Paresh Rawal

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Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal at Swaroop Rawal's new book launch
Born(1950-05-30) 30 May 1950 (age 62)
Ahmedabad, India
OccupationActor, Television producer
Years active1984 - Present
Spouse(s)Swaroop Sampat
 
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Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal at Swaroop Rawal's new book launch
Born(1950-05-30) 30 May 1950 (age 62)
Ahmedabad, India
OccupationActor, Television producer
Years active1984 - Present
Spouse(s)Swaroop Sampat

Paresh Rawal (born 30 May 1950)[1] is an Indian Hindi film actor of Gujarati background.

He made his debut in the film industry in 1984 played supporting and villain roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Since 2000, he has started playing comic roles and has succeeded in it.

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Family and early life

Paresh was born in Ahmedabad, India. He is married to Swaroop Sampat, an actress and winner of the Miss India contest in 1979. Paresh and Swaroop have two sons - Aditya and Aniruddh. Paresh Rawal is an alumnus from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai.[2]

Career

Rawal made his debut with the 1984 film Holi. He then appeared in over 100 films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Paresh Rawal's biggest hit was Hera Pheri.

Before he attained national recognition, in 1991 Rawal achieved recognition and adulation for his role of a bank robber in Kshana Kshanam. His quirky accent and mannerisms made him an instant hit. He acted in quite a few Telugu films by the RGV school of direction like Money and Govinda Govinda.

In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the films Woh Chokri and Sir.[3] For the latter, he also received his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. This was followed by Ketan Mehta's Sardar, which saw him playing the lead role of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, a role that got him not only national but international acclaim.[3] He followed it with the film Tamanna (1996), in which he played the role of a Hijra (person of "third" gender, typically male transgender) who raises a young, orphaned girl, played by Pooja Bhatt.[3]

In 2000, Rawal played a dim-witted and boisterous, but kind-hearted Marathi landlord Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in the film Hera Pheri, who takes in Raju (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam (Sunil Shetty) as paying guests in his house. Rawal's acting was a key reason for the major nationwide success the film received.[4] For his performance, he won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. Apart from doing comdey roles he played negative roles in 'King Uncle', 'Kabzaa', 'Ram Lakhan', 'Daud', 'Baazi' etc. He reprised his role as Baburao in the sequel to the film, Phir Hera Pheri (2006), which was also successful.[3]

In 2002, Rawal portrayed one of three blind bank robbers in the hit film Aankhen. Rawal has since played many comedy roles in successful films including Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Garam Masala (2005), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Malamaal Weekly (2006), Golmaal (2006),Hulchul (2004), Chup Chup Ke (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Shankar Dada MBBS, Bhool Bhulaiyaa,Welcome, Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008)and De Dana Dan (2009).[3] In 2010, Rawal acted in the movie Aakrosh based on honour killing.[5]

A mention should also be made of his very successful acting career in Gujarati plays. The latest hit being "Dear Father" (Gujarati).

Paresh Rawal has produced several Hindi soaps including Zee TV's Teen Bahuraaniyaan, Sahara One's Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon and Colors' Laagi Tujhse Lagan.[6]

Awards

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Star Screen Awards
IIFA Awards
Zee Cine Awards
Apsara Awards

He also acted in few of a Doordarshan serials during 1984 and 1988. His first serial was with Reeta Bhaduri Called Bante Bighadte in the year 1984/85 and Chunauti- a serial based on college campus.

Filmography

YearFilmCharacterNotes
1984Hifazat-Life in DangerMajor Khatib Sheikh
Dushmanon Ka Dushman
Holi
1985LorieProsecuting Attorney
ArjunAnnu Bhai
1986Bhagwan DadaInspector Vijay
NaamRana
SamundarHansukh
1987Mirch MasalaVillager
DacaitVishnu Pandey (Thanedar)
Marte Dam TakInspector Khanna
Uttar Dakshin
1988Kharidaar
KabzaaVeljibhai Soda
FalakNarang
Khatron Ke KhiladiTruck Company Owner
Aakhri AdalatGirja Shankar
Sone Pe SuhagaTejaa
1989VardiRudra
Ram LakhanBhanu Nath
HathyaarTamil Gangster
TaaqatwarGanguram Tulsiram (Gangiya)
1990Kafila
AwaargiBhau
KrodhAvasthi
SwargDhanraj
Gunahon Ka DevtaAdvocate Khanna
Zakhmi ZameenMalhotra
Nyay Anyay
HairaanHindi version
1991Kshana KshanamTelugu Film
Saathi
Haque
Baharon Ki Manzil
Do Pal
Gunhegar Kaun
YodhaChagganlal
Fateh
Ayee Milan Ki Raat
Prem Qaidi
Izzat
PratikaarSajhan Srivastav
ShankaraDiwanji
1992Tilak
Lambu Dada
Daulat Ki JungHaribhai
Karm YoddhaInspector Deshmukh
AdharmRaghunath Verma
VirodhiBadrinath Pandey
Police Officer
Zulm Ki Hukumat
Jeena Marna Tere Sang
Dushman Zamana
JigarLal Behari
1993Maya MemsaabLalaji
Yugandhar
Pehla NashaInspector Mazumdar
King UnclePratap
Phool Aur Angaar
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka RajaGirdharilal
PlatformShetty Mudaliar,
Shani Avatar
DaminiMr. Bajaj
Dil Ki BaaziSantosh Kumar,
Bhogilal
MuqablaMinister Jaganath Mishra
Kayda KanoonKalika Prasad
Krishan Avtar
SirVeljibhai
Aadmi
Parwane
Shatranj
1994Aag Aur Chingari
SardarSardar Patel
DilwaleMama Thakur
MilanInspector Kotak
Laadla
Andaaz Apna ApnaRam Gopal Bajaj,
Shyam Gopal Bajaj (Teja)
Aa Gale Lag Jaa
AnthDabla, The Don
Ekka Raja RaniNageshwar Rao
MohraKashinath Sahu
Juaari
KrantiveerLaxmidas Dayal (Slum Landlord)
The Gentleman
1995Nishana
Vartman
RikshavoduTelugu Film
Ab To Jeene Do
BaaziDeputy CM Chaturvedi alias Chaubey
Janam KundliWong-Li
RajaBrijnath Patangwala (Birju)
SanjayRanvir Singh
Akele Hum Akele TumAdvocate BhujbalFriendly Appearance
1996VijetaVidhya Sagar
Bandish
Nirbhay
Hahakar
Rangbaaz
1997Aar Ya PaarInspector Khan
Hero No. 1Dinanath
AuzaarMr. Thakur (Yash's Dad)
JudaaiHasmukhlal
TamannaTiku
MrityudaataT.T.
ZameerRaja Gajraj Singh
MahaantaNanu Bhai Chatewala
InsaafChiman Bhai
GuptIshwar Diwan
DaudPinky
Mr. and Mrs. KhiladiPratap (Shalu's Uncle)
Ghulam-E-MustafaShanta Prasad/Abba
QaharVelji Patel
Chachi 420Hariharan/Haribhai
1998BadmaashLalu Seth
Kabhi Na KabhiKachra Seth
DandnayakBankhelal Chaurasia
AchanakSaagar Srivastav
SatyaCom. Amod Shukla
AngaareyJaggu Lokhande
Barood
Bade Miyan Chhote MiyanZorawar Bhai
Hero HindustaniDadaji/
Purshotam Harnam Agarwal
China GateInspector Barot
KudratSukhiram
1999Aa Ab Laut ChalenPC Jack Patel
Bade Dilwala
AarzooKailashnath
Haseena Maan JaayegiBhootnath
Hum Tum Pe Marte HainShiv Kumar
VaastavSuleiman Bhai
GairJagat Mama
KhoobsuratJogia Seth (Gangster)Special Appearance
2000Hadh Kar Di AapneKailash Patel
Tera Jadoo Chal GayaaGaffoor Bhai
BulandiGora Thakur
Dulhan Hum Le JayengePrabhu Nath
Phir Bhi Dil Hai HindustaniMohan Joshi
Hera PheriBaburao Ganpatrao Apte
Har Dil Jo Pyaar KaregaGovardhan (Jahnvi's Father)
DeewaneLekhraj (Vishal's Uncle)
ShikariGuest Appearance
2001Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi KaregaNarrator
NayakBansal
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa GharInspector O.P. Yadav
MokshaUncle Sharan "Mamaji"
2002American ChaiSureel's Dad
AankhenIliyaas
Hum Kisi Se Kum NahinCommissioner
Awara Paagal DeewanaManilal
Chor Machaaye ShorACP Ranvir Singh/
Raghuswami
Kehta Hai Dil Baar BaarRoger Patel
2003Dil Ka RishtaJai's Father
Pyasa Jism
HungamaRadheysham Tiwari
BaghbanHemant Patel
Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah RamjiRamprasad
AanchJawahar Pandit
Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th CenturyJohn D'Souza
2004Aan: Men at WorkKhaled Ansari (Constable)
Shankar Dada MBBSDr. Rama Lingeswara Rao
"Lingam Mama"
Telugu film
AitraazAdvocate Patel
HulchulKishen "Murari"
2005Bachke Rehna Re BabaMonty Bagga
Garam MasalaMambo
Deewane Huye PaagalTommy
2006Malamaal WeeklyLilaram
36 China TownNatwarlal
Phir Hera PheriBaburao Ganpatrao Apte
Chup Chup KeGundya
Jaane Hoga KyaDr. Krishnan
GolmaalSomnath
Yun Hota Toh Kya HotaRajubhai Patel
Bhagam BhagChampak Chaturvedi
Familywala
2007Hat TrickHemu Patel
Fool and FinalChoubey
Cheeni KumOmprakash Verma
Good Boy, Bad BoyPrincipal Diwan Chand Awasthi
Bhool BhulaiyaaBatuk Shankar
No SmokingBaba Bengali Sealdahwale
WelcomeDr. Ghungroo
2008One Two ThreeLaxmi Narayan
Mere Baap Pehle AapJanardhan Vishvambhar Rane
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane NaInspector Waghmare
Mumbai Meri JaanTukaram Patil
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-AzamUday Shankar Mazumdar
MaharathiSubhash
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!Lucky's Father/Gogi Arora/
Dr. B. D. Handa
2009Classmates
De Dana DanHarbans Chadda
Dhoondte Reh JaogeRaj Chopra
RadioJhandu Lal Tyagi
PaaMr. Aatre
Road to SangamHasmat Ullah
FiraaqSanjay
Tum Mere Ho (2009)
2010RannMohan Pandey
Atithi Tum Kab JaogeLambodar Chacha
AakroshAjatshatru Singh
No ProblemZandulal
Rang RasiyaGovardhan DasColors Of Passion,
in English
2011TheenmaarSenapathiTelugu Film
ReadyBalidaan Bhardwaj
2012Tezz
Ferrari Ki SawaariD.N.DharmadhikariGuest appearance
Oh My GodKanjibhai
Kamaal Dhamaal MalamaalPeter
Khiladi 786ChampaklalRelease Date 7 December, 2012
Table No.21Under Production
Zilla GhaziabadUnder Production
2013Kusar Prasad Ka BhootUnder Production
HimmatwalaRelease Date 29 March, 2013

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