Highest Paid Nepali Movie Directors in Nepal, Here’s List


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People used to say that Nepali movie industry has no future. But today, it seems it was just a joke. Because, the Kollywood industry is going forward with the best movies. So it can be said that this industry has a bright side now.

It is really difficult to make the best movies. But some of the directors are delivering good movies consistently for spectators. Due to this, they are paid a very handsome amount of money.

Here in this post, you will find Nepal’s best-paid movie directors.

List of Highest paid Nepali Movie directors:

  • Nischal Basnet

Nischal Basnet, Highest paid director in NepalNischal Basnet is not only a director. He is actor, comedian, dancer, and singer of Nepali films. Nishchal Basnet entered in Kollywood industry with Loot which was one of the great movies in Nepal. He has also acted in and produced the hit 2013 film Kabaddi and produced it 2015 sequel Kabaddi Kabaddi.

He has written lyrics for the song Udhreko choli. It was sung by himself and Indira Joshi. He has also sung (and performed) in very popular songs like Kale Dai, Poko Parera, Talkyo Jawani, Hit Geet, Thamel Bazar, and Nachana Maiya.


  1. Loot (Director)
  2. Talakjung vs Tulke (Director, special appearance)
  3. Innocent (short film)
  4. Kabaddi (Producer, actor)
  5. Kabaddi Kabaddi (Producer, special appearance)
  6. Loot 2 (Producer and Director)
  7. Dui Rupaiya (Actor)
How much money does Nishchal Basnet earn money from a single movie?

He had revealed that he was paid Rs. 2.5 million (25 lakh Nrs.).

  • Dipendra K. Khanal

Dipendra K. Khanal, Highest paid director in NepalDipendra K Khanal is one of the highest paid Nepalese movie directors who is known best for his direction in Pashupati Prasad and Chapali height 2. Khanal’s debut direction was ‘The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’. He has directed films like Jholay, Vigilante etc.

How much does Dipendra K. Khanal earn from a single movie?

It was revealed that Khanal earns 2 million (20 lakh rupees).

Dipendra K. Khanal directed movies:

  1. Yug Dekhi Yug Samma
  2. Dharma
  3. Chapali Height
  4. Vigilante 3D
  5. Jholay
  6. Pashupati Prasad
  7. Chapali height 2
  8. Love Love Love
  9. Dhanapati Films that have not yet been released.
  • Ram Babu Gurung
Ram Babu Gurung, Highest Paid Director in Nepal
Ram Babu Gurung, Highest Paid Director in Nepal

Ram Babu Gurung is another highest paid Nepali movie director. He is not only the director but also a writer. Ram Banu Gurung’s name became so familiar after Kabaddi was released. That movie portrays the story of a love triangle among three central characters. The film was produced by Raunak Bikram Kandel, Nischal Basnet and Sunil Rauniyar and starred Nischal Basnet, Dayahang Rai, Rishma Gurung and Rajan Khatiwada.

Ram Babu Gurung directed movies:

  1. Kabaddi (2013)
  2. Kabaddi Kabaddi (2015)
  3. Jhumkee (2016)
  4. Purano Dunga (2017)
  5. Anagarik (2006)
  6. Ghampani (2017)
  7. Gangster Blues (2017)

How much money Rab Babu Gurung is paid for direction?

He is paid Nrs. 2.5 millions (25 lakh). With direct cash amount, he gets few shares in the movie.

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