Prakash Shrestha

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Prakash Shrestha
Birth namePrakash Shrestha
Born(1957-01-28)28 January 1957
Birgunj, Nepal
GenresFilm, Pop, Classical, Folk
Occupation(s)Playback Singer
InstrumentsVocals, Harmonium
Years active1973–present

Prakash Shrestha is a Nepali singer. He has recorded 1000 songs and released 12 albums in the form of cassettes and CDs. He has more than 500 performances nationally and internationally. He has lent his voice to playback songs in more than 150 Nepali films.

Early life[edit]

Prakash shrestha was born in Birgunj, Nepal. He graduated with Bachelors in Commerce from Thakur Ram college (Birgunj) and went to pursue training in India where he obtained a diploma in music ( Sangeet Prabhakar) from Allahabad university. Besides singing, he was also a sportsman of exceptional ability, excelling in table tennis, cricket and football. He started his career as a singer in 1973 (2030) and since then he has made tremendous contribution to Nepali music industry.

Over the period of 36 years, he has gained much respect and adoration from Nepali fans all around the world. His velvety voice has touched souls of many Nepalese people. Millions have been enchanted with this soulful singer's melodious voice and many more have been charmed by his courteous and gentlemanly ways. Prakash Shrestha is a good representation of the quintessential Nepali man. For the few who know Prakash shrestha closely, he is, first and foremost, a family man-a dedicated husband to his wife,Uma Shrestha, to whom he has been married for 25 years and a father to two wonderful daughters. Born to a middle-class family, he cherishes family values and has passed on these values to his daughters, Pragya Shrestha and Aagya Shrestha.

Career and achievements[edit]

Prakash Shrestha Performing

Prakash shrestha is renowned for his melodious songs such as Fewatal ko angan, Safal timro, Kanchi he Kanchi and Gahirai ma dubdai na duba. He is also the most recorded artist in Nepal film industry. Prakash has also been working with the Nepal airlines corporation for a long time.

Awards and honors[edit]

He has been awarded with many prestigious awards and honors which includes:

  • 1979: 1st prize winner: 29th Birthday celebrations of Radio Nepal
  • 1989: Best singer award by Abhiyan
  • 1989: Consolation prize in ABU golden kite world song festival in Malaysia
  • 1991: Narayan Gopal Music award
  • 1993: Best Playback singer award in Sanmiguel film awards
  • 1994: Priya Award
  • 1995: National Vision Busy Award
  • 1996: Sayapatri Award
  • 1998: Nai Kalanidhi Award
  • 1999: Chhinnalata Award
  • 1999: Rastriya Gaurav Yuva Award
  • 1999: Mansarovar cine Award
  • 2000: Sikha Sur Award
  • 2000: Bhupal Man Karki Award
  • 2001: Nepal Film Artists National Association Award
  • 2001: Nepal Motion Picture Association Award
  • 1974: Subharajyavishek Padak
  • 1995: Prabal Gorkha Dakhsin Bahu from the late King Birendra.
  • 1996: Gaddi Arohan Rajat Mahotsa (Silver Jubilee medal) Padak
  • 2001: Birendra Aishwarya Sewa Padak
  • 2004: Prakhyat Trishakti Patta Padak by former King Gyanendra.

Prakash Shrestha has traveled far and wide both within and outside the country.



Every concert, every tour and every recording session has had its share of stories to tell. The singer has performed in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Beijing, Sanghai, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Doha, Pyongyang, Seoul, Brunei, Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Sharjhah, Abu Dhabi, Karachi, Colombo, and many places in India including Delthi, Mumbai, Kolkata, varanasi, Sikkim, Mirik, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. He has sung in Moscow, Odessa, Moldavia and Terasport in Russia and also in London, Frankfurt, and Munich.

In 1999, along with Madan Krishna Shrestha, Haribansha Acharya, Kiran KC, Raja Ram Poudyal and dancer Saragna, Prakash went on two month stint doing shows all over America.


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