Rajesh Hamal, born 9 June 1964 in Tansen, Palpa, Nepal)is a Nepali film actor, singer, model, and television host. Born in Tansen, Palpa, Nepal, Hamal was one of the highest paid Nepali actors throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Hamal debuted as an actor in his uncle's film Yug Dekhi Yug Samma in 1991. Since then, he has appeared in over 200 films in a career spanning nearly three decades. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential personalities in Nepali cinema. Hamal starred in Yug Dekhi Yug Samma (1991), Kasam (1992), Deuta (1993), Ek Number Ko Pakhe (1999), Hami Tin Bhai (2004), Ajambari Naataa (2005) and Mukhauta (2014). He also hosted the first season of Nepali version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? titled Ko Bancha Crorepati (2019). Hamal was born in Tansen, Palpa. His father, Chuda Bahadur Hamal was the Nepali ambassador to Pakistan, Hamal did not communicate much with his father, telling Wavemag, "Every day of my life, I regret not bidding him with a proper goodbye. Additionally, I should have made an effort to properly communicate with my father, and talk about my aspirations and passion in a better way." Whilst his mother Renu K.C.'s profession is unknown, Hamal told Moviemandu, "Death of my mother is due to the cause of mental health and cigarette, with these cause mother passed away for the lifetime". He is the third child, with four siblings. Hamal is currently married to Madhu Bhattarai. They first met at the Lux Beauty Pageant in 2004. Hamal had proposed Bhattarai on 14 May, then he got married on 24 May 2014 in a private wedding ceremony on Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. Hamal said he was impressed by Bhattarai's talent at the Lux Beauty Pageant in 2004, Bhattarai was nervous to see her favorite actor as a judge that she couldn't answer his questions properly. Hamal and Bhattarai managed to keep their relationship secret for five years, the couple admitted they were on a relationship two years before getting married.
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