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DHIRAJ MAGAR – THE RISING STAR !
Dhiraj Magar is a head turner – tall, charming and sophisticated. The vlogger is popularly known as ThatDudeVlogs and loved for his K-pop reaction videos, personal vlogging adventures and K-pop commentary. He has more than 62.6K followers on Instagram.
Dhiraj is now entering the Nepali movie industry and already creating quiet a buzz. People are eagerly waiting to see him on the big screen with his debut in Intu Mintu London Ma hitting theatres in September.
Age: 22, Height: 5 feet 11 inches,
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
How do you start your day?
As soon as I wake up I start my day with a glass of water.
Three things that the world doesn’t know about Dhiraj Magar…
- I used to play football at club level and I wanted to pursue it as my career.
- I have never owned any apple products because I never liked them.
- Even though people know me for being fond of Korean culture and media, I am actually more inclined towards Japanese culture and media.
How did you start your journey as a vlogger?
It was during my summer vacation after the final year of my secondary school. Rather than just playing video games or watching endless movies and TV series, I wanted to do something productive so I started making YouTube videos.
Do you prefer being recognised as a vlogger or as an actor?
I would say actor first then a vlogger because the amount of hard work it takes in the acting field cannot be compared to making YouTube videos. Even though my journey started as a vlogger which I will never neglect, I feel more proud to be called an actor.
Were you always interested in acting?
When I was younger, I always imagined myself as the lead actor in any movie I watched. I used to feel that actors lived an amazing life as they were getting paid to do all the fun things like eating, dancing, looking good. Little did I know the amount of hard work and effort an actor has to put into a project.
Tell us more about your movie Intu Mintu Londonma (IMLM)…
IMLM is my debut movie where I have put in tremendous amount of hard work and time. I did not come to this industry to be just another actor. I came here to show that I have the talent, passion and determination to make a mark in the industry. The director Renasha Bantawa Rai has given her whole heart to make sure that IMLM will raise the bar in the Nepali film industry and bring a lot of positive changes to the whole movie making process. The whole team has worked their socks off to make it the best and I believe the public will witness and appreciate our effort.
Other than acting and vlogging what are you busy with?
I am a third year Bachelors student at the Kingston University in London.
Is there anyone in the industry that you consider a role model?
Hari Bansha Acharya and Madan Krishna Shrestha. I grew up watching them. I’ve always enjoyed their comedy dramas and movies. They always have such a strong message to give to the audience. Watching them is not only entertaining but also educational.
How would you describe your personal style?
Versatile and comfortable.
What do you want that you don’t have?
It’s not something that I do not have but something that will never be enough: honest appreciation of my work in this field and the love and support from audiences.
Five things you cannot live without?
- Face and body wash
Can you cook?
I can but not very well (laughs). A hearty full English breakfast is what I am really good at.