Rajesh Hamal (राजेश हमाल) is a Nepali film actor, singer, television host, and model born on 9 June 1964 in Tansen, Palpa, Nepal. He is one of the most substantial actors in the antiquity of Nepalese theater. He is also one of many highest-paid Nepali actors throughout the years 1990 and 2000. He is the first Nepalese actor to receive notoriety across South Asia. Hamal holds several box office records in Nepalese cinema: most consecutive and commercially successful film as lead actor and most awards as an actor in Nepal.
Hamal first debuted in 1991 as an actor in his uncle’s flick ‘Yug Dekhi Yug Samma‘ that was a huge success and made him a national star. But the Blockbuster film Delta marked a turning point in his career and launched Hamal to superstar status, In 1993. After then, he has obliged in over 200 films fording nearly three decades. Some of the most significant blockbusters highlighting Hamal involve tarred in Yug Dekhi Yug Samma, Kasam, Basanti, Hami Tin Bhai, Sadak and Prithvi, Simana, Chadni and Ek Number Ko Pakhe, Ajambari Naata, Mukhauta, and Sankar. Hamal host of the Nepali version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Hamal was born in Tansen, Palpa. His father, Chuda Bahadur Hamal, was a diplomat, a scholarly man with a master’s degree in English Literature, a Goodwill Ambassador, and a reoccurring contributor to philanthropy. But many of us may know him better as the Greatest Actor of Nepal, starring in award-winning films such as Deruta’. He won the most prestigious cinematic awards association in Nepal and the first of several Best Actors Awards by the National Film Award. With his professedly late rise to stardom, he has converted into one of the most iconic personalities of Nepali theater. His presentations differed in character and variation from seat-gripping action to light-hearted romantic comedy and adventure. His cinematic success has not been left unrecognized; he is the beneficiary of three decades deserving of Best Actor awards and nominations, in addition to diverse additional accomplishments. It seems as if there is nothing that Hamal cannot do from acting, hosting, singing, to modeling.
Hamal did not interact enough with his father, speaking Wavemag, “Each day of my life, I repent not soliciting him with a proper goodbye. Additionally, I should have endeavored suitably to communicate with my father and talk about my ambitions and enthusiasm in a better way. While his mother Renu K.C.’s profession is unexplained, Hamal told Moviemandu, “Death of my mother is due to mental health and tobacco. He is the third child among four siblings.
Hamal lived in Moscow with his father for many years in his early teen. He also started attending college in Russia. He then extended to Chandigarh to finish his additional education at Panjab University. At the University of Punjab itself, he completed his M.A in English literature.
Hamal is currently married to Madhu Bhattarai. Their initial met was at the Lux Beauty Pageant in 2004. On 14 May, Hamal had proposed to Bhattarai. Then he got married on 24 May 2014 in a private matrimony ceremony at Hotel Annapurna. Hamal said that he was overwhelmed by Bhattarai’s ability at the Lux Beauty Pageant. Bhattarai was apprehensive about seeing her favorite artist as a judge so that she couldn’t answer his questions correctly. Hamal and Bhattarai succeeded in keeping their relationship secret for five years; They admitted that they’re in a relationship two years before getting married. He married in a private ceremony at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. But he threw a gathering party with more than 1000 guests. He married at an uneven age because he sensed the pressure from his family and fans. Hamal and his wife don’t have any children as of presently.
Hamal did not limit his career to film; he also began appearing on television in advertisements and Tv shows in 2004. His first television exhibition was on the popular show Wai Wai Quiz Whiz as well as he appeared on another popular show as comedic support for the show Merri Bassai and that same year. He had a guest appearance on the Miss Angel Program seven years later in 2011.
In early 2000, Hamal had been endorsed by several companies to appear in advertisement commercials, and he was seen adjacent to many products, including steel, soap, cement, and even an investment company.
His focus, however, was still cinema. Though he made several appearances for television, he never swerved from his pantomime career for long.
Nepal’s Cinematic Legend
People say that the most flourishing people follow their guardians, indicating they pursue the corresponding path as their parents. Hamal is a remarkable example of a demurral to that belief.
While he continues to act, Hamal has not indicated that he has retired for good. He perhaps has chosen to settle down marriage, but his name and his success will carry on for decades to come. He has set the standards high for several reasons. For one, he can act in a wide array of roles. Though many of his movies are romantic or light comedies, he did not limit himself to those characters, displaying many award-winning personas throughout the decades. He has acted beyond 230 films to date, astronomically more than the average actor who hasn’t started his career till his mid-twenties. Hamal has established cinematic standards by his quality of acting. He is honored with many awards, acknowledgments, nominations, and honors from many different films and non-film-related organizations. There’s no denying his skillful acting.
His consecration to his acting career is unique and has hardly been arrived since. He was and still is at the vanguard of Nepalese film(s). Never before had any artist succeeded approximately as much as he has in his thirty-plus year-long career. Before his quick rise to star status, there had been no such criterion for actors, or really anyone, involved in Nepal’s film scene. Hamal single-handedly revolutionized film production and reconstructed the course of history.