He was born in Toe Bawa in the Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet. At the age of 16, he began studying the arts at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India, graduating in 1994 with an advanced degree in Tibetan secular dance, music and opera. In 1999, he starred in the French Nepali film directed by Eric Valli, Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef, in which he starred alongside Lhakpa Tsamchoe. He obtained his master's degree of the Tibetan performing arts in 2000.
He currently resides in the Bay Area, California where he teaches Tibetan music and acting in between theatrical performances.
In 2008, he celebrated the Losar festival with a performance in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Passang Lhamo. Later, he performed the play Tibet, A Year After at Oakland, California to celebrate the 73rd birthday of His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama.
Amongst his well-known songs is Mani Do Bum.
- Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef (1999) .... Rabkie
- We're No Monks (2004) .... Pasanag
- Valhalla Rising (2009) .... Indian
- Tibetan actor biography
- Tsering Dorjee at the Internet Movie Database
- TIBETAN BLACK HAT DANCE performed by Tsering Dorje Bawa at Tibet Day 2012
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