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.
Dip Prasad Pun
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
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
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
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.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, commonly known by his nom de guerre Prachanda, is a Nepalese politician, Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party and twice Prime Minister of Nepal, from 2008 to 2009 and from 2016 to 2017.
Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, more commonly known as K. P. Sharma Oli, is a Nepalese politician and the current Prime Minister of Nepal. He previously served as Prime Minister from 11 October 2015 to 3 August 2016 and was the first elected PM under the newly adopted Constitution of Nepal.
Ratnajit Tamang is a Nepalese badminton player. He was born in badminton family. His father Dil Bahadur Tamang was a former national player, and his sister Nangsal and Sara Devi also play badminton in the international event. In 2016, he became the first Nepalese that won the international tournament in Pakistan together with Nangsal in the mixed doubles event.
Nangsal Devi Tamang is a Nepalese badminton player. In 2014, she competed at the Incheon Asian Games in the women's singles event but was defeated by Bellaetrix Manuputty of Indonesia in the first round. In 2016, she won the mixed doubles title at the Pakistan International tournament with her siblings Ratnajit. She also was the third place in the women's singles. After won the Pakistan International, the siblings received the Zest honours. At the national event, she plays for the Tribuvan Army Club, and at the Pushpa Lal Memorial National Open Badminton Championships, she won the women's singles and doubles event.
Baburam Bhattarai (Nepali: बाबुराम भट्टराई, pronounced [ˈbaburam ˈbʱʌʈːʌrai̯] is a Nepalese politician and federal Chairman of Janta Samajbadi party who was Prime Minister of Nepal from August 2011 to March 2013. He was a long-time leading member of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal prior to founding a new party, Naya Shakti.
Sujata Koirala born 9 February 1954 in Biratnagar) is a Nepalese politician and the only daughter of former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. She was made Foreign Minister under Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. Sujata was promoted to Deputy Prime Minister on October 12, 2009. She has a daughter named Melanie Koirala Jost.
Hisila Yami, also known by her nom de guerre Parvati, is a Nepalese politician and architect. She is a Central Committee member of Naya Shakti Nepal and a former president of the All Nepal Women's Association (Revolutionary).
Lokendra Bahadur Chand
Lokendra Bahadur Chand was the 27th prime minister of Nepal four times: from 1983 to 1986, briefly during April 1990, briefly during 1997, and from October 2002 until June 2003. He is also involved in literature and have won madan puraskar for his book Bisarjan in 2054 B.S.
Rohit Chand Thakuri is a Nepalese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Liga 1 club Persija Jakarta and the Nepal national team. During his teenage years, Chand was heavily linked to clubs such as Arsenal, Tottenham, Lille and all the other premier league clubs. Chand has currently awarded as The Best Player of The Year on Liga 1 2018 alongside Persija Jakarta as the champion.
Ram Baran Yadav
Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is a Nepalese politician and physician who served as the first President of Nepal following the declaration of a republic in 2008. He served as the Nepalese President from 23 July 2008 to 29 October 2015. Previously he served as Minister of Health from 1999 to 2001 and general secretary of the Nepali Congress. Yadav also served as Minister of State for Health from 1991 to 1994. He was elected to the House of Representatives in the 1999 election as a candidate of the Nepali Congress, becoming the Minister of Health in the subsequent government.