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The Top 10 Legendary Nepali Artists

May 28 2020 By Asbin Ghimire
The top 10 artist of Nepal
The top 10 artist of Nepal

Nepal is a small landlocked country with geographical difficulties. Being full of difficulties, Nepal is rich in culture and talents. Further, talents are present in many places in Nepal, from small alley too big platforms. If we consider, pottery is also an art, and as well as singing. Art has a broad meaning, and we cannot confine it in a small area. Further, in Nepal, art is scattered in many places, and so does artists. Nepal is full of versatile artists making their impressions around the world. If you want to know about Nepali top ten artists, then stick with us till the end.

The most celebrated artist of all time: Rajesh Hamal (Maha Nayak)

Rajesh Hamal is one of the well-known and popular artists of Nepal. Further, he is a Nepali film actor, model, and television host. Rajesh Hamal is known for the movies between the 1990s-2000s. Well, he was the highest-paid actor of that era.

Rajesh Hamal has given many hit movies in Nepali film industries like Yug Dekhi Yug Samma, Kasam, Deuta, Ek Number Ko Pakhe, Hami Tin Bhai, Ajambari Naataa, Mukhauta, and many more. Also, he has hosted many television shows along with Ko Bancha Crorepati. Further, Ko Bancha Crorepati is a Nepali version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Madan Krishna Shrestha (Artist of the group MaHa Jodi)

Madan Krishna Shrestha is an actor, comedian, and singer of Nepalese descent. He’s among the Nepali entertainment industry’s most popular and admired comedians. Further, he has been making Nepalese movies with the help of method acting, which is a form of acting. He is one of the comedy duos of “MaHa Jodi”  while Hari Bansha Acharya is the other member. Before collaborating in MaHa Jodi, he worked for ten years alone.

The legendary Nepali Artist
Madan Krishna Shrestha
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Madan Krishna is a versatile artist of Nepal who had done incredible work on TV, theatres, movies including Yamalok, Paralysis, Gaijatra, Nepal Banda, etc. Also, he has worked on awareness programs, including Kalazar, Lalpurja, Laxmi, etc. In his career, he has won many awards, including Best Comedian, Best Actor, etc.

Hari Bansha Acharya

Hari Bansha Acharya is a Nepali actor, singer, comedian, and writer. Further, he is known for his acting form of method acting. Together with fellow comedian Madan Krishna Shrestha, he is one half of the comedy duo MaHa Jodi. Before being in MaHa Jodi, he has worked alone for six years. Also, he is famous as Arjun for his role in Balidaan, a patriotic drama film from 1997.

Hari Bansha Acharya
Hari Bansha Acharya
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Hari Bansha has done incredible jobs in his movies like Balidaan, Ta Ta Sarai Bigris ni Badri, Je bhayo Ramrai Bhayo, etc. Also, he has done many television shows like Lalpurja, Fifty Fifty, Dahsian, Pandhra gatey, etc. He has left his impression as a writer in a movie called Shatrugatey. Similarly, he is also famous as an author of the book China Harayeko Manche. Also, he has won many awards, including Best Comedian.

Narayan Gopal

Narayan Gopal Gurucharya (October 4, 1939December 5, 1990) was professionally known as Gopal Narayan. Additionally, N. Gopal was famous as a Nepali music singer and composer. Regarded as one of Nepal’s most important cultural icons, he is known in Nepal as the “Swar Samrat,” Emperor of Voice. He is also known as “Tragedy King” because of his songs about the tragedy.

artist known as a Swor Samrat
Narayan Gopal
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Narayan Gopal could sing of any Nepal Genre in his time. Further, he has sung 134 songs throughout his lifetime, including Prem Ko Mala, Manche Ko Maya, Nasodha Malai, Lali Gurash Bhayechu, Timro Man Ma, etc. Well, he was the most celebrated singer in Nepal in the 20th century.

Nepathya Band

Nepathya is a Nepali music band that was founded by three students from Pokhara in the early 1990s. Further, they started recording songs that were successful for being the biggest band ever in Nepal. Nepathya is famous for blending folk melodies with modern Western Rock music.

Nepathya Band
Nepathya Band
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Well, this band has five members, who are Amrit Gurung, Suraj Thapa, Subin Shakya, Dhurba Lama, Niraj Gurung, and Shanti Rayamajhi. Also, Amrit Gurung is the constant, popular, and vocalist of Nepathya. Further, they have given many hits like Resham, Bheda Ko Oon Jasto, Nepathya, Ghatana, etc. Nepathya is only the Nepali band that performed in the Wembley Arena.

Deep Shrestha

Deep Shrestha is a Nepali musician, singer, and judge of a singing reality show. Well, he was one of the coaches in The Voice of Nepal Season 1 (2018) and 2 (2019). Further, Deep is famous for his genre, that is Adhunik and pop. Well, his dedication to music was very high, that he dropped his school.

Deep Shrestha
Deep Shrestha
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Shrestha has given many more hits to the Nepali music industry. Further, his hits are Shrinkhala, Yatra I and II, Antara, Best of Deep Shrestha, Antara, Avriti, etc. Also, he has won many awards including, Best Song of the year, Best Male Performance, etc.

Dhurmus Suntali

Dhurmus-Suntali is a famous husband-wife duo of Nepal who rose to fame from comedy TV serial, Meri Bassai. Further, the real name of Dhurmus is Sitaram Kattel, and Suntali is Kunjana Ghimire. Well, they have appeared together and separately in different movies like Senti Virus, Cha ekan Cha, etc.

Dhurmus Suntali as a social artist
Dhurmus Suntali
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Dhurmus Suntali amassed tremendous respect after their social work via Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation. Besides, they have already worked on many projects like Musar Basti, Pahar Namuna Basti, Lord Budhha International Stadium (ongoing), Namuna Nepal (ongoing), etc.

The Artist famous as a Nightingale of Nepal,  Tara Devi

Tara Devi (January 15 1945 – January 23 2006) is a Nepali singer who has recorded over 1400 songs till her lifetime. Further, she is also known as the ‘nightingale of Nepal.’ Also, many songs are either patriotic, dedicated to the nation, or hopeless romance.

artist known as a nightingale of Nepal
Tara Devi
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Tara Devi has given us legendary hits till her life. Further, Tara’s hits include Kaali Paar, Dilma Hajur Ayera, Sanghuri Baruli ho, Ma Deep Hun, Himalako Kakhama, Fulako Thunga, etc. Also, she has won many awards, including Mahendra Ratna Awards.

Artist Known as The King of Pop: Om Bikram Bista

Om Bikram Bista is a famous Nepalese musician, singer, and composer. In Nepal, he is considered “the King of Pop.” At the age of 10, he was playing in the “All Nepal Music Competition.” He also participated in 365 artists set in Guinness World Records in Melancholy song, is written, music composed and directed by the environmentalist Nipesh DHAKA.

Nepal's first pop artist
Om Bikram Bista
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Bista’s genre is Pop music, and he was the first pop singer of Nepal. Further, he has sung man songs including, Badnaam Bhai Naa, Har Sajh, Garho Paryo Launa Jiuna, Ma Maunta Ma, Pahilo Pahilo, etc.

Bhakta Raj Acharya

Bhakta Raj Acharya, commonly called Bhajan Shiromani, is a singer and music-composer from Nepal. One of best-known singers of Nepal, Bhakta Raj was born in Dhankuta, Nepal and brought up in Kalimpong, India. Bhakta Raj Acharya has beautiful hymns or Bhajans sung in Nepali and is entitled as Nepal’s Bhajan Shiromani. Acharya’s career started in 2030 B.S. after he received a gold medal in Radio Nepal’s All Nepal Song Competition.

Bhakta Raj Acharya
Bhajan Shiromoni, Bhakta Raj Acharya
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The career of Bhakta Raj spanned until 2046 B.S. He has recorded about 450 songs and written about 25-30 songs. Some of his popular songs and bhajans include Mutu Jali Rahecha, Jati Chot Dinchau, Priya Timro Muhara Ma, Tan Man Bachan Le, Ek Din Maile and many more. on the other hand, his sons, Satya Raj Acharya and Sworoop Raj Acharya, also jointly known as Satya-Swaroop, have followed his footstep and established themself as one of the best signing duos in the industry.

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