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Openly Gay Prabal Gurung Bio: From Married, Family To Net Worth

By Staff Writer | On: 13 Jan, 2020
Openly Gay Prabal Gurung Bio: From Married, Family To Net Worth

Hard work and dedication always pays, and Nepalese-American fashion designer Prabal Gurung is a living example of it.

The fashion icon established himself as an essential name in the fashion world after working for five years as a design director with established designers such as Cynthia Rowley and Bill Blass.

Prabal first achieved success after launching his collection at a Fashion Week in February 2009. Likewise, he acquired other achievements when his designs were flaunted by first lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

The designer's hard work has been paid well as he has been honored with awards like the CFDA Swarovski Award for Women’s Wear (2011). 

Is Prabal Married, Dating?

Though Prabal is open about his gay sexuality, he seems to be confidential regarding his romantic relationship.

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However, he was said to be dating a guy named Paul for five years.

Similarly, there were also rumors of him dating Indian director-producer Karan Johar. The claims had surfaced after Prabal posted a picture with Karan via his Instagram with the caption “Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kiya.” But, soon, Prabal cleared the confusion in 2019, claiming that he was barely making a joke and denied all ties with Karan Johar.

Bio: Age, Birthday, Physical Features

Prabal was born on 31 March 1979 in Singapore. Though he was born in Singapore, he spent half of his childhood in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A man of average height, Prabal stands 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 m) from the ground. Also, he possesses Asian features with double lid eyes, a sharp nose, and light brown skin.

Prabal's Family Details

Prabal is the youngest son of his parents. He was raised by his mother, Durga Rana- a former Boutique owner in Nepal. Similarly, his father worked as a musician, orator, and a football player.

Prabal Gurung (right), his mother, and niece with former first lady Michelle Obama at the White House in 2016 (Photo: Prabal Gurung's Facebook)

Apart from Prabal's parents, he has an older brother, Pravesh Rana Gurung, who gained fame in the Indian film industry as a film director. Also, he has a sister named Kumudini Shrestha- a teacher and a social worker by profession.

Net Worth Related

As an owner of his company, Prabal pays a decent income to his employees ranging from $65,236 to $100,169 in a year.

Additionally, due to his experience, Prabal earns more than the annual average salary, which amounts to $65,083.

Interesting Facts About Him:

  1. Prabal became a United States citizen in 2013.
  2. He opened about his sexuality on 27 October 2018 at an event in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  3. The fashion designer has also established the Shikshya Foundation in Nepal, a non-profit program to benefit underprivileged children of Nepal.