Famous Nepali Origin People Who Live in Abroad

Be it in your own country or abroad, if you work hard on your talent, you are sure going to achieve a high level of success. There are a handful of such people who are Nepalese by origin and live in abroad but are famous in Nepal and all over the world.

Below is a list of famous Nepalese people living in abroad.

Shesh Ghale
Shesh Ghale

Shesh Ghale was born in Lamjung, Nepal. He’s the founder and CEO of Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He along with his wife jamuna established MIT in 1996. He was ranked the 99th richest person in Australia in 2015 and listed as the 3rd richest person in Nepal in the same year.

Singer Udit Narayan Jha
Udit Narayan Jha

Udit Narayan Jha, the famous singer who has sung in more than 15 languages so far, was born in Bhardah, Saptari, Nepal. He’s a playback singer who mainly sings for Nepalese and Bollywood movies. He is also a television personality, dancer, producer and actor.

Actress Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala was born in Kathmandu, in a politically prominent Koirala family of Nepal. She’s an actress known for her work in Indian cinema, she is a social activist and also UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.

Prabal Gurung - Fashion Designer
Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese fashion designer based in New York City. He was born in Singapore to Nepalese parents and was raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He did his schooling from St. Xavier’s School in Kathmandu, then went to New Delhi for further education where his designing career started. Gurung’s design has been worn by famous personalities and celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Mitchell Obama, Kate Middleton (The Dutchess of Cambridge), Lady Gaga, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra etc.

Upendra Mahato - Businessman
Upendra Mahato

Upendra Mahato is a Russia based Nepalese businessman and also the president of the Russia-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mahato was born in Siraha, Nepal. He’s the first Nepalese to obtain a doctor of science degree and he’s also one of the richest Nepalese people.

Samrat Upadhyay - Writer
Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay is the first Nepalese fiction-writer (who writes in English) to be published in the west. He was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and currently lives in Bloomington Indiana. Upadhyay is a professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University, United States.

Promise (Tamang) Phan - YouTuber
Promise (Tamang) Phan

Promise Tamang was born in Gorkha, Nepal. She is a California and Los Angeles based make-up artist and YouTuber who uses make-up to transform herself to look like famous celebrities and characters. So far, Tamang has nearly 4 million subscribers in her channel on YouTube.

Dichen Lachman - Actress
Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman is an actress and producer of Tibetan, German- Australian and Nepalese descent. She was born in Kathmandu, Nepal to a Tibetan mother and German-Australian father and stayed in Kathmandu till she was eight years old. She has appeared in shop operas, television series as well as movies in main roles.

Amrita Acharia - Actress
Amrita Acharia

Amrita Acharia is an actress who was born in Kathmandu to a Nepalese father and Ukrainian mother. She acted in first two seasons of Game of Thrones, starred in a BBC show Lapland and also played as a school girl in the bio-pic The Devil’s Double. She moved to Norway at an early age and was schooled at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and appeared in English TV series before playing in Game of Thrones.

Kiran Carrie Chetry - Journalist
Kiran Carrie Chetry

Kiran Carrie Chetry is a former American TV broadcast journalist. She was also a cable news anchor for CNN and Fox News. Chetry was born to Nepalese father and Ukreinian, Dutch, German mother in Kathmandu, Nepal. She was ranked second in the World’s Sexiest Anchor and third in America’s Sexiest Anchor in 2006.

Bodhraj Acharya - Researcher
Bodhraj Acharya

Bodhraj Acharya is a Nepalese researcher who researches in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology and immunology. He was born in Chitwan, Nepal and worked as a clinical laboratory supervisor in the cardiac hospital in Nepal, before pursuing research as a career. He’s received grants, honors as well as travel fellowships from countries all round the world and has published many abstracts and articles in the field of his research.

Daya Baidhya - Actress
Daya Baidhya

Daya Baidhya, an actress famous for her role as Nina Inara in the TV series Unforgettable, was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. At the age of two, she moved to Oakland, California along with her parents. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles and supports herself in her acting career.

If there is anyone missed to include in the list of famous Nepali personalities who are living abroad, please comment below.

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