List of Famous people born in Nepal
Nirmal "Nims" Purja is a Nepalese mountaineer of Magar descent and a holder of multiple mountaineering world records. Prior to taking on a career in mountaineering, he served with the British Armed Forces as a Nepalese Gurkha, and was a soldier in the Special Boat Service (SBS), an elite special forces unit of the Royal Navy. Purja is notable for having climbed all 14 of Earth's eight-thousanders in a record time of 6 months and 6 days with the aid of bottled oxygen, beating the previous record of just under 8 years. He was also the first to reach the summits of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in a time period of 48 hours. In 2021, Purja, along with a team of nine other Nepalese mountaineers, successfully completed the first-ever winter ascent of Pakistan's K2.
Dipprasad Pun, CGC is a Nepalese sergeant of the Royal Gurkha Rifles who was decorated with the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for an act of bravery during the War in Afghanistan on the night of 17 September 2010. Pun, then an acting sergeant, single-handedly defeated 12 to 30 Taliban insurgents who were storming his control post near Babaji in Helmand province.
Suman Pokhrel is a Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist. His poetry is also included in the syllabus of universities.
Sher Bahadur Deuba is a Nepalese politician who served as Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005, and from 2017 to 2018. He is also the President of Nepali Congress, elected with more than 60% of the votes at the party's 13th Convention in 2016. He has twice been elected as the leader of parliamentary party of the Nepali Congress, thus enabling him to be elected twice as the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Bidya Devi Bhandari is a Nepali politician who is serving as the second and current president of Nepal. She formerly served as the minister of defence and minister of environment and population.
Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepalese cricketer who plays for the Nepalese national team. A right-arm leg spin bowler, Lamichhane has played for Twenty20 franchise sides across the world, including the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Teriya Phounja Magar is a Nepali dancer from Rudrapur, Rupandehi district, Nepal. She came into the public spotlight during her performances on the dance competition television series Dance India Dance Li'l Masters which she won on 21 June 2014. She is also the winner of Colors TV dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa which she won on 21 January 2017. Teriya is the second daughter born to her parents, and attends St Lawrence High School in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India.
Balkrishna is an Indian billionaire businessman and chairman of the consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved. He was reported by Forbes to have a net worth of US$2.22 billion as of October 2020.
Ram Krishna Dhakal is one of the most popular singing stars in the realm of Nepali music and singing genre since he started singing the Nepali songs. Ram Krishna Dhakal is a prominent popular and talented well known Modern, Pop, Playback Singer as well Actor and judge of a reality show of Nepal show like Nepali Tara. Many consider him only second to the singing maestro late Narayan Gopal, who is respected as the king of melody in the Nepali speaking world. Ram Krishna Dhakal has become one of the most popular singing stars in the realm of Nepali music and singing genre since he started singing the Nepali songs. He is currently a judge of Nepalese Television Reality show Nepal Star.
Subedar Major Jitu Rai is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air pistol and 50 metre pistol events. Government of India announced Khel Ratna Award for him in 2016. In 2020, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.