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  • Renowned Lyricist Yadav Kharel

    September 18, 2014

    Biography of Yadav Kharel

    Name: Yadav Kharel
    DOB: 1943
    Birth place: Kavrepalanchowk district of Kharelthok village
    Parents: Gopi Krishna and Saraswoti Kharel
    Marital status: married with Charu Kharel
    Occupation: Director and Lyricist
    Award: Image Lifetime Achievement Award

    Early Life:
    Yadav Kharel, one of the famous director of Nepali Film Industry was born on 1943 at Kavrepalanchowk district of Kharelthok village. In the education sector he attended Padmodaya High School in Kathmandu. He used to live at Gyaneshwor while during festivals he would visit Kavre. His family also had house in Tarai. He lost his mother Saraswoti Kharel when he was 11 and his father Gopi Krishna Kharel too died when he was 28.
    He calculated himself as an average student but he was much active in sports especially football and used to write poems. He passed his SLC in 1958.

    He started his career from Radio Nepal where he worked as a radio programme presenter. He worked in Radio Nepal for 9 years, there he conducted programmes like Bal Batika for children, Bidyarthi for students and radio dramas among others.
    At the time “Radio Nepal was not only the medium of mass communication, but a place where creative and talented people from the field of music gathered. The creative environment motivated him to write songs as well.
    He got married with Charu Kharel in 1971 and has two daughters and a son.
    His first song was Jalyo Jalyo Tan Jalyo in 1964 and his first hit was Yesto Pani Hudo Rahechha recorded in 1967. Gairi Khet Ko Sirai Hanyo, Chaita Maasa Khaderi Ma from movie Prem Pinda, Udun Udun Jasto Lagchha from Lobhi Paapi are some of the popular songs by Kharel. Since then he has written more than 200 songs for various movies & Nepali music industry.
    In 2010, he came with albums Tuhuro Iswor and Deeshko Santati, an album for children. He also worked in the BBC Nepali service from 1969 to 1971.
    Not only this he too worked in movies industry. He got scholarship from British Council to study film direction and production at London Film School under London University.
    In 1971 he returned to Nepal and that very year the government of Nepal established Royal Nepal Film Corporation. He was appointed as its chairperson. It was established to develop Nepali films as an industry”. He was also the founder chairperson of Film Producers Association and Film Development Board too.
    His first movie as a director is Chelibeti in 1988 about the issue of trafficking of girls.
    Likewise , Lobhi Paapi as commedy movie starring Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya .Prem Pinda, the first historical movie and Aaadikabi Bhanubhakta, the first movie on biography of a person.

    Songs of Yadav Kharel:

    Chaita Mas Khaderile
    Chandi Ko Bhitta Sun ko Chano
    Gairi Khet Ko
    Hoye Hoye Goria
    Udun Udun Jasto Lagcha
    Yesto Pani Hudo Raicha

    Piuda Piu dai Jindagi yo

    Timi Aunchau Bhanne Asai Aas ma

    Yestai Rahecha Yaha ko Chalan

    Timro Aakha ko Sagar ma

    Chadi ko Bitta

    Syau Jhai Gala

    Directed movie by Yadav Kharel:
    Lobhi Papi

    Prem Pinda
    Aaadikabi Bhanubhakta

    Shree Swasthani



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