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
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,
, 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.
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 Bahuraaniyan, Main 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.
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.
Graphics: Virina R.