Prabal Gurung is a popular Nepali-American SFDA Award-winning fashion designer and philanthropist. Prabal Gurung is best known for working with top designers like Bill Blass and Cynthia Rowley.
Table of Biography
Prabal Gurung was born on March 31, 1979, and is currently 43 years old. He was born in Singapore to Nepali parents and raised in Kathmandu. Similarly, he is currently residing in New York, United States. Therefore, he holds Nepalese-American nationality. Likewise, he is from a Hindu family and Asian ethnicity. Moreover, his birth sign is Aries.
Talking about his family details, Prabal was born to his mother Durga Rana while his father’s name is not known. His mother Durga used to own a boutique and his father was in the army. In addition, he also has a brother name Pravesh Rana Gurung and a sister named Kumudini Shrestha. Pravesh is an Indian movie director and Kumudini is a teacher and social worker.
Moving towards his educational details, Prabal completed his schooling at St. Xavier’s School in Jawalakhel, Nepal. Later, he joined the National Council of Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Applied Nutrition in India and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.
Professional Life and Career
Fashion Designer Career
After completing his education, Prabal started working with several fabrics, embroideries, and textiles in New Delhi. During that, he used to work under Manish Aurora as his mentor.
In 1999, Prabal got an opportunity to attend Parsons School of Design where he studied under an internship with famous designer Donna Karan. Similarly, Prabal has worked with many designers including Cynthia Rowley. Also, he worked as a design director with Bill Blass for five years.
In February 2009, Prabal released his collection PRABAL GURUNG during Fashion Week with FLAG Art Collection. Furthermore, Prabal has designed for various top Hollywood celebrities like Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Along with fashion designer, Prabal Gurung is also the founder of the Shikshya Foundation in Nepal. The foundation is focused on providing quality education for underprivileged children. In addition, he also organized a relief fund for the sufferers after a huge Earthquake in Nepal in 2015.
Net Worth and Achievements
The talented fashion designer has earned a decent amount of money. As per the online sources, Prabal has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars. He had been able to achieve this huge wealth through his fashion designing career. However, there is no information regarding his annual salary.
Prabal has received a few awards for his talent. In 2010, he received the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and also got nominated for the 200 CFDA/ Swarovski Womenswear Award. Likewise, in November 2010, he stood second in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Reflecting on his relationship status, Prabal Gurung is probably single as of now. Gurung hasn’t disclosed anything regarding it. Similarly, he has been rumored to be in a relationship with Indian filmmaker Karan Johar. However, he cleared that he was not dating Karan. According to online sources, Prabal might have had at least 1 relationship in the past.
As a fashion designer, Prabal has maintained a fit and attractive body. Talking about his physical statistics, Prabal stands 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall and weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs.). Similarly, his actual body measurement (Chest-Waist-Hip) is around 40-30-34 inches. Prabal has biceps of 12.5 inches and a shoe size of 9 inches (US). Moreover, he has black hair and a pair of black eyes.
When it comes to his social media handles, Prabal is active on social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. He has a Facebook page under his name with over 163k followers. Similarly, he also has an Instagram account with a huge 795k followers. Also, Prabal uses Twitter where he has more than 217k followers.