Dhan Kumar Adhikari comes from Burichu, Tsirang and has recently graduated high school from Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School in Thimphu. Dhan was raised by a single mother as his father passed away when he was a toddler. His mother, who is a farmer and the sole bread earner in the family, went through difficult times raising Dhan and his other three siblings. However, despite the challenges Dhan Kumar has always been an achiever and determined to complete his education. Dhan used to work temporary jobs during summer and winter vacation so he could support his school stationaries.