Famous People From Nepal

List of famous people from Nepal, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Nepal, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Nepal you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Nepal, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Anuradha Koirala and Udit Narayan.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Nepal?" or "Which celebrities were born in Nepal?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Babu Chiri Sherpa
    Dec. at 35 (1965-2001)
    • Birthplace: Solukhumbu District, Nepal
    Babu Chiri Sherpa (June 22, 1965 – April 29, 2001) was a Sherpa mountaineer from Nepal. He reached the summit of Mount Everest ten times.He held two world records on Everest. He spent 21 hours on the ...more
  • Birendra of Nepal
    Dec. at 55 (1945-2001)
    • Birthplace: Narayanhity Palace, Nepal
    Birendra Bir Bikram Shah (Nepali: वीरेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह) (28 December 1945 – 1 June 2001) was the King of Nepal from 1972 until 2001. The eldest son of King Mahendra, he reigned until his death in ...more
    • Birthplace: Janakpurdham, Nepal
    Anil Mandal is a Nepali cricketer.
  • Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

    Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

    Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Nepal
    Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཐུབ་བསྟན་བཟོད་པ་, Wylie: Thub-bstan Bzod-pa; 1946 Thami, Nepal as Dawa Chötar) is a Nepali lama from Khumbu, the entryway to Mount Everest.
    • Birthplace: Bhardaha, Nepal
    Udit Narayan (born 1 December 1955) is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured mainly in Bollywood movies of Hindi language. He has also sung in various other languages including ...more
  • Dipendra of Nepal
    Dec. at 29 (1971-2001)
    • Birthplace: Narayanhity Palace, Nepal
    Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah (Nepali: दीपेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह) (27 June 1971 – 4 June 2001) was a Nepalese crown prince who briefly ascended to become the King of Nepal for three days from 1 to 4 June ...more