Prakash Shrestha was born in Birgunj, Nepal. He graduated with Bachelors in Commerce from Thakur Ram college (Birgunj) and went to pursue training in India where he obtained a diploma in music ( Sangeet Prabhakar) from Allahabad university. Besides singing, he was also a sportsman of exceptional ability, excelling in table tennis, cricket and football. He started his career as a singer in 1973 (2030) and since then he has made tremendous contribution to Nepali music industry.
Over the period of 36 years, he has gained much respect and adoration from Nepali fans all around the world. His velvety voice has touched souls of many Nepalese people. Millions have been enchanted with this soulful singer's melodious voice and many more have been charmed by his courteous and gentlemanly ways. Prakash Shrestha is a good representation of the quintessential Nepali man. For the few who know Prakash shrestha closely, he is, first and foremost, a family man-a dedicated husband to his wife to whom he has been married for 25 years and a father to two wonderful daughters. Born to a middle class family, he cherishes family values and has passed on these values to his daughters.