|Birthday||13 April, 1980|
|Birth Place||Khawa, Bhojpur, Nepal|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|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.
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 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
|2009||Mero Euta Saathi Chha|
|2010||Mero Love Story|
|2014||Talakjung vs Tulke||Don||Nepal’s entry to the Oscars (2016)|
|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)|
|2017||Loot 2||Gofle||Sequel to Loot|
Awards and nominations
|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|