Gujarati: પરેશ રાવલ
30 May 1950 |
|Alma mater||NM College|
|Years active||1984 - present|
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
Paresh was born in Mumbai. 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. He is an alumnus from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai.
Rawal made his debut with the 1984 film Holi in a bit 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 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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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). In 2010, Rawal acted in the movie Aakrosh based on honour killing.
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.
- 1993: Won: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Sir
- 1995: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award
- 1996: Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award- Raja
- 2001: Won: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hera Pheri
- 2003: Won: Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Awara Paagal Deewana
- 1996: Won: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor for Raja
- 2001: Won: Star Screen Award for Best Comedian for Hera Pheri
- 2003: Won: Star Screen Award for Best Comedian for Awara Paagal Deewana
|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.
|1984||Hifazat-Life in Danger||Major Khatib Sheikh|
|Dushmanon Ka Dushman|
|1986||Bhagwan Dada||Inspector Vijay|
|Dacait||Vishnu Pandey (Thanedar)|
|Marte Dam Tak||Inspector Khanna|
|Khatron Ke Khiladi||Truck Company Owner|
|Aakhri Adalat||Girja Shankar|
|Sone Pe Suhaga||Tejaa|
|Ram Lakhan||Bhanu Nath|
|Taaqatwar||Ganguram Tulsiram (Gangiya)|
|Gunahon Ka Devta||Advocate Khanna|
|1991||Kshana Kshanam||Nayar (Mastan)||Telugu Film|
|Haque||Shiva (Swami's Brother)|
|Baharon Ki Manzil|
|Ayee Milan Ki Raat|
|Daulat Ki Jung||Haribhai|
|Karm Yoddha||Inspector Deshmukh|
|Zulm Ki Hukumat|
|Jeena Marna Tere Sang|
|Pehla Nasha||Inspector Mazumdar|
|Phool Aur Angaar|
|Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja||Girdharilal|
|Dil Ki Baazi||Santosh Kumar,
|Muqabla||Minister Jaganath Mishra|
|Kayda Kanoon||Kalika Prasad|
|1994||Aag Aur Chingari|
|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|
|Krantiveer||Laxmidas Dayal (Slum Landlord)|
|Ab To Jeene Do|
|Baazi||Deputy CM Chaturvedi alias Chaubey|
|Raja||Brijnath Patangwala (Birju)|
|Akele Hum Akele Tum||Advocate Bhujbal||Friendly Appearance|
|1997||Aar Ya Paar||Inspector Khan|
|Hero No. 1||Dinanath|
|Auzaar||Mr. Thakur (Yash's Dad)|
|Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul||Raja Gajraj Singh|
|Mahaanta||Nanu Bhai Chatewala|
|Gupt: The Hidden Truth||Ishwar Diwan|
|Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi||Pratap (Shalu's Uncle)|
|Kabhi Na Kabhi||Kachra Seth|
|Satya||Com. Amod Shukla|
|Bade Miyan Chote Miyan||Zorawar Bhai|
Purshotam Harnam Agarwal
|China Gate||Inspector Barot|
|1999||Aa Ab Laut Chalen||PC Jack Patel|
|Haseena Maan Jaayegi||Bhootnath|
|Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain||Shiv Kumar|
|Vaastav: The Reality||Suleiman Bhai|
|Khubsoorat||Jogia Seth (Gangster)||Special Appearance|
|2000||Hadh Kar Di Aapne||Kailash Patel|
|Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa||Gaffoor Bhai|
|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)|
|2001||Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega||Narrator|
|Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar||Inspector O.P. Yadav|
|Moksha||Uncle Sharan "Mamaji"|
|2002||American Chai||Sureel's Dad|
|Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin||Commissioner|
|Awara Paagal Deewana||Manilal|
|Chor Machaaye Shor||ACP Ranvir Singh/
|Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar||Roger Patel|
|2003||Dil Ka Rishta||Jai's Father|
|Jodi Kya Banayi Wah Wah Ramji||Ramprasad|
|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
|2005||Bachke Rehna Re Baba||Monty Bagga|
|Deewane Huye Paagal||Tommy|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!||Lucky's Father/Gogi Arora/
Dr. B. D. Handa
|De Dana Dan||Harbans Chadda|
|Dhoondte Reh Jaoge||Raj Chopra|
|Radio||Jhandu Lal Tyagi|
|Road to Sangam||Hasmat Ullah|
|Tum Mere Ho (2009)|
|Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?||Lambodar Chacha|
|Rang Rasiya||Govardhan Das||Colors Of Passion,
|Ferrari Ki Sawaari||D.N.Dharmadhikari||Guest appearance|
|OMG – Oh My God!||Kanjibhai|
|Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal||Peter|
|2013||Table No. 21||Mr. Khan|
|Zilla Ghaziabad||Brahampal Singh Choudhary|
|Rabba Main Kya Karoon||Mama|
|2014||Welcome Back (film)||Dr.Ghunghroo||Sequel to 2007 film Welcome|
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