Dayahang Rai

Dayahang Rai Biography, Age, Height, Education

Dayahang Rai

Name Dayahang Rai
Birthday 13 April, 1980
Birth Place Khawa, Bhojpur, Nepal
Profession Actor, Film Producer
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Education Intermediate
Residence Kathmandu, Nepal
Spouse Benuka Rai
Children Samduhang Rai (son)

Dayahang Rai is the most famous and successful actor in Nepal Film industry. He has starred in 40 plus films and is one of the leading contemporary actors in Nepal.  He is also a director and play writer.

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Early Life and Education

He belonged to a middle-class family of seven members. His father had two wives. Dayahang has two younger sisters and an elder brother Bidur Lamichhane Rai. Dayahang completed his lower secondary-level study from Pashupati Lower Secondary School in Khawa VDC, Bhojpur. He complected his high school from Annapurna Secondary School, Dilpa in 1998.

Dayahang Rai


Dayahang started acting from his schooldays. He was inspired by his mother who used to narrate him numerous fairy tales in his childhood. He attended an acting workshop in Nachghar, Jamal Kathmandu organized by Anup Baral. Later, he acted around 20-25 dramas in the stage. After participating in the play Talakjung vs Tulke as an actor, Dayahang joined Actors’ Studio (a platform for theater artists in Nepal) in 2007. He is now affiliated to Mandala Theatre, Nepal, which he co-founded. After his performance in the first drama, he got the chance to play a telefilm named Yuwa. At the same time, he got an offer to play a movie Anagarik by Rambabu Gurung which was written by Shrawan Mukarung. After the movie, he realized that he should join an acting class to improve his acting skills and he did so.


Dayahang Rai Movies


Year Film Role Note
2006 Anagarik Debut
2009 Mero Euta Saathi Chha
2009 Dasdhunga Amar Lama
2010 Acharya
2010 Mero Love Story
2012 Loot Gopley
2012 Highway
2013 Chhadke Dawa
2013 Badhshala
2013 Karkash
2013 Saanghuro
2013 Uma
2013 Loafer
2013 Mukhauta
2013 Kabaddi Kaji
2014 Jholey Harke
2014 Talakjung vs Tulke Don Nepal’s entry to the Oscars (2016)
2014 Nagbeli
2014 Ichya
2014 Sambodhan Ramji Goley
2015 Kabaddi Kabaddi Kaji Sequel to Kabbadi
2015 Fanko Buddha Bir Rai
2015 Woda Number 6 Daya
2016 How Funny Tej Bahadur Rai
2016 White Sun Agni/Chandra Nepal’s entry to the Oscars (2018)
2016 Bir Bikram
2016 Purano Dunga Batase
2016 Rahadani
2017 Loot 2 Gofle Sequel to Loot
2017 Ghampani Phurba Tamang
2017 Lappan Chhappan
2017 Taandro
2017 Lalteen
2018 Happy Days
2018 Mr Jholey
2018 Kanchhi
2018 Jhumkee
2018 Nepte
2019 Saili
2019 Jatrai Jatra
2019 Jatrai Jatra

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Film Result
2009 National Film Awards (Nepal) Best supporting actor Dasdhunga Won
2015 National Film Awards (Nepal) Best actor Sambodhan Won
2016 National Film Awards (Nepal) Best actor Kabaddi Kabaddi Won
2016 LG Award Best actor Kabaddi Kabaddi Won