Rajesh Hamal is commonly known as Mahanayak (महानायक) in the Nepali film industry.
Rajesh Hamal was born on June 9, 1964, in Palpa, Nepal. He is 6'2" (1.88 m) tall.
He started his career with the movie "Yug Dheki Yug Samma" in 1994.
He is considered a dominant figure in bringing professionalism to the Nepalese movie industry.
Rajesh Hamal used to be one of the highest-paid actors in Nepali films throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
He is also commonly known as Mahanayak or Rajesh Dai (राजेश दाई). He is famous for Rajesh Dai's Jokes and trolls.
Rajesh Hamal had never been trolled negatively or in a bad way. He is still been trolled as an inspiration and as a 💪 He-Man.
Initially, his parents didn't support him in his acting because, at that time, acting was considered a low-class profession as he was from an elite background family.
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).
Rajesh Hamal also hosted the first season of the Nepali version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2019) titled Ko Bancha Crorepati (को बन्छ करोडपती ?).
In his four decades of career, he has appeared in more than 300 movies. Hamal is currently married to Madhu Bhattarai.
They first met at the Lux Beauty Pageant in 2004. 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 that they were in a relationship two years before getting married.
They got married on 24 May 2014 in a private wedding ceremony at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Hamal has twice been a judge for Miss Nepal, once in 1997 with Kamal Rupakheti, Laxmi Keshari Manandhar, and Sanjaya Agarwal, the event was won by Jharana Bajracharya.
10 years later he was the chief judge of Miss Nepal 2007. He judged alongside Malvika Subba, and Bhusan Dahal, the event was won by Sitashma Chand.
Is Rajesh Hamal A Megastar Of The Nepali Film Industry?
In the Nepali film industry, the word "Mahanayak" (महानायक) attached to Rajesh Hamal's name is always in discussion and controversy.
Whether a person is addressed by a title or not depends on the personal will of the person. There is no limit to what a person must say or do.
Anyone can say whatever they want.
Interestingly, there are many Nepali filmmakers who are disputing this sub-name given to Hamal. The audience has no complaints about this title.
After director and actress Deepashree Niraula's statement, "Is Rajesh Hamal a megastar?" This issue escalated in the film industry again after the statement is given. Deepa has also apologized for this statement.
However, looking at the reaction that started after Deepa's statement, it is clear what height Rajesh Hamal has made in the Nepali film industry.
When a director asked, "Is Rajesh Hamal a megastar?" Deepa had to explain that she was not trying to say it in that way.
However, Hamal has not only achieved this height through film acting. Hamal has also built this height on his style of presenting himself in public, his way of working away from controversy, and so on.
There are many reasons why Rajesh Hamal is associated with 'Mahanayak'. An artist is not always the same. The way he works in films changes over time.
The craze of an artist is not always the same inside the screen. The graph of success and failure go up and down.
The image of a romantic hero in Bollywood was created by the late Rishi Kapoor. However, after the arrival of Shahrukh Khan, he was called the 'King of Romance'.
However, this does not mean that Rishi Kapoor did not know how to do romance after the arrival of Shahrukh.
If one understands it in this language, it is a weakness in one's understanding.
Actor Rajesh Hamal has not spoken much about the controversy over 'Mahanayak'. However, Rajesh has earned so many fans that he does not have to speak in negative comments about him.
The main asset that an artist earns in his journey of artistry is the love of the audience. Which cannot be compared with the commercial statistics of movies.
Trading statistics change every Friday. However, the respect that the audience gives to an artist is neither easily obtained nor easily changed.
The audience has been saying that Rajesh Hamal is the alternative to Rajesh Hamal in Nepali films. Respect is the greatest thing that can be awakened in a person's name.
There are very few actors like Rajesh Hamal in the Nepali film industry, whose name is seen in watching or not watching Nepali movies, understanding or not understanding the movie, which awakens a sense of respect in any person.
Looking at social media, thousands of jokes have been made in Rajesh's name. The audience's respect for him can be easily understood by these jokes.
When you become a troll of other artists, negative things are encouraged. However, if you look at Hamal's troll, it is clear that the audience has placed him in a high position.
It is a pity that the filmmakers themselves are trying to make the viewers think that Hamal is not just a 'megastar' but a brand for the film industry.
A list of movies played by Rajesh Hamal is included in this filmography.