Celebrity in the Spotlight - Paresh Rawal

This week we have the comedy king and the eerie villain, Paresh Rawal!

Monday, April 01, 2013   |  Copyright: BollyCurry  |  Comments 6 Comments  |  1422 Views



BollyCurry is back once again to bring you a new star this week in our Celebrity in the Spotlight segment! This week we have the comedy king and the eerie villain, Paresh Rawal!

Paresh Rawal, born on May 30, 1959 in Mumbai, is an indian film actor with a Gujarati background. Married to actress and winner of Miss India 1979, Swaroop Sampat, the couple have two sons; Aditya and Aniruddh. Paresh Rawal graduated from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics.

Making his debut in the industry with the film Holi in 1984, it wasn't until the 1986 release Naam, that he was established as an actor. He received recognition for his role of a bank robber in the 1991 film Kshana Kshanam, and is known to have appeared in over 100 films throughout the 80s and 90s. 

Some of his noteworthy roles include the freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel in Sardar, a eunuch in Tamanna and the most famous Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in Hera Pheri, which has been his most successful film till date! Each role of his has always given him praise, be it for his comic timing, his emotional attribution or his creepiness from being a villain. 

Paresh Rawal has been acknowledged with many awards for his outstanding performance including the National award for best supporting actor for Woh Chokri and Sir, and even won the FilmFare award for best villain for the latter. Along with that he won the best comedian FilmFare and many other awards for Hera Pheri and Awara Pagal Deewana.

Along with films, he also tried his hand at television in a few Doordarshan serials including Bante Bighadte and Chunauti. But that's not all, he has also made quite a name for himself in the theater as well. He has starred in many plays and has performed in various places overseas.

Did You Know?
  • Since 2000, he started playing comic roles and has been named the Comedy King of Bollywood.
  • Paresh Rawal has produced several Hindi soaps including Teen BahuraaniyanMain Aisa Kyunn Hoon, and Laagi Tujhse Lagan.
  • Paresh Rawal's acting in Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri was a key reason for the major nationwide success the film received.

Well that is all for this man who has achieved success in so many different mediums in the entertainment industry. Here's wishing him a lot more success and may he entertain us all with his wonderful comic timing! With that, BollyCurry signs off until we bring you the next celebrity!

Author: Shreya S.
Editors: Siona M. & Hershi J.
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  • Posted on: 02 April 2013 at 12:34amashly_ansalam

    His comedies have a Quality

  • Posted on: 01 April 2013 at 7:20pm..CountingStars

    I have so much respect for Paresh ji!
    He is THE King of Comedy! As a kid I used to watch Hera Pheri again and again and he was HILARIOUS Everytime!
    Awaara Paagal Deewana was another one where I just loved his role!

    There's SO Many movies I love of his! Chup Chup Ke was special because of His and Rajpal's HILARIOUS Comedy! *runs to watch the comedy scenes* LOL

    Thank you for this article :D
    He surely is an underrated star and I really wish he gets the deserved recognition!

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  • Posted on: 01 April 2013 at 4:18pmaveksha

    He is the best! I love his dramas in Gujarati too along with his movies.

  • Posted on: 01 April 2013 at 4:10pmShaina_b

    He is fantastic in comedy!!!!!

  • Posted on: 01 April 2013 at 2:46pmrani-lucki

    one of the most under rated actors ever
    pareshji needs more awards :-)

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