About Paresh Rawal

Birth Name: Paresh Rawal

Making his film debut in 1984, he mainly played supporting and villain roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Since 2000 Paresh Rawal has mostly played comic roles.

Date of Birth: 30 May 1950

Biography:

Paresh Rawal made his debut in 1984 with the film ‘Holi’. After which, he mainly played supporting or negative roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In the year 2000 he started playing comic characters and now he is mostly seen portraying comic roles. By far Paresh Rawal's biggest hit was Hera Pheri.

In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the films Woh Chokri and Sir. For the latter, he also received his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian.

In his most successful movie, Hera Pheri, Paresh Rawal played the role of a kind-hearted, dim-witted Marathi landlord, Baburao Ganpatrao Apte. He shared screen space with Suniel Shetty and Akshay Kumar in the movie. He acted so well in the movie that the others were pushed at the backburner and he grabbed all the limelight. He played the same role in the sequel of the movie, Phir Hera Pheri.

Some of his memorable performances are from the movie, Aankhen, Awara Paagal Deewana, Malamaal Weekly, Golmaal, Bhool Bhulaiya, Welcome and De Dana Dan. Paresh Rawal also produced several Hindi soaps including Zee TV's Teen Bahuraaniyaan, Sahara One's Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon and "Colors' " Laagi Tujhse Lagan.

Personal Life:

Paresh was born in Paliad, Gujarat. He got 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 did his schooling from Narsee Monjee Institute in Mumbai. When Rawal moved to Mumbai, he had no intentions of becoming an actor. He wanted to pursue a career in civil engineering. He eventually became an actor after being exposed to Bollywood.

Box Office Collection:

Welcome: Rs 71 Crores (Total Gross Collection)

De Dana Dan: Rs 49 Crores (Total Gross Collection)

Filmography:

As An Actor

  1. Ready (June 3, 2011) (Released)... Balidaan Bhardwaj
  2. Malamaal Weekly 2 (2011) (To Go On Floor)
  3. Happy Birthday (2011) (To Go On Floor)
  4. Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot (2011) (Under Production)
  5. Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene (2011) (Under Production)
  6. Hera Pheri 4 (2011) (Stuck/On Hold)
  7. Tum Mere Ho (2011) (Under Production)
  8. Familywala (2011) (Stuck/On Hold)
  9. Exchange Offer (2011) (Under Production)
  10. Aankhen 2 (2011) (Stuck/On Hold)
  11. Rang Rasiya / Colors Of Passion (2011) (Completed)
  12. Fantastic (2011) (Under Production)
  13. Society (2011) (Under Production)... MLA
  14. No Problem (December 10, 2010) (Released)... Zandulal
  15. Aakrosh (October 15, 2010) (Released)... Ajatshatru Singh
  16. Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke (March 12, 2010) (Released) ... Inspector Khote
  17. Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (March 5, 2010) (Released) ... Lambodar Bajpai (A.K.A Chachaji)
  18. Road To Sangam (January 29, 2010) (Released)... Husmatullah
  19. Rann (January 29, 2010) (Released)... Mohan Pandey
  20. Paa (December 4, 2009) (Released)... Mr. Atre
  21. Radio (December 3, 2009) (Released)... Jhandulal Tyagi
  22. De Dana Dan (November 27, 2009) (Released)... Harbans Chadda
  23. Firaaq (March 20, 2009) (Released)... Sanjay
  24. Dhoondte Reh Jaoge (March 6, 2009) (Released)... Raj Chopra
  25. Maharathi (December 5, 2008) (Released)... Subhash
  26. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (November 28, 2008) (Released) ... Lucky'S Father / Gogi Arora / Dr. B. D. Handa
  27. Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam (August 22, 2008) (Released)... Uday Shankar Mazumdar
  28. Mumbai Meri Jaan (August 22, 2008) (Released)... Tukaram Patil
  29. Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (July 4, 2008) (Released) ... Inspector P K Waghmare
  30. Mere Baap Pehle Aap (June 13, 2008) (Released) ... Janaradhan Wishvanbhar Rane
  31. One Two Three (March 28, 2008) (Released)... Laxminarayan
  32. Welcome (December 21, 2007) (Released)... Dr. Ghunghroo
  33. No Smoking (October 26, 2007) (Released)... Shri Shri Prakash Guru Ghantal Baba Bangali Sealdah Wale
  34. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (October 12, 2007) (Released)... Batukshankar Upadhyay
  35. Buddha Mar Gaya (August 17, 2007) (Released)... Ramu
  36. Fool N Final (June 1, 2007) (Released)... Choubey
  37. Cheeni Kum (May 25, 2007) (Released)... Omprakash Verma
  38. Good Boy Bad Boy (May 11, 2007) (Released)... Diwanchand Awasthi
  39. Hattrick (March 16, 2007) (Released)... Hemu Patel
  40. Bhagam Bhag (December 22, 2006) (Released)... Champak Chaturvedi
  41. Jaane Hoga Kya (September 1, 2006) (Released)... Dr. Krishnan
  42. Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota (July 21, 2006) (Released) ... Rajubhai Patel
  43. Golmaal (July 14, 2006) (Released)... Dadaji
  44. Vidyaarthi (July 7, 2006) (Released)... Jata Shanker
  45. Chup Chup Ke (June 9, 2006) (Released)... Gundya
  46. Phir Hera Pheri (June 9, 2006) (Released)... Baburao Ganpat Apte
  47. 36 China Town (May 5, 2006) (Released)... Natwar
  48. Malamaal Weekly (March 10, 2006) (Released)... Lilaram
  49. Deewane Huye Paagal (November 25, 2005) (Released) ... Tommy
  50. Garam Masala (November 2, 2005) (Released)... Mambo
  51. Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba (June 17, 2005) (Released) ... Monty Singh
  52. Hulchul (November 26, 2004) (Released)... Kishen / Murari
  53. Aitraaz (November 12, 2004) (Released)... Advocate Patel
  54. Aan - Men At Work (June 4, 2004) (Released)... Const. Khaled Ansari
  55. fun2ssh (December 19, 2003) (Released)... John D'Souza
  56. Aanch (November 28, 2003) (Released)
  57. Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji (November 14, 2003) (Released)... Ramprasad
  58. Baghban (October 3, 2003) (Released)... Hemant Patel
  59. Hungama (August 1, 2003) (Released)... Radheysham Tiwari
  60. Dil Ka Rishta (January 17, 2003) (Released)... Jai'S Father
  61. Pyasa Jism (January 17, 2003) (Released)
  62. Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaata (2003)
  63. Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar (November 15, 2002) (Released)... The Roger Patel
  64. Chor Machaye Shor (August 30, 2002) (Released) ... ACP Ranvir Singh/Raghuswami
  65. Awara Paagal Deewana (June 21, 2002) (Released) ... Manilal
  66. Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (May 31, 2002) (Released) ... Commissioner
  67. Aankhen (April 5, 2002) (Released)... Iliyaas
  68. Moksha: Salvation (November 30, 2001) (Released)... Uncle Sharan (Mamaji)
  69. Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (October 12, 2001) (Released)... Insp. O.P. Yadav
  70. Nayak (September 7, 2001) (Released)... Bansal
  71. Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (June 29, 2001) (Released)... Narrator
  72. Shikari (October 6, 2000) (Released)
  73. Deewane (August 11, 2000) (Released)... Lekhraj (Vishal'S Uncle)
  74. Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (August 4, 2000) (Released) ... Goverdhan Jahnvi'S Dad
  75. Hera Pheri (March 31, 2000) (Released)... Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
  76. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (January 21, 2000) (Released)... Mohan Joshi
  77. Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (January 15, 2000) (Released) ... Prabhu Nath
  78. Bulandi (January 7, 2000) (Released)... Gora Thakur
  79. Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000) (Released)... Gaffoor Bhai
  80. Radheshyam Seetaram (2000)
  81. Yahhuu (2000)
  82. Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) (Released)... Kailash Patel
  83. Khoobsurat (November 26, 1999) (Released)... Special Appearance (Jogia Seth (Gangster))
  84. Gair (November 5, 1999) (Released)... Jagat Mama
  85. Vaastav: The Reality (October 15, 1999) (Released) ... Suleiman Bhai
  86. Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain (September 24, 1999) (Released)... Shiv Kumar
  87. Haseena Maan Jaayegi (June 25, 1999) (Released) ... Bhootnath
  88. Aarzoo (March 19, 1999) (Released)... Kailashnath
  89. Bade Dilwala (January 29, 1999) (Released)... Manubhai/Harshadbhai Shroff
  90. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (January 22, 1999) (Released) ... PC Jack Patel
  91. Kudrat (December 11, 1998) (Released)... Sukhiram
  92. China Gate (November 27, 1998) (Released)... Inspector Barot
  93. Doli Sajake Rakhna (November 27, 1998) (Released) ... Dr. Suraj Sinh
  94. Hero Hindustani (October 23, 1998) (Released)... Dadaji
  95. Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (October 16, 1998) (Released)... Zorawar Bhai
  96. Barood (August 7, 1998) (Released)
  97. Angaarey (July 24, 1998) (Released)... Jaggu
  98. Satya (July 3, 1998) (Released)... Com. Amod Shukla
  99. Achanak (June 12, 1998) (Released)... Saagar Srivastav
  100. Dandnayak (April 17, 1998) (Released)... Bankhelal Chaurasia
  101. Kabhi Na Kabhi (April 17, 1998) (Released)... Kachra Seth
  102. Badmaash (January 23, 1998) (Released)... Lalu Seth
  103. Chachi 420 (December 19, 1997) (Released)... Hariharan 'Haribhai'
  104. Qahar (December 5, 1997) (Released)... Velji Patel
  105. Ghulam-E-Mustafa (October 31, 1997) (Released) ... Shanta Prasad/Abba
  106. Mr And Mrs Khiladi (October 10, 1997) (Released) ... Shalu'S Mamu
  107. Daud (July 13, 1997) (Released)... Pinky
  108. Gupt (July 4, 1997) (Released)... Ishwar Diwan (Isha'S Dad)
  109. Insaaf (May 30, 1997) (Released)... Chiman Bhai
  110. Mahaanta (May 23, 1997) (Released)... Nanu Bhai Chatewala
  111. Zameer (May 16, 1997) (Released)... Raja Gajraj Singh
  112. Mrityudaata (April 25, 1997) (Released)... T.T.
  113. Tamanna (March 7, 1997) (Released)... Tiku
  114. Auzaar (February 28, 1997) (Released)... Mr. Thakur (Yash'S Dad)
  115. Judaai (February 28, 1997) (Released)... Hasmukhlal
  116. Hero No.1 (February 21, 1997) (Released)... Dinanath (Meena'S Grandpa
  117. Aar Ya Paar (January 31, 1997) (Released)... Inspector Khan
  118. Rangbaaz (October 25, 1996) (Released)
  119. Hahakar (July 5, 1996) (Released)
  120. Nirbhay (February 23, 1996) (Released)
  121. Bandish (February 23, 1996) (Released)
  122. Vijeta (January 26, 1996) (Released)... Vidhya Sagar
  123. Akele Hum Akele Tum (November 30, 1995) (Released) ... Advocate Bhujbal Kiran'S Lawyer (Friendly Appearance)
  124. Sanjay (September 15, 1995) (Released)... Ranvir Singh
  125. Raja (June 22, 1995) (Released)... Brijnath/Birju
  126. Janam Kundli (May 12, 1995) (Released)... Wong-Li
  127. Baazi (April 13, 1995) (Released)... Deputy CM Chaturvedi Alias Chaubey
  128. Nishana (1995) (Released)
  129. Ab To Jeene Do (1995) (Released)
  130. Vartman (1995) (Released)
  131. The Gentleman (November 18, 1994) (Released)
  132. Krantiveer (July 22, 1994) (Released)... Slum Landlord
  133. Juaari (July 8, 1994) (Released)
  134. Mohra (July 1, 1994) (Released)... Kashinath Sahu
  135. Ekka Raja Rani (June 24, 1994) (Released)... Nageshwar Rao
  136. Anth (June 10, 1994) (Released)... Dabla, The Don
  137. Aa Gale Lag Ja (May 13, 1994) (Released)
  138. Andaaz Apna Apna (April 11, 1994) (Released)... Ram Gopal Bajaj/Teja
  139. Laadla (March 25, 1994) (Released)
  140. Dilwale (February 4, 1994) (Released)... Mama Thakur
  141. Milan (February 4, 1994) (Released)... Inspector Kotak
  142. Aag Aur Chingari (1994) (Released)
  143. Sardar (1994) (Released)... Sardar Patel
  144. Shatranj (December 17, 1993) (Released)
  145. Parwane (November 12, 1993) (Released)
  146. Aadmi (October 1, 1993) (Released)
  147. Sir (July 9, 1993) (Released)... Velji
  148. Krishan Avtar (June 25, 1993) (Released)
  149. Kayda Kanoon (June 11, 1993) (Released)... Kalika Prasad
  150. Muqabla (May 14, 1993) (Released)
  151. Dil Ke Baazi (May 7, 1993) (Released)... Santosh Kumar/Bhogilal
  152. Damini (April 30, 1993) (Released)... Mr. Bajaj
  153. Platform (April 23, 1993) (Released)... Shetty
  154. Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (April 16, 1993) (Released)... Girdharilal
  155. Phool Aur Angaar (April 2, 1993) (Released)
  156. King Uncle (February 5, 1993) (Released)... Pratap
  157. Pehla Nasha (1993) (Released)... Inspector Mazumdar
  158. Yugandhar (1993) (Released)
  159. Maya Memsaab (1993) (Released)... Lalaji
  160. Jigar (October 23, 1992) (Released)... Lal Behari
  161. Dushman Zamana (October 2, 1992) (Released)
  162. Jeena Marna Tere Sang (August 28, 1992) (Released)
  163. Zulm Ki Hukumat (July 17, 1992) (Released)... Swami
  164. Police Officer (June 5, 1992) (Released)
  165. Virodhi (April 3, 1992) (Released)... Badrinath Pandey
  166. Adharm (February 21, 1992) (Released)... Raghunath Verma
  167. Karm Yoddha (January 17, 1992) (Released)... Inspector Deshmukh
  168. Daulat Ki Jung (January 3, 1992) (Released)... Haribhai
  169. Tilak (1992) (Released)
  170. Lambu Dada (1992) (Released)
  171. Shankara (September 6, 1991) (Released)... Diwanji
  172. Pratikaar (August 16, 1991) (Released)... Sajhan Srivastav
  173. Prem Qaidi (June 21, 1991) (Released)
  174. Izzat (June 21, 1991) (Released)
  175. Aye Milan Ki Raat (April 26, 1991) (Released)
  176. Fateh (March 8, 1991) (Released)... Munna/Samrat
  177. Yodha (February 22, 1991) (Released)... Chagganlal
  178. Haque (1991) (Released)... Shiva - Swami'S Brother
  179. Do Pal (1991) (Released)
  180. Saathi (1991) (Released)... Pasha
  181. Baharon Ki Manzil (1991) (Released)
  182. Gunhegar Kaun (1991) (Released)... Maharaj
  183. Shiva (December 7, 1990) (Released)... Tilakdhari Azaad
  184. Nyay Anyay (September 28, 1990) (Released)... Malhotra
  185. Zakhmi Zameen (September 28, 1990) (Released)
  186. Jeevan Ek Sanghursh (August 3, 1990) (Released)
  187. Gunahon Ka Devta (July 6, 1990) (Released)... Advocate Khanna
  188. Swarg (May 18, 1990) (Released)... Dhanraj
  189. Krodh (March 23, 1990) (Released)... Avasthi
  190. Awaargi (January 26, 1990) (Released)... Bhau
  191. Kafila (1990) (Released)
  192. Taaqatwar (June 16, 1989) (Released)... Ganguram Tulsiram (Gangiya)
  193. Hathyaar (March 10, 1989) (Released)... Tamil Gangster
  194. Ram Lakhan (January 27, 1989) (Released)... Bhanu
  195. Vardi (January 6, 1989) (Released)... Rudra
  196. Sone Pe Suhaga (August 26, 1988) (Released)... Tejaa
  197. Aakhri Adalat (June 10, 1988) (Released)... Girja Shankar
  198. Khatron Ke Khiladi (May 27, 1988) (Released)... Truck Company Owner
  199. Falak (April 1, 1988) (Released)... Narang
  200. Kharidaar (1988) (Released)
  201. Kabzaa (1988) (Released)... Veljibhai Soda
  202. Uttar Dakshin (November 13, 1987) (Released)
  203. Marte Dam Tak (July 17, 1987) (Released)
  204. Dacait (April 9, 1987) (Released)... Vishnu Pandey (Thanedar)
  205. Mirch Masala (February 18, 1987) (Released)... Villager
  206. Samundar (September 19, 1986) (Released)... Hansukh
  207. Naam (September 12, 1986) (Released)... Rana
  208. Bhagwan Dada (1986) (Released)... Inspector Vijay
  209. Arjun (May 10, 1985) (Released)... Annu Bhai
  210. Lorie (1985) (Released)... Prosecuting Attorney
  211. Dharam Aur Kanoon (August 10, 1984) (Released) ... Nagraj
  212. Dushmanon Ka Dushman (1984) (Released)
  213. Holi (1984) (Released)

Awards:

Winner: Apsara Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2011)

Movie: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

Winner: Screen Award for Best Comedian (2003)

Movie: Awara Paagal Deewana

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2002)

Movie: Awara Paagal Deewana

Winner: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2001)

Movie: Hera Pheri

Winner: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2001)

Movie: Hera Pheri

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2000)

Movie: Hera Pheri

Winner: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role (1996)

Movie: Raja

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Negative Role (1993)

Movie: Sir

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor (2011)

Movie: Road To Sangam

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (Male/Female) (2011)

Movie: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actor (2011)

Movie: Road To Sangam

Nominated: The Global Indian Film And Television Honors for Best Performance In A Comic Role (2011)

Movie: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2011)

Movie: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2010)

Movie: De Dana Dan

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Negative Role (2009)

Movie: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2008)

Movie: Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2007)

Movie: Malamaal Weekly

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2007)

Movie: Phir Hera Pheri

Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2006)

Movie: Malamaal Weekly

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2006)

Movie: Phir Hera Pheri

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2005)

Movie: Hulchul

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2004)

Movie: Hulchul

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2004)

Movie: Hungama

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2003)

Movie: Fun2ssh

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2003)

Movie: Hungama

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Comedian (2003)

Movie: Aankhen

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2002)

Movie: Aankhen

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2001)

Movie: Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (1997)

Movie: Chachi 420

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (1995)

Movie: Raja

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Negative Role (1994)

Movie: Virasat

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (1994)

Movie: Mohra

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