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Daya Hang Rai


Dayahang Rai is a famous actor, successful director and play writer of Nepali films. He is one of the finest actors and youth icons in Nepal.  Dayahang has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Nepali cinema. He has worked in some of the highest-grossing Nepali films like ‘Loot’, and most significantly in ‘Kabaddi’ and its second version “Kabaddi kabaddi”. Rai has received several awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for Dasdhunga, Best Actor in 2014 for Sambodhan, and Best Actor in 2015 for Kabaddi Kabaddi.

Dayahang Rai was born on 13th April 1980 in Khawa village of Bhojpur District. He is the son of Tilakram Rai and Chandra Devi Rai. He belongs to a middle-class family. Since his childhood, he had an interest in films, play, and playwriting. He has one elder brother and two younger sisters. He studied at Bhojpur Multiple College and completed his Intermediate level with majors in geography. Then, he joined RR Campus to study journalism but couldn’t do good in his studies. So, he decided to join film line.

Dayahang Rai got a break from the telefilm ‘Yuva’ and ‘Dalan’ but wasn't so successful. Later on, he got a golden chance to work in Nepali film in a lead role with his debut movie ‘Anagarik’. His performance in the film earned him a name and fame in Nepali cinema. He established himself as a leading actor of Nepali cinema. He appeared in a number of commercial films including Highway, Loot, Mero Love Story, Chadke, Jholay, Badshala, Karkash, Kabaddi, Kabaddi Kabaddi, ‘Mero Euta Saathi Cha’, ‘Talakjung VS Talke’ and ‘Sambodhan’.

Dayahang has been awarded three times at National Film Awards for his role in the movies, Dasdhunga, Sambhodhan, Kabbadi Kabbadi respectively. He has also won National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Dasdhunga.


    1. NameDayahang Rai
    2. Nick nameDaya
    3. Birth Date13th April 1998
    4. Birth PlaceKhawa, Bhojpur district, Nepal
    5. Residence PlaceKathmandu, Nepal
    6. NationalityNepalese
    7. Marital StatusMarried
    8. ReligionHinduism
    9. Height5 ft 7 inch
    10. OccupationActor, Director, Playwriter

    1. Father - Tilakram Rai
    2. Mother - Chandra Devi Rai
    3. Wife - Benuka Rai
    4. Son - Sanduhang Rai
    5. First Movie - Anagarik
    6. Hit Movie - Dasdhunga
    7. Awards - Critics Choice Award, National Award