Rajesh Hamal

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Rajesh Hamal
Rajesh hamal.jpg
Rajesh Hamal in London with Rajendra Bhatta
Born Rajesh Hamal [1]
(1964-06-09) June 9, 1964 (age 50)
Tansen, Palpa, Nepal
Other names Rajesh Dai, Shankar, Mahanayak (Great Actor)
Occupation Film actor, Television Presenter, Social Worker
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Madhu Bhattarai Hamal (2014–present)[2][3]
Rajesh Hamal addressing audience during his golden jubilee birthday celebration in an event organised by NepaliTouch Australia along with singer Rajesh Payal Rai and Anju Panta at Hurstville, Sydney

Rajesh Hamal (Nepali: राजेश हमालAbout this sound Listen , born: June 9, 1964) is a Nepalese actor.[4] He has received many awards for his acting including the National Film Awards from 1988–2014. He is often called as "Maha-Nayak" (Great Actor) for his contribution to Nepalese Cinema. He is considered a dominant figure in bringing professionalism in the Nepalese movie industry.

Education[edit]

Hamal was born in Tansen, in central Nepal. He did his schooling at Bhanubhakta Memorial School up to class 8. Then he went to Moscow, Russia with his father who was Nepalese Ambassador to Russia. Rajesh Hamal finished his M.A. in English literature from Chandigarh University.

Career[edit]

Rajesh Hamal in his college years, first modelled for Fashion Net, an Indian magazine in 1985; he walked the ramp in Kathmandu and New Delhi in 1986. He started his career as a film actor with Yug Dekhi Yug Samma in 1988, a film made by his maternal uncle. Hamal received a National Film Award for "Best Actor Debut" in 1989, for this film. Till date he has worked in over 230 Nepali and one Punjabi cinema.

Film career, debut and turning point[edit]

Nonfilm appearances[edit]

Before entering into Nepali Cinema, Hamal was a well known model; in his college years he first modeled for Fashion Net, an Indian magazine in 1985; he walked the ramp in Kathmandu and New Delhi in 1986.

1980s[edit]

In 1988 Deepak Rayamajhi made "Yug Dekhi Yug Samma" giving Rajesh Hamal his first break in Nepali cinema opposite Krishti Mainali. The film was a huge success. He also won National Films Award for "Best Actor Debut"

1990s[edit]

In 1990 he did only one film, Adhikar. The film was moderate at the box office. 1991 proved to be the best year for Hamal with him getting 3 movies Viz. Bhauju, Deuki and Deuta, all becoming hit. Hamal also received his first National Films Award for Best Actor Award in 1991 film Deuta. In 1992 he appeared in Punjabi film named Kachehri. He also appeared in film Chatyang and earned second National Films Award "Best Actor" category award. In 1993 he appeared in only two films Kasam and Adhikar, both becoming box office success. In 1994 he appeared in film Paribhasa and first time nominated in National Films Award "Best Supporting Actor" Category. He received his Fifth National Films Award for the film Bandhan. In 1997 he worked with actress Jal Shah in film juntara and won National Films Best Actor Award. In 1999 Hamal worked alongside actress Niruta Singh for the first time in the film "Chadani". He played the role of the son of a rich man who fell in love with a village girl. Later he appeared in films "Ranabhumi, Dharmaputra, Pardesi Kancha, Shankar, Jindagani, Ek number ko pakhe". His last release in 1999 was "Mato bolcha" which was directed by Rajesh Raj Acharya under Sayapatri films banner. Hamal was nominated for many award categories. He ended up winning National Films best actor awards for this role.

2000s[edit]

In 2000 he appeared in film "Basanti" along with actress Karishma Manandhar with whom he has worked in many films. This Film was based on the era of Rana dynasty. He was critically acclaimed for his acting in the film and this film proved to be the highest grossing film in the box office. Later he worked in films like Dhuk dhuki, Upakar, Asirbad, Nepal Pyaro Chha, The yug dekhi yug samma". In 2009 he appeared in film "Raju Raja Ram" along with two other stars of Nepali film industry, Bhuwan K.C. and Shiv Shrestha, where he played role of Raju.

2010s[edit]

His first release in 2010 was comedy film "Hath ma lagyo sunya" and he was nominated for National Films Award "Best Actor In Comic Role". He also did a special appearance in the 2011 film "Bato muni ko phool" as ACP. His last release in 2011 was "Kawach" which was moderate in box office. Later he appeared in many programme like the Nepali comedy show, reality shows, and award functions.In 2012 he appeared in three hit movies Night queen,Maya ko Barima, Chabilal chanjus chaina. he is working for Sayapatri banner movie Mero Rajesh Dai.

Rise to super-stardom and fan Following[edit]

1990s-present[edit]

In 1991 director Tulsi Ghimire’s film Deuta shot Rajesh Hamal into super-stardom. Tulsi Ghimire cast him in the leading role for the film Deuta. The film was a sharp contrast to the romantically themed films that had generally preceded it and established Hamal in a new persona — the "Romantic Fellow" of Nepali cinema. He won his first Best Actor Award in a leading role. Later many Directors and Leading actress like Karishma Manandhar, Bipana Thapa, Jal Shah, Pooja Chand etc. wanted to work with him. He won many Awards on "Best Actor" category. His fan following increased and many fans wanted to see his movies. His movies start to become houseful in many Theatres.

Injury while filming Sadak[edit]

1994[edit]

Hamal was more popular actor in action films. It was in 1994, while filming Sadak during a fight scene in prison, he had to save his family from the enemies. He had to break the walls of the prison. When Hamal was performing the fabulous stunt, the bricks of the prison fell upon him and he became injured. The Director suddenly stopped the shooting. Hamal's body was filled with blood and he was suddenly taken to the hospital. Many fans of Hamal came to meet him in the hospital. Hamal took at least 5 months rest and he slowly completed the shooting.The film was the fourth highest grossing film of the year and Hamal was nominated for best actor award.

Television & advertisement appearance[edit]

2000s-present[edit]

In 2004 Hamal appeared in the television show called Wai Wai Quiz Whiz. He appeared in several advertisement like Captain Sabun ( Soap), Steel, Himal Cement, Real Juice, Shares and Investment etc. In 2011 he appeared in the Nepali comedy show "Meri Bassai" as a superstar "Rajesh Hamal". He was also a special guest in 2011 Miss Angel program. He was also Requested to host the show "Nagad Paanch lakh" but he refused the offer being busy in shooting. Later the show was hosted by Madan Krishna Shrestha

Popularity[edit]

(1991–present)[edit]

In 1991 and 1997 Nepalai magazine rated him among the 50 most beautiful people in the Nepal. In 1995 Kantipur magazine ranked him among the 20 sexiest stars in film history in Nepal. Two years later it ranked him among the top 10 film stars of all time in Nepali cinema. In 2002 and 2003, he was rated by Premiere among the top 10 in its annual Power 100 list. In 2006 Premiere ranked Hamal as Nepali cinema most powerful actor as Hamal came in at number 20 on the magazine's 2006 Power List, being the highest ranked actor. The same year,Peoples magazine ranked him as the Nepal's most powerful celebrity. In August 2006, "a Nepal Today/Gallup poll in which half of those surveyed registered an 'unfavorable' opinion of the actor" was cited as a reason in addition to "unacceptable behavior" for Paramount's non-renewal of their production contract with Hamal. In addition, Marketing Evaluations reports that Hamal's Q score (which is a measure of the popularity of celebrities), had fallen 40 percent. It was also revealed that Hamal is the celebrity people would least like as their best friend. October 10, 2006 was declared "Rajesh Hamal Day" in Nepal; the Nepalese Memorial Day Association said that he was awarded with a special day because he has made more trips to Nepal than any other Kollywood star. His physical strength is often highly rated referring it to "Falam Ko HAat" (फलामको हात) i.e. Hand of Iron. This term originally come from his character in movie "Prithivi". His jokes are very popular in Facebook about his character in movie "Prithivi" [5] He regularly hosts quiz programs as well.

Media[edit]

2000s-present[edit]

Hamal often comes in front of media and shares his feelings towards his fans about the situation of his own country. In one of his interviews, he stated "Given a chance, I obviously would join politics. Firstly I would focus on changing the situations in my country such as Road Strike, Education Strike etc. I feel upset on seeing the chaotic condition of my country". He often gives interview on his personal and professional life.

Association with other artists[edit]

1988–present[edit]

Hamal in his career has worked with several actresses. Some of them are as follows:

Awards, nominations and honours[edit]

Hamal in 2010 National Film Awards
Rajesh Hamal awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Totals
Awards won 118
Nominations 42
Year Film Role Notes
1989 Yug Dekhi Yug Samma National Film Award for Best Actor
1992 Deuta National Film Award for Best Actor
1993 Chatyang National Film Award for Best Actor
1994 Aparadh National Film Award for Best Actor
1995 Sadak nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
1995 Prithvi National Film Award for Best Actor
nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
1995 Paribhasa nominated in National Film Award Best Supporting Actor
1996 Simana National Film Award for Best Actor
1997 Bandhan National Film Award for Best Actor
1998 Jun Tara National Film Award for Best Actor
1998 Shankar nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
1999 Chor nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
1999 Rana Bhoomi National Film Award for Best Actor
1999 Mr Ram Krishne nominated in National Film Award Best Comedian
2000 Mato Bolcha National Film Award for Best Actor
2000 Chandani nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2000 Kancha nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2001 Basanti National Film Award for Best Actor
2001 Dhuk Dhuki nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2002 Sahid Gate nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2002 Dhan sampati nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2008 Yuddha National Film Award for Best Actor
2008 The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2009 Raju Raja Ram nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2010 Jay Shiva Shankar National Film Award for Best Actor
2011 Dharmaa nominated in National Film Award Best Supporting Actor
2011 Hath ma lagyo sunya nominated in National Film Award Best Comedian
2012 Bato Muni ko phool National Film Award for Best Actor
2012 Chabilal Kanjus Chaina nominated in National Film Award Best Comedian

Other awards[edit]

  • 1989-Best Ramp performer
  • 1989-Best Model of the year
  • 1990-Best Ramp Performer
  • 1990-Superstar of tomorrow
  • 1995-Nepali Superstar Awards
  • 1996-Star of the year
  • 1997-Entertainer of the year
  • 1999-Best Record Keeping Actor
  • 2003-Best Actor (Popular Choice)
  • 2003-Star of the Year
  • 2004-Entertainer of the Year
  • 2004-Star of the Year
  • 2005-Star of the Year
  • 2005-Entertainer of the Year

Popular awards[edit]

  • National Film Award Best Actor Award-Also for debut
  • CG Digital Award For Best Actor-Also for debut
  • NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor-Also for debut
  • Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor-Also for debut
  • Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor-Also for debut

Honours and recognizations[edit]

  • 1998-Nepali Magines Awards for Best Actor Forever in Nepali cinema
  • 1998-Honoured by Government of Nepal for his contribution in Nepali cinema
  • 1999-Honoured by Ceremonial Head of Nepal
  • 1999-Honoured by Public Service Commission
  • 2000-Honoured by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
  • 2003-Honoured by Armed Police Force
  • 2004-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
  • 2005-Honoured by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities
  • 2006-Honoured by Nepal Bank limited Awards
  • 2006-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
  • 2006-Honoured by Rastriya Nagarik Sworna Samman (National citizen golden award)
  • 2006-Honoured by Kantipur Television for the contribution in Nepali cinema
  • 2007-Honoured by Image Channel Television for contribution in Nepali cinema
  • 2007-Honoured by Non Resident Nepali Association
  • 2008-Honoured by Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Superstar Forever in Nepali movies
  • 2008-NEFTA Film Award Life Time Achievement
  • 2009-Lifetime Achievement
  • 2009-Honoured by Nepali Television for the contribution in Nepali cinema

Partial filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

1980s-present[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Awards and nominations
1988 Yug Dekhi Yug Samma Inspector Arjun Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Debut Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor Debut
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor Debut
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor Debut
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor Debut
1990 Adhikar Rajiv
1991 Bhauju Kabir
1991 Deuki Raju
1991 Deuta Shankar Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1992 Chatyang Bhanja Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1992 Kachehri Yespal Punjabi Film
1993 Kasam Karan johar
1993 Aparadh Inspector Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1994 Chahana Binod chaudhary
1994 Sadak Rajesh Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
1994 Paribhasa Roshan Winner — National Film Award Best Supporting Actor Award
1994 Prithvi Prithvi Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1995 Jeevan Sangharsha Bishal
1995 Simana Jwala Winner – National Film Award Award Best Actor Award
1996 Avatar Arjun
1996 Agni Parichya Dilip
1996 Bandhan Raju Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
1996 Bhariya Rajesh
1996 Chhori Buhari Biraj Winner CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1997 Allare Yubraj
1997 Chandal Nikhil Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
1997 Jun Tara Arjun Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
1997 Shankar Shankar Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
1998 Chor Chor Krishna Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
1998 Gaunle Kancha
1998 Mr Ram Krishne Mr Ram krishna Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award In Comic Role
1998 Pardesi Kancha Kancha
1998 Rana Bhoomi Yubraj Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1999 Chandani Arjun Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
1999 Dharmaputra Dhiren
1999 Ek Number Ko Pakhe Pakhe
1999 Jindagani Arogya
1999 Kancha Kancha Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award]
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1999 Mato Bolcha Arjun Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
1999 Nagad Narayan Nagad
2000 Basanti Gagan Singh Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
2000 Dhuk Dhuki Bibek Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
2000 Upkaar Arjun
2001 Aashirbad Shiva
2001 Nepal Pyaro Chha Shiva Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
2001 Siudo Ko Sindoor Tej bahadur
2001 Maya Ko Saino Arjun
2002 Sanyas Arjun
2002 Sahid Gate Samrat Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
2002 Khandan Vijaya
2002 Dhan sampati Vijay Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
2003 Je Bho Ramrai Bho Raja
2003 Jetho Kancha Arjun Maji dai
2004 Haami Teen Bhai Vijay
2005 Man Mandir Shiva
2005 Maya Namara Hari prasad
2006 Alpaviram Raja
2006 Gurudhakshina Professor Pitamber
2006 Karma Rajesh Hamal Cameo
2007 Yuddha Ram Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
2008 Batuli Vijay
2008 The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma Inspector Arjun Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
2009 Bish Narayan
2009 Jay Shiva Shankar shankar Winner — National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
2009 Jungbaaz Bikky
2009 Nishana Jay
2009 Sahara Shiva
2009 Raju Raja Ram Raju Winner— National Film Award Best Actor Award
Winner-CG Digital Award For Best Actor
Winner-NEFTA Film Award For Best Actor
Winner-Kantipur Television Award For Best Actor
Winner-Federation of Nepali Journalists for Best Actor
2010 Hath ma lagyo sunya Shankar Winner-National Film Award Best Actor Award In Comic Role
2010 Desh Nitesh
2010 Bato Muni Ko Phool Inspector Cameo
2011 Merai Bassai Superstar Rajesh Hamal Cameo
2011 Dharmaa Inspector Arjun (Special Appearance) Winner — National Film Award Best Supporting Actor Award
2011 Farki Aau Rajesh
2011 Dulhai Prajwol
2011 Maya Ko Bari ma Raj
2012 Kawach Santosh
2012 Chabilal Kanjus Chaina Chabilal Winner — National Film Award Best Comedian Actor Award
2012 Night Queen Ram
2012 Mayako Barimaa Ganesh
2012 Mero Rajesh Dai Rajesh
2012 Paltan Rajesh
2012 Maya's Baar
2014 Mukhauta

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Site of Rajesh Hamal". Rajeshhamal.org. 
  2. ^ "Simple and Private wedding for Mahanayak Hamal". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Engagement Event of Rajesh Hamal". Dcnepallocalevent.com. 
  4. ^ "Rajesh Hamal". Onlynepali.net. 
  5. ^ "Rajesh Hamal jokes". 
  6. ^ Biography of Rajesh Hamal
  7. ^ IMDb. "Rajesh Hamal". Retrieved January 6, 2014. Rajesh Hamal, Actor: Nepal Pyaro Chha. 

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