Rajesh completed his schooling from Moscow, higher education (MA in English) from Punjab University, India. Studied in Nepal for a year at St Xavier's School in grade eight. He had modelled for Fashion Net, an Indian fashion magazine in 1985 and had also walked the ramp in Kathmandu and New Delhi in 1986. In one year, on an average, he works on 10 to 12 films. The maximum was 16 films in 1994. He has worked in more than 250 Nepali movies and a Pakistani movie. Among all his movies, Deuta,Paribhasha and Basanti are his favorite.Now a days he is doing same titled movie Yug Dekhi Yug Samma once again.He has changed his looks after 18 yrs especially for this movie.He was linked with Kristi Mainali in his earlier carrier and both couple shared the great on screen chemistry. Later on people talk about Rajesh Hamal and Karishma Manandhar onscreen as the best pair in the Nepalese film industry.
What keeps Hamal as the monopolistic actor in Nepal is the fact that he has strong voice and charming personality that goes well with the industry. Hamal has often been cited as Hugh Grant of Nepal. He has appeared in many film awards in Nepal. He is also the brand ambassador of some well-selling market items of Nepal. He is unmarried till date. His fans are spread everywhere in Nepalese communities around the world.