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Balen Shah Biography - Early Life, Education, Music Career, Political Career, Family Background, Social Media Account

Balen Shah Biography

Balen Shah Biography

Who is Balen Shah?

Balen Shah, also known as Balen, and his full name is Balendra Shah, is a talented individual from Nepal. He is a renowned rapper, accomplished structural engineer, and influential politician. Currently, he holds the 15th mayor of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, by defecting from big political parties like; UML, Congress, etc Balen Shah gained fame in the early 2010s as a prominent figure in Nepalese hip-hop.

His unique style, meaningful lyrics, and captivating performances made him a leading artist in the genre. Besides his successful music career, Balen Shah entered politics and made a significant impact.

As an independent candidate, he won the 2022 local elections, defeating candidates from established political parties and becoming the first independent mayor of Kathmandu. With his diverse background as a rapper, engineer, and politician, Balen Shah brings a fresh perspective to his role as mayor.
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He combines his artistic sensibilities with his knowledge of urban development and governance. Balen Shah's journey inspires aspiring artists, engineers, and politicians, who want to make a positive difference in society. Through his music, hard work, and dedication to public service, he continues to influence and inspire others.

Early Life and Education Qualification:

Shah was born in Naradevi, Kathmandu, on April 27, 1990. He is the youngest son of Ram Narayan Shah and Dhruvadevi Shah. His father worked as an Ayurvedic doctor and they moved to Kathmandu from Mahottari when his father got a job at Naradevi Ayurvedic Hospital. Shah's family originally comes from a village called Ekdara in Mahottari, and his mother's family lives in Dhanusha.

Shah went to V.S. Niketan High School for his 10+2 studies. He completed his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Himalayan Whitehouse International College. He also pursued a master's degree in structural engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Karnataka, India.
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Music Career

Balen Shah had a passion for music and poetry since he was young. In 2012, when he was in the ninth grade, he released his first song called "Sadak Balak," which he wrote himself. His talent caught the attention of Nephop fans in 2013 when he appeared on the popular YouTube battle rap show called Raw Barz.

Political Career

Shah was actively involved in the "We For Constitution" movement before Nepal's Constitution was established in 2015. In 2017, Balen showed interest in running for Kathmandu's mayor but later, he drop down his interest.  

However, since 2019, Balen Shah had been contemplating his candidacy plans. Finally, on 17 December 2021, he announced his independent candidacy for the mayoral race through his Facebook Page. His campaign focused on important issues like waste management, controlling road traffic, improving public services, fighting corruption, and preserving the city's cultural heritage.
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In the election held on 26 May 2022, Shah emerged victorious with 38.6% of the votes. He defeated his competitors, Sirjana Shrestha from the Nepali Congress party, and Keshav Sthapit, the former mayor and candidate from CPN (UML) party, by a significant margin of over 23,000 votes.

Following his win, Shah took the oath of office as the mayor on 30 May 2022. He also administered the oath to other members of the municipal assembly who were elected in the same elections.

Balen Shah with Greater Nepal

Balen Shah Family Background

Balen Shah is widely regarded as a multi-talented figure, he is a Nepali Rapper, Music Composer, Writer, politician, And Structural Engineer. As well as he is a good and humble person. Currently, he is living with his family in his hometown of Kathmandu. 

Father Name          ๐Ÿ‘‰Dr. Ram Narayan Shah
Mother Name         ๐Ÿ‘‰Dhruva Devi Shah
Marital Status         ๐Ÿ‘‰Married
Wife Name               ๐Ÿ‘‰Sabina Kalfe

Balen Shah with Wife Sabina Kalfe

Balen Shah Social Media Link

Twitter:             ๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Twitter Account
๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Instagram Account
๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Youtube Channel
๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Facebook Page
Amazon Music  
๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Amazon Music [Song collection]
Apple Music       ๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Apple Music [Song collection]
๐Ÿ‘‰ Balen Shah Spotify [Song collection]  

Balen Shah Details

Name: Balendra Shah (Balen Shah)
Date of Birth: 27. April 1990
Birthplace: Garigaun, Teenkune Kathmandu
Nationality: Nepal

  • Structural Engineer, 
  • Civil Engineer, 
  • Musician, 
  • Lyricist, 
  • Rapper, 
  • Social Activist

School: Alliance Academy
College: V.S Niketan College

  • White House Institute of Technology
  • Structural Engineering from VTU, Karnataka


Q1. Who is Balen Shah?
Ans: Balen Shah is widely regarded as a multi-talented figure, he is a Nepali Rapper, Music Composer, Writer, politician, And Structural Engineer.

Q2. Is Balen Shah a Civil engineer?
Balen Shah is a Structural Engineer and Civil engineer, 
he complete a bachelor's degree in Civil engineering from Himalayan Whitehouse International College.

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