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Famous Nepalese

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


A

  • Bhanubhakta Achary poet
  • Bodhraj Acharya scientist
  • Hari Bansha Acharya actor, comedian
  • Mukta Ram Acharya actor
  • Man Mohan Adhikari former prime minister
  • Nisha Adhikari actress
  • Queen Aishwarya former Queen of Nepal
  • Araniko artist
  • Binil Aryal astrophysicist
B
  • Jharana Bajracharya actress
  • Sahana Bajracharya television anchor
  • Lain Singh Bangdel scholar, novelist, painter, art historian
  • Amisha Basnet actress, dancer
  • Baburam Bhattari prime minister
  • Krishna Prasad Bhattarai political leader
  • Pampha Bhusal politician
  • Bhuwan K.C. actor, producer
  • Aama Bombo (Buddhi Maya Lama) spiritual leader, shaman
  • Giri Prasad Burathoki politician
  • Dayaram Dahal film director
  • Subodh Das scientist, engineer, inventor
  • Sher Bahadur Deuba former prime minister
  • Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev former king
  • Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev royal family member
  • Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev deposed king
  • Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev former king
D - K
  • Laxmi Prasad Devkota poet
  • Kulananda Dhakal astrologer
  • Subash Gajurel director
  • Kul Gautam civil servant
  • Siddhartha Gautama spiritual teacher, "Supreme" Buddha
  • Jhamak Ghimire writer
  • Shrawan Ghimire producer, actor
  • Chhatra Man Singh Gurung military officer
  • Pramesh Kumar Hamal ambassador
  • Rajesh Hamal actor
  • Chittadhar Hridaya poet, historian
  • Bedanand Jha politician
  • Parmanand Jha vice-president (born in India)
  • Mangal Raj Joshi astrologer
  • Daya Bir Singh Kansakar social worker, first blood donor in Nepal
  • Prem Bahadur Kansakar fighter for democracy
  • Arjun Karki academician, social activist
  • Priyanka Karki actress
  • Rookmangud Katawal ex-chief of army staff
  • Sitaram Kattel comedian, actor, script writer, director
  • Kul Bahadur Khadka Nepali army officer
  • Sumi Khadka actress
  • Jhalnath Khanal premier, former prime minister
  • Anuradha Koirala social activist
  • B.P. Koirala former prime minister
  • Girija Prasad Koirala former prime minister
  • Manisha Koirala actress
  • Raj Ballav Koirala actor
  • Sujata Koirala politician, deputy prime minister
  • Madhav Kumar former prime minister
L - M
  • Dichen Lachman actress, producer
  • Bidhan Lama Olympic medalist, taekwondo player
  • Govind Prasad Lohani ambassador
  • Indra Lohani lawyer, political talk show host, reporter
  • Prakash Chandra Lohani politician, economist
  • Bauddha Rishi Mahapragya poet, writer of Buddhist sermons
  • Buddhaghosa Mahasthavir Buddhist monk
  • Dhammalok Mahasthavir Buddhist monk
  • Kumar Kashyap Mahasthavir Buddhist monk
  • Aniruddha Mahathera (Gaja Ratna Tuladhar) Buddhist monk
  • Gauri Malla actress
  • Jagat Sundar Malla teacher, writer
  • Sapana Pradhan Malla lawyer
  • Karishma Manandhar actress
  • Melina Manandhar actress, producer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.