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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.

N - P

  • Tripti Nadakar actress
  • Udit Narayan actor, singer, television personality
  • Yogmaya Neupane religious leader, women's rights activist, poet
  • Tenzing Norgay mountaineer
  • Ram Kumar Panday geographer
  • Raghuji Pant politician
  • Yadav Pant economist, politician
  • Usha Poudel dancer, actress
  • Prachanda Maoist leader, former prime minister
  • Nanda Kishor Pun chief commander of the People's Liberation army in Nepal
R
  • Hari Bahadur Rai democracy activist
  • Usha Rajak actress
  • Baber Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana former commander general
  • Sir Chandra Shamsher Jang Rana former prime minister
  • Sir Jung Bahadur Rana former prime minister
  • Kiran Shamsher Rana army officer
  • Madhukar Shamsher Rana economist
  • Mohan Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana former prime minister
  • C.K. Raut computer scientist, author, film director
  • Deepak Rayamajhi film director
  • Dilip Rayamajhi actor
  • Dilli Raman Regmi political figure, historian
  • Shiva Regmi director, producer, writer
  • Gopal Prasad Rimal poet
  • Nima Rumba singer, actor, musician
S
  • Bala Krishna Sama dramatist
  • Birendra Shah journalist
  • Ganesh Shah politician
  • Jal Shah actress
  • Neer Shah actor, poet, lyricist, movie director
  • Prithvi Narayan Shah former king
  • Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah former king
  • Rishikesh Shaha writer, politician, human rights activist
  • Janardhan Sharma politician
  • Murari Raj Sharma ambassador
  • Ramesh K. Sharma physician, educator
  • Reecha Sharma actress
  • Shankar Prasad Sharma economist
  • Phurba Sherpa film maker, singer, producer, director
  • Kalidas Shrestha artist, sculptor, social activist
  • Madan Krishna Shrestha comedian
  • Namrata Shrestha actress
  • Rebati Ramanananda Shrestha freedom fighter, journalist, author
  • Shiv Shrestha actor
  • Shrikrishna Shrestha actor
  • Tej Kumar Shrestha naturalist
  • Aaryan Sigdel actor
  • Phatte Bahadun Singh poet, journalist
  • Mala Sinha actress
  • Malvika Subba actress, television host, social activist
  • Surya Subedi academic, barrister, professor, author
T - Y
  • Purna Kaji Tamrakar merchant, author, journalist
  • Amar Singh Thapa military leader, national hero
  • Bhakti Thapa national hero
  • Bipana Thapa actress
  • Jharna Thapa actress
  • Rekha Thapa actress
  • Sunil Thapa actor
  • Surya Bahadur Thapa former prime minister
  • Kul Ratna Tuladhar engineer
  • Padma Ratna Tuladhar politician, human rights activist
  • Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya politician
  • Shrikrishna Upadhyay economist
  • Nikhil Upreti actor
  • Ram Baran Yadav president of Nepal
  • Upendra Yadav politician
  • Dharma Ratna Yami freedom fighter, author, politician
  • Hisila Yami politician, architect
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.