Sunil Thapa (Nepali: सुनील थापा) is a leading Nepalese actor who has appeared in Nepali and Bollywood films. He started his career with the Bollywood movie Ek Duje Ke Liye.
He is an enigmatic figure in the Nepali movie industry, winning more number of awards, including the Motion Pictures Award Nepal twice. He is popular for his villainous roles in Nepali movies.
Thapa started his modelling career in 1974 in Bombay, with Binny’s and Mafatlal Fabrics.
During his early days, he was also engaged in sports and was a professional football player for ICL Club Bombay and Orkay’s Sports Club.
Besides acting and sports, he also worked as a photo journalist for JS Magazine (Junior Statesman) and covered the Bhutan Coronation in 1974.In 2014 he was also nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Filmfare Award for his extraordinary role in Mary Kom.