Versatile Voice of Rajesh Payal Rai
Rajesh Payal Rai is a famous Nepali singer. He belonged to a British soldier family. He has many famous albums to his credit and has also won many awards.
He was born in Buipa in Khotang district. He spent his early life mostly in Buipa. Born in a soldier family, he was expected to enlist in the army, but he was mainly devoted to singing and wanted to take up singing as a career.
With his unrelenting interest in singing, he was selected as singer for radioNepalafter a voice test. His first song to be recorded was Falliyo Maya Dubo Sari. It became a hit and soon he was shot to fame in a very short span of time.
The albums he has released include Murchana released in 1995, Purwama Ranga Chadecha, Just for You, Nigaha, Love Letter, Baiguni Raichow Mayalu, Jadu, Kamana, Jadou 2, Jadou 3, Rai is King, Made in Nepal, Aasewaro, and Murchana 2.
Awards and Accolades
Rajesh Payal Rai has won many awards, since he started his singing career. Some of the awards include Gold Medal Radio Nepal Modern Song competition, Narayan Gopal Yuba Puraskar, and Chinnalata Prativa Puraskar. His singing stint in films brought him the best playback singer award for the film Chunauti. He has also won Album of the year award for his album Kamana. He has won may other prestigious awards including the Kalika FM Music Award, Annapurna FM music award and Hits FM Music Award and the Best singer of the year award for the year 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Rajesh Payal Rai emerged from a background that was not related to music in any form to become one of the best singers inNepal. His contributions to Nepali music have been tremendous. He has a huge fan following and his voice is a highly sought out one both in playback singing, as well as in the solo albums he has released.