Priyanka karki played in Jholay opposite Dayahang Rai, where she plays the character of a prostitute. Jholay grossed over 10 million at the box office. Her next big release was Nai Nabannu La 2 opposite Suraj Singh Thakuri; Nai Na Bhannu La 2 was declared the biggest block-buster of 2017, grossing over 40 million.Karki’s performances
in Jholay and Nai Na Bhannu La 2 earned her the Online Filmykhabar Award as Best Actress 2017, NETFA award for Best Actor in a supporting role (Female), INFA award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) and INFA Most Popular Actor (Female)Karki’s next release Aawaran did not perform similarly to the previous movies at the box office. Although not a commercial success, this movie launched Karki as a singer in the Nepalese music industry. Karki went on to sing the OST of Aawaran in collaboration with Yama Buddha.
Karki’s Suntali was selected to premiere at the 19th Busan International Film Festival under the category ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’, on the fifth day of the festival. Suntali was released in February 2015 and although not a success commercially, won the Best Actor (Female) at the National Film Critics Award (NFCA) and the NFDC National Film Awards 2017.In 2015, Karki starred in the horror/thriller film Mala, as Mala, a widow, with long black hair and a white saree who is seen throughout the film but speaks only one word.