Prabal Gurung Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More


Prabal GurungPrabal Gurung is a Nepalese American fashion designer based in New York City. He is well known for designing a trendy and stylish range of clothing.


Prabal Gurung was born on Saturday, 31 March 1979 (age 44 years; as of 2023) in Singapore. He grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. His zodiac sign is Aries. Prabal did his schooling at St. Xavier’s School in Jawalakhel. He pursued graduation in hotel management at the National Council of Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Applied Nutrition. Prabal always had a keen interest in colors and designs, which led him to follow his passion and get himself enrolled at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. Later, he moved to New York and went to Parsons School for Design, where he studied under an internship with Donna Karan.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): 40-30-34

Prabal Gurung posing


Parents & Siblings

Prabal Gurung was raised by Nepali parents. His mother, Durga Rana, was a boutique owner. He is the youngest of his two siblings.  His brother, Pravesh Rana Gurung, is an Indian film director, and his sister, Kumudini Shrestha, is a teacher and social worker. There is not much information about his father.

Prabal Gurung with his family

Prabal Gurung with his family


Prabal is unmarried.


Prabal Gurung was rumored to be in a relationship with Karan Johar in 2019. However, Prabal denied his relationship with Karan in a Twitter post. [1]The Statesmen

Prabal with Karan Johar

Prabal with Karan Johar


He follows Hinduism.


Soon after Prabal completed his studies in design, he worked under Cynthia Rowley’s design and production teams for a couple of years. Later, he was appointed as a design director at the iconic Bill Blass, where he served for about 5 years. In February 2009, Gurung launched his designer label named ‘Prabal Gurung.’ His designs gained immense popularity amongst celebrities over the globe. Prabal’s creative and quality work has placed him in the limelight of American fashion with designs worn by leading ladies Michelle Obama, The Duchess of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Prabal Gurung's design

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Prabal Gurung’s design

In 2023, Prabal Gurung designed a 1 lakh white pearl-beaded gown for Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who attended Met Gala Event (2023). [2]The Economic Times

Alia Bhatt wearing Prabal Gurung

Alia Bhatt wearing Prabal Gurung

He designed some stunning masterpieces for Indian as well as international celebrities including Isha Ambani and Rita Ora in honor of the Met Gala 2023. [3]India Today

Isha Ambani spotted in Prabal Gurung

Isha Ambani spotted in Prabal Gurung


In November 2013, a former worker named Hana Kim filed a lawsuit against the business in the New York supreme court, claiming that despite putting in 70 to 80 hours a week at Prabal Gurung’s for years, she struggled with depression and had to take time off in April 2013. [4]Vox

Prabal Gurung sparked the offense by photoshopping AAPI-Indigenous solidarity painting in Chinatown for his Resort 2022 collection. [5]Yahoo News


  • Prabal was a runner-up at the Vogue fashion fund in 2010.
  • He was nominated for the Swarovski Women’s Wear Award.

    Prabal Gurung holding an Award

    Prabal Gurung holding an Award

  • In 2010, he won the Ecco Donami Fashion Fund Award.


  • Food: Pizza, Pasta
  • Actor: Tom Cruise
  • Actress: Anne Hathaway
  • Colour: Black


  • In his 2023 winter show, Prabal introduced ‘sindoor,’ a traditional red or orange-colored powder worn by married ladies in India, to the New York Fashion Week runway. [6]The Indian Express

    Prabal Gurung's Fall Winter 2023 Collection depicting 'Sindoor'

    Prabal Gurung’s Fall Winter 2023 Collection depicting ‘Sindoor’

  • In 2011, the Gurung family founded the ‘Shikhya Foundation’ in Nepal to provide education to underprivileged children.

    Prabal Gurung and the Shikhya foundation, Nepal

    Prabal Gurung and the Shikhya Foundation, Nepal

  • Prabal merged his native country Nepal with his adopted city New York in his designs and said,

    It’s a New York love song to Nepal.” [7]Hindustan Times

    Prabal Gurung's designs merging Nepal and New York

    Prabal Gurung’s designs merging Nepal and New York

  • Prabal reach out to his clients with his new collections through his website ‘’

    Prabal Gurung's logo

    Prabal Gurung’s logo

  • He is a supporter of LGBTQ rights.

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