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Rajesh Payal Rai

Rajesh payal rai: Young Achiever

Became a prominent singer of the country in such a young age. As a son of soldier, he was also influenced to jointhe British Armed Forces. However, he had an avid interest and thirst to sing, which he fulfilled by singing folklores and limited modern songs aired from Radio Nepal,in his villages.


Probably, destined to be a singer, he was praised for his melodious voice and encouraged to continue singing.He took a voice test at his very first attempt and when he was just studying in grade eight.

This event added confidence to rai and now he would think of taking up music as a profession.He recorded “failiyo maya dubo sari”in 1992, after he came to Kathmandu on completion of his high school.He never had to look back ever since.

Instantly, he was requested to record new songs and perform live on stage programmes.Offers of foreign trips for musical programmes started flooding him.

On his profession he continues to work hard and give better songs to the audience .He has already sung for one hundred eighty nepali movies,setting a new record in the hisory of nepali film industries.

Rajesh , who was known as a modern & filmy singer, has also ventured into folk singing with the release of his folk album jadow & jadow-2.

Rajesh had already peoved his versatility in singing in the past 15 years.from light songs like nagbeli nagbeli, malai pani angrejima ,Darshan namaste,Sagar sari to sentimental songs like baiguni raichow mayalu,Timilai roje. Rajesh has fared well in all geners.Young singer Rajeshpayal also exhibits a lot of sincere patriotism through his songs.

In the course of performing on stage shows, Rajesh has traveled to Hongkong(16 times) South Korea, Australia ,Singapore, Malaysia,Japan,U.K.and Gulf countries , among others, to perform for the Nepali,diaspore, he also went for a Nepal tour singing in all 14 zones.


Title Year Label
Gold Medal Radio Nepal Modern Song Competition 1995 Radio Nepal
Narayan Gopal Yuba Puraskar 2005  
Chinnalata Prativa Puraskar 2010  
Best Playback Singer- Film Chunauti 1997 Kollywood Cine Award
National Vision Busy Award 1998  
Song Of The Year — Kamana 2007 Tuborg Image Award
Best Singer Of The Year — Kamana, Album Of The Year — Kamana 2007 Hits Fm Music Award
Best Singer Of The Year, Best Male Playback Singer 2007 Kalika Fm Music Award
Best Singer Of The Year 2008 Annapurna Fm Music Award
Best Folk Song Of The Year – Jadou 2 2009 Tuborg Image Award
Popular Song Of The Year – Darshan Namaste 2009 Annaurna Fm Music Award
Best Singer Of The Year 2009 Kantipur FM 96.1 Annual Award
Best Singer Of The Year 2010 Kantipur FM 96.1 Annual Award
Best Singer Of The Year 2011 Kantipur FM 96.1 Annual Award
Best Pop Singer Of The Year 2011 Kalika FM Music Award
Album Of The Year – Rai Is King 2011 Hits FM Music Award


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