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
|Begum Hazrat Mahal||1820||Indian, Nepali||Begum 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|
|Gautama Buddha||563 BC||Nepali||Gautama Buddha was a spiritual leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded|
|Tenzing Norgay||May 29, 1914||Nepali||Tenzing 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 Rana||June 18, 1816||Nepali||Maharaja 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 Dev||July 7, 1947||Nepali||Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the king of Nepal from 2001 to 2008|
|Birendra of Nepal||December 28, 1945||Nepali||King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the 11th king of Nepal|
|Baburam Bhattarai||June 18, 1954||Nepali||Baburam Bhattarai is a Nepalese politician, guerrilla leader, and scholar who served as the country’s 35th Prime Minister|
|Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev||June 11, 1920||Nepali||Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972|
|Chandra Bahadur Dangi||November 30, 1939||Nepali||Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a Nepali with a maximum height of 1ft 9.5 inches, was the Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History|
|Girija Prasad Koirala||July 4, 1924||Nepali||Girija Prasad Koirala was a Nepalese politician who served as the Prime Minister of the country at four different times|