Introduction of Girish Khatiwada
Girish Khatiwada is a versatile Nepali Rapper, Vlogger, and TV personality. He was Born on 30th August 1979 in Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal. He is married to his girlfriend Jyoti Ranabhat. He is generally introduced as the first rapper of Nepal and was labeled the” Godfather of Nephop” by The Diplomat Magazine.
Personal Details (Summary)
|Date of Birth||August 30, 1979,|
|Age||44 years as of 2023|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Stage Name||‘Gorkhali G’|
|Married to||Jyoti Ranabhat|
|First Nepali hip-hop song||Meaningless Rap|
Childhood and Education
He was born in Biratnagar and completed his schooling in Biratnagar. Then he completed his high school level at Modern Indian School, Kathmandu. Then he headed to the USA and completed his MBA there at the University of Phoenix.
Girish Khatiwada Career
According to him, he was introduced to west hip-hop in the early 1990s while being involved in Breaking Dance held at Dharan. After being inspired by western hip-hop, he wrote his first ever rap “Meaningless Rap” in 1994 at the age of 15. He named it meaningless as it was forcefully designed with words and slang arranged only for rhyme and could hardly make sense. Before that, there was not a single rap and hip-hop trial made. Therefore, Girish Khatiwada is also cited as the first rapper in the Nepalese Hip-Hop industry.
In 1994, he became mainstream with his counterpart Parnil Timilsina with other music tracks like “Timi jaha pani janchhau”, “Malai bhool deu”, “Hami dherai sana chhau”, etc.
Contribution to NepHop
Girish Khatiwada, during the 90s, used to extract music from western hip-hop instruments and incorporate them with traditional Nepalese folk music and sync with it to give a Nepalese vibe. This led to the formation of a new Nepali music genre “Nep Hop” or “Lok Hop”.
Vlogging and YouTube
Along with the stage of the first Nepali rapper, Girish Khatiwada is also cited as the first Nepali Vlogging Youtuber. He joined YouTube on Jan 2, 2006. He shares his rap as well as lifestyle vlogs on his YouTube Channel.
Struggle and Successes
Girish Khatiwada is hard-working and works day and night for his successful career. He claims that he has started such a trend of songs that his fan never wants to go away from him. Even by watching his YouTube videos, we can see how hard-working he is. He has thousands of followers on his social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Girish Khatiwada was also one of the judges of the recently broadcasted most popular hip-hop-related Nepali reality show Nephop Ko Shreepech with famous rapper Balen Shah and Manash Ghale.
Some of the Popular Raps
- BE WHAT YOU WANNA BE: https://youtu.be/kElMpiPG1EE
- Prithvi Narayan Shah: https://youtu.be/xbYMMP60ID8
- Jitney ko Itihaas: https://youtu.be/ljdjrGXTT3c
- Sadak ko army: https://youtu.be/vST5vDvMsa0
- Ma Yesto Chu: https://youtu.be/qi7TtE-xF3Y
- AAG LAAGI: https://youtu.be/pt5i_2BCuO0
- Baal Chhaina: https://youtu.be/0_SylM5fGEA
- AAJA KO DINA: https://youtu.be/NGbh5bwE-dA
- U GOT ME: https://youtu.be/ZZJGuS7oAvg
- OI HOI: https://youtu.be/FPxB1CfH3Mg
The followings are the main social media profiles of Girish Khatiwada.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the first rapper in Nepal?
Girish Khatiwada is considered as the first rapper in the history of Nepalese hip-hop. He released his first rap in the year of 1994 at the age of 15.
Why Girish Khatiwada is called father of Nep-Hop?
Girish Khatiwada, during the 90s, used to extract music from western hip-hop instruments and incorporate them with traditional Nepalese folk music and sync with it to give a Nepalese vibe. This led to the formation of a new Nepali music genre “Nep-Hop” or “Lok Hop”. Then, he was also labeled the “Godfather of Nephop” by The Diplomat Magazine. Therefore, Girish Khatiwada is also cited as father of Nep-Hop.