Actor Deepak Raj Giri is a well known comedy actor and director, made popular by his comedy serial ‘Tito Satya‘. The television serial covers social and political issues and presents it in satirical way. Apart from acting in tele-serials, Deepak had also acted in various radio programs, big-screen movies and television programs. He is considered one of the most popular comedy actors in Nepal.
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Deepak Raj Giri was born on Baisakh 1, 2026 (April 13, 1969) at Dahachowk-2 of Thankot. His original name given by the priest was Shiva Ram Giri. The family members started calling him Deepak. Deepak lost his mother when he was 4-years-old.
Talking about his childhood Deepak says that he used to watch so many movies that he would get time to visit school only about five-days in a month. Watching movies was his only passion. In case of a particular movie, he liked it so much that she watched it 30-times. He was more interested in films and plays. As he wasn’t keen in studying, he failed the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination twice.
Deepak got married on BS 2044 Falgun 25 (March 4, 1988) to a 16-years-old school girl Menuka Giri before she passed SLC exam. Deepak and Menuka have two sons and a daughter. Deepak’s daughter, the eldest child, Mausmi Giri is doing BSc Nursing in India. The second child is 22-years-old, Dipesh Raj Giri, and the third son is named Prasiddha Raj Giri.
Career and struggle
Although Deepak wanted to become an artist, his father, Ram Giri, wanted his son to be a government officer. Being an officer at the Agricultural Development Bank, Ram, always wanted his son to be an officer. At that time, there were very few professional artists and being an artists wasn’t considered a career. He went to Birgunj to work for a few years in health sector. Deepak also joined the police force and went on the training. But, that wasn’t he had wanted to do in life so, he ran away from the training camp and didn’t return home for some time.
13-years-old Deepak Raj Giri had started writing and playing plays in his village during Dashain festival. After running from police training camp, Deepak decided to start the real struggle to become an artist and moved to Kathmandu. In the media, he started his career with radio-plays. Deepak’s role as Ram Bilash, a character from Tarai, was also popular in the popular radio-play in Radio Nepal. Deepak and Deepa Shree Niraula‘s team-work started from the radio-play as characters Ram Bilash and Dhaniya.
After struggling for some time, Deepak got break in television in a short role the joke program ‘Twakka Tukka” run by Dinesh DC. The joke program opened the door for Deepak to enter the entertainment industry. The popular comedy program ‘Tito Satya’ wasn’t easy to start. Initial four parts of the serial was thrown to dust bin before the fifth part was approved by the Nepal Television management. The management had initially approved for 15-episodes only. The first episode of ‘Tito Satya’ was approved to air on BS 2060 Bhadra 4 (August 21, 2003). In March 2013, the team celebrated 10-years and 500 episode of the serial.
After the start of ‘Tito Satya’, Deepak has established himself as the leading comedy actors in the industry. Deepak also made a television program called ‘Mitho Satya’ for USAID Nepal Family Health Program.
In big screen, Deepak did in some movies like ‘Sundar Mero Naam’, ‘Chor’, and ‘Nepal’. Although the movie with Deepak in leading role, ‘Sundar Mero Naam’ didn’t do well commercially, it was a big break of Deepak in big screen. Deepak has made a big step in big screen by producing ‘6 Ekan 6’ with Deepa Shree Niarula and Nirmal Sharma.
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