About me

My name is Sanil Chitrakar a Nepali origin currently living in San Francisco, California. I was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. Art has always been my favorite hobby since my early childhood. I used to spend a lot of my time at home drawing, painting and doing other DIY stuff.

When I was 32 years old I became a father. And having my child was the biggest turning point of my life. After my daughter came to my life I made some big changes in my lifestyle. As I started babysitting I started spending less time on my restaurant and more time at my home. As we all know infants spend most of their time sleeping I had so much free time with me. At that moment I decided to give all of my free time to art.

From that point on (late 2015) i started to draw everyday for at least 5 to 8 hrs. Buying as many art supplies as I could just to try out which one works best for me. I guess finding the right art materials is one of the hardest initial step for every self-taught artist. Then I started drawing my favorite celebrities and shared those drawing on my various social handles like facebook, instagram, etc. Soon I started gaining a lot of followers on my social handles. Started getting a lot of positive response from those followers which motivated to keep drawing more and more.

Then came the biggest turning point of my amateur art career. On Jan 2017 I posted the time-lapse video of the drawing of the legend footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho on my social handles. To my surprise Ronaldinho himself saw my drawing and posted it on all of his official social handles. His official post went viral on the internet gaining 1.5 million views in just 3 hrs on his facebook. And just like that I became popular internationally overnight. Check out this official post of Ronaldinho Gaucho

Official facebook post by Ronaldo Gaucho on his official Facebook account

since then my art life made a huge turn. Messages, email etc started pouring in like crazy. With the increasing number of followers the commissioned order started piling up. After that there was no turning back. Doing commissioned work for my customer became my full-time job. And from that point on I became a full-time international artist.

On 20th march 2018 I was announced the winner of #MessiArt competition by the man Messi himself on his offical facebook and youtube.

On 20th December 2018 Rowan Atkinson mostly known as Mr. Bean featured my artwork on his official instagram.

During the World Cup season of 2018 my drawing of DeBruyne was handed over to him which was broadcasted on national tv of Belgium. Also was published on various newspapers.

Also during the world cup 2018 I worked on a project with popular newspaper company to create a portrait of all the national football team of Belgium. Which was used to design a special world cup edition magazine. That magazine was sold all over the Belgium.

My interview with Belgium Newspaper.

FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Ter Stegen showed his gratitude towards my drawing and thanked me by posting my drawing on his official facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube channels.

My drawing of Paulo Dybala was featured on Fox tv.

An article published about my exhibition on one of the popular newspaper of Nepal.

My original drawing of Robert Lewandowski was signed be the man himself and was given to one of the lucky fans by official bundesliga.

FC Barcelona player Arturo Vidal recognized my drawing and featured it on his official Instagram page.

My drawing recognized by World Cup winner Mesut Ozil on his official instagram.

Italian club Juventus recognized my drawing of Paulo Dybala and was featured on their official instagram page.

My drawing of James Rodriguez featured on official FC Bayern Munich instagram and youtube.

World Cup winner Paul Pogba featured my artwork on his official instagram.

My artwork recognized by espn

My Ballpoint Pen artwork of Messi Suarez and Neymar and Colored pencil drawing of Cristiano Ronaldo featured on Fox Sport.

My project with official FIFA featured on official FIFA facebook.

Some of my artwork of Borussia Dortmund players featured on official Borussia Dortmund channel.

Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada featured my artwork on her official page with a thank you note.

A thank you post from the most popular actress of Nepal Priyanka Karki.

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Thank you❤ 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Featured on NBC sport channel.

Priyanka Chopra

Colored pencil drawing of Priyanka Chopra by Sanil Artist.
Click here to watch full work in progress video of this drawing

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Although Chopra initially aspired to study aeronautical engineering, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her Bollywood debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). She played the leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi(2004) and received critical acclaim for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz. In 2006, Chopra established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema with starring roles in the top-grossing productions Krrish and Don. Following a brief setback, she was praised for playing a troubled model in the drama Fashion (2008), which won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Chopra gained wider recognition for portraying a range of characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom (2014), and Bajirao Mastani (2015), and featured in the commercially successful sequels Don 2 (2011) and Krrish 3 (2013). From 2015 to 2018, she starred as Alex Parrish in the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. Chopra has since played supporting roles in the Hollywood comedies Baywatch (2017) and Isn’t It Romantic (2019).

As a philanthropist, Chopra has worked with UNICEF since 2006 and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016, respectively. She promotes social causes such as environment, health and education, and women’s rights, and is vocal about gender equality and feminism. As a recording artist, she has released three singles. She is also the founder of the production company Purple Pebble Pictures, which released the acclaimed Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator (2016). Despite maintaining privacy, Chopra’s off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage. She is married to the American singer Nick Jonas.