Balen Shah

Balen Shah Biography, Songs, Wife, Age, Height, Education, Family, Net Worth, Facts

Balen Shah Biography (Who is Balen Shah?)

Balendra Shah (Nepali: बालेन्द्र शाह), more popularly known as Balen Shah or by his stage name Balen, is a Nepali rapper, composer, structural engineer, and independent politician. He is serving as the 15th mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), the capital of Nepal.

He has been a popular figure in Nepali hip-hop since the early 2010s. He announced his candidacy for mayor in the 2022 Kathmandu municipal election and won the election. He is the first independent candidate to be elected the mayor of the KMC.

Quick Information:

NameEr.Er. Balen Shah
Full nameBalendra Shah
Name in Nepaliबालेन्द्र शाह
Date of Birth27 April 1990
BirthplaceNaradevi, Kathmandu, Nepal
NationalityNepali
Current ResidenceGairigaun, Tinkune, Nepal
Age32 years old as of 2022
Birthday27 April
Height5′ 8″
Weight75 kg
Zodiac Sign (Horoscope)Taurus
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBlack
ParentsRam Narayan Shah (father)
Dhruv Devi Shah (mother)
Spouse(s)Sabina Kafle ​(m. 2018)​
Alma materVisvesvaraya Technological University – VTU (M.Tech.)
ProfessionRapper, Structural engineer, Politician (15th Mayor of Kathmandu)
Political partyIndependent
Years active2012–present
GenresHip hop, Nephop, Political rap
TattoosYes

Balen Shah Early Life, Education, and Family (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister):

Balendra Shah was born on 27 April 1990 in Naradevi, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is the youngest son of Ram Narayan Shah, an Ayurvedic practitioner, and his wife Dhruvadevi Shah.

His parents moved to Kathmandu from Mahottari after his father was posted to Naradevi Ayurvedic Hospital. His paternal ancestral home is in Mahottari’s Ekdara Rural Municipality, while his mother’s family lives in Dhanusha.

Shah attended V.S. Niketan Higher Secondary School for his 10+2 studies. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kathmandu–based White House Institute of Science and Technology. Afterward, he received a master’s degree in structural engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Karnataka, India.

Balen Shah Career:

Music career

From an early age, Balen Shah was interested in music and poetry. He released his first single Sadak Balak, which he has written while in the ninth grade, in 2012. He rose to prominence among Nephop fans in 2013 after his appearance on the YouTube battle rap series Raw Barz. Shah is the winner of Raw Barz’s second season (A Nepali Rap Battle League).

He has been doing Hip-hop music for more than 12 years now. He has been engaging himself in music which is mostly about social issues, mental health, political satire, etc.

Political career

Balen Shah Biography, Songs, Wife, Age, Height, Education, Family, Net Worth, Facts

Balen Shah was involved in the “We For Constitution” movement before the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal in 2015. He had also expressed interest in running for the KMC’s mayorship in the 2017 local elections but later backed down.

Shah had been mulling his plans for candidacy in 2019 through a Facebook post and on 17 December 2021 announced that he would be running for the mayoral race as an independent candidate. His campaign focused on corruption control, improving the public utilities of the city, and protecting the heritage of the city.

He was elected on 26 May 2022, winning 38.6% of the votes cast. He defeated Nepali Congress candidate Sirjana Singh and former mayor and CPN (UML) candidate Keshav Sthapit by a margin of over 23,000 votes.

Shah was sworn in as mayor on 30 May 2022, alongside his deputy, Sunita Dangol, and the entire municipal executive, comprising of all 32 ward chairpersons.

Balen Shah Album & Songs:

TitleYearAlbum
Sadak Balak2012Yathartha
Atit Ka Samjhana2013non-album single
Prahari Pratikar
(featuring Nibhal)
2013non-album single
Timi Fool2013Yathartha
Tathya2013Yathartha
Aam Nepali Buwa2013Yathartha
Fool Mati2013non-album single
Oey Buda
(featuring Sacar)
2014non-album single
Nepal Haseko2015Yathartha
Man Yo Udyo
(featuring Brijesh)
2016Yathartha
Marpha Ko Madira
(featuring Swachit Shakya)
2019Yathartha
Gorkhali Toph
(featuring Uniq Poet and MC Flo)
2019non-album single
Aastik
(featuring Kiran and Ranjan)
2020non-album single
Savage2020non-album single
Local Thito2020non-album single
Balidan2020non-album single
Stay True
(featuring Vyoma and Dakait)
2021non-album single
Sabai Lai Hataar Chha
(featuring Rachana Rimal)
2021non-album single
Maya
(featuring Trishala Gurung)
2021non-album single
Hande ft.Balen
(by PGGH)
2022non-album single

Balen Shah Personal Life, Wife, Children, Relationship, and Love Affairs:

Balen Shah is married to Sabina Kafle, a public health professional. He lives with his family in Gairigaun, Tinkune.

Balen Shah Biography, Songs, Wife, Age, Height, Education, Family, Net Worth, Facts

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