Paresh Rawal

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Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal still4.jpg
Born (1950-05-30) 30 May 1950 (age 64)
Mumbai, India[1]
Nationality India
Alma mater NM College
Occupation Actor : Film and Stage
Producer : Film and Television
Politician
Years active 1984-present
Organization Bollywood
Spouse(s) Swaroop Sampat
Awards Padma Shri, National Film Awards

Paresh Rawal (Gujarati: પરેશ રાવલ; born 30 May 1950)[2] is an Indian film and stage actor and politician. He is currently a member of the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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.

Family and early life[edit]

Paresh Rawal was born in Mumbai, India[1] 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 Aniruddha. He is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai.[3] His family roots goes to a small village name 'Paliyad' near Kalol in Gandhinagar District of Gujarat.

Career[edit]

Rawal made his debut with the 1984 film Holi in a supporting role but it was the 1986 blockbuster Naam which established him as an actor. He then appeared in over 100 films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Paresh Rawal's most notable film has been the year 2000 Bollywood cult classic 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.[4] 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 national and international acclaim.[4] 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 an orphaned girl, played by Pooja Bhatt.[4] In 1997, his small yet impactful presence was noteworthy, in the acclaimed comedy, Chachi 420, as a Gujarati moneylender, Haribhai.

In 2000, Rawal played a dim-witted, boisterous, and 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.[5] For his performance, he won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. Apart from doing comedy 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.[4]

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: Fun Unlimited (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).[4] In 2010, Rawal acted in the movie Aakrosh based on honour killing.[6]

On the sets of OMG with actor Akshay Kumar

In 2012, Paresh Rawal played the lead role in the movie OMG – Oh My God! along with Akshay Kumar.

He has also had a very successful acting career in Gujarati plays, the latest hit being "Dear Father" (Gujarati). For television he has produced several Hindi soaps including Zee TV's Teen Bahuraaniyaan, Sahara One's Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon and Colors' Laagi Tujhse Lagan.[7]

In 2014, his next films are Raja Natwarlal, The Shaukeens and a sequel to his 2007 film Welcome, titled Welcome Back. One of his upcoming film projects is a biopic of Narendra Modi. Paresh Rawal is also going to produce the film, which will be his second production venture after 'Oh My God'.[8]

Political career[edit]

He won as the Bharatiya Janata Party's Member of Parliament (MP) from the East Ahmedabad constituency in the Indian general election, 2014.[9] [10]

Awards[edit]

Padma Shri Award
  • In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his contributions to the entertainment industry.[11]
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Star Screen Awards
IIFA Awards
Zee Cine Awards
Apsara Awards

Television[edit]

Year Titles Role
1984 - 1988 Bante Bighadte
1984 - 1985 Chunauti

He acted in a few 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[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1984 Hifazat-Life in Danger Major Khatib Sheikh
Dushmanon Ka Dushman
Holi
1985 Lorie Prosecuting Attorney
Arjun Annu Bhai
1986 Bhagwan Dada Inspector Vijay
Naam Rana
Samundar Hansukh
1987 Mirch Masala Villager
Dacait Vishnu Pandey (Thanedar)
Marte Dam Tak Inspector Khanna
Uttar Dakshin
1988 Kharidaar
Kabzaa Veljibhai Soda
Falak Narang
Khatron Ke Khiladi Truck Company Owner
Aakhri Adalat Girja Shankar
Sone Pe Suhaaga Tejaa
1989 Vardi Rudra
Ram Lakhan Bhanu Nath
Hathyaar Tamil Gangster
Taaqatwar Ganguram Tulsiram (Gangiya)
1990 Kafila
Awaargi Bhau
Krodh Avasthi
Swarg Dhanraj
Gunahon Ka Devta Advocate Khanna
Zakhmi Zameen Malhotrmeau
Hairaan Hindi version
1991 Kshana Kshanam Nayar (Mastan) Telugu Film
Saathi Pasha
Haque Shiva (Swami's Brother)
Baharon Ki Manzil
Do Pal
Gunhegar Kaun
Yodha Chagganlal
Fateh
Ayee Milan Ki Raat
Prem Qaidi
Izzat
Pratikaar Sajhan Srivastav
Shankara Diwanji
1992 Tilak
Lambu Dada
Daulat Ki Jung Haribhai
Karm Yoddha Inspector Deshmukh
Adharm Raghunath Verma
Virodhi Badrinath Pandey
Police Officer
Zulm Ki Hukumat
Jeena Marna Tere Sang
Dushman Zamana
Jigar Lal Behari
1993 Maya Memsaab Lalaji
Yugandhar
Pehla Nasha Inspector Mazumdar
King Uncle Pratap
Phool Aur Angaar
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Girdharilal
Platform Shetty Mudaliar,
Shani Avatar
Damini Mr. Bajaj
Dil Ki Baazi Santosh Kumar,
Bhogilal
Muqabla Minister Jaganath Mishra
Kayda Kanoon Kalika Prasad
Krishan Avtar
Sir Veljibhai
Aadmi
Parwane
Shatranj
1994 Aag Aur Chingari
Sardar Sardar Patel
Dilwale Mama Thakur
Milan Inspector Kotak
Laadla Hiravat (Suryadev's brother)
Andaz Apna Apna Ram Gopal Bajaj/Shyam Gopal Bajaj (Teja)
Aa Gale Lag Jaa
Anth Dabla, The Don
Ekka Raja Rani Nageshwar Rao
Mohra Kashinath Sahu
Juaari
Krantiveer Laxmidas Dayal (Slum Landlord)
The Gentleman
1995 Nishana
Vartman
Rikshavodu Telugu Film
Ab To Jeene Do
Baazi Deputy CM Chaturvedi alias Chaubey
Janam Kundli Wong-Li
Raja Brijnath Patangwala (Birju)
Sanjay Ranvir Singh
Akele Hum Akele Tum Advocate Bhujbal Friendly Appearance
1996 Vijeta Vidhya Sagar
Bandish
Nirbhay
Hahakar
Rangbaaz
1997 Aar Ya Paar Inspector Khan
Hero No. 1 Dinanath
Auzaar Mr. Thakur (Yash's Dad)
Judaai Hasmukhlal
Tamanna Tiku
Mrityudaata T.T.
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Raja Gajraj Singh
Mahaanta Nanu Bhai Chatewala
Insaaf Chiman Bhai
Gupt: The Hidden Truth Ishwar Diwan
Daud Pinky
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi Pratap (Shalu's Uncle)
Ghulam-E-Mustafa Shanta Prasad/Abba
Qahar Velji Patel
Chachi 420 Hariharan/Haribhai
1998 Badmaash Lalu Seth
Kabhi Na Kabhi Kachra Seth
Dandnayak Bankhelal Chaurasia
Baavagaaru baagunnara Heroine's father Telugu Film
Achanak Saagar Srivastav
Satya Com. Amod Shukla
Angaaray Jaggu Lokhande
Barood
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Zorawar Bhai
Hero Hindustani Dadaji/
Purshotam Harnam Agarwal
China Gate Inspector Barot
Kudrat Sukhiram
1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen PC Jack Patel
Bade Dilwala
Aarzoo Kailashnath
Haseena Maan Jaayegi Bhootnath
Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain Shiv Kumar
Vaastav: The Reality Suleiman Bhai
Gair Jagat Mama
Khubsoorat Jogia Seth (Gangster) Special Appearance
2000 Hadh Kar Di Aapne Kailash Patel
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa Gaffoor Bhai
Bulandi Gora Thakur
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Prabhu Nath
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Mohan Joshi
Hera Pheri Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Govardhan (Jahnvi's Father)
Deewane Lekhraj (Vishal's Uncle)
Shikari Guest Appearance
2001 Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Narrator
Nayak Bansal
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Inspector O.P. Yadav
Moksha Uncle Sharan "Mamaji"
2002 American Chai Sureel's Dad
Aankhen Iliyaas
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin Commissioner
Awara Paagal Deewana Manilal
Chor Machaaye Shor ACP Ranvir Singh/
Raghuswami
Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar Roger Patel
2003 Dil Ka Rishta Jai's Father
Pyasa Jism
Hungama Radheshyam Tiwari
Baghban Hemant Patel
Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji Ramprasad
Aanch Jawahar Pandit
Fun 2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century John D'Souza
2004 Aan: Men at Work Karim Khaled Ansari (Constable)
Shankar Dada MBBS Dr. Rama Lingeswara Rao
"Lingam Mama"
Telugu film
Aitraaz Advocate Patel
Hulchul Kishen "Murari"
2005 Bachke Rehna Re Baba Monty Bagga
Garam Masala Mambo
Deewane Huye Paagal Tommy
2006 Malamaal Weekly Lilaram
36 China Town Natwarlal
Phir Hera Pheri Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
Chup Chup Ke Gundya
Jaane Hoga Kya Dr. Krishnan
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Somnath
Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Rajubhai Patel
Bhagam Bhag Champak Chaturvedi
Familywala
2007 Hat Trick Hemu Patel
Fool & Final Choubey
Cheeni Kum Omprakash Verma
Good Boy, Bad Boy Principal Diwan Chand Awasthi
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Batuk Shankar
No Smoking Baba Bengali Sealdahwale
Welcome Dr. Ghungroo
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan
Mere Baap Pehle Aap Janardhan Vishvambhar Rane
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Inspector Waghmare
Mumbai Meri Jaan Tukaram Patil
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Uday Shankar Mazumdar
Maharathi Subhash
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Lucky's Father/Gogi Arora/
Dr. B. D. Handa
2009 Classmates
De Dana Dan Harbans Chadda
Dhoondte Reh Jaoge Raj Chopra
Radio Jhandu Lal Tyagi
Paa Mr. Aarte
Road to Sangam Hasmat Ullah
Firaaq Sanjay
Tum Mere Ho (2009)
2010 Rann Mohan Pandey
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Lambodar Chacha
Aakrosh Ajatshatru Singh
No Problem Zandulal
Rang Rasiya Govardhan Das Colors Of Passion,
in English
2011 Theenmaar Senapathi Telugu Film
Ready Balidaan Bhardwaj
2012 Tezz cameo appearance
Ferrari Ki Sawaari D.N.Dharmadhikari Guest appearance
OMG – Oh My God! Kanjibhai
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Peter
Khiladi 786 Narrator
2013 Table No. 21 Mr. Khan
Zilla Ghaziabad Brahampal Singh Choudhary
Himmatwala Narayandas
Rabba Main Kya Karoon Mama
2014 Raja Natwarlal Yogi
The Shaukeens Filming
Welcome Back Dr. Ghunghroo Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asira Tarannum, TNN Aug 2, 2011, 03.14pm IST. (2011-08-02). "'Star kids are not good actors' - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Paresh Rawal Actor,Paresh Rawal Profile,Paresh Rawal Movies,Paresh Rawal Wallpapers,Paresh Rawal Photo Gallery". Surfindia.com. 1950-05-30. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  3. ^ "UMANG 2010, Inter-Collegiate Culture Festival, Narsee Monjee college". 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Paresh Rawal". Yahoo.com Won 2 national awards for Woh Chokri & Sir. Retrieved 2008-04-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Box Office 2000". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  6. ^ "'Honour killing is a dishonour to any society'". movies.rediff.com. Retrieved 22 Oct 2010. 
  7. ^ "Best from Paresh Rawal has yet to come". 
  8. ^ "Paresh Rawal to act,produce Narendra Modi's". 
  9. ^ "Paresh Rawal in dinu solanki out". Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Election results 2014 Paresh rawals biopic on Narendra Modi on hold". Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal get Padma Shri". Daily News and Analysis. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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