Bikram Dangol was born to a middle class family (parents, Budhi Lal and Sanu Dangol) at Nateshwore Tole near Thamel. He has two siblings, bother – Bikki Dangol and little sister – Pratima Dangol.
He joined Goldengate College team as a higher secondary student on 2065 BS and remained there since. His recent triumphs include KCM Bash 2017 title and NeBA President Cup 3×3 Basketball Tournament title.
Entry into Basketball
As kid he used play hide and seek near his home. One day he ended up at a basketball court nearby (Amrit Science College) where he saw the likes of Bipin Maharjan, Karma Gurung, Rabandra Maskey, Bhandai among other who were at the height of their careers. This ultimately attracted him to basketball.
He got his first call to play with the big boys he had been watching at around age 16/17. One day, one of the teams practicing at the court was a player short and Bhandai asked him if he wanted to play. He didn’t throw away a rare chance. Dangol only knew basics at the time but according to him Bhandai encouraged him to play and which led him to join Bhandai at Goldengate Int’l College.
Dangol has also taken up coaching on the side, sharing his knowledge of the game. He started coaching kids as early as when he was in the 12th grade. He started coaching at Goldengate…. has gone on to take up short term jobs at numerous schools in Kathmandu including Saraswoti Boarding School (Chhetrapati), Bradford Academy, Intensive College. He now coaches basketball at Advance Engineering College. He has also started a coaching centre for kids the Ultimate Hoops at GA, Thamel.