Sugam Pokharel

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Sugam Pokharel
Sugam Pokharel performing in Tokyo.jpg
Sugam performing in Tokyo, 2016
Native name सुगम पाेखरेल
Born (1979-09-20) September 20, 1979 (age 38)
MANGALBARE, Morang District.
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • RJ
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Liza Pokharel (m. 2002)
Children 1 Daughter
Musical career
Genres Pop
  • Vocal
  • Guitar
  • Rebel Creation
  • Stereo Records

Associated acts

Sugam Pokharel (Nepali: सुगम पाेखरेल) is a famous Nepalese pop singer, music composer, songwriter and radio jockey. Born and raised in Biratnagar Morang, he was unknowingly influenced by the songs of Sanjay Shrestha, Deep Shrestha and Harish Mathema for his singing career as Nepali pop singer.[1][2]

His successfully acclaimed first solo recording, Mero Sansaar (2001), characterized by its wide range of pop music influences, official debuted a top the Nepalese pop music industry. He is considered as the one of the most popular voices for pop as well as melodious songs and is one of the most famous singer of Nepal.

Early life career[edit]

Sugam Pokharel was born in Mangalbare, Morang on 20 September 1979 . His father was government scribe in Department of Land Reform Management by profession but also knows as advocate in locality, and his elder brother Sunil Pokharel is veteran theater artist.[3] Sugam was shy and mediocre student, regardless, used to sing in school functions and gathering, and people used to praise his melodious voice and singing skill.

After completion of School Leaving Certificate (Nepal) from Biratnagar, Sugam moved to Kathmandu for his high school education. Initially having no desire to record music as a professional singer or pursue career as pop singer, be that as it may, he decided record a song when he met Sudin Pokharel in Kathmandu, who was also willing to record the song. They both recorded their first song Ma Maya Garchu at NAAD Studio, Anamnagar in 1995, which was a disaster. After their unsuccessful debut, they again gathered together to record another song after 4 months of their first release, titled as Payera Timilai Yesto Khusi Chhu, which doesn't do as expected. Although, facing with two biggest flops in their debut career, their paramount desire of recording hit song didn't halt them to record their third song Panchi. Third song also didn't do well in the market and the collaboration between Sugam and Sudin ended.

Radio career[edit]

In 1997, Sugam started working as a librarian in Radio Sagarmatha, Nepal's first community radio in the aftermath of three biggest flop in his early singing career with Sudin Pokharel. Later on he started hosting a musical program.

Musical career[edit]

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He began his career with Solo Song "Mero Sansaar"(2001). His initial songs like Feri Tyo Din, Kati Din Bitey, Maya Ko Baato, Samhalinchha Kaile Mann, Timi Ma Bhanda, etc established himself as Pop Star. His albums are Highway, Sutra, Yatra, School Pathshala, Sugam Song Geet. Blessed with Great Voice, Sugam remained a Pop Superstar, Rock Icon and Style Icon. During 2000s, he always remained as Pop King and his hits never fluctuated.

He often worked with Sudin Pokhrel(a.k.a.Rapper DA69) who also comes from his hometown Biratnagar. "The Unity" band (Rapper DA69, VJAsif Shah, Aidray) were mostly associated with him in songs like Aaja Feri Din Bityo, etc. Girish Khatiwada (NepHop) (the First Rapper of Nepal) who hails from his hometown Biratnagar also was associated with him.


  • Kasto ho yo: movie- Diarry
  • She’z Da Bomb
  • Pashupatinath ko Darshan
  • Bhanchu Aaja: movie Ma Yesto Geet Gauchu
  • Kasam ho: movie A Mero Hajur 2
  • Kalakaar ft. Girish Khatiwada & Yama Buddha
  • Prem Geet
  • Maya le Boleko - movie Saayad 2
  • Safar (2016)
  • Awastha 2016
  • Lakhar Lakhar - Movie Zindagi Rocks
  • Mero Jiwan Esto Hos
  • Dashain Tihar
  • Timi Nabhaye Ke Artha Yaha
  • Ke Yo Maya Ho- Movie Song
  • Saya Janma
  • Mero Euta Saathi Chha
  • School Pathshala-Album:School Pathshala
  • Jhilke
  • Jadai Chhu Tada(Runna Bhanthye)
  • Mann Ki Rani
  • Aaja Feri Din Bityo - The Unity Feat Sugam Pokhrel
  • Mann Ko Dailo
  • Samhalinchha Kaile Mann
  • Timi Ma Bhanda Koshau -Album: Confuse
  • Kati Din Bitey- Album: Highway
  • Maya Ko Baato- Album: Highway
  • Feri Tyo Din
  • Mero Sansaar


List of awards and nominations
Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2016 NFDC Award 2016 (Award Function to be held) Best Playback Singer Prem Geet Nominated[4]