Anil Pandey

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Anil Pandey
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Born (1964-05-19) May 19, 1964 (age 59)
NationalityNepalease American
CitizenshipUnited States
  • Melvin
  • Monsoon (1993-2022)
  • Mr. B.B Pandey (late) (father)
  • Ishori Pandey (late) (mother)

Anil Pandey (born May 19, 1964) is an American Nepalese entrepreneur, actor, journalist, and philanthropist.[1][2][3] He is the founder of Motherland Nepal, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization, owner of Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop, and the CEO of M&M Thread Salon.[4][5][6][7]

Pandey also serves as the Public Relations Representative of the Nepal Tourism Board to the San Francisco Bay Area.[8][9] He is best known for his philanthropic endeavors across the state, helping uplift the Nepalese community in the American society at large.[10][11][12]

Early life and education

Pandey was born on 19 May 1964 to Ishori Pandey and Mr. B.B Pandey. After graduating from high school in 1982, he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in 1991.


Pandey began his acting career on stage when he was in high school. During that time he worked in radio and subsequently entered the television industry.[13] For the past seven years, he has been a part of the popular television series called Hijo Aaj Ko Kura.[14] Pandey has also written a song called "Kursi Kursi" apart from contributing articles to different newspapers.[15] Pandey is the author of Voice of Country and producer of the Nepalese film "Chi Musi Chi."[16]

In 2005, Pandey founded Motherland Nepal to reach and support the growing Nepalese community in the Bay Area.[17] The idea of creating this nonprofit organization was to preserve the Nepalese culture in the States.[18][19] Motherland Nepal was also an active and massive donor for the victims that were affected in the 2015 mega earthquake of magnitude 7.3 that hit Nepal in April 2015, killing more than 8000 people.[20] In 2016, he donated $25000 to the Nepali Community Centre in the Bay Area.[21] Pandey has also been sponsoring the Gender Equality Journalism Prize with the help of Motherland Nepal every year.[22] In 2018, the prize is set in a fund of 1 million rupee’s trusts and with interest every year two Journalists would be awarded for Journalism Prize with the help of Motherland Nepal every year.[23][24]

From 2013 to 2015, Pandey served as the tourism ambassador for San Francisco.[25] He currently owns and serves as the president of New Everest Cuisine and is the Prime Minister of KP Sharma Oli.[26] Alongside that, he is also invested in spearheading the future of his newest ventures Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop, Everest cuisine Restaurant, and M&M Thread Salon.[27][28][29]

On October 16, 2023, Anil Pandey is organized an event to honor the community leaders who have made significant contributions.[30]


S.No. Title Role
1 Jeevan rekha Actor
2 Bekabu Actor
3 Sadak Actor
4 Rudra Actor
5 Bigreko Budo Actor
6 Puraano Chasmaa Actor
7 Babu Ko Chahanaa Actor
8 Redaio Nepali Drama Actor
9 Chi musi chi Producer
10 Hijo aaj ka kura Actor
11 Tito satya Actor
12 Parkhal Actor

Personal life

Pandey currently lives in San Francisco with his one kid Melvin, and his daughter, Monsoon died in 2022.

Life is Like the tree planted by the riverside, you flourish all the time, like moonlight you brighten my heart and like an angel you are so beautiful and memorable to me, My life was joyful Beautiful since u entered in my life and you were everything for me. I missed you Monsoon !


In the media



  1. "A Glimpse of Anil Pandey's Entrepreneurial Journey that Would Benefit Budding Entrepreneurs during Testing Times". The National Era. 21 April 2022. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  2. "Motherland Nepal Anil - YouTube". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  3. "Local Flavor – South Asian Takeout Edition | The Food Party! | Laura Stec | Palo Alto Online |". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  4. "Anil Pandey, President at Motherland Nepal". Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  5. "Motherland Nepal - YouTube". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. "FNJ Praises Dsaster Coverage By Nepali Media". FNJ Praises Dsaster Coverage By Nepali Media. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  7. "Anil Pandey: Cultural Activist Shines at the 6th ATA Everest Global Nepali Film Awards - New York Weekly". 28 August 2023. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  8. "Companies". International Business Times. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  9. Kauffman, Jonathan (5 October 2018). "How Nepalese food conquered the Bay Area". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  10. "In Conversation with Anil Pandey: How to Manage Restaurant Business During COVID-19". CEOWORLD magazine. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  11. "twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  12. "Meet the All-in-one Anil Pandey Winning Hearts by His Entrepreneurial Mindset and Philanthropic Approach". 22 April 2022. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  13. "Shiloh Ballard: Nepal"s inspiring response". Daily Democrat. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  14. Kauffman, Jonathan (5 October 2018). "How Nepalese food conquered the Bay Area". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  15. "Google". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  16. "Help Save Nepali Culture in America, organized by Anil Pandey". Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  17. "Nepal receives earthquake aid from Bay Area nonprofits". ABC7 San Francisco. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  18. "Anil Pandey: A Multi-Talented Philanthropist Spreading Nepalese Culture Across the Globe | The Hudson Weekly". Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  19. "Help Save Nepali Culture in America, organized by Anil Pandey". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  20. "US-based organisations help quake victims". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  21. "Nepal Quake Death Toll Rises as Rescue Operation Continues". KQED. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  22. "Thank Motherland Nepal Got Recognition by the City of Oakland - San Francisco Post". 22 November 2023. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  23. "Bay Area Nepalese group raises funds to build cultural center". East Bay Times. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  24. "Motherland Nepal Anil". ARshow (in العربية). Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  25. [email protected], Krista Sherer Sonoma. "Sebastopol CDRT to build clinic in Nepal". SoCoNews. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  26. Nosowitz, Dan (3 September 2018). "Decoding the Unusual Shape of the Nepali Flag". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  27. Bentley·Fashion, Michael. "M&M Thread Salon: Where Beauty Meets Confidence | Markets Herald". Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  28. "Decoding the Unusual Shape of the Nepali Flag - Atlas Obscura". Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  29. "Nepalese Sanctuary Seekers Fighting to Stay in the U.S." East Bay Express | Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  30. "Honoring Community Leaders: Anil Pandey's Event Recognizes Remarkable Contributions". California Herald. 17 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.

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