Rajesh Payal Rai was born in 30th September, 1975 in Morang. He is a popular singer in addition to actor in nepali music industry. Being born in a soldier family, he always dreamt of being an army but was keenly interested in singing from his childhood. He spent his most of his childhood days in Khotang.
At the age of 13, he was approved as a singer by a test held by Radio Nepal. In 1992, he recorded his first song ‘Failiyo Maya Dubo Saari’ which led him to enter in this musical field with a great fame. Till now he has recorded many more songs and many of them became hit. The song ‘’Darshan Namaste’’ created his name in Nepali Music Industry. Some of Rajesh’s hit albums are ‘Kamana’, ‘Darshan Namaste’, ‘Rai is King’, ‘Made in Nepal’ and many more.