Don’t go by the size of Nepal - instead, go by its heights! Nepal is home to eight of the ten world’s highest mountains, all within merely 143,000 sq kms area. Unbelievable as this may seem to be, Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world lies in Nepal and so does Tilicho Lake, the highest lake on earth. A landlocked mountainous country, Nepal proffers travellers with its spectacular landscape, alluring mountain peaks and mesmerizing lakes. But there is more to this beautiful country than its stunning natural beauty – its nationals. Nepal is home to amazingly talented men and women who are the true jewels of the country. These nationals have through their work and life helped Nepal gain an important position on the world map. Right from Prithvi Narayan Shah who was the founder of Nepal and till date referred to as the most famous King of Nepal to Narayan Gopal, the Sur Samrat or the King of Vocals of Nepal, the bold, courageous and valiant Pasang Lhama Sherpa who became the first Nepali women to conquer Mount Everest to Tenzing Norgay the first mountaineer to stand atop Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, the list is endless. Go through this section and find out in details about famous Nepalese and their contributions.
Gautama BuddhaGautama Buddha
0563 BC
Founder of Buddhism
Tenzing NorgayTenzing Norgay
29 May 1914
Mountaineer

Anatoli BoukreevAnatoli Boukreev
16 January 1958
Mountaineer

Chandra Bahadur DangiChandra Bahadur Dangi
30 November 1939
Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History

Gyanendra of NepalGyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
07 July 1947
Former King of Nepal

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Birendra of Nepal
28 December 1945
11th King of Nepal
Sandeep LamichhaneSandeep Lamichhane
02 August 2000
Cricketer

Begum Hazrat MahalBegum Hazrat Mahal
1820 AD
Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah

Amrita AchariaAmrita Acharia
31 July 1987
Actress
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
11 June 1920
Former King of Nepal

Jung Bahadur Rana Jung Bahadur Rana
18 June 1816
Former Ruler & Prime Minister of Nepal
Girija Prasad Koirala Girija Prasad Koirala
04 July 1924
Former Prime Minister of Nepal

Baburam BhattaraiBaburam Bhattarai
18 June 1954
35th Prime Minister of Nepal

Sushil KoiralaSushil Koirala
12 August 1939
Former Prime Minister of Nepal

Prachanda Prachanda
11 December 1954
Prime Minister of Nepal

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
24 December 1924
Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Udit NarayanUdit Narayan
01 December 1955
Playback Singer

Manisha KoiralaManisha Koirala
16 August 1970
Actress

Mala SinhaMala Sinha
11 November 1936
Actress

Prithvi Narayan ShahPrithvi Narayan Shah
11 January 1723
Ruler
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
02 November 1899
Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer, Rock climber

Binod ChaudharyBinod Chaudhary
14 April 1955
Entrepreneur
Laxmi Prasad DevkotaLaxmi Prasad Devkota
13 November 1909
Poet

Curtis WatersCurtis Waters
05 December 1999
Musician

Bidya Devi BhandariBidya Devi Bhandari
19 June 1961
Politician
Siddharth KoiralaSiddharth Koirala
Actor

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
1960 AD
mountaineer
Prashant TamangPrashant Tamang
04 January 1983
Singer, Actor

Queen Aishwarya of NepalQueen Aishwarya of Nepal
07 November 1949
Queen

Anuradha KoiralaAnuradha Koirala
14 April 1949
Social worker
Maha MayaMaha Maya
Gautama Buddha's mother

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Shrinkhala KhatiwadaShrinkhala Khatiwada
03 November 1995
Model
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
10 December 1961
Mountaineer

Rajesh HamalRajesh Hamal
09 June 1964
Actor

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
22 June 1965
Mountaineer

Bhanubhakta AcharyaBhanubhakta Acharya
13 July 1814
Poet
AnandaAnanda
0573 BC
 
B. P. KoiralaB. P. Koirala
08 September 1914
Politician

Ram Baran YadavRam Baran Yadav
04 February 1948
Politician

Yama BuddhaYama Buddha
30 May 1987
Music Department,Actor,Soundtrack

Tul Bahadur PunTul Bahadur Pun
23 March 1923
Military personnel
Paras ShahParas Shah
30 December 1971
Prince of Nepal

Paul ShahPaul Shah
22 February 1989
Actor

Anju PantaAnju Panta
1979 AD
Singer

Namrata ShresthaNamrata Shrestha
14 June 1985
Actor

Prince NirajanPrince Nirajan
06 November 1978
Prince of Nepal
Narayan GopalNarayan Gopal
04 October 1939
Singer

Priyanka KarkiPriyanka Karki
27 February 1987
Actress
Asmi ShresthaAsmi Shrestha
30 June 1993
Model

Anmol K.C.Anmol K.C.
26 March 1994
Actor

Swastima KhadkaSwastima Khadka
04 July 1995
Actress
Jhamak GhimireJhamak Ghimire
10 July 1980
Writer

Jaya OjhaJaya Ojha
Actress
Samragyee RL ShahSamragyee RL Shah
18 November 1995
Actress

ParijatParijat
1937 AD
Writer

Lekhnath PaudyalLekhnath Paudyal
1885 AD
Poet

Yogmaya NeupaneYogmaya Neupane
1867 AD
Poet

Madhav Prasad GhimireMadhav Prasad Ghimire
23 September 1919
Poet
Surakshya PantaSurakshya Panta
Actress

Aanchal SharmaAanchal Sharma
18 March 1998
Actress

Bahadur ShahBahadur Shah
16 June 1757
Prithvi Narayan Shah's son

Pushpa BasnetPushpa Basnet
1984 AD
Social worker
Nischal BasnetNischal Basnet
1980 AD
Director

Ganesh Man SinghGanesh Man Singh
09 November 1915
Political leader
Najir HussainNajir Hussain
27 August 1990
Actor

Raju LamaRaju Lama
16 March 1978
Singer-songwriter

Shree Krishna ShresthaShree Krishna Shrestha
19 April 1967
Actor
Karishma ManandharKarishma Manandhar
04 February 1972
Actress

Motiram BhattaMotiram Bhatta
1866 AD
Poet
Biraj BhattaBiraj Bhatta
13 May 1984
Actor

Teriya MagarTeriya Magar
12 August 2000
Dancer

Vijaya LamaVijaya Lama
07 March 1964
Actor
Hari Bansha AcharyaHari Bansha Acharya
13 November 1957
Actor

Nikhil UpretiNikhil Upreti
10 August 1974
Actor
Siddharth LamaSiddharth Lama
1985 AD
Actor

Suhana ThapaSuhana Thapa
08 May 1998
Actress

Sunil ThapaSunil Thapa
19 May 1957
Actor

VTENVTEN
16 June 1996
Singer
Rekha ThapaRekha Thapa
21 August 1982
Actress
Anushka ShresthaAnushka Shrestha
18 January 1996
Beauty pageant contestant

Deepak Raj GiriDeepak Raj Giri
13 April 1969
Actor

Ani Choying DrolmaAni Choying Drolma
04 June 1971
Nun

Shristi ShresthaShristi Shrestha
18 October 1989
Model
Bhuwan K.C.Bhuwan K.C.
17 August 1958
Singer

Indira JoshiIndira Joshi
18 July 1986
Singer

Madan Krishna ShresthaMadan Krishna Shrestha
19 April 1950
Actor

Man Mohan AdhikariMan Mohan Adhikari
09 June 1920
Prime minister of Nepal

Atithi Gautam K. CAtithi Gautam K. C
15 August 2006
Singer
Saugat MallaSaugat Malla
21 June 1976
Actor

Dayahang RaiDayahang Rai
13 April 1980
Actor
Ayushman JoshiAyushman Joshi
17 December 1993
Actor

Mithila SharmaMithila Sharma
16 October 1963
Actress
Neeta DhunganaNeeta Dhungana
16 September 1991
Actress
C. K. RautC. K. Raut
Computer scientist