He is also a political representative at Kathmandu Metropolitan City office of Nepal. He stood for the election in 2008 Nepalese constituent Assembly from Kathmandu area northern 8, but was not elected with only 6573 votes (20%), while the winning candidate got 33.5% of the total votes.
He belongs to Newar community of Nepal.
Sarbottam Dangol was born on 30 August 1955 to his father Dwarika Dangol (also a Nepalese communist leader, known as "Kisan neta", Nepal Bhasa: "किसान नेता") and his mother Jambuwati Dangol, as an eighth child in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal in a middle-class family. He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Management from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
His active and most important participation in the Nepalese politics was during the late 80s and early 90s, when he worked as a student leader, who threatened the then royal government and resulted in his arrest by the former royal government in May 1985 and was detained for two years without charge or trial, including two months of incommunicado detention. Amnesty International strongly demanded his release to the then royal government after the reports of torture had been revealed.
His participation was notably important during the People"s movement of anti-monarchy for Republic establishment in 1990 and was imprisoned number of times until the establishment of multi-patry democracy in 1990.