Prabal Gurung - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 17, 2022

Prabal Gurung
Profession: Fashion designer
Best Known For: PRABAL GURUNG (fashion brand)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : March 31, 1979 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Prabal Gurung
Birth Place: Singapore
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Durga Rana
Siblings: 2

Pravesh Gurung (brother)
Kumudini Gurung Shrestha (sister)

High School: St. Xavier’s School
University: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Parsons School of Design
Ethnicity: Nepalese
Nationality: American, Nepali


Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Paul

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 72 kg (158.73 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Prabal Gurung?

Prabal Gurung is a fashion designer by profession and Nepalese, American by nationality. He is well known for his designer clothes and has dressed Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, and Oprah Winfrey.

Prabal Gurung – Age, Parents, Siblings

Prabal Gurung’s birth took place on March 31, 1979, in Singapore to Nepalese parents. His mother Durga Rana owned a boutique store while the details of his father, who was in the army, are still unclear. 

His parents raised him between Kathmandu and Singapore alongside his two siblings, brother Pravesh Gurung, who is a film director, and sister Kumudini Gurung Shrestha who is a teacher and social worker.

Other facts about his family, education, parents, and childhood have not been revealed.

Prabal Gurung, his mother, and niece meets Michelle Obama (Facebook)

Education, Ethnicity

He was raised in Nepal were studied at St. Xavier’s School. After earning a bachelor’s degree in hotel management he moved to New Delhi, India. He then went to study at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India and Parsons School of Design in New York City, USA.

His ethnicity is Nepalese.

Prabal Gurung – Boyfriend, Children, Husband, Divorce

Gurung has not been known to date anyone and is gay by sexuality. He has never been seen with a boyfriend and is considered single, although a secret affair cannot be ruled out. 

In 2019 it was rumored that he was dating Indian filmmaker Karan Johar. However, the rumors turned out to be false. According to reports, he is in a relationship with his boyfriend, Paul.

Gurung has never married and is sans husband and children. Since he has never married, divorce is out of context.

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Prabal Gurung dresses for the 2019 Met Gala (Instagram)

Prabal Gurung – Career

After graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, he traveled for seven years. Finally, Prabal Gurung moved to New York City in 1999 where he studied at Parsons School of Design. In his first year at Parsons, he was awarded the Best Designer Award at the annual Parsons/FIT design competition.

He then spent two years with Cynthia Rowley's design team before working for American fashion designer Bill Blass for five years.

In February 2009, Gurung launched PRABAL GURUNG, his first eponymous collection during New York Fashion Week. And in 2013, he was selected as a design collaborator for Target, and in 2014 collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to launch a product. In 2017, Prabal Gurung launched a capsule with Lane Bryant.

He also dressed famous names in Hollywood including  Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, and Oprah Winfrey, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Sarah Jessica Parker.

He has also designed dresses for Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johanson, January Jones, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Lady Gaga, Elettra Wiedemann, and Marion Cotillard.

Prabal Gurung – Awards, Nominations

Prabal Gurung received Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award  (2010) and was the runner-up for the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. He also received a nomination for the 2010 CFDA/Swarovski Womenswear Award. 

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Prabal Gurung with Shikshya Foundation Nepal (prabalgurung)

Prabal Gurung – Philanthropy

Gurung was named goodwill ambassador of Maiti Nepal, a foundation started to prevent girl trafficking pal. In 2016 he collaborated with TOMS to support Shikshya Foundation Nepal.

Prabal Gurung – Net Worth, Salary

Prabal Gurung’s net worth and salary have not been estimated. 

Prabal Gurung – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, he is active on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and also an official website-

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