Ashishma Nakarmi was born on Nov 22 in Balambu, Kathmandu, Nepal to mother Asha Nakarmi and father Mana Raj Nakarmi who is renowned musician and tabal player in Nepali music industry. She belongs to a newar community where she is elder sibling of two younger sisters. Ashishma did spend her childhood days in Kathmandu. She did her schooling from Rich Mond Academy and also did her higher secondary from the same place. She went to United State for her further studies did bachelor degree in Hospitality and got graduated from UNT.
During her stay in US she did 4 months acting course from Acting school of Dallas, Texas from David S. John who is a Bollywood actor. Ashishma also took part in International Beauty Pageant “Miss South Asia Texas 2012” where she was crowned as 2nd runner up. “The shows build up more confident and taught how to present oneself to different world says "Ashishma.”
At the age of 5 she did her first stage performance. Ashishma says that “she is really happy with love and support made by her family in every step of life.” Also did junior diploma in Sitar when she was in grade 8. After SLC Ashishma did her first music video “Taha Chaina” when she was 15 years only. She always dreamed of having her own identity and earn both name and fame in the movie industry. Her father Mana Raj Nakarmi who was always like her friend debut a Newari music video “Milka Ya Ajala” as a side dancer. The album was released with her cover picture where then she was offered with various Newari Movies. She aimed to be a good actor and good human being.
Ashishma debut a Newari movie “ Nyalla Bya” directed by Aryan Nakarmi where her name was “Timila” which means “ Moon”. The movie “ Nyalai Bya” was super hit blockbuster . After the grand success of the movie she never had to look back. Ashishma has worked on different newari movies like “ Papu Madumha Jhanga” “ Hismadu”, “Yahoo”, “ Taremam”, also did a guest role appearance in “ Yeh Ji Yomha” “ Dhau Baji” and “Panbati.”
She says that “she is lucky and blessed to work with good movie makers and with a good technical team”. Ashishma debuted to a Nepali movie “ Antaral” directed by Deepa Basnet. She then casted on Torilahure and others movies to come. Here is the complete list of films she involved.