamLead Role
2012Mayaz BarLead Role
2012ApabadLead RolePatrakar Attack
2012Dhuwa yo nashaLead Role
2012SoongavaLead RoleFirst Nepalese lesbian film
2013Snow FlowersLead RoleFirst ever LGBT Nepali movie
2013PadminiLead Role
2014Mero ValentineLead Role
2014Mission Paisa ReloadedLead Role
2014BhimduttaLead Role
2014MukhautaLead Role
2016Jai ParshuramBiraj Bhatta comeback film
2016How FunnyHeerai
2017Kumbhakarna [3]Primary school teacherPost -production


  • Miss International 2005
  • Miss Personality 2005
  • Best Actor (Tele Awards)
  • Best Debut Actress 2010
  • TOYN (Ten Outstanding Youths of Nepal) Jaycees 2012


Nisha takes about 7-12 lakhs per movie. She also earns from commercial advertisements. Adhikari earns from music videos and photo-shoots too. Once there was time, when she had been facing severe financial problems. Due to which, she had to work as a guide for foreign mountaineers.


Nisha Adhikari was dragged into the controversy in media after attacking photojournalist in the premier show. Likewise, Adhikari also pushed in controversy after doing photo shot in Nepal Army Helicopter. Her relationship with Sharad also made a big issue in sometimes in the media.


Nisha Adhikari got married to popular Nepali Cricketer Sharad Veswakar on June 30, 2017. They both had the son named Yuvan Nisharad.

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