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Dayahang Rai-Biography, Age, Wife, Movies, Daughter, Height, Net Worth

Dayahang Rai (दयाहाङ् राई) is a renowned Nepalese actor, director, and playwright who has made significant contributions to the Nepali film and television industry. He has starred in over 40 films and is one of the leading contemporary actors of Nepal. Dasdhunga rose to prominence from the television series Yuva, Dalan, and Hamro Team. He has received various accolades throughout his acting career, including three National Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for Dasdhunga, Best Actor in 2015 for Sambodhan, and Best Actor in 2016 for Kabaddi Kabaddi. He is also a co-founder of Mandala Theatre, Nepal, and is affiliated with Actors’ Studio, a platform for theatre artists in Nepal. Dayahang’s work as an art director has also added to the richness and quality of the productions he has been involved in. He has showcased his talent and versatility in various roles, earning him a strong and dedicated fan base. His contributions as an actor and writer have solidified his position as one of the leading contemporary figures in Nepali cinema.

AboutInfo
Full NameDayahang Rai (दयाहाङ् राई)
ProfessionNepalese Actor, Director, and Playwright
Popular ForHis uniqueness in Nepali cinema.

Age, Birthday and Zodiac

Age (As of 2023)43 years old
Date of BirthApril 13, 1980 A.D
Zodiac SignAries
Birth PlaceKhawa, Bhojpur District, Nepal
NationalityNepalese
EthnicityAsian

Dayahang Rai was born on April 13, 1980 A.D, in Khawa, Bhojpur District, Nepal. As of 2023, Dayahang Rai is 43 years old, and his zodiac sign is Aries.

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Early Life and Background

Education

SchoolPashupati Lower Secondary School (lower secondary-level studies), Bhojpur Multiple College (Intermediate-level studies), Annapurna Secondary School, Dilpa, Bhojpur (Higher school)
UniversityThe Ratna Rajya Campus (now Manawiki Campus) (Journalism Major)

Dayahang completed his lower secondary-level studies at Pashupati Lower Secondary School in Khawa VDC, Bhojpur District, and high school at Annapurna Secondary School, Dilpa, Bhojpur in 1998 A.D. He completed his intermediate-level studies at Bhojpur Multiple College as a Geography Major. In 2001, he moved to Kathmandu and joined The Ratna Rajya Campus (now Manawiki Campus) as a Journalism Major. However, he later shifted his focus to theatre and stage shows due to his passion for acting.

Height and Weight

Physical Stats

Height5 feet and 7 inches (170 cm)
Eye ColorBlack
WeightN/A

He stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches (170 cm). His weight is not explicitly mentioned in the search results, but it is implied that it is not too heavy.

Family Background

FatherTilak Ram Rai
MotherChandra Devi Rai
SiblingsTwo younger sisters and an older brother

Dayahang Rai was born to father Tilak Ram Rai and mother, Chandra Devi Rai in a remote village in Bhojpur district, Eastern Nepal, into a middle-class family of seven members. His father had two wives, and Dayahang had two younger sisters and an older brother. His family belongs to the Bantawa Rai people of Kirat ethnicity in Nepal. This background reflects his humble beginnings and the strong family support that has been a part of his journey to becoming a renowned actor in Nepal.

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Personal Life and Relationship

SpouseBenuka Rai (2006 – Present)
ChildrenTwo sons (Samduhang Rai and Sinchunghang Rai)

Dayahang Rai and singer Benuka Rai met at a studio where they were both learning acting and singing. They became close to each other and slowly fell in love. After being in a relationship for about six years, Dayahang Rai and Benuka Rai got married in 2006. The couple has two sons named Samduhang Rai and Sinchunghang Rai. Benuka Rai gave birth to their second child, a son, in 2022 A.D. Their family life seems to be a source of happiness and fulfilment for both Dayahang and Benuka Rai, and they have managed to keep their personal life relatively private despite their public careers.

Career

Dayahang Rai made his career debut in Nepali cinema with the movie “Anagarik” in 2006 by Ram Babu Gurung, which won two awards at the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival. His portrayal of the lead character in “Dasdhunga” showcased his versatility and ability to easily play complex roles. He is currently active in the Nepali film industry and has starred in over 40 films, making him one of the leading contemporary actors in Nepal. Dayahang rose to prominence from the television series Yuva, Dalan, and Hamro Team. He made his film debut with Anagarik (2006). Dasdhunga (2010) was fairly successful, but Loot (2012) turned out to be the turning point in his career, which was a massive hit. Since then, he has starred in many commercially successful films such as Chhadke (2013), Badhshala (2013), Karkash (2013), Jholey (2014), Kabaddi (2013) and its sequels Kabaddi Kabaddi (2015) and Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (2019), Talakjung vs Tulke (2014), Woda Number 6 (2015), How Funny (2016), Bir Bikram (2016), Loot 2 (2017), Kaanchi (2018), Jatrai Jatra (2019) and many more.

Movies

MovieReleased Date in A.DDirectorProducerCast
Anagarik2006Ram Babu GurungN/AN/A
DasdhungaSeptember 3, 2010Manoj PanditN/ASaugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Anup Baral, Sanchita Luitel, B.S. Rana, Bishwa Basnet, Kiran Kunwar, Kamal Gaule
KabaddiMay 27, 2013Ram Babu GurungNischal Basnet, Sunil RauniyarDayahang Rai, Nischal Basnet, Rishma Gurung
Loot 22017Nishal BasnetSaugat Malla, Madhav Wagle, Narendra MaharjanSaugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Bipin Karki, Karma, Alisha Rai
Purano DungaNovember 25, 2016Ram Babu GurungN/ADayahang Rai, Menuka Pradhan, Priyanka Karki, Sudam Ck, Buddhi Tamang, Purnima Gurung, Nawajung Gurung, Keshav Devkota, Durbang Gurung, Puskar Gurungm
GhampaniApril 14, 2017Dipendra LamaShailendra Karki, Om Chand Rauniyar, Raunak Bikram Kandel, Om Gurung, Bishow GauchanDayahang Rai, Keki Adhikari, Prakash Ghimire, Ankeet Khadka, Puskar Gurung, Buddhi Tamang, Kabita Ale, Aruna Karki, Silsa Jirel, Laxmi Bardewa, Narendra Singh Dhami, Ganesh Munal
Lappan ChhappanMarch 24, 2017Mukunda BhattaDambar ChandSaugat Malla, Arpan Thapa, Dayahang Rai, Barsha Siwakoti
Kabaddi Kabaddi KabaddiSeptember 20, 2019Ram Babu GurungOm Chand Rauniyar, Mani Ram Pokharel, Arjun KarkiUpasana Singh Thakuri, Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Saugat Malla ,Nischal Basnet
Nango GaunSep 15, 2023Dipendra LamaN/ADayahang Rai, Miruna Magar, Samragyee RL Shah
JaariApr 14, 2023Upendra SubbaRam Babu GurungDayahang Rai, Miruna Magar, Bijay Baral, Kamal Mani Nepal, Rekha Limbu, Roydeep Shrestha, Prem Subba, Puskar Gurung, Nabin Luhagun, Anil Subba
Kabaddi 4: The final Match2023Ram Babu GurungOm Chand Rauniyar, Mani Ram Pokharel, Bishal GurungMiruna Magar, Dayahang Rai, Gaumaya Gurung, Saugat Malla, Bijay Baral, Buddhi Tamang, Upendra Subba, Jayananda Lama, Prakash Ghimire, Kamal Mani Nepal, Nabin Luhagun, Puskar Gurung, Sarada Adhikari  
Dui Numbari2023Dipendra LamaDeepak Manange (Rajiv Gurung), Amala Devi Rai, Jayash Shrestha    Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Ugyen Choden, Upasana Singh Thakuri, Buddhi Tamang

Awards and Allocates

AwardCategoryMovieYear in A.D
National Film AwardBest Actor in a Supporting RoleDasdhunga2009
National Film AwardBest ActorSambodhan2015
National Film AwardBest ActorKabaddi Kabaddi2016
LG AwardBest Actor in a Character RoleKabaddi Kabaddi2014

Social Media

Social MediaInstagram, Facebook, Twitter

Dayahang Rai is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has an official Instagram account with the handle @dayahangrai, which has 1,061 posts, 466K followers and 539 following, 1.5M followers and 24 following on Facebook and has an official Twitter account with the handle @dayahangrai, which has 31.8K followers as of December, 2023 A.D.

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Net Worth

Estimated Net WorthN/A

There is no information about his net worth as of December 2023 A.D.

Trivia

  • Dayahang Rai was born on April 13, 1980, in Khawa, Bhojpur district in Eastern Nepal.
  • He is the middle child of his family and has two younger sisters and an older brother.
  • He completed his lower secondary-level studies at Pashupati Lower Secondary School in Khawa VDC, Bhojpur District, and high school at Annapurna Secondary School, Dilpa, Bhojpur in 1998.
  • He moved to Kathmandu in 2001 and joined The Ratna Rajya Campus (now Manawiki Campus) as a Journalism Major.
  • His mother used to tell him fairy tales as a child, which fascinated him greatly and fostered his imagination.
  • He got into drama at school and was interested in acting from his early childhood.
  • Dayahang Rai is married to Nepali singer Benuka Rai, and they have two sons named Samduhang Rai and Sinchunghang Rai.
  • He has received numerous awards throughout his acting career, including three National Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for Dasdhunga, Best Actor in 2015 for Sambodhan, and Best Actor in 2016 for Kabaddi Kabaddi.
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