Swaroop Sampat

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Dr. Swaroop Sampat
Swaroop Sampat.jpg
Born (1958-11-03) 3 November 1958 (age 61)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Worcester, England
OccupationActress, Model, producer
TitleFemina Miss India Universe 1979
Spouse(s)Paresh Rawal
Beauty pageant titleholder
Femina Miss India 1979

Swaroop Sampat (born 3 November 1958) is an Indian actress who has acted in several Hindi language films such as Naram Garam, Nakhuda and is known for her performance in Television serial 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]

Swaroop obtained a Ph.D. 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, traveling across India to conduct workshops for teachers to impart this knowledge for the benefit of children.[8]

She was selected by then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to head an educational program for children.[9]

Swaroop Rawal was recently selected as the top 10 Global finalists for the Global Teacher Prize conducted by Varkey Foundation, amongst 10,000 nominations from 179 countries worldwide.

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
Saathiya Shanti 2002
Saptapadii Swati Sanghvi 2013
Ki and Ka Kia's mother 2016
Uri: The Surgical Strike Suhashini Shergill 2019


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. Shanti- DD 1990s
5. Biwi Toh Biwi Sala Re Sala 1986


  1. ^ http://peperonity.com/go/sites/mview/apnabollywood/13117052/14165071
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0760045/
  3. ^ http://feminamissindia.indiatimes.com/archives/1971-1980/articleshow/5022042.cms
  4. ^ a b "The right recipe". The Hindu. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Swaroop Sampat-Profile". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  7. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-10-25/ahmedabad/28080098_1_life-skills-workshop-english-lessons
  8. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Teaching-life-skills-is-now-her-role/articleshow/5158046.cms
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Preceded by
Alamjeet Chauhan
Miss India
Succeeded by
Sangeeta Bijlani