Rajesh Hamal

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Rajesh Hamal
Rajesh Hamal in Sydney 2014.jpg
Rajesh Hamal in Sydney, 2014
Native name

राजेश हमाल(राजेश दाई)(महानायक)

ठुले
Born Dr. Rajesh Hamal
(1964-06-09) 9 June 1964 (age 54) [1]
Tansen, Palpa District, Nepal
Residence Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Nepalese
Other names
  • Rajesh Dai (राजेश दाइ)
  • Shankar (शङ्कर)
  • Maha nayak (Great Hero)
Education Bhanubhakta Memorial School
Oxford University (M.A.)
Occupation Actor, TV presenter, Social worker, Lecturer
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Madhu Bhattarai Hamal (2014–)[2][3]
Relatives

Bishow Raj Khadka

(Brother)[4]
Awards National Citizen Golden Award
National Films Award

Rajesh Hamal (Nepali: राजेश हमाल) (About this sound Listen ; born 9 June 1964) is a Nepali actor, environmental activist, producer, director, singer and a comedian . Referred to in the media as the "Rajesh Dai", "Shankar(based on character of his movie)", and "Maha Nayak (Great Hero)". Hamal has a significant following in Nepal and the Nepalese diaspora worldwide.[5][6] He is one of the biggest movie stars and the most respected public figures in Nepal.

Rajesh Hamal began his acting career with a lead role in Yug Dekhi Yug Samma (1991) then he got to play in other hit movies such as Kasam (1993), Deuta (1993), Chor (1998), Ek Number Ko Pakhe (1999), Basanti (2000), Hami Tin Bhai (2004) and many other films for which he received 86 awards and 101 nominations. Rajesh Hamal himself said that working with director Suraj Sangraula of UNH really changed his life. Hamal has received many awards for his acting including the National Film Awards from 1988–2014. He is currently serving as Goodwill Ambassador for the Building Back Right initiative to promote reconstruction after the April 25 earthquake that is safe, environmentally sustainable, culturally appropriate and free of rights violations such as child and bonded labour.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Hamal was born in Tansen, which is situated in central Nepal. He did his schooling at Bhanubhakta Memorial Higher Secondary 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 Delhi University.

Rajesh Hamal in his college years, first modelled for Fashion Net, an Indian magazine in 1985;[1] 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 300 Nepalese, one Punjabi cinema and five Hollywood cinemas.

Career[edit]

Non-film 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.

1988-90s Debut and Superstardom[edit]

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

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In 1990 he did only one film, Adhikar which was hit at the box office. 1991 proved to be the best year for Hamal with him getting 3 movies Bhauju, Deuki and Deuta, all of them becoming a hit. 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 mrked turning point in his career. The film award 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 at 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.

Hamal was mostly popular 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. While Hamal was performing the stunt, the bricks of the prison fell upon him and he got injured. The Director stopped the shooting immediately. Hamal was covered with blood and he was at once taken to the hospital. Many fans of Hamal came to meet him in the hospital. Hamal took at least 5 months rest and slowly completed the shooting. The film was the fourth highest-grossing film of the year and Hamal was nominated for best actor award.

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 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 the Best Actor.

2000s[edit]

In 2000 he appeared in the historical film "Basanti" along with actress Karishma Manandhar. 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 Nepalese film industry, Bhuwan K.C. and Shiv Shrestha, where he played role of Raju.

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 Nepalese 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.

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 Nepalese comedy show, reality shows, and award functions.In 2012 he appeared in three hit movies Night queen,Maya ko Barima, Chabilal kanjus chhaina. He worked for Sayapatri banner movie Mero Rajesh Dai which also featured his look-alike Nepali actor Sital K.C.

2010–present[edit]

Rajesh hamal in a programme.

After 2010 hasn't made a super hit film in the box office most of his film being flops at the box office but Hamal hasn't stooped playing in the films and was appeared in Je Bho Ramrai Bho with Hari Bansha Acharya, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Jal Shah and the film managed to get film's budget but wasn't super-hit. He also acted as female protagonist in his movie "Shakuntala" which was something new in Nepali film industry to show power of the females in Nepal.He has currently played above 200 of movies according to ReelNepal.[9]

Awards, nominations and honours[edit]

Rajesh Hamal awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Totals
Awards won 86
Nominations 101
References
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
2009 Raju Raja Ram nominated in National Film Award Best Actor
2010 The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma National Film Award Best Actor

D Cine Award Best Actor

Lux Kamana Award Best Actor

National Box Office 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[10]

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 recognition[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
  • 2017-Academy Oscar Award For lifetime Achievement

Partial filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1990 Adhikar (1990 film) Won
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 Hami tin 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 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 The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma Sanju Winner — National Film Award Best Actor
Winner — D Cine Award Best Actor
Winner — Lux Kamana Award Best Actor
Winner — National Box office Award Best Actor
2011 Shankar Winner-National Film Award Best Actor Award In Comic Role
2010 Desh Nitesh
2010 Bato Muni Ko Phool Inspector Cameo
2011 Meri Bassai(TV Serial) 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 Chhabilal Kanjus Chaina Chhabilal 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
2012 SOURYA With Saugat Malla, Hema Shrestha
2013 RAM LAXMAN With Niruta Singh & Nikhil Upreti
2014 SHIVA SHAKTI With Bipana Thapa
2014 Mukhauta
2016 Bagmati
2016 IZZAT With Nikhil Upreti
2016 Kuruchetra With Shree Krishna Shrestha
2017 Swabhiman With Jharana Thapa
2017 Mamata With Bipana Thapa

References[edit]

official website:- www.rajeshhamal.com.np

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  6. ^ "Hamal named goodwill ambassador for reconstruction". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
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