Kanak Mani Dixit (born January 27, 1956) is a Nepali publisher, editor and writer. He is the founder of the magazine Himal Southasian and co-founder of Himalmedia.
Dixit was born in Lalitpur. He studied at the Tri Chandra College in Kathmandu and obtained there his Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He studied at the University of Delhi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws. Afterwards he studied at the Columbia University, where he obtained two Master's degrees, one in 1981 in international relations and one year later one in Journalism. He worked for eight years from 1982 until 1990 at the secretariat of the United Nations in New York City. In 1987, he founded the bimonthly magazine Himal which subsequently became Himal Southasian. He is also the author of several children's books and the founder of Film South Asia (FSA), a film festival for documentary films. He also works in spinal injury rehabilitation public transportation, archiving and architectural and environmental preservation. He was honored with a Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands in 2009.