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Girish Khatiwada Biography, Age, Career, Legacy (2022)

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)

NameGirish khatiwada
Date of BirthAugust 30, 1979,
Birth PlaceBiratnagar
Age43 years as of 2022
CountryNepal
ProfessionRapper/vlogger
Height5 feet 8 inches
EducationMBA
Stage Name‘Gorkhali G’
Married toJyoti Ranabhat
First Nepali hip-hop songMeaningless Rap
Girish Khatiwada Details

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

  1. BE WHAT YOU WANNA BE: https://youtu.be/kElMpiPG1EE
  2. Prithvi Narayan Shah: https://youtu.be/xbYMMP60ID8
  3. Jitney ko Itihaas: https://youtu.be/ljdjrGXTT3c
  4. Sadak ko army: https://youtu.be/vST5vDvMsa0
  5. Ma Yesto Chu: https://youtu.be/qi7TtE-xF3Y
  6. AAG LAAGI: https://youtu.be/pt5i_2BCuO0
  7. Baal Chhaina: https://youtu.be/0_SylM5fGEA
  8. AAJA KO DINA: https://youtu.be/NGbh5bwE-dA
  9. U GOT ME: https://youtu.be/ZZJGuS7oAvg
  10. OI HOI: https://youtu.be/FPxB1CfH3Mg

Social Media

The followings are the main social media profiles of Girish Khatiwada.

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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.

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