Nepali Actor – Things to Know About Nepalese Superstar Rajesh Hamal

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Nepali Actor – Things to Know About Nepalese Superstar Rajesh Hamal

Rajesh Hamal is few of such Nepali actors who have created a great status as an actor. In Nepal, acting is not regarded as a serious profession and it does not give that much of status as well. But it is not so in case of Rajesh Hamal. Singlehandedly, Rajesh Hamal had kept the Nepali movie industry a great height and status. That is why he is rightly known as the superstar of Nepalese movie industry. He has been the superstar for a long time and his reign in the industry has not ended yet. Well into his 50s, Rajesh Hamal still works diligently and is busy as always.

Even though Rajesh Hamal has been in the public eye for years and years, there are many things that we still don’t know about Rajesh Hamal. Listed below are few of these things that we might not have known about the superstar Rajesh Hamal:

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Nepali Actor – Things to Know About Nepalese Superstar Rajesh Hamal

  1. Rajesh Hamal has been the recipient of 130 National Awards including 50 Nominations

As the most popular and widely recognized actor from Nepal, it is no news that Rajesh Hamal is the most loved actor who has been loved by millions of Nepalese that live all around the world. To the film industry, his contribution has been insurmountable. His immeasurable contribution to Nepalese movie industry has revolutionized the industry as a whole. His first movie was ‘YugDekhiYugSamma’ and since then, he has given amazing movies to the fans who want to see him on screen playing out the lives of normal Nepalese. Because of his contribution, Rajesh Hamal has been the proud recipient of 130 National level awards and has been nominated for 50 other awards. Rajesh Hamal has already played in close to 300 movies. Towards the beginning of his career, he had done almost 10-12 films per year which is a great number that shows his dedication towards his work. Currently, he only does a film per year because he has been concentrating on social works more than movies. Most of these movies that he won for, has been for the best leading actor in the industry, also including a few supporting actor award.

Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal with Indian Politician Atal Bihari Bajpeyee
Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal with Indian Politician Atal Bihari Bajpeyee
  1. 300+ Movies

Rajesh Hamal had been the busiest actor in Nepali film industry. Till now, he has worked in more than 300 movies. Working as the leading actor, supporting actor and many other roles as well, he has been able to carve a niche for himself in the Nepali movie industry. Initially, he had been keeping himself quite busy by working in 10-12 movies in the period of a year. That is why he has been so popular among the masses. His dedication and concentration in the betterment of movie industry in Nepal have been great to observe for all his fans. Working in more than 300 movies till now, Rajesh Hamal is now a household name for all the Nepalese.

  1. Rajesh Hamal is Obsessed with Long Hair

This is kind of a peculiar obsession that our superstar has. We have all been used to seeing him in long hair since his younger years even until now. The is because Rajesh Hamal does not like short hair and likes to keep his hair pretty long all the time. He is so obsessed with his long hair that he would never cut it short even for roles that demanded that he cut his hair short. For example, even though this superstar starred in quite a few movies where he was supposed to be a police officer, he never cut his hair short to get into the character. He was so much obsessed that he did not cut his hair short even when his father expired. According to Hindu culture and customs, sons are supposed to shave their heads when father expires, but this superstar denied doing so. That is why long hair has been a trademark to Mr. Rajesh Hamal.

  1. The Most Educated Actor in Nepali Movie Industry

Nepali movie industry has never been a quite literate or educated field. Most of the actors and actresses that we have and have had were all not so educated. So, amongst them, Rajesh Hamal being an M.A pass, has been the most educated actor. Rajesh Hamal studied in Bhanubhakta Memorial Higher Secondary School up to grade eight. After which, he moved to Moscow, Russia since his father was transferred there to be the ambassador or Nepalese embassy in Moscow. He completed his school level education there and later, he completed his masters in English degree from Chandigarh University, India.

With such qualifications, Rajesh Hamalexuberates intelligence in all the talks that he gives. His refinement in acting and speech has also been because of the formal education that he has gained in his life. Because of this, he has been a great source of inspiration for children in Nepal who want to pursue acting. He has proven time and again that Education is necessary no matter which field of the career that you choose.

  1. Married at 50

We all know that there have always been a lot of women who were completely in love with him just because of his movies, personality, and outlook. But, it is surprising to know that Rajesh Hamal, well into his 40s, was single. He did not deny to marry but still was not getting married until very late. This time and again became a national issue in Nepal as well. Because everyone was wondering why he did not want to settle down. But, the gossips all ended when this superstar met Madhu Bhattarai and decided to marry him on 24 May 2014. Madhu is 28 years old only which makes the age difference a lot. But still, even though in his late years, he did find true love and our superstar did settle down.

Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal with Wife Madhu Bhattrai
Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal with Wife Madhu Bhattrai

However, the issue of his marriage became an issue time and again in Nepalese media. Rajesh Hamal later confessed that when he met Madhu, he did fall in love with her in the first meeting itself and wanted to know her better as well. Right now, the couple is blissfully in marriage and are planning their lives together. They have become an ideal couple for everyone.

  1. Injury During ‘Sadak’ Movie

During the filming of the movie ‘Sadak’, Rajesh Hamal had a severe injury because of which he was hospitalized. It was the decade of the 90s when action movies were quite a craze in Nepal. During this time, Rajesh Hamal acted in a lot of action movies. But in the year 1994, while he was shooting for the movie ‘Sadak’, he had a scene where he had to rescue his family members from enemies. He had to break the walls of a prison in order to get out of there. But, during the filming, the bricks of the wall, while breaking, all fell upon himself. As a result of this, he was badly hurt and was rushed to the hospital immediately. He was all covered in blood and had to be hospitalized for few weeks. After that, he was even advised to take complete bed rest for five months. But, during the time, being the professional actor that he was after he recovered, he did complete the movie. And this movie was a super hit among his fans in Nepal.

Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal Picture
Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal Picture
  1. Per movie, he charges 6 to 8 lakhs

Nepali movie industry is not a very rich movie industry. Economically, Nepali movies do not do that much of business as compared with the international movie industry. Even till now, only a few lakhs are invested in the making of one movie whereas, in the other film industries from developed nations, millions of dollars are invested. As a result, even the actors are paid huge sums of money to star in a movie. But, in Nepal even to a movie star and a superstar like Rajesh Hamal, he takes 6-8 lakhs per movie. Earlier, it was even less than this amount but lately, it has been 6-8 lakhs. His net income, however, is 30 crore. This is a very little amount as compared with other movie industries but still, it is a huge amount for Nepal. However, the contribution of Rajesh Hamal to Nepali film industry has been much more than the economic aspect of it.

Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal Image
Nepali Actor Superstar Rajesh Hamal Image

Here we go, few of the facts about Rajesh Hamal that we might not have known till now. Even though he had been in the public eye in Nepal for a few decades already and even though he has done so much of work in Nepali film industry, we might not have known few of these facts. Now that you read through the article, I am sure now you know a little more about your favorite superstar from Nepal. Rajesh Hamal is the most popular actor in Nepali film industry and he is here to stay for years and years. He has been working tirelessly to better the Nepali movie industry even now. It has been special watching him touch lives of so much Nepalese through his acting skills.


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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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