Famous Nepalese - Nepalese Celebrities

Don’t go by the size of Nepal - instead, go by its heights! Nepal is home to eight of the ten world’s highest mountains, all within merely 143,000 sq kms area. Unbelievable as this may seem to be, Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world lies in Nepal and so does Tilicho Lake, the highest lake on earth. A landlocked mountainous country, Nepal proffers travellers with its spectacular landscape, alluring mountain peaks and mesmerizing lakes. But there is more to this beautiful country than its stunning natural beauty – its nationals. Nepal is home to amazingly talented men and women who are the true jewels of the country. These nationals have through their work and life helped Nepal gain an important position on the world map. Right from Prithvi Narayan Shah who was the founder of Nepal and till date referred to as the most famous King of Nepal to Narayan Gopal, the Sur Samrat or the King of Vocals of Nepal, the bold, courageous and valiant Pasang Lhama Sherpa who became the first Nepali women to conquer Mount Everest to Tenzing Norgay the first mountaineer to stand atop Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, the list is endless. Go through this section and find out in details about famous Nepalese and their contributions.

Find out more about the greatest Nepalese, including Gautama Buddha, Tenzing Norgay, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Birendra of Nepal and Jung Bahadur Rana.

The Most Famous Nepalese

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Begum Hazrat Mahal1820Indian, NepaliBegum Hazrat Mahal was the first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and one of the earliest female freedom fighters during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
Tenzing NorgayMay 29, 1914NepaliTenzing Norgay was a Nepalese Indian mountaineer who was one of the first two individuals to set foot on the summit of Mount Everest.
Jung Bahadur RanaJune 18, 1816NepaliMaharaja Jung Bahadur Rana was Prime Minister and virtual ruler of Nepal for approximately more than three decades between 1846 and 1877
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah DevJuly 7, 1947NepaliGyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the king of Nepal from 2001 to 2008
Gautama Buddha563 BCNepaliGautama Buddha was a spiritual leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded
Birendra of NepalDecember 28, 1945NepaliKing Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the 11th king of Nepal
Baburam BhattaraiJune 18, 1954NepaliBaburam Bhattarai is a Nepalese politician, guerrilla leader, and scholar who served as the country’s 35th Prime Minister
Girija Prasad KoiralaJuly 4, 1924NepaliGirija Prasad Koirala was a Nepalese politician who served as the Prime Minister of the country at four different times
PrachandaDecember 11, 1954NepaliPushpa Kamal Dahal, commonly known as Prachanda is a prominent Nepali politician and Prime Minister of Nepal
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevJune 11, 1920NepaliMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai was a prominent Nepalese politician who twice served as the Prime Minister of Nepal

NepaliDecember 24, 192475 views

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972

NepaliJune 11, 1920138 views

Prachanda

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, commonly known as Prachanda is a prominent Nepali politician and Prime Minister of Nepal

NepaliDecember 11, 1954146 views

Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the king of Nepal from 2001 to 2008

NepaliJuly 7, 1947275 views

Sushil Koirala

Sushil Koirala was a Nepalese politician and a former Prime Minister of Nepal

NepaliAugust 12, 193998 views

Jung Bahadur Rana

Maharaja Jung Bahadur Rana was Prime Minister and virtual ruler of Nepal for approximately more than three decades between 1846 and 1877

NepaliJune 18, 1816308 views

Birendra of Nepal

King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the 11th king of Nepal

NepaliDecember 28, 1945210 views

Baburam Bhattarai

Baburam Bhattarai is a Nepalese politician, guerrilla leader, and scholar who served as the country’s 35th Prime Minister

NepaliJune 18, 1954200 views

Girija Prasad Koirala

Girija Prasad Koirala was a Nepalese politician who served as the Prime Minister of the country at four different times

NepaliJuly 4, 1924158 views

Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha was a spiritual leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded

Nepali563 BC262 views