Swaroop Sampat

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Dr. Swaroop Rawal
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Rawal in 2014
Swaroop Sampat

(1958-11-03) 3 November 1958 (age 63)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Worcester
OccupationActress, model, producer
SpouseParesh Rawal
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss India Universe 1979
Miss India 1979

Dr. Swaroop Rawal (née Sampat; born 3 November 1958) is an Indian actress who has acted in several Hindi language films such as Naram Garam and Nakhuda and is known for her performance in television serials like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi.[2] She won the Miss India contest in 1979[3] and represented India at Miss Universe 1979.[4]

Early life[edit]

Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat at the screening of the film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Swaroop obtained a PhD. in Education[5] from the University of Worcester.[6] She did her doctoral thesis on using drama to enhance life skills in children with learning disabilities.[7]

Acting career[edit]

Swaroop Sampat became successful with the hugely popular TV comedy show Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, where she played the role of Shafi Inamdar's wife. She had reportedly rejected another important serial on television at that time because she found the script of Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi very touching and was sure that it connected well with common people and showed their day-to-day activities and living with simplicity. It is a decision she is happy about as the serial turned out to be an all-time hit. She also appeared in the Kamal Haasan-Reena Roy starrer Karishma.

Swaroop modeled for Shringar, a kumkum company. She teaches acting to disabled children.

Other pursuits[edit]

She is a trainer, travelling across India to conduct workshops for teachers to impart this knowledge for the benefit of children.[7]

She was selected by the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to head an educational program for children.[8]

She was selected as one of the top 10 Global finalists for the Global Teacher Prize conducted by Varkey Foundation, amongst 10,000 nominations from 179 countries worldwide.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Swaroop is married to actor Paresh Rawal.[4] She directs and acts in plays starring her husband. They have two sons, Aniruddh and Aditya.


Film Role Year
Naram Garam Kusum 1981
Nakhuda Sonia Gupta 1981
Sawaal Reshmi S. Singh 1982
Himmatwala Padma 1983
Lorie Suman 1984
Karishma Sapna 1984
Bahu Ki Awaaz Kavita 1985
Karamdaata Neeta 1986
Trikon Ka Chautha Kon Manisha 1986
Saathiya Shanti 2002
Saptapadii Swati Sanghvi 2013
Ki and Ka Kia's mother 2016
Uri: The Surgical Strike Suhashini Shergill 2019
The White Tiger The Great Socialist 2021


No. Show Role Year
1. Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi Renu 1984
2. Yeh Duniyan Gazab Ki 1990's
3. All the Best- DD Metro 1990s
4. deviji Sarita 1990s
5. Biwi Toh Biwi Saala Rey Saala Lakshmi 1990s
6. Shanti 1990s
7. Zindagi in Short 2022


  1. ^ http://peperonity.com/go/sites/mview/apnabollywood/13117052/14165071
  2. ^ "Swaroop Sampat". IMDb.
  3. ^ "1980-1971 - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes". Femina Miss India.
  4. ^ a b "The right recipe". The Hindu. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  5. ^ "University of Worcester - TV SOAP STAR?S PhD RESEARCH BENEFITING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS". Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Swaroop Sampat-Profile". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Teaching life skills is now her role | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Narendra Modi Selects Actor Swaroop Sampat as Educational Program Head | GroundReport". Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  9. ^ "મુકેશ અંબાણીથી ઓછી સંપતિ નથી પરેશ રાવલની પત્ની હિરોઈને પણ ટક્કર આપે છે… | Rahasya". 22 November 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

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Preceded by Miss India
Succeeded by