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Rajesh Hamal-Biography, Age, Movie, Wife, Height, Net Worth

Rajesh Hamal (राजेश हमाल) is a legendary Nepalese film actor, singer, model, and television host. He is regarded as one of the most popular actors in the history of Nepali cinema and is often referred to as “Maha Nayak” (Super Star) by his fans. He is regarded as one of the most popular actors in the history of Nepali cinema, and his fans often call him “Maha Nayak”. He has acted in more than 200 Nepali films and has won National Film Awards for Best Actor in 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2012. He is also the  Brand ambassador of ‘Sathi Mart’.

Full NameRajesh Hamal (राजेश हमाल)
ProfessionLegendary Nepalese Film Actor, Singer, Model, and Television Host
Popular ForNepalese film actor and television host

Age, Birthday and Zodiac

Age (As of 2023)57 years old
Date of BirthJune 9, 1966 A.D
Zodiac SignGemini
Birth PlaceTansen, Palpa, Nepal

Rajesh Hamal was born on June 9, 1966 A.D, in Tansen, Palpa, Nepal. As of January 2024 A.D, he is 57 years old, and his zodiac sign is Gemini.

Early Life and Education


UniversityPunjab University

Hamal spent most of his childhood in Nepal, where he attended private school till grade 8. In his early teens, Hamal went to Moscow with his father and attended college in Russia. He later moved to Chandigarh, India, to complete his education at Punjab University, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in English Literature.

Height and Weight

Physical Stats

Height6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
Eye ColorBlack
Weight78 kg (172 lbs.)

According to the available sources, he stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm), and his weight is 78 kg (172 lbs.).

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Family Background

FatherChuda Bahadur Hamal

Hamal’s family background and personal life reflect his upbringing in a diplomatic family and his experiences living in various countries due to his father’s profession. There is limited information about his family Background. His father, Chuda Bahadur Hamal, was a diplomat who served as the Nepali ambassador to Pakistan.

Rajesh Hamal Mother

Personal Life and Relationship

SpouseMadhu Bhattarai (Nepali Model)

Rajesh Hamal, a renowned Nepalese film actor, is married to Madhu Bhattarai. They first met at the Lux Beauty Pageant in 2004, where Hamal was one of the judges, and Bhattarai participated as a contestant. Hamal proposed to Bhattarai on May 14, 2014, A.D, and they got married on May 24, 2014, in a private wedding ceremony at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. There is a 22-year age difference between the couple. The couple managed to keep their relationship secret for five years, admitting that they were in a relationship for two years before getting married. He married in a private ceremony at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu, but he threw a reception party with more than 1000 guests. As of now, the couple does not have any children.

Rajesh Hamal Wife


While studying at the University of Delhi, he started his career as a model for a fashion magazine named Fashion Net. He appeared in a fashion show organized by the Indian Embassy Women’s Association in the late 1980s. Hamal’s first starring role was set to be in Bhagya Rekha (1987) opposite Karishma Manandhar. Later, Manandhar left the project, which led Kristi Mainali to join the project. After Mainali joined, the filming began, and the film director Deepak Rayamajhi signed Mainali and Hamal into his next project titled Yug Dekhi Yug Samma (1988). The film follows two young couples who are amidst the pressure of their family rivalries. In addition to the lead actors’ debut, it was also the film producer Chhabiraj Ojha and action director Rajendra Khadgi’s film debut. Since then, he has appeared in over 300 films in a career spanning nearly four decades. He starred in The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma (1988), Kasam (1992), Deuta (1991), Ek Number Ko Pakhe (1999), Hami Tin Bhai (2004), Ajambari Naataa (2005), and Mukhauta (2014), among others. Hamal is known for his great and versatile acting, looks, and personality, which have contributed to his success in the Nepalese film industry. He has won numerous National Film Awards for Best Actor for films like The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma (1989), Deuta (1992), Chatyang (1993), Aparadh (1994), Simana (1996), Bandhan (1997), Jun Tara (1998), Rana Bhoomi (1999), Mato Bolcha (2000), Basanti (2001), Jay Shiva Shankar (2010), and Bato Muni ko Phool (2012).

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In the early 2000s, Rajesh Hamal expanded his career beyond movies by becoming prominent in television hosting and commercial endorsements. He was endorsed by various companies to star in advertisements and commercials, promoting products such as steel, soap, investment companies, banks, and cement. He became the brand ambassador for the first bike made in Nepal, Cosmic Ying Yang, and was also associated with NMB Bank, Indica Easy, and Global College of Management. Additionally, he appeared in several music videos, including “Malingo,” “Hajur Mussukai,” and “Shailung” by Bikas Rana, directed by Nitin Chand.

  • Television Hosting

Hamal has also hosted shows and participated as a judge for Miss Nepal in 1997 with Kamal Rupakheti, Laxmi Keshari Manandhar, and Sanjaya Agarwal, the event was won by Nilima Gurung and in 2007 he judged alongside Malvika Subba and Bhusan Dahal, the event was won by Sitashma Chand. In addition, is the host of the Nepali version of the popular quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” called “Ko Banchha Crorepati” (KBC). The show offers contestants a chance to win a cash prize of up to 1 crore (10 million) rupees. SRBN Media Pvt. Ltd. produces the show and is a brainchild of the company. The show has completed one season with 52 episodes as of June 3rd, 2021. He has been less active after his wedding, but his fame and name will be carried to various generations to come.

Rajesh Hamal Wife
  • Charity and social work
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Hamal has been involved in charitable activities and social work, including joining the Building Back initiative as a Goodwill ambassador in response to the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Some of His Movies are:

Movie TitleReleased Date in A.DDirectorProducerCast
Hami Tin Bhai2004Shiva RegmiGagan BirahiRajesh Hamal, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Nikhil Upreti
Deuta1991Tulsi GhimireTulsi GhimireRajesh Hamal, Shrawan Ghimire, Srijana Basnet
The Yug Dekhi Yug Samma1988Deepak RayamajhiChhabiraj OjhaRajesh Hamal, Kristi Mainali
Seemana1996Shambhu PradhanChiranjivi BasnetRajesh Hamal, Bipana Thapa, Nir Shah
Kasam1993Deepak RayamajhiChiranjivi BasnetRajesh Hamal, Kristi Mainali
Basanti2000Neer ShahNeer ShahRajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Gauri Malla
Mukhauta2014Arpan ThapaRoj RanaRajesh Hamal, Sunil Thapa, Saugat Malla
Rato Tika Nidhar Ma2019Shiva RegmiGagan BirahiRajesh Hamal, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Nikhil Upreti
Ajambari Naataa2008Shovit BasnetShovit BasnetRajesh Hamal, Rekha Thapa, Sabin Shrestha
Shakuntala2016Deeness ShresthaDeeness ShresthaRajesh Hamal, Kishor Khatiwada, Anu Shah

Awards and Allocates

Year in A.DAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
1991National Film AwardBest ActorDeutaWon
1993National Film AwardBest ActorAparadhWon
1994National Film AwardBest ActorSadakWon
1994National Film AwardBest Supporting ActorParibhasaWon
1994National Film AwardBest ActorPrithviWon
1995National Film AwardBest ActorSimanaWon
1996National Film AwardBest ActorBandhanWon
1996CG Digital AwardBest ActorChhori BuhariWon
1997CG Digital AwardBest ActorChandalWon
1997National Film AwardBest ActorJun TaraWon
1997National Film AwardBest ActorShankarWon
1998National Film AwardBest ActorChorWon
1998National Film AwardBest Actor Award in Comic RoleMr Ram KrishneWon
1998National Film AwardBest ActorRana BhoomiWon
1999National Film AwardBest ActorChandaniWon
1999National Film AwardBest ActorKanchaWon
1999National Film AwardBest ActorMato BolchaWon
2000National Film AwardBest ActorBasantiWon
2000National Film AwardBest ActorDhuk DhukiWon
2001National Film AwardBest ActorNepal Pyaro ChhaWon
2002National Film AwardBest ActorSahid GateWon
2002National Film AwardBest ActorDhan SampatiWon
2007National Film AwardBest ActorYuddhaWon
2008National Film AwardBest ActorThe Yug Dekhi Yug SammaWon
2009National Film AwardBest ActorJay Shiva ShankarWon
2009National Film AwardBest ActorRaju Raja RamWon
2010National Film AwardBest Actor Award in Comic RoleHath Ma Lagyo SunyaWon
2011National Film AwardBest Supporting ActorDharmaaWon
2012National Film AwardBest ComedianChhabilal Kanjus ChainaWon

Social Media

Social MediaInstagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Rajesh Hamal, a popular Nepalese film actor and television host, has a presence on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. He has urged the public to stop bullying others on social media and to analyze before attacking people on social media with a video message. He has also shared tips on using social media in a YouTube video. He has an account with the handle @RajeshHamal64 and has over 20.1K followers on Twitter, 1,437 posts, 399K followers and 28 following on Instagram, 13K followers on Facebook and 31.5K subscribers on YouTube as of January, 2024 A.D. Additionally, he has a personal website,, where fans can learn more about him and his work in the Nepali film industry. 

Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth$50 million

He has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of January 2024 A.D. He is considered one of the major figures in helping the Nepalese film industry become more prominent.

Interesting Facts

  1. Rajesh Hamal began his career as a model in 1985 with the Indian fashion magazine Fashion Net. He also walked the ramps in Kathmandu and Delhi in 1986 before he got his first break in the movie industry.
  2. His wife is 22 years younger than him.
  3. He is also known for his love for his long hair, which he did not cut even at his father’s funeral.
  4. He was a victim of a death hoax in May 2017, where it was reported that he died in a car accident after a truck rammed his car. However, the news was confirmed to be a hoax, and Hamal himself stated that people should not misuse their right to information.
  5. According to RocketReach, he is skilled in graphic design, social media, and Microsoft Office.
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