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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.

Babu Chiri Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Babu Chiri Sherpa Died at 36 (1965-2001) - Babu Chiri Sherpa was a Sherpa mountaineer from Nepal. He was a legendary guide who reached the summit of Mount Everest ten times. He held 2 world records on Everest. He spent 21 hours on the ...more

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Birendra of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Birendra of Nepal Died at 56 (1945-2001) - Birendra Bir Bikram Shah was the 11th King of Nepal and a South Asian statesman. The eldest son of King Mahendra, whom he succeeded in 1972, he reigned until his death in the 2001 Nepalese royal ...more

Anil Mandal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Anil Mandal age 24 - Anil Mandal is a Nepali cricketer.

Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Thubten Zopa Rinpoche age 72 - Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is a Nepalese lama from the Solu Khumbu valley, the entryway to Mount Everest. Early in life, he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama Kunzang Yeshe, from ...more

Udit Narayan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Udit Narayan age 60 - Udit Narayan Jha is a Nepali playback singer whose songs have been featured mainly in Nepali and Hindi movies. He has won three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards. In 2001, he was ...more

Dipendra of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Dipendra of Nepal Died at 30 (1971-2001) - Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the thirteenth King of Nepal. He reigned from 1 to 3 June 2001 whilst in a coma following an incident in which he fatally shot his father and other family

Amisha Basnet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Amisha Basnet age 35 - Amisha Basnet is a Nepali model, dancer and actress who works in Nepali films and television as well as music video. Amisha Basnet has worked in Nepali serials and cinema. She is also a cultural ...more

Annabel Miguelena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Annabel Miguelena age 31 - Annabel Miguelena was born in Chitré in 1984. She is a Panamanian writer, actress and lawyer. Has published "Amo tus pies mugrientos", "Punto final" and "Pedacito ...more

Chandra Sawad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Chandra Sawad age 25 - Chandra Sawad is a Nepalese cricketer. Sawad is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against Hong Kong in March 2012. He represents the ...more

Shiva Shankar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Shiva Shankar Died at 72 (1932-2004) - Shiva Shankar Manandhar was a singer, music composer of Nepali songs and the chief actor in the first Nepali movie, Aama. For nearly a half century beginning from 1950 to late 1990, his name has ...more

Tribhuvan of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Tribhuvan of Nepal Died at 49 (1906-1955) - Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah., was King of Nepal from 11 December 1911 until his death. Born in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, he ascended to the throne at the age of five, upon the death of ...more

Ram Baran Yadav is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Ram Baran Yadav age 69 - Ram Baran Yadav is a Nepali politician and physician. He is the first Madhesi people to hold the office who has been President of Nepal since 2008. Previously he served as Minister of Health ...more

Sanjam Regmi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sanjam Regmi age 33 - Sanjam Regmi is a Nepalese cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against Germany in July 2001. He represents the Colors X-Factors ...more

Madhav Kumar Nepal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Madhav Kumar Nepal age 64 - Madhav Kumar Nepal is a Nepali politician who was Prime Minister of Nepal from May 25, 2009 until February 6, 2011. Nepal announced his resignation as Prime Minister on June 30, 2010. He was ...more

Ek Nath Dhakal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Ek Nath Dhakal age 42 - Ek Nath Dhakal is a Nepalese politician, belonging to the Nepal Pariwar Dal, and a leader of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. He is the head of the Nepal chapter of the ...more

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Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal age 45 - Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev, former Crown Prince of Nepal was the heir apparent to the throne of Nepal from 2001 until the abolition of the monarchy by the Interim Constituent Assembly in 2008 ...more

Ram Jethmalani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Ram Jethmalani age 92 - Ram Jethmalani born 14 September 1923, is an Indian lawyer and politician. He has served as India's Union Law Minister and as Chairman of Bar Council of India. He has represented a sweep of ...more

Gyanendra Malla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Gyanendra Malla age 25 - Gyanendra Malla is a Nepalese cricketer, who is the current vice-captain of the Nepal national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper. He made his debut for ...more

Amrit Bhattarai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Amrit Bhattarai age 25 - Amrit Bhattarai is a Nepalese cricketer. Amrit is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against Hong Kong in October 2006. He currently holds the ...more

Paras Khadka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Paras Khadka age 28 - Paras Khadka is a Nepalese cricketer, who is the current captain of the Nepal national cricket team. All-rounder Paras is a right-handed batsman, a right-arm medium-fast bowler, and an ...more

Jal Shah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Jal Shah age 65 - Jal Shah is a Nepali actress who was popular during the late 1990s. She currently stays in USA with her family. She used to be very popular actress when she was acting in Nepali movies. She ...more

Mahabir Pun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Mahabir Pun Mahabir Pun is a Nepalese teacher known for his extensive work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas of the Himalayas, also known as the Nepal Wireless Networking Project. He ...more

Sanduk Ruit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sanduk Ruit age 60 - Dr. Sanduk Ruit is an award-winning Nepali eye surgeon whose small-incision cataract surgery, which utilizes inexpensive intraocular lenses, has enabled hundreds of thousands of poor cataract ...more

Sanju Pradhan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sanju Pradhan age 27 - Sanju Pradhan is an Indian footballer who plays as a winger for Salgaocar. Pradhan is considered one of the brightest players coming up into the seniors levels of professional football. Pradhan ...more

Vasistha Narayan Singh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nepal
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Namrata Shrestha is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Namrata Shrestha age 31 - Namrata Shrestha is a Nepalese model and an actress. She is well known for her role in the romantic film Sano Sansar released in 2008, "Mero Euta Sathi Cha" and her appearance in music ...more

Queen Komal of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Queen Komal of Nepal age 64 - Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah is the Queen Consort of King Gyanendra of Nepal. She was the last Queen Consort of Nepal before the Monarchy was abolished on 28 May 2008.

Nisha Adhikari is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Nisha Adhikari age 30 - Nisha Adhikari is a Nepalese actress, beauty queen, model, VJ and RJ. She is an actress well known for her role in the film First Love released in 2010 and her appearance in music videos. Before ...more

Biraj Maharjan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Biraj Maharjan age 25 - Biraj Maharjan is a Nepalese footballer who plays for Three Star Club.

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Raju Singh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Nepal
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Bikash Malla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Bikash Malla age 30 - Bikash Malla is a Nepalese footballer who plays for Nepal Army Club.

Sher Bahadur Deuba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sher Bahadur Deuba age 70 - Sher Bahadur Deuba is a Nepalese politician who was Prime Minister of Nepal from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005. He is the second senior most leader of the Nepali ...more

Phurba Sherpa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Phurba Sherpa age 34 - Phurba Sherpa, is a Filmmaker, Music Video Director, Television Director / Producer and Nepali singer whose most prominent album, Geet Ek Akshar Ko features the world's first ever one-letter ...more

Gyanendra of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Gyanendra of Nepal age 69 - Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the King of Nepal from 2001 to 2008. As a child, he was also briefly king from 1950 to 1951, when his grandfather, Tribhuvan, was forced into exile in India ...more

Ani Choying Drolma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Ani Choying Drolma age 45 - Ani Choying Drolma, also known as Choying Drolma and Ani Choying, is a Nepalese Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for ...more

Devu Thapa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Devu Thapa age 43 - Devu Thapa is a Nepalese judoka, who played for the light middleweight category. At age thirty-four, Thapa made her official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in ...more

Bikash Dali is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Bikash Dali age 36 - Bikash Lal Dali is a Nepalese cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he played just once for the Nepal national cricket team, a first-class match against Malaysia in the 2004 ICC Intercontinental

Raju Khadka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Raju Khadka age 41 - Raju Khadka is a former Nepalese cricketer. All-rounder Raju is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against Bangladesh in September 1996. Raju ...more

Ram Raj Pant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Ram Raj Pant age 97 - Prof. Ram Raj Pant was a pioneering linguist of the Nepali language, literary writer and promoter of legal education in Nepal. In addition to publishing multiple volumes on Nepali linguistics, ...more

Ram Krishna Dhakal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Ram Krishna Dhakal age 42 - Ram Krishna Dhakal is a pop, playback singer, actor and reality show judge from Nepal. He was discovered at an early age by Arjun Pokwal.

Paresh Lohani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Paresh Lohani age 36 - Paresh Prasad Lohani is a Nepalese cricketer. Paresh is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against United Arab Emirates in November 2000. He ...more

Sharad Vesawkar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sharad Vesawkar age 28 - Sharad Vesawkar is a Nepalese cricketer. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against UAE in March 2004. He is currently the ...more

Deepa Panta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Deepa Panta age 30 - Deepa Panta is a contemporary Nepalese singer and record producer. She has sung in more than a hundred songs in her career of almost five years. Dilko Badala is one of her hit album. Her other ...more

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Sabin Rai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sabin Rai age 43 - Sabin Rai is a Nepali Singer and lyricist sometimes called the Bryan Adams of Nepal because of the voice match. His first successful single was "Komal Tyo Timro" from the album Saatha ...more

Sumi Khadka is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Sumi Khadka Sumi Khadka is a Nepali Actress & a Nepali beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Nepal 1995

Pushpa Basnet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Pushpa Basnet Pushpa Basnet is a social worker and the Founder/President of Early Childhood Development Center and Butterfly Home, non-profit organizations, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her organization works to ...more

Bimal Magar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Bimal Magar age 19 - Bimal Gharti Magar is a Nepalese footballer who plays as a forward for the Nepal, Nepal U-17, and K.R.C. Genk youth team. Bimal was the product of Central ANFA Academy, which is controlled by ...more

Jayayakshya Malla is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Jayayakshya Malla Jayayakshya Malla was a Malla Dynasty king of Nepal from around 1428 to 1482. He enlarged the boundaries of Nepal and developed infrastructure. He divided his lands among his sons, effectively ...more

Madhu Bhandari is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Madhu Bhandari age 28 - Madhu Bhandari is a Finnish cricket player.

Kalidas Shrestha is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Nepal
Kalidas Shrestha age 93 - Kalidas Shrestha is a Nepalese artist, sculptor, social activist, and is the founding chairman of Kamala Memorial Community Service Center. He also founded Nepal Fine Arts College and was his ...more