| दयाहाङ राइ|
| April 13, 1980 (age 35)Khawa VDC, Bhojpur District|
Actor, Director, Playwright
Kabaddi, Loafer, Loot, Dasdhunga, Highway
Nischal Basnet, Saugat Malla, Deepak Rauniyar
Dayahang Rai Wikipedia
Dayahang Rai (Nepali: दयाहाङ राइ) is a Nepalese actor, director, and play writer. He is currently regarded as one of the most popular actors in Nepal. He has received three National Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for Dasdhunga, Best Actor in 2015 for Sambodhan, and Best Actor in 2016 for Kabaddi Kabaddi. Dayahang rose to prominence from the television series Yuva, Dalan and Hamro Team. His first leading role in a film was in Anagarik (2006). He found success in the films Dasdhunga (2009), Loot (2012), Chhadke (2013), Badhshala (2013), Karkash (2013), Jholey (2014), Kabaddi (2013) and its sequel Kabaddi Kabaddi (2015), Talakjung vs Tulke (2014), and Sambodhan (2014). He has collaborated in four films with director and friend Ram Babu Gurung.
Dayahang was born on April 13, 1980 in a remote village in Bhojpur district in Eastern Nepal. 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 district and his high school from Annapurna Secondary School, Dilpa in 1998. He was inspired by his mother who used to narrate him numerous fairy tales in his childhood. Dayahang started acting from his schooldays. He completed his intermediate-level studies at Bhojpur Multiple College, with geography as the major subject. He came to Kathmandu in 2001 and joined the Nepal Maanawiki Campus (then RR Campus) as a journalism major. He could not do well in studies. He then moved towards theatre and stage shows.
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.
Dayahang first acted in the telefilm Yuwa. He then worked in Dalan, another teleserial directed by Nabin Subba in 2003. The telefilm was later broadcast by Nepal Television in 2009. He got his first opportunity as a lead actor in Anagarik (2006), a feature film by Ram Babu Gurung that won two awards in the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival. Dayahang then acted in the romantic film Mero Euta Saathi Chha (2009) that was directed by Sudarshan Thapa. Dayahang received considerable recognition for his next role in the film Dasdhunga (2009). He received his first National Award for Dasdhunga for best supporting actor. He then played the role of a doctor in Acharya (2010), directed by Prashant Rasaily. He then acted in Mero Love Story in 2010. In 2012, Dayahang acted in the hit Nepali film Loot. Dayahang also co-wrote the dialogues of this film. His character Gofle earned him good appreciation from critics and audiences. He won the TV Filmy Popular Award for Loot. Dayahang won his second National Award for the film Sambodhan (2014) in the best actor category. The critically acclaimed Talakjung vs Tulke (2014) showcased Dayahang's versatility as an actor. His two films Kabaddi (2013) and its sequel Kabaddi Kabaddi (2015) became huge hits in Nepal and abroad. He received his third National Award for best actor for Kabaddi Kabaddi.
Dayahang Rai is married to Nepali singer Benuka Rai (2006). They have a son named Samduhang Rai.
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